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Mercedes-Benz Trails Behind BMW in 2015 Luxury Car Sales

BMW remains the world’s top luxury car brand in terms of sales in 2015. However, Mercedes-Benz garnered enough figures to propel itself to number two in the race, beating Audi. According to Motor Authority, the latest numbers shows that BMW is on its fifth consecutive record sales. In the year that just ended, the rival of Mercedes listed a total of 1,905,234 units sold. The figures are 5.2 percent higher than its 2014 sales. On the other hand, Mercedes-Benz displayed a huge improvement compared to its 2014 record. The three-pointed star brand sold 1,871,511 units in 2015. That translates to 13.4 percent increase compared to its previous year. Audi, despite the… Continue Reading »

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The Mercedes-Benz GLC Hits Dealerships in China

The Mercedes-Benz GLC is now available in China. According to the CarNewsChina website, the price range of the SUV is at 396,000 and 579,000 yuan or $62,000 to $90,580. This GLC is locally-made by Beijing-Benz, a joint venture between Beijing Automotive Group and Daimler AG, wherein the companies own 50% each in its shares. It should be noted that the company used to make the GLK, the GLC’s predecessor, as well as the GLA. It also produces the China-exclusive long-wheelbase versions of the C-Class and the E-Class. Basically, it carries all the important components of the GLC found elsewhere. The interior comes with the same high-class leather. The one in the pictures has… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV Production Starts In China

As part of the partnership of Mercedes-Benz with the BAIC Group, production of the Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV has started, as shown on a report from worldcarfans.com. Production of the GLC SUV at the assembly plant of the joint venture in Beijing comes six months after local production of the GLA-Class began. The enhanced facility of the Beijing Benz Automotive Co. has a floor space of over 250,000 square meters and was equipped with a new paint shop, body shop and assembly line before the GLA was launched. Hubertus Troska, Board of Management member of Daimler AG for activities in China, said since China is considered a primary market for both… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-AMG G63 Crazy Wild Edition Photos in China

We already know a lot about the Mercedes-AMG G63 Crazy Color Edition. It comes in different color themes that stand out from the usual black or white G-Class units. In China though, they have the Mercedes-AMG G63 Crazy Wild Edition, which was launched during the last Shanghai Auto Show. So what makes the two different? It is really hard to tell them apart. But according to Motorward, the Crazy Wild Edition features more black components that contrast the colorful finish of the vehicles. The bumpers, wheel arches, meshes, intakes, running boards, glass panels and wheels are darker in color. The windows are heavily tinted too. Inside, the Wild Color version offers chrome highlights. Then the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz R-Class is Getting Prepared for China

The Mercedes-Benz R-Class is staging a comeback. But this time, it will be targeted exclusively for customers in China. According to CNBC, the assembly of the R-Class recently commenced at the AM General assembly plant located in Mishakawa, Indiana. It was the same facility that built the Hummer H2 from 2002 to 2009. Based on the source, Mercedes got into a deal with AM General that involved moving the production of the R-Class into the latter’s facility. The reason for the move of Mercedes is to let its Vance, Alabama plant to focus on the production of the more in-demand units of the brand. The decision to transfer the assembly of the R-Class to another location… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Performs Well Amid the Turbulence in Chinese Market

Notwithstanding the current turbulence in the luxury car segment of China, Mercedes-Benz posted a two-digit percentage increase in its sales there in July. According to a report on Bloomberg, the three-pointed star brand recorded a 42 percent increase in deliveries in the giant Asian country. The sales of Mercedes in the region amounted to 29,540 cars. The continuing success of the brand in the country was attributed to the increase in the demand for its C-Class sedan and compact cars. The growth in China significantly contributed to the overall 149,753 sales record of Mercedes in July. It should be noted that the figure is 15 percent higher based on a… Continue Reading »

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No More Shooting Brake for the Next-Gen Mercedes-Benz CLS

The Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake enjoyed quite a following when it came into production in 2012. But a new report indicated that the bosses in Stuttgart are planning to discontinue the series. According to the UK-based CAR, Mercedes is looking to drop the Shooting Brake variant of the CLS after releasing only one generation of the car. The source noted that the move was a part of the company’s cost-cutting measure. Based on the report, the people inside the company have already come up with a design for a successor of the CLS Shooting Brake. It gained quite a fanfare within the three-pointed star firm, and was scheduled to be… Continue Reading »

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