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2015 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Spotted in China

A few hours ago, another set of spy photos of the upcoming 2015 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG surfaced. The photos were posted through Car News China. According to the source, the car was spied while being hauled by a flatbed truck in China. However, it is noticeable in the photos that the background of the car was blurred out to give highlight only to the subject of the picture. Noticeable from the photos are the car’s twin-exhausts, performance wheels, and redefined wings. The new C-Class version will be powered by a biturbo 4.0-liter V8 engine. It has an output of around 450 hp. The power comes from the rear wheels, and it is… Continue Reading »

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2015 Mercedes GLA Supply Will Be Tight When It Comes Out

The 2015 Mercedes GLA is the latest entry of the three-pointed star brand to the compact luxury crossover vehicles. The vehicle is set to debut next month. However, it was revealed that supply will be tight. The situation is expected to be the same or worse when the Mercedes CLA came out a year ago. Probably Worse than the Mercedes CLA Predicament Steve Cannon, the CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA noted that the demand for the GLA is forecasted to be higher than the CLA because of the strong preference of consumers in the U.S. for crossovers. Cannon recalled that the fall in the supply of the CLA sedan when it was launched went for as… Continue Reading »

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Two Well-Maintained W202 Mercedes C-Class Spotted in China

The W202 Mercedes C-Class hit the production line in 1993 under a 1994 model year. Its platform was retired in 2000 to make way for the W203 models. With more than two decades since the W202 Mercedes C-Class first came out, and more than a decade since its production came to an end, it is rare to find one in a very excellent condition. However, Car News China happened to stumble on not one, but two of them in a pretty good condition in just an interval of several days. The first sighting was just outside the Third Ring Road in the eastern part of Beijing. The W202 was fitted with the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Responds Over News of a Raid in its Office in China

News about a government raid in a Mercedes-Benz office in Shanghai, China has been going around the Internet last Tuesday. According to several sources like Bloomberg, Independent.ie and the Chinese media, the raid was made by officials from the anti-monopoly watchdogs of the country, the National Development and Reform Commission, (NDRC). Bloomberg and Independent.ie claimed that nine officials from NDRC went to the Mercedes office in Shanghai without an appointment or notice. Then, they started questioning the personnel there. The office of Mercedes-Benz in Shanghai is located at the fourth and fifth floors of a five-storey building near the Hongqiao Airport. The building also houses a Mercedes-Benz dealership on the first three… Continue Reading »

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Daimler AG to Cut Prices for Mercedes-Benz Parts in China

Bloomberg revealed that Daimler AG would be slicing off the prices for its Mercedes-Benz spare parts in China. The report claimed the parent of the three-pointed star brand will cut the prices by an average of 15 percent starting next month. This came amid an ongoing investigation by the Chinese government of whether automakers in the region have been rigging prices for their products. There are around 10,000 products affected by the price cuts. These cover all Mercedes-Benz models in the country. The cost of windshields will be particularly sliced down up to 29 percent said the company in an emailed statement to the source. Daimler explained that the move… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Boosts Production in North America to Meet Luxury Car Demand

Mercedes-Benz is doing its very best to meet the luxury car demand in North America as it has added extra shifts in its production facilities, particularly its Tuscaloosa, Alabama plant where the C-Class originates. It should be noted that Daimler localized the production of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class in the U.S. to effectively answer to the region’s consumer demand, and with consideration that it is also the automaker’s single largest market. The local production of the C-Class sedan started in June this year. Lower volumes has been posted following the company’s move to ramp up the production of the C-Class in the U.S. though with the new generation of the range… Continue Reading »

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Shiny Piano Black Mercedes SLR McLaren Roadster Spotted in Beijing

The Mercedes SLR McLaren is supposed to be hard to come by in China because the car was never officially exported to the region. However, a lot of folks in China with serious connections in the gray market and a lot of money to burn have found their hands on these very rare babies. One of them was spotted in the recent Beijing Crab Island International Auto Show. This was the same show that provided us a look at the monstrous Mercedes Unimog U500 camper. The object of interest in the event was a Mercedes SLR McLaren roadster painted in piano black, which gave its armor a very glossy look. Moreover,… Continue Reading »

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