Archive for the ‘Beijing-Benz’ Category
Published on November 8, 2012 by Joey Wang
Mercedes-Benz China sales are down 3.9% in October, a decline which Daimler attributed to the “very strong” sales from October 2011. Mercedes-Benz sold 15.900 vehicles in China last month.
Published on October 23, 2012 by Tycho de Feyter
A very pink Mercedes-Benz E-L sedan, seen in the great city of Dongguan in Guangdong Province. The stretched E is an unusual car to pinkefy, we haven’t seen any before at all. Earlier on we met a few other pink Benzmachines: pink C200, SLS AMG, SL63 AMG and an SLK.
Published on October 2, 2012 by Tycho de Feyter
Early Tuesday afternoon in Beijing, I just went out for a walk, the streets are dead quiet during the October Holiday but I did find myself a very fine and very Pink Mercedes-Benz C200. Pink a bit on the matte side, sexed up by black alloys and part in front of the famously raunchy Baby Face discotheque.
Published on September 27, 2012 by W.E. Ning
A very sleek Mercedes-Benz C180 wrapped in orange, seen in the great city of Changzhou in Jiangsu Province. The Benz is further sexed up by a high performance exhaust system, led-thingies in the bumper, a black roof, a small wing on the back, blacked out windows and racy five-spoke alloys. The owner spend 30.000 yuan on this dream car, that’s 4760 USD, that’s dedication.
Published on August 30, 2012 by W.E. Ning
The first spy shots of the facelifted Mercedes-Benz E-L in China, the E-L is a China-only stretched variant of the E-class. The facelifted car is expected to debut next year, likely at the April 2013 Shanghai Auto Show.
Published on August 27, 2012 by Joey Wang
Mercedes-Benz intends to further integrate its sales organization and accelerate its expansion in China, as it strives to grab a bigger share of the country’s promising luxury vehicle segment.
“We have made progress in integrating selected sales and marketing functions, and we are positively making efforts on further integration,” said Klaus Maier, president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz (China) Ltd. “Our dealers and partners do appreciate our plan for further integration.”
Published on June 19, 2012 by Joey Wang
German automaker Mercedes-Benz may sell its E-Class sedans under the Beijing brand owned by its local partner BAIC Group to qualify for the government procurement market now limited to domestic brands, according to recent Chinese-language reports.
Insiders at BAIC Group were quoted in the local press saying that discussions are underway to put the Beijing marque on locally made Mercedes-Benz E-Class models so they can be considered for the high-end government fleet.
Published on June 18, 2012 by Joey Wang
The establishment of a western regional office in Xi’an marks another milestone for Mercedes-Benz, completing the German luxury auto manufacturer’s strategy to divide its Chinese operations based on regional markets, according to company management.
Mercedes officially inaugurated its office for operations in the western region on Thursday at the Xi’an International Automotive Industry Exhibition, reaffirming its long-term commitment to the world’s largest vehicle market.
Published on May 3, 2012 by Joey Wang
The Mercedes-Benz GLK has been launched on the Chinese car market, it is made in China by the Beijing-Benz joint venture that also makes the c-class and E-class. Price starts at 408.000 yuan and ends at 557.000 yuan. Lone engine is the 3.0 V6 with 240hp and 300nm.
Published on March 29, 2012 by Tycho de Feyter
The new Beijing Auto E-series is based on the platform of the Smart FourFour, a Smart with space for four that was made by NedCar in the Netherlands between 2004 and 2006. The Smart Forfour shared most of its components with the 2003 Mitsubishi Colt which was made at the same factory. The ForFour was killed after only two years due to very slow sales. Now we know where the platform went!