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This Beijing Auto BJ100 Uses the Mercedes GLK Platform

Would you believe that the mammoth Sport Utility Vehicle above, called the Beijing Auto BJ100, was based from the China-made Mercedes GLK? According to CarNewsChina, the chiseled vehicle was indeed based from our beloved SUV with the three-pointed star logo. The BJ100 debuted at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show in its concept form. The targeted production of the SUV is next year. The source claimed this abomination was made by Beijing Auto, and its platform utilized the one used by the Mercedes GLK that is manufactured in China by Beijing-Benz. The production version of the Beijing Auto BJ100 will also make use of the 2.0 turbo and 3.0 V6 petrol engines found… Continue Reading »

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CLS Shooting Brake gets the green light

Hopefully, this is nothing like the Porsche Shooting Brake hoax that had a lot of people fooled from the very start. Mercedes-Benz has just official word of plans to build the CLS Shooting Brake by 2012. This promising model should go into production along with the rest of the company’s models in their plant in Sindelfingen. The CLS Shooting Brake concept was first revealed back at the Beijing Motor Show. So we should well expect production spy shots to start leaking around early next year. News travels fast in this business, as you’ve witnessed time and again. The company’s saying they’re going to be putting the sedan’s standard powerplant under… Continue Reading »

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Lost in Translation: Did Mercedes mean to use the term “Brake”?

Just last month, Mercedes-Benz announced the Shooting Break Concept at the Beijing Motor Show, touting it as the next-gen CLS Wagon. Everyone, including us, was wondering if Mercedes used the wrong term to describe their new concept, but report after report, press release after press release, the term Shooting Break was the official name. We even wrote an article clarifying why they used the term “Break” instead of the traditional “Brake”. Mercedes-Benz officials explained that Shooting Breaks “were popular in Great Britain, exclusive crossover vehicles which combined the luxuriousness of a coupe with the luggage space of an estate” Could Mercedes-Benz have meant to call it the “Shooting Brake”, but… Continue Reading »

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