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Daimler’s 5th Design Studio Opened in Beijing

The 5th Mercedes- Benz Advanced Design Studio opened in Beijing, this is shortly after the new joint venture with Beijing Benz Automotive Co. Ltd. The opening was attended by Steffen Koehl, Director of Global Advanced Design Mercedes-Benz, Professor Olivier Boulay, VP of Advanced Design Center in China and Ulrich Walker, chairman and CEO of Daimler North East Asia. The company said that it “underlines the increasing recognition of the importance” of China’s market. Because of the new design studio, Mercedes-Benz said that they are expecting that the region will influence the design of the cars for the future as everyone knows that the design is an important part of the… Continue Reading »

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China’s Mercedes-Benz GLK in 3.0L V6 Engine

In a report about the joint venture with Beijing Benz Automotive Co, Ltd., it was revealed that the GLK SUV will be locally produced in China. Currently, words are spreading that the vehicle will be equipped with a 3.0L V6 engine for the top end model. This is in line with Mercedes-Benz’ goal of pushing the brand from this year until 2012 to be at par with the fast-paced Audi. Introducing a new range of China-made vehicles, the company aims to cater to a wider market by lowering their prices. This will be made possible by making cars in the country thus avoiding high import taxes and also allow customers… Continue Reading »

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Chinese Police Department Disguises ML350 As A Honda

We can only scratch our heads in wonder at the idiotic attempt of this police department in China to fools its own constituency. Recently, reports surfaced that police officials in Fangchenggang, Guangxi, in China, rebadged their expensive ML350 patrol vehicle to disguise that fact that it cost almost $140,000 to purchase. By installing Honda CR-V badges on the grill and tailgate of the Mercedes SUV, said officials hoped citizens of the town would think they spent only $30,000, which is what a Honda CR-V costs in China. But this stupidity backfired on the local police because anyone following automotive trends in China can see that that country is undergoing a… Continue Reading »

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Concept-A Class in Mercedes-Benz Manhattan

Ever been to Manhattan? Well, as a loyal customer or fan of Mercedes-Benz, you should think about dropping by that part of New York. Why? Because Daimler AG has just opened its most recent, and now its flagship, showroom in the US – Mercedes-Benz Manhattan. And guess what? There you’ll find one heck of an eye candy – the Mercedes-Benz Concept-A Class. If you’re a fan of hatchbacks, then you shouldn’t miss this. Sitting right at the corner of 11th Avenue Megaplex which has five floors and around seven acres of New York City space occupied, the Concept-A Class is truly a sight to behold. Albeit it’s static – it… Continue Reading »

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Daimler-BYD EV now up for prototyping

Almost twelve months have passed since Daimler AG signed a joint partnership deal with Chinese car manufacturer BYD. The companies aimed to create an electric car tailored especially for the market in China. It wasn’t too long before the partnership was announced to the public. Now, news has been spread straight from very first board meeting of the Shenzhen BYD Daimler Technology Company Limited joints venture. It seems that project’s research phase is finally, if not yet over, with the still unnamed electric vehicle now being pushed into prototyping phase. To further facilitate the project, both Daimler AG and BYD have sent teams composed of their top engineers, designers, quality… Continue Reading »

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F-CELL World Drive enters final leg back to Europe

Two days from now, Mercedes-Benz’s F-CELL World Drive campaign will leave China’s Auto Shanghai showroom floors and head for the final and lengthiest round of its world tour. It’ll travel all the way from Shanghai through Kazakhstan and Russia until it makes its way back into Europe, it’s original starting point. Almost 14,000 kilometers will have been covered by the B-Class F-CELL with power coming from its three fuel cells. 5,300 kilometers of that distance has been covered in Australia alone. It is expected to finish its tour of the world in Europe, through countries such as Russia, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Germany. What really makes the tour’s final… Continue Reading »

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Daimler’s outlook for China pegged at 20% growth

Despite oil prices surging all over the world plus the absence of automotive incentives for car buyers, Daimler AG says that it still expects to perform well in China, predicting at least a 20 percent growth in the country. Daimler Northeast Asia Ltd. Chairman Ulrich Walker says during a press conference that their expected outlook is merely a “conservative” target. Walker adds that he’s not too worried that the market in China will be affected heavily by new government measures in persuading car buyers from purchasing new cars in order to help the worsening traffic situation in the country. He believes that China still has huge potential as a market… Continue Reading »

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