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car2go Working Well in China

The car2go business looks thriving in China, particularly in the city of Chongqing. Roland Keppler, the CEO of the company, stated that the performance of car2go in the southern metropolis has exceeded expectations. According to Daimler, there were more than 40,000 rentals in the first few weeks of car2go operations in Chongqing. The company is known to possess around 400 vehicles in the area. The figures mean that one car2go vehicle is being rented out in the location every 1.7 minutes. On the other hand, the source also noted that in less than two months, more than 78,000 customers have registered with car2go. The numbers are looking very promising as the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz E-Class Long-Wheelbase Goes to China

Mercedes-Benz recently revealed the long-wheelbase version of the E-Class. The introduction of the elongated E-Class at the Beijing Auto Show finally puts to rest the rumors that the three-pointed star brand might be working on a Mercedes-Maybach E-Class. According to Car and Driver, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class LWB model will only be available in China. Well, that is definitely a good move for Mercedes as many Chinese belonging in the upper bracket of the middle class are now shifting to luxury cars. Not to mention that the traffic in the giant Asian nation is so bad that driving can be such a chore. Therefore, people with fat bank accounts there prefer to… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton Will Use Faulty Engine in China as Spare

Lewis Hamilton will still use the problematic engine he had in the previous race as a spare. According to Autosport, Mercedes already identified the issue that held back the reigning Formula One champion at the qualifying of the Chinese Grand Prix. Hamilton is yet to win a race in the current F1 season. The worst performance he had so far was during the event in China. A fault in the power unit of his Silver Arrow prevented him from doing a flying lap in the qualifying. Based on the report, the car of Hamilton had been stripped down of its MGU-H. The team suspects that the problem is from the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Remain Strong in China Amid Cooling Economy

Mercedes-Benz is not worried about China. That’s what Matt Rivers of CNN thinks because the sales of the three-pointed star brand in the country continued to soar despite its cooling economy. According to the source, China became the largest single market of Mercedes when its sales there rose to 40% last year. The momentum of the luxury automaker in the giant Asian nation continued in the first quarter of the year when its sales went up by 24%. Hubertus Troska, member of the board of Daimler and in charge of Mercedes business in China, stated they have put a lot of effort in their research and development in order to… Continue Reading »

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Only in China: The Mercedes-Maybach S400 4MATIC

It seems like the Mercedes-Maybach variant does not only include the S500 and S600 models. Apparently, there also exists an S400 version of the ultra-luxurious S-Class. Early this month, a China-based automotive news website featured some pictures of the Mercedes-Maybach S400 4MATIC, which were taken in Beijing. According to the source, the model is only exclusive in the Chinese market. It’s no wonder why many of us outside that Asian country haven’t heard about it before. Based on the source, the Mercedes-Maybach S400 is powered by a 3.0-liter biturbo V6 engine. The power unit produces 333 hp and 480 Nm of torque. The output of the car comes from all… Continue Reading »

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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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