Berichten in March 2012

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Spotted in China: Mercedes-Benz S600

Published on March 30, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Mercedes-Benz S600

A very massive Mercedes-Benz W140 S600, seemingly abandoned at a car market in Shanghai. This monster was the first S-class model which was available with a V12 and this S600 is just such a machine. The 6.0 liter ‘M120′ poops out 402hp and 580nm, good for a by that time unbelievable 240 km/h top speed.

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Angry Birds car perfume from China

Published on March 30, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Seen on a car market in Shanghai, two very funny Angry Birds car perfume bottle-things. No doubt Rovio in Finland didn’t okay this, but what can they do about this sorta things from so far up reindeer-north? The Angry Bird apps are extremely popular in China, so this indeed must be flattery. For 25 yuan, almost 4 USD.

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Official: BYD-Daimler Denza launched in China

Published on March 30, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

BYD-Daimler Denza

The BYD-Daimler joint venture officially launched its new Denza brand today at a little party in Shenzhen. They did not show the car but did announce the Chinese name: Tengshi (腾势). We had already seen the logo but it was now official and in the right colors, depicting a water droplet. They also unveiled a really catchy English slogan: “EV the Future”, and a website without a car: www.denza.com. The car will debut on April 23 on the Beijing Auto Show, it will hit the market in 2013.

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Fooling the Speed Camera, the Chinese Way

Published on March 30, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

sanitary napkin China car

Here we have a very smart Mini-driver from China, likely a woman. She tries to fool the speed camera’s by sticking a sanitary napkin on the ‘A’ in her license plate. How very smart indeed, almost as smart as that man who used toothpaste to change his numbers. This tricked Mini was seen here in Beijing by reader JC, thank you for the pic!

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First Chery-Quantum Qoros to debut in 2013

Published on March 30, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Chery-Quantum Qoros

Qoros organizes a little event for the press on Tuesday in Shanghai. They showed an updated version of the hilarious cow-car that debuted in December last year. The black paint has gone but otherwise it seems the same vehicle for 99%.

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Spotted in China: Lamborghini Murcielago SV in Black

Published on March 30, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Lamborghini Murcielago SV

Here we have a very fine Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 Super Veloce in black, seen in the great city of Tangshan in Hebei Province. The Murcialgo SV was made in 2009 and 2010, total production was only 350 cars.

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Beijing Auto B40 & B70 to be listed in China in September

Published on March 30, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Beijing Auto B40

The Beijing Auto B40 and B70 will be listed on the Chinese car market in September, the final production cars will debut at the Beijing Auto Show next month. The B40 will also be available as a removable soft-top version. The B40 debuted almost two years ago at the 2010 Beijing Auto Show, the B70 debuted at 2011 Shanghai Auto Show. B40 on the first pic. Read more »

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Spy Shots: Renault Talisman testing in China

Published on March 30, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Renault Talisman

New spy shots from the upcoming Renault Talisman, a new large sedan for the Chinese car market, it will debut at the Beijing Auto Show in April and it will be listed soon after that. The Talisman will be imported from South Korea, it is based on the Renault-Samsung SM7 that by itself is based on Nissan’s J31 platform.

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Spy Shots: Dongfeng-Nissan Venucia EV = a Nissan Leaf

Published on March 30, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Dongfeng-Nissan Venucia EV

Venucia, Kaichen in Chinese, is a new sub-brand from the Dongfeng-Nissan joint venture. Their fisrt car is the Nissan Tiida-based Venucia D50 which will be listed on the China car market on April 25. Venucia will also make an EV, it will be based on the Nissan Leaf. One new spy shot shows its design is only slightly different than the Leaf, it will hit the market “before 2015″.

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Roewe 950 is OUT in China

Published on March 30, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Roewe 950 is OUT in China

Finally the first pictures of an all-naked Roewe 950 in China. The Roewe 950, formerly known as Roewe R95, will be listed on the Chinese car market on April 11 and will officially debut at the Beijing Auto Show that starts on April 25.

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