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Daimler and Beijing Automotive Take Action to Strengthen Position in the Market

December 18 marked the integration of Mercedes-Benz Service Co. in Beijing. It was a joint venture of Daimler and Beijing Automotive. The partnership aims to focus on improving sales of both imported and locally-made Mercedes-Benz cars in the region. The China-based partner also united the major dealers in the country to further boost its performance in the market. According to the report of Guangzhou’s Time Weekly, this effort intends to strengthen the sales channels of Mercedes-Benz in China. The step serves as a remedy to the disappointing performance of Mercedes-Benz in terms of sales in the area. Reportedly, Mercedes-Benz cars in the country only displayed a 4.2% growth in sales… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Milestones in 2012: A Year-End Recap

As the end of year 2012 comes close, Daimler published its annual milestones. Among them were increased sales, more production figures, expansion and higher investments as compared to the previous year. More Sales Based from the report, the demand for Mercedes-Benz units remained high. From January to November this year, the German manufacturer was able to sell around 1,194,904 cars. The figure is 5.1% higher than last year. The fact that the month of December is not yet over means that the statistics has the tendency to increase. Among the popular selections this year are the A-Class, B-Class and M-Class. More Production According to the publication, the projected production of… Continue Reading »

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MB Could Sell E-Class Under Beijing Brand in China

In an effort to go around the limitation of Chinese government procurement strictly to Chinese brands, Mercedes-Benz is considering selling E-Class sedans under BAIC’s Beijing marque. Since BAIC is Mercedes-Benz’s partner in China, both parties will benefit if the vehicles are chosen for the government’s fleet. There’s already some moves in the works that would see the E-Class platform transferred over to BAIC, with details in terms of profit sharing still being ironed out. BAIC already has some facilities producing C-Class as well as E-Class vehicles and the GLK as well. At the moment, Mercedes-Benz only asks for 15 percent of the profit from each E-Class that would be sold… Continue Reading »

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Daimler and BYD Hope Denza Can Spark China Electric Car Sales

The influx of automobiles in China has contributed greatly to growing concerns about traffic and pollution in the country, deemed as the biggest market in the world. Enter Daimler and BYD, its local partner in China, who are hoping that their new all-electric luxury vehicle concept—called the Denza—will spark electric car sales in the nation to help alleviate environmental concerns. Electric cars haven’t really sold all too well in China, but the two companies are betting on their luxury electric car to dazzle prospective buyers and give them enough oomph to consider getting the Denza. After all, it’s got a ton of features on top of the green tech: it’s… Continue Reading »

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Korean traders under wraps for illegal export of Mercedes-Benz

As if being arrested for supporting North Korea’s bid for world domination thru the exportation of harmless ceramic tiles enroute to Kim-JOng iL’s beloved country wasn’t crazy enough, a group of Korean traders in Tokyo, Japan were served a fresh plate of arrest warrants for another mischievous act – shipping out secondhand Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Now, as avid fans of the brand, it is not part of our intentions to deprive our NoKon brothers of their God-given right to enjoy the fruits of German engineering. The only problem is, the Japanese government seems to be against the idea of senior NoKon officials getting command of the said fleet of exported vehicles…. Continue Reading »

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Viano VISION DIAMOND to grace Beijing

Here’s something to look for in this year’s Beijing Auto Show – the Mercedes-Benz Viano VISION DIAMOND. This luxurious version of the Viano will surely turn heads with its host of extravagant visual cues both inside and out. Chrome grille louvers, a two-tone paintjob and a blacked out radiator grille easily makes the VISION DIAMOND stand out, especially with a gold shimmering line running along the body to separate black and diamond white color tones. It is said that the devil lies in the details. The painted diamond adorning the B-pillar is proof of this along with two-tone rims on the five-spoke wheels and the brake discs featureing the brand… Continue Reading »

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First Stand Alone AMG Performance Center Now in Beijing

Unlike AMG stores in 18 other countries, the new AMG Performance Center in Beijing is a stand-alone one, not the kind where the shop is inside a Mercedes-Benz shop. It is in a prime location called Sanlitun Village North, a huge mall in the center of the Chinese capital. The store is no different than all the other locations where the fast car is being showcased as it is also designed with technology and dynamism in mind. Ola Kallenius, CEO of Mercedes AMG GmbH said, “From the new AMG Performance Centers in Beijing, we expect an attractive approach and support of existing and potential customers AMG. Here in the Sanlitun… Continue Reading »

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