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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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2015 Mercedes C-Class LWB Model Launched in 2014 Beijing Motor Show

If you think that the new Mercedes Concept Coupe SUV is already amazing, here’s another treat from Mercedes-Benz. Another car that was launched during the 2014 Beijing Motor Show was the 2015 Mercedes C-Class LWB (long-wheelbase) version. Based on the press release of Mercedes-Benz, the new Mercedes C-Class LWB measures 4,766 millimeters long and its wheelbase is at 2,920 mm. That’s an 80 mm increase in length and another 80 mm increase in its width. The rear passenger seat is also widened by around 25 mm. The car will be mass-produced by Beijing Benz, which is 50 percent owned by Daimler AG and 50 percent owned by BAIC Group. Basically,… Continue Reading »

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China Division Of Mercedes-Benz Investigated For Asphalt Use On Vehicles

The China division of Mercedes-Benz is being investigated along with two other auto manufacturers by the Administrative Center for Defective Products of China or the DPAC since it supposedly used asphalt on vehicles as sound deadeners. The two other automobile manufacturers whose China divisions were also investigated were Audi and BMW. The report indicated that some models of the vehicles produced by Beijing-Benz, FAW-Volkswagen and Brilliance-BMW supposedly used asphalt on their damping plates. The damping plates of the vehicles are used to absorb noise and vibration. It is also used as waterproofing for the vehicles. A comprehensive investigation will allow authorities to check if the vehicles produced by these companies… Continue Reading »

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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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Daimler’s 5th Design Studio Opened in Beijing

The 5th Mercedes- Benz Advanced Design Studio opened in Beijing, this is shortly after the new joint venture with Beijing Benz Automotive Co. Ltd. The opening was attended by Steffen Koehl, Director of Global Advanced Design Mercedes-Benz, Professor Olivier Boulay, VP of Advanced Design Center in China and Ulrich Walker, chairman and CEO of Daimler North East Asia. The company said that it “underlines the increasing recognition of the importance” of China’s market. Because of the new design studio, Mercedes-Benz said that they are expecting that the region will influence the design of the cars for the future as everyone knows that the design is an important part of the… Continue Reading »

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