A BMW 1-Series hatchback, Spotted in China in a faraway suburb of Beijing. The Bimmer comes with a curious sticker depicting a World War II German Nazi symbol, very violent and such… This kinda stickers and badges are fairlycommon in China, they go for a few dollar a piece and can be bought in every car shop, and Chinese drivers do know what the Swastika about. WO II is rather ‘hip’ in China, documentaries all over TV, with the German side weirdly the most popular.
Another supercar bites the dust in China! A bling blingFerrari 599 GTB Fiorano crashed on a very wet road in the city of Nanjing in Jiangsu Province. The Ferrari was trying to overtake a slower vehicle when the driver lost control, leading to a 360 ending up in the barrier. Interestingly, all four wheels are damaged, indicating the Ferrari hit a lot during its circus ride.
China’s Wanxiang Group said Friday it plans to restart production of Fisker vehicles after it purchased the firm in a 150 million-dollar deal. In the ‘coming months’ Wanxiang will restart building cars in the Valmet factory in Finland, and will start production in Fisker’s own manufacturing plant in Delaware, United States, which Fisker bought from General Motors in 2010.
The Opel Adam will be rebadged as Buick for the China car market, launch is expected for 2015. General Motors wants the Adam in China to compete with the successful Fiat 500. The ‘Buick Adam’ will be imported into China but local production is very well possible further in the future. Price is yet unknown but the Fiat 500 does 169.800 yuan to 268.800 yuan, so price of the Adam will likely sit in the same range. Engines: 1.2 petrol with 69hp and 1.4 petrol with 100hp.
The Buick Adam will be the first high-end city car for GM in China. So far GM has focused entirely on cheap city cars. However, recent success of Fiat and Smart has shown there is a large market for hip and high-quality city cars that are bought by hip and reasonably-rich city folk who want to show off their wealth and hipness but don’t want a large car, and definitely no sedan like their parents have.
A very porny Porsche Panamera, Spotted in China at the Solana mall in Beijing. The good Porsche was wrapped in en eye murdering shiny red wrap, and further porned up by black mirrors, black door handles, darkened windows, darkened head lights, black winglets in the grille, and black fantastic five-spoke alloys. The vehicle was a beacon of light on a very dark and dirty day, with heavy pollution smogging all life out of town.
A super shiny BMW 3-Series sedan, Spotted in China in the great city of Qingdao in Shandong Province. The good Bimmer is covered completely with a thick layer of glitter, making for one of the most impressive BlingBMW‘s we have ever seen in China, similar in concept to an equally crazy Chrysler 300C we met in 2012.
A very bananish Volkswagen Passat CC, Spotted in China in the Sanlitun area in Beijing. The good Volkswagen was painted in shiny yellow, no wrapping here!, and further prettified by a black roof, darkened windows, and extra shiny chromed grille, and very racy piano black five-spoke alloys. The banana really enlightened the whole street, check those other cars around, they all boring white and brown. Read more »
A Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder crashed spectacularly on a highway near the great city of Suzhou in Jiangsu Province. The Lamborghini lost traction for yet unknown reasons, hit the barrier in the middle, got airborne, flipped over, and landed on its head on the other side of the road. The driver made it out alive but was heavily injured and taken to a local hospital.
A beastly BMW X5M, Spotted in China in the Sanlitun area in Beijing. The monster SUV is painted in white, covered with mud and dust, weirdly has a roof rack on the roof, and seems to be fitted with rather small (winter?) tires. But the best thing is the license!, reading X5M53, and that is the best license we have seen on a BMW X5 in China so far.
A white Volkswagen Tiguan, Spotted in China in the Sanlitun area in Beijing, straight across the street from Volkswagen’s China headquarters. The vehicle was parked like a professional a*hole with its rear wheels on the pavement and front wheels on the road, blocking the way for poor pedestrians, occupying half of a bicycle parking area, and and occupying about 1.5 car parking lot.