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Mercedes-Benz E-Class Long-Wheelbase Goes to China

Mercedes-Benz recently revealed the long-wheelbase version of the E-Class. The introduction of the elongated E-Class at the Beijing Auto Show finally puts to rest the rumors that the three-pointed star brand might be working on a Mercedes-Maybach E-Class. According to Car and Driver, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class LWB model will only be available in China. Well, that is definitely a good move for Mercedes as many Chinese belonging in the upper bracket of the middle class are now shifting to luxury cars. Not to mention that the traffic in the giant Asian nation is so bad that driving can be such a chore. Therefore, people with fat bank accounts there prefer to… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Remain Strong in China Amid Cooling Economy

Mercedes-Benz is not worried about China. That’s what Matt Rivers of CNN thinks because the sales of the three-pointed star brand in the country continued to soar despite its cooling economy. According to the source, China became the largest single market of Mercedes when its sales there rose to 40% last year. The momentum of the luxury automaker in the giant Asian nation continued in the first quarter of the year when its sales went up by 24%. Hubertus Troska, member of the board of Daimler and in charge of Mercedes business in China, stated they have put a lot of effort in their research and development in order to… Continue Reading »

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Only in China: The Mercedes-Maybach S400 4MATIC

It seems like the Mercedes-Maybach variant does not only include the S500 and S600 models. Apparently, there also exists an S400 version of the ultra-luxurious S-Class. Early this month, a China-based automotive news website featured some pictures of the Mercedes-Maybach S400 4MATIC, which were taken in Beijing. According to the source, the model is only exclusive in the Chinese market. It’s no wonder why many of us outside that Asian country haven’t heard about it before. Based on the source, the Mercedes-Maybach S400 is powered by a 3.0-liter biturbo V6 engine. The power unit produces 333 hp and 480 Nm of torque. The output of the car comes from all… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV Production Starts In China

As part of the partnership of Mercedes-Benz with the BAIC Group, production of the Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV has started, as shown on a report from worldcarfans.com. Production of the GLC SUV at the assembly plant of the joint venture in Beijing comes six months after local production of the GLA-Class began. The enhanced facility of the Beijing Benz Automotive Co. has a floor space of over 250,000 square meters and was equipped with a new paint shop, body shop and assembly line before the GLA was launched. Hubertus Troska, Board of Management member of Daimler AG for activities in China, said since China is considered a primary market for both… Continue Reading »

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BAIC Debuts a Mercedes-Benz G-Class Rip-Off

Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Co., Ltd., known simply as BAIC, launched a new ride at the recently-held Shanghai Auto Show. The Chinese automaker called it the BAIC BJ80C. Now, what is this doing on a Mercedes-Benz blog site? Well, as seen in the photo above and in the gallery below, the designers of the product almost entirely copied the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. It will not take a second glance to arrive at the generalization that the BAIC BJ80C is the Chinese clone of the iconic Mercedes-Benz G-Class. The obvious differences between the two only came on the unit’s grille, and of course, the logo. It should be noted as well that the grille of the BJ80C… Continue Reading »

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This Beijing Auto BJ100 Uses the Mercedes GLK Platform

Would you believe that the mammoth Sport Utility Vehicle above, called the Beijing Auto BJ100, was based from the China-made Mercedes GLK? According to CarNewsChina, the chiseled vehicle was indeed based from our beloved SUV with the three-pointed star logo. The BJ100 debuted at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show in its concept form. The targeted production of the SUV is next year. The source claimed this abomination was made by Beijing Auto, and its platform utilized the one used by the Mercedes GLK that is manufactured in China by Beijing-Benz. The production version of the Beijing Auto BJ100 will also make use of the 2.0 turbo and 3.0 V6 petrol engines found… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Vision G-Code Crossover Concept Unveiled

Coinciding with the opening of the Mercedes-Benz R&D center in Beijing, China, the three-pointed star brand also released its new subcompact crossover concept dubbed as the Mercedes Vision G-Code. According to the press release of the company, the concept crossover aims to attract younger Asians into the brand. Shorter than the Mercedes GLA Based from the images and information provided by the German automaker, the G-Code will be designed as a Sports Utility Coupe. It will measure 161 inches, which is even shorter than the GLA—the brand’s smallest crossover so far. Not much was revealed about the engine specs of the compact crossover concept. However, the plan is to equip… Continue Reading »

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