Berichten in February 2013

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Spotted in China: E34 BMW 525i in green

Published on February 28, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted in China: E34 BMW 525i in green

A very well preserved E34 BMW 525i in green, seen on a parking lot near the 3th Ring in Beijing where it stood parked close to a rare second generation Lexus ES300. The E34 BMW 5-Series was produced from 1988 until 1996 and never officially exported to China, some cars however arrived via the gray market or diplomatic channels. This green 525i was in perfect shape except for the tires that looked rather old.

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‘Porsche Cabrio’ is a Super Star in China

Published on February 28, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

'Porsche Cabrio' is a Super Star in China

An interesting variation on the Porsche logo, seen on a very Pink cabrio is a faraway suburb of Beijing. What is Porsche trying to hide here?!

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Mercedes-Benz SLK is matte black in China

Published on February 28, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Mercedes-Benz SLK is matte black in China

A sleek and stealthy Mercedes-Benz SLK, seen in the Sanlitun beer district in Beijing. The wrap is a great work, extending all the way over the bumpers and mirrors. Windows are darkened for extra sneak, making the head lights look very white. The alloys are sadly standard, gold would be better!

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Spy Shots: Honda Concept C seen testing in China

Published on February 28, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: Honda Concept C seen testing in China

New spy shots of the production version of the Honda Concept C testing in China. The Concept C debuted as a concept on the 2012 Beijing Auto Show. The production version will be debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April and it will be launched on the Chinese auto market in the first quarter. The Concept C is a China-only mid-size sedan that will be positioned under the Honda Accord.

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Spy Shots: Zhongxing Urban Ark seen testing China

Published on February 28, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: Zhongxing Urban Ark seen testing China

New pictures of the production version of the Zhongxing Urban Ark, it will debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April and it will be launched on the China auto market in the second half of this year. Price will range from 70.000 to 90.000 yuan. Weird green-ish paint job doesn’t do the Urban Ark much good, the vehicle loox much better in primary colors such as red, black or blue.

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Spy Shots: facelift for the Suzuki SX4 in China

Published on February 28, 2013 by W.E. Ning

Spy Shots: facelift for the Suzuki SX4 in China

New spy shots from the facelifted Suzuki SX4, it will debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April and it will be launched on the Chinese car market soon thereafter. The facelift included a radically new nose, some smaller changes at the back and an updated interior.

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Beijing VI emission standard will be tough on Chinese automakers

Published on February 28, 2013 by Joey Wang

Beijing VI emission standard will be tough on Chinese automakers

The sixth stage of Beijing’s vehicle emission standard (Beijing VI Standard) is still under research and is set to be implemented in 2016, said Li Kunsheng, an authority from the emission control department of Beijing Municiple Environmental Protection Bureau, 21st Century Business Herald reported Wednesday.

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China to expand electric car subsidy program to 25 cities

Published on February 28, 2013 by Joey Wang

China to expand electric car subsidy program to 25 cities

China is expected to subsidize electric vehicles sold in 25 model cities, expanding from the current five cities, and adopt a unified national subsidy standard, 21st Century Business Herald reported Wednesday citing China Association of Automobile Manufacturers.

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Chance of winning in Beijing’s license plate Lottery lower than ever

Published on February 28, 2013 by Joey Wang

Chance of winning in Beijing's license plate Lottery lower than ever

One out of 77 applicants were awarded car license plates in the monthly vehicle plate lottery in Beijing on Tuesday, a new low for the competition. The 18,511 winners were drawn from February’s 1.42 million applicants. In January, 1.4 million people competed for 18,653 plates, according to the municipal transport commission.

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Chinese government won’t buy any more Foreign cars

Published on February 28, 2013 by Joey Wang

Chinese government won't buy any more Foreign cars

According to China’s new draft procurement regulations issued by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, all 412 types of cars listed will be supplied by domestic manufacturers, with none from foreign joint-venture brands, Beijing Business Today reported Tuesday.

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