FRANKFURT -- DaimlerChrysler will make all the different versions of its Mercedes-Benz E-class cars at its plant in Sindelfingen, Germany, from 2007, the world's fifth-biggest automaker said on Friday.
Austrian contract car builder Magna Steyr, a unit of Magna International Inc., has been making the four-wheel-drive version of the E class under licence. Its annual output of the model is around 20,000 cars.
Magna Steyr will keep building the Mercedes G-class SUV in Graz, Austria, said Daimler in a statement. Magna Steyr has made more than 185,000 units of the G class there since 1979.
"By continuing to produce the G-Class in Graz and manufacturing all E-class variants at our main plant in Sindelfingen from 2007, we have found a viable solution for both partners," Mercedes Car Group chief Dieter Zetsche said.