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Mercedes-Benz Responds Over News of a Raid in its Office in China

News about a government raid in a Mercedes-Benz office in Shanghai, China has been going around the Internet last Tuesday. According to several sources like Bloomberg, Independent.ie and the Chinese media, the raid was made by officials from the anti-monopoly watchdogs of the country, the National Development and Reform Commission, (NDRC). Bloomberg and Independent.ie claimed that nine officials from NDRC went to the Mercedes office in Shanghai without an appointment or notice. Then, they started questioning the personnel there. The office of Mercedes-Benz in Shanghai is located at the fourth and fifth floors of a five-storey building near the Hongqiao Airport. The building also houses a Mercedes-Benz dealership on the first three… Continue Reading »

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Daimler AG to Cut Prices for Mercedes-Benz Parts in China

Bloomberg revealed that Daimler AG would be slicing off the prices for its Mercedes-Benz spare parts in China. The report claimed the parent of the three-pointed star brand will cut the prices by an average of 15 percent starting next month. This came amid an ongoing investigation by the Chinese government of whether automakers in the region have been rigging prices for their products. There are around 10,000 products affected by the price cuts. These cover all Mercedes-Benz models in the country. The cost of windshields will be particularly sliced down up to 29 percent said the company in an emailed statement to the source. Daimler explained that the move… Continue Reading »

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Look at This Beautiful W126 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEL

The W126 was the second flagship car of Mercedes-Benz to bear the S-Class name. It was the successor of the W116 line. The production stage of the sedan variants of the luxury car ran from 1979 to 1993 while the coupe versions were from 1981 to 1991. The car surely looks back at 35 years of history with the latest model having a little more than a decade of existence. Considering the years when the W126 was available in the market, it is really hard to find a car in its range that is in good condition. However, a contributor in CarNewsChina.com recently showed some pictures of an excellently-maintained car… Continue Reading »

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First 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Long Wheelbase Rolls Off Chinese Facility

The first 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Long Wheelbase, which was created mainly for the Chinese market, rolled off the production line recently, as indicated on a gtspirit.com report. The luxury vehicle is the first C-Class with a long wheelbase, and is set to enter the market in China by September. Hubertus Troska, Daimler board member, said over 150,000 units of the C-Class were purchased by customers, and China is already the second-biggest market of the luxury vehicle. He added that the company has taken the next step, which is to design and develop a luxury vehicle for the Chinese market. The long-wheelbase is expected to be among the top growth drivers… Continue Reading »

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Shiny Piano Black Mercedes SLR McLaren Roadster Spotted in Beijing

The Mercedes SLR McLaren is supposed to be hard to come by in China because the car was never officially exported to the region. However, a lot of folks in China with serious connections in the gray market and a lot of money to burn have found their hands on these very rare babies. One of them was spotted in the recent Beijing Crab Island International Auto Show. This was the same show that provided us a look at the monstrous Mercedes Unimog U500 camper. The object of interest in the event was a Mercedes SLR McLaren roadster painted in piano black, which gave its armor a very glossy look. Moreover,… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Unimog U5000 Turned Into a Camper in China

The Mercedes Unimog U5000 is such a massive beast in both on-road and off-road conditions. Recently, a new version of it was spotted in China at the Beijing Crab Island International Auto Show. What makes this one very special is that it has been converted into a camper. A few days ago, we released details and photos of the Mercedes Marco Polo, which is the three-pointed star brand’s answer to the Volkswagen California campervan. However, some may find the cabin sticking in its roof very awkward, pretty much the same with its VW rival. Despite the smaller sleeping room of the Mercedes Unimog U5000 camper, it seems to be better… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Sales Spike in the Asian Market

Mercedes-Benz sales were looking great in the first half of 2014. According to Wall Street Journal, the sales of the brand in the early six months of the year spiked up to 13 percent worldwide. The success was attributed to the strong demand in China and other emerging markets in Asia for luxury cars. WSJ said Mercedes sales numbered 783,520 units in that period. Notably, sales in June increased by 8 percent from a year earlier to 142,136 cars. Ola Kallenius, the head of sales of Daimler, stated, “We are on track to make 2014 into yet another record year.” The sales of the three-pointed star brand in China from January to… Continue Reading »

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