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Mercedes-Maybach S-Class is Enjoying Huge Sales in China

The Mercedes-Maybach S500 and S600 are enjoying huge sales in China. According to a report from Bloomberg, the combined average sales of the Mercedes-Maybach models in the region is about 500 units every month. The hot sales of the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class came despite the cooling luxury car market of the giant country in Asia. It should be noted that the peak of the Maybach brand in 2003 displayed 600 sales. That makes the average monthly sales of the unit in China right now nearly equal to the best year of the defunct brand. However, comparing 2003 and the present, the starting price of the Maybach cars were around $120,000 more expensive than the latest Mercedes-Maybach models. The starting price of the Maybach units back then was at $350,000 while the… Continue Reading »

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Video: The Mercedes-AMG GT is Just Too Quick

The Mercedes-AMG GT is quick. Its 4.0-liter biturbo V8 engine is designed to deliver 456 hp for the standard GT and 503 hp for the GT S version. Each is mated with a 479 lb-ft of torque and distributed by the brand’s 7-speed automatic dual-clutch transmission gearbox with manual shifting mode. The said elements enable the sports car to achieve an acceleration from zero to 60 mph in only 3.5 seconds. Then its maximum speed is electronically limited at 193 mph. The numbers above certainly speak a lot about the performance you could expect from the Mercedes-AMG GT. To put it in a simpler term, the Mercedes-AMG GT is really fast. Last… Continue Reading »

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Stretched Brabus Mercedes G55 AMG Seen in China

One impressive Mercedes G55 AMG was recently spotted in China. This particular G-Class featured major modifications in its body plus engine upgrades, and it was rechristened as the Brabus G-K8. According to CarNewsChina, the Brabus G-K8 was introduced at the FB-Show 2015 held in Beijing. The most noticeable aspect of the SUV was its extra two-meter overall length as its middle was stretched to transform it into a limousine. The tuner of the Mercedes G55 AMG completely removed the standard middle doors of the vehicle to make room for suicide doors. Then all windows of the unit were heavily tinted, which effectively hid its interior from the outside. A set of three exhaust… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Forges New Partnership with China’s Google

After announcing its new partnership with Qualcomm in the development of wireless charging units for its electric vehicles, Mercedes-Benz went on to make a deal with another tech giant. According to Reuters, Daimler just forged a tie with Baidu in China. Baidu is a web services company operating in China. Its services are similar to Google like providing Chinese language search engine for websites, images, and multimedia files. Due to the similarities of the two, the service has been commonly referred to as “China’s Google.” The report said the partnership aims to deepen the bonds between Chinese Mercedes-Benz cars and technology firms that cater directly to consumers, which has been an ongoing… Continue Reading »

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First Long Wheelbase Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4MATIC Introduced in China

Aside from Concept GLC Coupe, Mercedes-Benz also unveiled its C200L 4MATIC sedan at the 2015 Shanghai Motor Show. The car is the long wheelbase version of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. In addition, the car is the first model in the Chinese C-Class segment to get the 4MATIC system, according to CarNewsChina. The long wheelbase Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4MATIC is a unique model as it features both a sporty and stretched design. The car would be exclusively available to customers in China. The source said the stretched Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4MATIC is equipped with a 2.0-liter petrol-powered four-cylinder turbo engine. Its output is 184 hp with 300 Nm of torque. The power is distributed to all its wheels via a… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Slapped with $56.5M Fine for Price-Fixing in China

Things are taking a tough turn for foreign automakers in China. Mercedes-Benz, in particular, was slapped with an expensive fine for being guilty of price-fixing in the country. According to a BBC report, Mercedes was penalized for a total of 350 million yuan or approximately $56.5 million for its misconduct in the Chinese market. Even local dealers selling the luxury vehicles offered by the brand were not spared as they were also required by a Jiangsu-based consumer watchdog to pay around 7.7 million yuan. The article claimed a pricing regulator in Jiangsu found out that Mercedes has been pressuring its local dealers into setting a minimum sales price on selected models… Continue Reading »

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Photos of Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe in Matte Gray Plus Police Chase Video

A cool Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe was recently spotted in China. The subject was seen in the Dongba area in far east Beijing, according to CarNewsChina. It came in a nice matte gray wrap with a black coating on its roofing. Some might find the gray wrap of this C63 AMG Coupe rather bland, but the way that the coating plays with natural light is just awesome when observed up close. Aside from the wrap, the tuner of the car installed a rimless black grille, darkened headlights, tinted windows, blackened carbon hood, and blacked out side mirror frames. New wheels were also fitted in the auto with ten-spoke matte black alloy… Continue Reading »

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