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Daimler has high hopes for Denza EV in China

It’s been a few months since Daimler held the world premiere of its Denza electric vehicle, the highly anticipated product of its joint venture with Chinese company BYD. With the vehicle expected to go on sale next month, Daimler’s China executive has reaffirmed the great expectations heaped upon this collaboration, going so far as to say that it is “the best Chinese electric vehicle.” In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Daimler AG board member responsible for Greater China, Hubertus Troska, reiterated that the company has high hopes for the Denza EV. Daimler is banking on the quality and marketability of this new car to spark EV sales further, and with higher volume… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Probe in China Finds the Brand Guilty of Price-Fixing

  After an intensive investigation in the Chinese wing of Mercedes-Benz, the authorities have found out that the German manufacturer has violated China’s antitrust price rules. Citing the news circulated by the Chinese media, New York Times reported that the three-pointed star brand has put a very high price for its spare parts and maintenance services. A representative of the Chinese consumer watchdog stated that their probe in the Shanghai office of Mercedes-Benz revealed the automaker breached the antimonopoly law of the country. It should be noted that around officials from the National Development ad Reform Commission (NDRC) have reportedly raided the office of Mercedes in Shanghai two weeks ago… Continue Reading »

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2015 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Spotted in China

A few hours ago, another set of spy photos of the upcoming 2015 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG surfaced. The photos were posted through Car News China. According to the source, the car was spied while being hauled by a flatbed truck in China. However, it is noticeable in the photos that the background of the car was blurred out to give highlight only to the subject of the picture. Noticeable from the photos are the car’s twin-exhausts, performance wheels, and redefined wings. The new C-Class version will be powered by a biturbo 4.0-liter V8 engine. It has an output of around 450 hp. The power comes from the rear wheels, and it is… Continue Reading »

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Two Well-Maintained W202 Mercedes C-Class Spotted in China

The W202 Mercedes C-Class hit the production line in 1993 under a 1994 model year. Its platform was retired in 2000 to make way for the W203 models. With more than two decades since the W202 Mercedes C-Class first came out, and more than a decade since its production came to an end, it is rare to find one in a very excellent condition. However, Car News China happened to stumble on not one, but two of them in a pretty good condition in just an interval of several days. The first sighting was just outside the Third Ring Road in the eastern part of Beijing. The W202 was fitted with the… Continue Reading »

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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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