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Study says Chinese Mercedes-Benz owners are likely wealthy entrepreneurs

It may not sound like much of a surprise, but according to a brand study, Mercedes-Benz owners in China belong mostly to a class of wealthy entrepreneurs, and are in fact among the wealthiest in the nation. Those were the findings in a study conducted on the eight major luxury automakers in the biggest automotive market in the world, via a report by The Detroit News. Successful and wealthy entrepreneurs comprise the crop of Mercedes-Benz owners, and these same owners have the highest household assets among the groups of luxury car owners, pegged at 11.3 million yuan. The study, conducted by Hurun Research Institute that is based in Shanghai, also associated certain… Continue Reading »

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The Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Debuts in LA Auto Show

The closely-guarded Mercedes-Maybach S 600 has finally been revealed. The new car under the three-pointed star brand was among the highlights of the Los Angeles Auto Show. As mentioned earlier, the ultra-luxury car was scheduled for a double premiere, so it also graced the 2014 Guangzhou Auto Show in China on the same date of its US launching. The Mercedes-Maybach S 600 boasts itself as the very definition of luxury with a quality going a notch higher than the usual Mercedes-Benz. The new car is the chance for redemption of the Maybach brand, which has been scrapped by Daimler AG in 2013 due to poor sales. It should be noted though that Maybach… 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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The Mercedes-Benz S600 Maybach Gets Simultaneous World Premieres

In our earlier report about the Mercedes-Benz S600 Maybach, we mentioned that it would have its world premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show next month. However, based on a new information, the upcoming variant would have two world premieres on the opposite sides of the globe. The new S-Class version resurrecting the Maybach namesake will also have its official unveiling happening in an Auto Fair held in Guangzhou, China next month—almost at the same time with the LA event. The Mercedes-Benz S600 Maybach sits above the standard S-Class. It embodies more luxurious features than the S-Class models we have now. The S600 has a strong resemblance to its sedan predecessor. However, the length of… Continue Reading »

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A Tour Inside the Mercedes-AMG Performance Center in China

A visit to a Mercedes-AMG Performance Center is considered to be a field day for every car enthusiast, automotive journalist, and car blogger. This is exactly what one writer in China Car News had recently. One of the Mercedes-AMG Performance Centers in China is located in Shanghai near the People’s Park. The establishment also doubles as a dealership specializing in the sale of AMG variants. During the blogger’s visit to the area, he was able to witness the different cars offered by the center, which he shared through the China-based car news website. Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Edition 507 The first to attract his attention was the shiny black Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Edition 507…. Continue Reading »

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Shiny Pink Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG Spotted in China

A flashy pink Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG was recently spotted in China. According to Car News China, which provided the images of the car, the photos were taken in the city of Shenzhen in Guangdong Province. The car came in glossy pink, which was made flashier by the street lights that illuminated it along the way. It also had darkened windows, quad exhaust system, and AMG alloy wheels adorned with five twin-spoke alloy design. Although I am not really a fan of this kind of finish for an SLK, I still admire the work done in the car. It was certainly attention-grabbing even while it was cruising late at night. It really… Continue Reading »

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