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Mercedes-Benz E-L is baby blue in China

December 30, 2012 by W.E. Ning

Mercedes-Benz E-L is baby blue in China

A baby blue Mercedes-Benz E-L seen on a highway near the great city of Fuzhou in Fujian Province. The normally very boring sedan is seldom seen sexed up, but this blue does the Benz a good. The E-L is stretched by 11 centimeters compared to the German E-series, it is made in China by the Beijing-Benz joint venture, and this is only the second funny one we see after a pinky from Dongguan.

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Toyota Tundra is big, bad & black in China

December 30, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Toyota Tundra is big, bad & black in China

This is a big, bad & black Toyota Tundra SUV, seen on a rainy day in the great city of Shenzhen in Guangdong Province. Toyota doesn’t officially export the massive Tundra but the gray market ships ‘em directly from dealers on the US West Coast to dealers in China, just like they do with the Ford F-150 and other gas-guzzling American trucks.

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Spotted in China: E38 BMW 740 iL in silver

December 30, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted in China: E38 BMW 740 iL in silver

Here we have a very sleek E38 BMW 740 iL, seen on a car part market in Beijing. The E38 was made from 1994 until 2001 and was the first 7-series to be officially exported to China. This silver saloon has square head lamps, identifying it as an early pre-facelift car, made from 1994 until 1998.

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Crash Time China: truck hits on Mercedes-Benz S550 stretched limousine

December 29, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Crash Time China: truck hits on Mercedes-Benz S550 stretched limousine

Bad weather all over China, snow and rain, storm and wind! Good for crashes. Here we have another one. A Mercedes-Benz S550 stretched limousine was hit in the back by a truck on a highway near the great city of Ningbo in Zhejiang Province. The truck was red. Fortunately nobody got hurt, but the Benz is badly damaged. A non-stretched S550 goes for 2.18 million yuan in China, this stretched variant will cost at least 3.  Police is investigating the cause of the accident. Two earlier Benz bumps: W140 vs Highlander & G55 vs Fit.

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Spy Shots: FAW-Oley hatchback is Naked in China

December 29, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: FAW-Oley hatchback is Naked in China

The very first spy shots of an all-naked FAW-Oley hatchback in China. Strangely the vehicle seems to have the old front while we have seen spy shots an Oley sedan with a new front. The Oley hatchback will be launched on the Chinese car market in early 2013, it will debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April.

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Land Rover energy drink from China

December 29, 2012 by W.E. Ning

Land Rover energy drink from China

This is a new energy drink from China. The brand is called ‘Land Rover’ and its logo is Jaguar-like. The characters write ‘Lu Hu’, wich means ‘Road Tiger’, which is the genuine Chinese name for Land Rover. There is another Jaguar, or is it a tiger, plastic-printed on the bottle. The energy drink comes with loads of caffeine, sugar and other healthy things.

Interestingly, the design and colors of the bottle are in itself a copy of a Brazillian-Chinese energy drink called Recca. This bottle of Land Rover was discovered by reader Peter Xie in the great city of Guangzhou in Guangdong Province. I haven’t seen the brand in Beijing yet, I hope it comes soon, because I can’t wait to try.

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Crash Time China: Lamborghini Murcielago hits a Fire Hydrant

December 29, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Crash Time China: Lamborghini Murcielago hits a Fire Hydrant

An interesting crash in the great city of Shenzhen (hello Bertel!) in Guangdong Province. A lime green Lamborghini Murcielago spun out of control in heavy rain and hit a fire hydrant, which broke and spat out loads of extra water on an already very wet road. The car must have been thirsty! We got only one pic of the bang, so here some extra Murcielago: shiny red, with FF, China Limited SVmatte black SV, roadster in gold, an expensive toy, SV in black, gray, SV in yellow, lime-green, chrome, Versace Edition, SV crash, LP650-4 Roadster, and another SV in yellow. Via: Weibo.

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Spotted in China: Mansory Porsche Panamera

December 29, 2012 by Joey Wang

Spotted in China: Mansory Porsche Panamera

A very rare Mansory Porsche Panamera, seen in the great city of Zhengzhou in Henan Province. The over-the-top body kit makes the fat Porsche 10 centimeters fatter in every direction. Still, it is an impressive machine, Mansory knows how to make a vehicle unforgettable. The red stripe and red mirrors however are likely done later in China, to make things even better…

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Spy Shots: Mitsubishi Colt Plus testing in China

December 29, 2012 by W.E. Ning

Spy Shots: Mitsubishi Colt Plus testing in China

New spy shots from the Mitsubishi Colt testing in China, it will be launched on the Chinese auto market in the second half of next year. Mitsubishi has been busy bringing the Colt Plus to China for quite a while, but it seems finally going to happen now. The Colt Plus will be made in China by the SouEast-Mitsubishi joint venture.

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Spy Shots: Haima M8 testing in China

December 29, 2012 by Joey Wang

Spy Shots: Haima M8 testing in China

Spy shots from the Hamima M8 testing in China. The Haima M8, formerly known as the Haima Yao, is a new mid-size sedan that will be launched on the China car market next year. Power will come from a 175hp 1.8 turbo, mated to a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic.

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