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The Mercedes-Benz GLC Hits Dealerships in China

The Mercedes-Benz GLC is now available in China. According to the CarNewsChina website, the price range of the SUV is at 396,000 and 579,000 yuan or $62,000 to $90,580. This GLC is locally-made by Beijing-Benz, a joint venture between Beijing Automotive Group and Daimler AG, wherein the companies own 50% each in its shares. It should be noted that the company used to make the GLK, the GLC’s predecessor, as well as the GLA. It also produces the China-exclusive long-wheelbase versions of the C-Class and the E-Class. Basically, it carries all the important components of the GLC found elsewhere. The interior comes with the same high-class leather. The one in the pictures has… 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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Mercedes-Benz R-Class is Getting Prepared for China

The Mercedes-Benz R-Class is staging a comeback. But this time, it will be targeted exclusively for customers in China. According to CNBC, the assembly of the R-Class recently commenced at the AM General assembly plant located in Mishakawa, Indiana. It was the same facility that built the Hummer H2 from 2002 to 2009. Based on the source, Mercedes got into a deal with AM General that involved moving the production of the R-Class into the latter’s facility. The reason for the move of Mercedes is to let its Vance, Alabama plant to focus on the production of the more in-demand units of the brand. The decision to transfer the assembly of the R-Class to another location… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Performs Well Amid the Turbulence in Chinese Market

Notwithstanding the current turbulence in the luxury car segment of China, Mercedes-Benz posted a two-digit percentage increase in its sales there in July. According to a report on Bloomberg, the three-pointed star brand recorded a 42 percent increase in deliveries in the giant Asian country. The sales of Mercedes in the region amounted to 29,540 cars. The continuing success of the brand in the country was attributed to the increase in the demand for its C-Class sedan and compact cars. The growth in China significantly contributed to the overall 149,753 sales record of Mercedes in July. It should be noted that the figure is 15 percent higher based on a… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Sees Good Sales in China in the Second Half of 2015

Mercedes-Benz is looking to close the year with good sales in China. This is amid the problems experienced by its rival luxury carmakers in the region. Ola Kaellenius, a member of the Board of Management of Daimler and head of Mercedes-Benz Cars Marketing and Sales, stated in an interview with online magazine Boerse Online that the three-pointed star brand will enjoy favorable sales in China, which is considered to be the biggest luxury car market in the world. Kaellenius admitted that while the company may experience a short-term volatility in the Chinese market, it is expected to perform well in the second half the year. He said with confidence that they will rise above the… Continue Reading »

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What Do You Think of This Pink Mercedes-Benz C-Class L?

A Mercedes-Benz C-Class L was recently spotted sporting a pink color. According to CarNewsChina, which was the source of the photos, the images were taken somewhere in the Beijing area. The long wheelbase C-Class was completely wrapped in pink. There was no mention in the report about the specialists who did this. The wrap was complemented with black accents. The grille, rims, subtle front lip spoiler, windshield frame, rear glass panel, and window frames all came in black finish. The door handles received the same black treatment, but with pink strip at the top. The boot lid also got a black lining as well as the area separating the rear bumper and the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Maybach S-Class is Enjoying Huge Sales in China

The Mercedes-Maybach S500 and S600 are enjoying huge sales in China. According to a report from Bloomberg, the combined average sales of the Mercedes-Maybach models in the region is about 500 units every month. The hot sales of the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class came despite the cooling luxury car market of the giant country in Asia. It should be noted that the peak of the Maybach brand in 2003 displayed 600 sales. That makes the average monthly sales of the unit in China right now nearly equal to the best year of the defunct brand. However, comparing 2003 and the present, the starting price of the Maybach cars were around $120,000 more expensive than the latest Mercedes-Maybach models. The starting price of the Maybach units back then was at $350,000 while the… Continue Reading »

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