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Mercedes-Benz Remain Strong in China Amid Cooling Economy

Mercedes-Benz is not worried about China. That’s what Matt Rivers of CNN thinks because the sales of the three-pointed star brand in the country continued to soar despite its cooling economy. According to the source, China became the largest single market of Mercedes when its sales there rose to 40% last year. The momentum of the luxury automaker in the giant Asian nation continued in the first quarter of the year when its sales went up by 24%. Hubertus Troska, member of the board of Daimler and in charge of Mercedes business in China, stated they have put a lot of effort in their research and development in order to… Continue Reading »

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Only in China: The Mercedes-Maybach S400 4MATIC

It seems like the Mercedes-Maybach variant does not only include the S500 and S600 models. Apparently, there also exists an S400 version of the ultra-luxurious S-Class. Early this month, a China-based automotive news website featured some pictures of the Mercedes-Maybach S400 4MATIC, which were taken in Beijing. According to the source, the model is only exclusive in the Chinese market. It’s no wonder why many of us outside that Asian country haven’t heard about it before. Based on the source, the Mercedes-Maybach S400 is powered by a 3.0-liter biturbo V6 engine. The power unit produces 333 hp and 480 Nm of torque. The output of the car comes from all… Continue Reading »

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The Mercedes-Benz GLC Hits Dealerships in China

The Mercedes-Benz GLC is now available in China. According to the CarNewsChina website, the price range of the SUV is at 396,000 and 579,000 yuan or $62,000 to $90,580. This GLC is locally-made by Beijing-Benz, a joint venture between Beijing Automotive Group and Daimler AG, wherein the companies own 50% each in its shares. It should be noted that the company used to make the GLK, the GLC’s predecessor, as well as the GLA. It also produces the China-exclusive long-wheelbase versions of the C-Class and the E-Class. Basically, it carries all the important components of the GLC found elsewhere. The interior comes with the same high-class leather. The one in the pictures has… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV Production Starts In China

As part of the partnership of Mercedes-Benz with the BAIC Group, production of the Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV has started, as shown on a report from worldcarfans.com. Production of the GLC SUV at the assembly plant of the joint venture in Beijing comes six months after local production of the GLA-Class began. The enhanced facility of the Beijing Benz Automotive Co. has a floor space of over 250,000 square meters and was equipped with a new paint shop, body shop and assembly line before the GLA was launched. Hubertus Troska, Board of Management member of Daimler AG for activities in China, said since China is considered a primary market for both… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz R-Class is Getting Prepared for China

The Mercedes-Benz R-Class is staging a comeback. But this time, it will be targeted exclusively for customers in China. According to CNBC, the assembly of the R-Class recently commenced at the AM General assembly plant located in Mishakawa, Indiana. It was the same facility that built the Hummer H2 from 2002 to 2009. Based on the source, Mercedes got into a deal with AM General that involved moving the production of the R-Class into the latter’s facility. The reason for the move of Mercedes is to let its Vance, Alabama plant to focus on the production of the more in-demand units of the brand. The decision to transfer the assembly of the R-Class to another location… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Performs Well Amid the Turbulence in Chinese Market

Notwithstanding the current turbulence in the luxury car segment of China, Mercedes-Benz posted a two-digit percentage increase in its sales there in July. According to a report on Bloomberg, the three-pointed star brand recorded a 42 percent increase in deliveries in the giant Asian country. The sales of Mercedes in the region amounted to 29,540 cars. The continuing success of the brand in the country was attributed to the increase in the demand for its C-Class sedan and compact cars. The growth in China significantly contributed to the overall 149,753 sales record of Mercedes in July. It should be noted that the figure is 15 percent higher based on a… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Sees Good Sales in China in the Second Half of 2015

Mercedes-Benz is looking to close the year with good sales in China. This is amid the problems experienced by its rival luxury carmakers in the region. Ola Kaellenius, a member of the Board of Management of Daimler and head of Mercedes-Benz Cars Marketing and Sales, stated in an interview with online magazine Boerse Online that the three-pointed star brand will enjoy favorable sales in China, which is considered to be the biggest luxury car market in the world. Kaellenius admitted that while the company may experience a short-term volatility in the Chinese market, it is expected to perform well in the second half the year. He said with confidence that they will rise above the… Continue Reading »

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