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Check Out This Pearly-White Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG

It seems Mercedes-Benz is getting a lot of action in China lately. Aside from the exclusive variants of the three-pointed star marque in the country and government officials probing the company, sales are doing great in the area too. Last month, Mercedes-Benz increased its sales in the region by 24 percent on a year-on-year comparison. In Beijing alone, you can find a lot of Mercedes-Benz in the roads, given the number of wealthy individuals in the area. Recently, a pearly-white Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG (pictured above) was spotted at the Beijing Tuning Street by Car News China, and it shared the photos of the car through its blog. The merchandise came without… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Showed Strong Sales in September

Mercedes-Benz showed a strong performance in September 2014. In fact, it was the strongest sales month the company has seen so far in its record books, according to MarketWatch. Despite the fiasco in China, after its Shanghai unit has been raided and found by the Chinese government to be overpricing its spare parts and services, that particular region is what actually boosted the sales. Daimler stated brand sales were up by 14 percent to 162,746 vehicles compared to September last year. On the other hand, group sales which include the Smart brand rose by 12 per cent. Ola Kaellenius attributed the big improvement from the company’s compact cars and the Mercedes-Benz… Continue Reading »

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A Tour Inside the Mercedes-AMG Performance Center in China

A visit to a Mercedes-AMG Performance Center is considered to be a field day for every car enthusiast, automotive journalist, and car blogger. This is exactly what one writer in China Car News had recently. One of the Mercedes-AMG Performance Centers in China is located in Shanghai near the People’s Park. The establishment also doubles as a dealership specializing in the sale of AMG variants. During the blogger’s visit to the area, he was able to witness the different cars offered by the center, which he shared through the China-based car news website. Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Edition 507 The first to attract his attention was the shiny black Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Edition 507…. Continue Reading »

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Shiny Pink Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG Spotted in China

A flashy pink Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG was recently spotted in China. According to Car News China, which provided the images of the car, the photos were taken in the city of Shenzhen in Guangdong Province. The car came in glossy pink, which was made flashier by the street lights that illuminated it along the way. It also had darkened windows, quad exhaust system, and AMG alloy wheels adorned with five twin-spoke alloy design. Although I am not really a fan of this kind of finish for an SLK, I still admire the work done in the car. It was certainly attention-grabbing even while it was cruising late at night. It really… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes C-Class LWB Hits the Chinese Market

  Despite the Shanghai office of Mercedes-Benz coming under fire from the consumer watchdog of China for alleged price-rigging, business continues as usual for the three-pointed star brand in the country. Recently, the German marque officially released the long-wheelbase variant of the Mercedes C-Class. The Different Versions of the Car The 2015 Mercedes C-Class LWB, which is exclusive for the Chinese market, comes in two versions. The first is the standard executive sedan type. The other offers a sporty sedan design, which does not appear to sit well with the character of a long-wheelbase car. The Price According to Car News China, the price of the Mercedes C-Class LWB starts at around… 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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Mercedes-Benz Probe in China Finds the Brand Guilty of Price-Fixing

  After an intensive investigation in the Chinese wing of Mercedes-Benz, the authorities have found out that the German manufacturer has violated China’s antitrust price rules. Citing the news circulated by the Chinese media, New York Times reported that the three-pointed star brand has put a very high price for its spare parts and maintenance services. A representative of the Chinese consumer watchdog stated that their probe in the Shanghai office of Mercedes-Benz revealed the automaker breached the antimonopoly law of the country. It should be noted that around officials from the National Development ad Reform Commission (NDRC) have reportedly raided the office of Mercedes in Shanghai two weeks ago… Continue Reading »

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