As the end of year 2012 comes close, Daimler published its annual milestones. Among them were increased sales, more production figures, expansion and higher investments as compared to the previous year. More Sales Based from the report, the demand for Mercedes-Benz units remained high. From January to November this year, the German manufacturer was able to sell around 1,194,904 cars. The figure is 5.1% higher than last year. The fact that the month of December is not yet over means that the statistics has the tendency to increase. Among the popular selections this year are the A-Class, B-Class and M-Class. More Production According to the publication, the projected production of… Continue Reading »
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The sales of the joint venture partner of Mercedes-Benz in China is whopping. Since the start of the year, the company has seen a 52% rise in the Chinese market, but it’s now going steady. A report from Gasgoo says that the Chinese branch is trying to breakthrough the overseas market. In an attempt to do that, they are now exporting the Wheelbase E-Class. The car has been very popular and the management of BAIC says they know that this step may help them increase their 2012 sales. If this become successful the GLK and C-Class may also be exported. Source: Gasgoo
After Daimler and BAIC’s agreement to expand their partnership in China with more projects, Mercedes- Benz announced that the first China-made GLK SUV will be rolled off in the Beijing Plant on Monday. Ulrich Walker, Chairman of Daimler Northeast Asia commented, “Nothing represents our long-term commitment to China more tangibly than the production of vehicles in China itself: The localized production of further Mercedes-Benz models is an important element of our growth strategy for the Chinese market.” This is the third model that China will be producing, the first ones are the C-Class and E-Class and more will be added until 2015, and they estimate to sell more than 300,000… Continue Reading »
I may be a little late with this video, but it still goes nicely along with the previous post. Take a look and see what the folks had to endure, but also what they experienced during the historic trip from Paris to Beijing.
Remember the Mercedes E-Class Marathon from Paris to Beijing that I covered 6 weeks ago, well the marathon has been completed and all the drivers returned to their native countries, but the cars remained in China. The next challenge for Mercedes was getting the cars back to Germany for inspections and to drivers that purchased them. Many participants had already taken out purchase options on “their” beloved E-Class vehicles during the marathon trip to Beijing and can now hardly wait to take delivery of their car. “Drive an E-Class once and you’ll want to drive it forever”: this certainly seems to reflect the mindset of the participants in the E… Continue Reading »
DaimlerChrysler has developed a new flagship model in the Maybach line-up, the newly developed Maybach 62 S, is celebrating its world premiere at the Auto China 2006 international motor show in Beijing. The “S” in the model designation stands for “Special” and draws attention to the fact that the Maybach engineers at the state-of-the-art Manufacture workshops in Sindelfingen have incorporated features requested by their highly discerning customers into the 62 S model. The result is a new dimension in traveling comfort, especially for the passengers in the generously proportioned rear compartment of the new high-end luxury saloon. Not to mention a prodigious power output thanks to the enhanced potency of… Continue Reading »
After 13,600 kilometers, the E-class marathon from Paris to Beijing has been completed. The E-class, which were outfitted with an intelligent light system, Pre-Safe, Direct control, 4matic and a E320 CDI diesel engine, that achieved an impressive 7,19 liter average fuel consumption. Even though, the the journey was hard and full of obstacles, nobody was hurt, but some (if not all) experienced an adventure of their life. We’ll have more details about the marathon in the coming days when DCX releases it, but for now, here are some pictures of the last meters before the finish line. See more at the Autobild Blog.