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Concept Coupe SUV Revealed by Daimler CEO

Daimler CEO Dr. Dieter Zetsche revealed yesterday that Mercedes-Benz would be presenting a new concept vehicle at the upcoming Beijing Motor Show. In a few weeks, the prestigious brand of Daimler will unveil its Concept Coupe SUV. This will provide everyone a preview of what they can expect from the new MLC-Class of the brand. Rumors about the Mercedes Concept Coupe SUV have been circulating online since last year. However, the project was only recently confirmed. According to AutoBlog, the new SUV will adopt the platform of the ML model. Thus, it will be produced in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA alongside the other M-Class variants. Although Daimler did not reveal a… 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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ABB to supply fast chargers for Daimler’s DENZA EV

Daimler has just tapped Zurich-based multinational corporation ABB to supply fast chargers for the DENZA electric vehicle, which is set to be released in China under Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology, or BDNT for short, the Daimler and BYD joint venture. The fast chargers can be purchased through official DENZA dealerships and are designed to, well, reduce the time it takes to juice up the EV. In addition, people can utilize standard wall sockets in order to charge the DENZA car. This way, owners get optimal flexibility and total convenience. Another thing that adds to the convenience of the ABB fast chargers is the implementation of a mobile app. This app… Continue Reading »

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China: Mercedes S-Class and Ferrari Crash, Man Fined for Driving Fake Mercedes

A luxury car and supercar crash into each other. Then, a guy was fined for driving a fake Mercedes. All these happened recently in China. Mercedes S-Class and Ferrari F12berlinetta Crash A very expensive car crash occurred a while ago in the streets of Ningbo in Zhejiang Province. The incident involved what appears to be a 2014 Mercedes S-Class and a Ferrari F12berlinetta. According to a report from CarNewsChina, the wet road condition is the primary factor that caused the accident. Allegedly, the Ferrari was on the road when an elderly woman suddenly crossed the street. As a result, the driver of the Ferrari supercar was forced to hit on… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Takes Another Strategy in the Chinese Luxury Car Market

The performance of Mercedes-Benz in China has been heavily criticized by analysts due to its inability to pick up a significant pace against its major rivals like BMW and Audi. Firms like JD Powers and Macquarie have both given the three-pointed star brand poor reviews in terms of its position in the Chinese luxury car market. Among the downsides pointed out by analysts about Mercedes in China is that its cars are very expensively priced. Then, Mercedes is often viewed in the country as an old person’s car. They went on to add the fact that Mercedes’ partnership with two competing distribution networks is not making its position in the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Travel Brand Announced

The formation of the Mercedes-Benz Travel brand has been announced during a press conference Shanghai recently. The brand was created in partnership with HH Travel, the high-end travel division of Ctrip International. According to Forbes, the move signifies the three-pointed star’s entry into China’s outbound travel market. For many, this might come as a surprise since this marks the first time wherein a luxury automaker has offered first-class travel solutions with a cooperating partner in the Greater China region said the report. What Mercedes-Benz Travel Brand Offers Mercedes-Benz Travel is currently building up an image as a brand that offers specially-structured travel design together with high-quality trips that highlight the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz in 2013: Record Sales, Big Production

With practically every monthly sales report, we’ve been reporting record figures for Mercedes-Benz vehicles worldwide, and pending the official final tally for the year, the German automaker is likely headed for all-time high sales figures for 2013. That’s not all; the company has also exceeded its production totals for the third straight year, with some 1.49 million units produced in its facilities around the globe. The worldwide sales figures for the year should be around 1.4 million in total, and this has been achieved thanks to a combination of continued innovation as well as a renewed focus on the customer experience. With model initiatives that brought forth the likes of… Continue Reading »

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