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Can Mercedes-Benz Gain Lead in the Chinese Luxury Car Market

A very steep competition is presently taking place in the Chinese luxury car market. Giant luxury car brands like Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi are trying to outdo each other in one of the world’s biggest luxury car market. Right now, Mercedes is still behind the sales figures of its two biggest rivals in the Chinese luxury car market. However, its recent sales report about its performance in the Chinese luxury car market is definitely showing a promising year ahead. New launches and a strong partnership with local firms in China are also seen to have an huge influence in making 2014 a great year for the company in the Chinese… Continue Reading »

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Long-Wheelbase Model For Mercedes-Benz C-Class Planned

A long-wheelbase model will be developed by Mercedes-Benz for the Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan for the Chinese market, according to a recent report on Reuters. Thomas Weber, development head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, said the development is part of the plans of the luxury vehicle manufacturer in rolling out production of the best-selling model of the company in the last six months in four continents. The factories of Daimler in China, South Africa, the United States and Germany are being prepared by Daimler in manufacturing the next-generation models of the C-Class. It will utilize a modular production system that will allow it to produce different versions suitable for local markets. Among the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz S-Class is Inaugural China Car of the Year

Mercedes-Benz has made big strides in what is the biggest automotive market in the world, and nothing exemplifies this more than ever-growing sales figures and the fact that the S-Class just won the first China Car of the Year award. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class edged out 52 other car models for the distinction, given for the first time at an award ceremony that was held during this year’s Guangzhou Auto Show. The award was received by Nicholas Speeks, Mercedes-Benz China President and CEO. Out of the 53 total candidates, the judges  narrowed down the field to a shortlist of seven, before cutting it down some more to the top three finalists,… Continue Reading »

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Daimler and BYD’s DENZA on Track for 2014 Intro

By now, you might have heard of something called DENZA, which is the battery-running electric vehicle that is a product of the joint venture between Daimler and Chinese automaker BYD. According to Daimler, DENZA should be on schedule for its 2014 market introduction, which was the tentative timetable announced before, set to coincide with the Auto China trade fair. Apart from debuting at the Beijing automotive event, the first dealership featuring DENZA will also be in the Chinese capital city. The first store for this bold joint venture is set to open sometime around the middle of 2014, and there are also additional dealerships to be set up at the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Museum in China in the Works

Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts in China are in for a treat, because Daimler has just confirmed that it is planning on building a Mercedes-Benz Museum in the Asian country. The plans for what would be called a ‘Mercedes Benz Cultural Center’, which will include a museum, were announced at an event held in the capital of Beijing this past weekend. This ‘visionary construction project’ is still in the early stages of planning, but we expect nothing less than state-of-the-art facilities, world-class architectural design, and a load of exhibits and Mercedes-Benz vehicles on display at the second museum focusing on the German automotive brand. According to Hubertus Troska (the Daimler Board Member for… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz CLA With Long Wheelbase to Be Offered In China

The Mercedes-Benz CLA that will be available in China will be imported from Hungary. A white testing vehicle was spotted in Shanghai recently sitting at the back of a truck. This may change in the future since a long wheelbase model of the Mercedes-Benz CLA will be manufactured by Beijing-Benz in China by 2014. The Chinese trend for additional legroom may have compelled the company to design this model of the luxury vehicle. A car with a long wheelbase is reportedly a way of showing respect to family, friends, and colleagues since it gives them more space. The imported model of the Mercedes-Benz CLA will be unveiled in the Chinese… Continue Reading »

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New Mercedes-Benz S-Class Spotted in China

New spy shots revealed that a new Mercedes-Benz S-Class is in the works in China. Apparently, the exact location of the sighting was at a Mercedes-Benz dealership in the city of Qingdao in the Shandong Province. The source, CarNewsChina, is pretty positive about the car being an S-Class because the light camouflage revealed the traditional features of the variant. According to the report, the new car will be launched at the Chengdu Auto Show in China on September this year. Then, the car will roll out in the Chinese car market probably in October, just a month after its launching.

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