Mercedes plans to build electric vehicles with the latest architecture, namely the MMA Platform (Mercedes Modular Architecture) starting in 2024. The release of this platform will signal a change in the Mercedes lineup.
The MMA (Mercedes Modular Architecture) platform will support the A-Class and C-Class electric vehicles. One of the advantages of the MMA Platform is the larger battery power but still compact size.
However, unlike BMW’s Neue Klasse platform and VW’s MEB and SSP, the MMA can be used by vehicles with internal combustion engines as well as pure electric vehicles.
This platform is claimed to be the only architecture that can be used for electric vehicles, while retaining the ability to use an internal combustion engine.
The MMA platform can accommodate a transversely mounted four-cylinder engine or electric motors at the front and rear.
Mercedes-Benz said the number of models for the ‘Entry Luxury’ segment would be reduced from seven to four, all of which are based on MMA. Mercedes itself aims to bring the entry-level model to the same level as the premium model.
Mercedes-Benz also announced its intention to fully produce electric vehicles by 2030 in select markets. As a transitional measure, Mercedes-Benz will only launch electric models from 2025, most of which will likely carry the MMA platform.