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Mercedes-Benz Plans to Rename the M-Class to GLE

Mercedes-Benz is currently undergoing some major changes in the names of its popular vehicle ranges. Among the ranges affected by the new comprehensive renaming strategy of the brand is the M-Class. According to Automotive News, the German luxury automaker will drop the “M-Class” name in favor of the GLE class. In addition to the renaming, the new GLE would also receive a major facelift in early 2015. Its crossover coupe version, which was initially revealed as the Concept Coupe SUV and rumored to carry the GLE Coupe moniker, is scheduled to be launched at around April next year in Beijing. Behind the New Names Citing its insiders within Mercedes-Benz, the same source… Continue Reading »

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Daimler has high hopes for Denza EV in China

It’s been a few months since Daimler held the world premiere of its Denza electric vehicle, the highly anticipated product of its joint venture with Chinese company BYD. With the vehicle expected to go on sale next month, Daimler’s China executive has reaffirmed the great expectations heaped upon this collaboration, going so far as to say that it is “the best Chinese electric vehicle.” In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Daimler AG board member responsible for Greater China, Hubertus Troska, reiterated that the company has high hopes for the Denza EV. Daimler is banking on the quality and marketability of this new car to spark EV sales further, and with higher volume… Continue Reading »

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Two Well-Maintained W202 Mercedes C-Class Spotted in China

The W202 Mercedes C-Class hit the production line in 1993 under a 1994 model year. Its platform was retired in 2000 to make way for the W203 models. With more than two decades since the W202 Mercedes C-Class first came out, and more than a decade since its production came to an end, it is rare to find one in a very excellent condition. However, Car News China happened to stumble on not one, but two of them in a pretty good condition in just an interval of several days. The first sighting was just outside the Third Ring Road in the eastern part of Beijing. The W202 was fitted with the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes MLC Spied for the First Time

The Mercedes-Benz Concept Coupe SUV was only revealed last Easter at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show. But now, thanks to the ever-vigilant spies of WorldCarFans, photos of the Coupe SUV’s prototype finally emerged. Although the photos showed a completely camouflaged vehicle, we are pretty positive that it is the Mercedes MLC. Looking at the slope connecting the roof line to the hood and the one at the rear plus the overall contours of the auto, it surely reflects the platform used by the Concept Coupe SUV that we witnessed in Beijing. The front grille and even the wheels used were also the same with what was shown in the capital of the… Continue Reading »

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Daimler-BYD’s DENZA EV officially unveiled at Auto China 2014

The highly anticipated product of the Daimler-BYD joint venture finally got its world premiere. At the Auto China 2014 event, BYD Daimler New Technology showcased the production model of its pet project, an electric vehicle developed specifically for the Chinese market. BDNT expects the first unit of the DENZA automobile to be available by September 2014. The car is priced at RMB369,000, or around $59,250. Of course, BDNT aims to make the deal more enticing for those on the fence by throwing in considerable subsidies that reach a total of nearly RMB120,000, which is going to be shaved off the price of the vehicle straight away. BDNT, established in 2010,… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Concept Coupe SUV Revealed in Beijing Motor Show

Following the explosive one-two victory of Mercedes AMG Petronas in the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix held in Shanghai, Mercedes-Benz dropped another bombshell in Beijing, the capital of the People’s Republic of China. The treat came in the form of the Mercedes Concept Coupe SUV. The concept vehicle may no longer be a surprise to many because Dr. Dieter Zetsche of Daimler has been teasing the Mercedes Concept Coupe SUV more than a week ahead of the 2014 Beijing Motor Show. According to industry experts and reports, the Concept SUV will be Mercedes’ long-awaited answer to the BMW X6 series. The intention of Mercedes to go head-to-head with the X6 was… Continue Reading »

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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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