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Mercedes-Benz to double Beijing plant capacity

As demand continues to soar for Mercedes-Benz passenger cars, parent company Daimler is set to invest some more into its Beijing factory in order to double production capacity. According to a Bloomberg report, Daimler and its JV partner Beijing Automotive Group will invest a whoppping 1 billion euros (around $1.38 billion) for the expansion that will see the plant produce up to 200,000 vehicles in 2015. The Beijing facility currently produces Mercedes-Benz C-Class, E-Class, and GLK vehicles. The sedans, in particular, are enjoying great demand. The plant will also be adding the GLA compact SUV to its assembly line come 2015. Daimler chief Dr Dieter Zetsche reaffirms that the company… Continue Reading »

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ABB to supply fast chargers for Daimler’s DENZA EV

Daimler has just tapped Zurich-based multinational corporation ABB to supply fast chargers for the DENZA electric vehicle, which is set to be released in China under Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology, or BDNT for short, the Daimler and BYD joint venture. The fast chargers can be purchased through official DENZA dealerships and are designed to, well, reduce the time it takes to juice up the EV. In addition, people can utilize standard wall sockets in order to charge the DENZA car. This way, owners get optimal flexibility and total convenience. Another thing that adds to the convenience of the ABB fast chargers is the implementation of a mobile app. This app… Continue Reading »

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China: Mercedes S-Class and Ferrari Crash, Man Fined for Driving Fake Mercedes

A luxury car and supercar crash into each other. Then, a guy was fined for driving a fake Mercedes. All these happened recently in China. Mercedes S-Class and Ferrari F12berlinetta Crash A very expensive car crash occurred a while ago in the streets of Ningbo in Zhejiang Province. The incident involved what appears to be a 2014 Mercedes S-Class and a Ferrari F12berlinetta. According to a report from CarNewsChina, the wet road condition is the primary factor that caused the accident. Allegedly, the Ferrari was on the road when an elderly woman suddenly crossed the street. As a result, the driver of the Ferrari supercar was forced to hit on… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Takes Another Strategy in the Chinese Luxury Car Market

The performance of Mercedes-Benz in China has been heavily criticized by analysts due to its inability to pick up a significant pace against its major rivals like BMW and Audi. Firms like JD Powers and Macquarie have both given the three-pointed star brand poor reviews in terms of its position in the Chinese luxury car market. Among the downsides pointed out by analysts about Mercedes in China is that its cars are very expensively priced. Then, Mercedes is often viewed in the country as an old person’s car. They went on to add the fact that Mercedes’ partnership with two competing distribution networks is not making its position in the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Travel Brand Announced

The formation of the Mercedes-Benz Travel brand has been announced during a press conference Shanghai recently. The brand was created in partnership with HH Travel, the high-end travel division of Ctrip International. According to Forbes, the move signifies the three-pointed star’s entry into China’s outbound travel market. For many, this might come as a surprise since this marks the first time wherein a luxury automaker has offered first-class travel solutions with a cooperating partner in the Greater China region said the report. What Mercedes-Benz Travel Brand Offers Mercedes-Benz Travel is currently building up an image as a brand that offers specially-structured travel design together with high-quality trips that highlight the… Continue Reading »

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Chinese Car Market Will Grow by 8 Percent in 2014

A few decades ago, the streets of Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou were dominated by bicycles. But now, people have ditched their bikes in favor of cars. Such is the demand of the Chinese car market now that major automotive companies worldwide are presently putting the country in their sights. Even luxury car brands like Mercedes, BMW and Audi have shifted their focus on the Chinese car market due to its booming demand and very promising market. According to the China Car Times website, China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) has predicted that the Chinese car market will grow by 8 percent this 2014. The association has based its assumption from… Continue Reading »

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Denza EV Pictures Without Camouflage Revealed

What do you get when the producer of the world’s most luxurious cars and one of the fastest growing low cost manufacturer of automobile crosses? The resulting offspring would be the Denza EV. According to ChinaCarTimes the Denza EV is the result of Daimler and BYD’s plan to create another brand of luxury electric cars that would cater to the Chinese market and to the international market later on. The plan was conceived in May of 2010 but it was not until March 2012 when the brand and concept was aired to the public. Spy shots of the Denza EV in camouflage have been circulating in the Internet over the… Continue Reading »

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