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BBDC to make all-new Benz E-class car by 2010.

February 10, 2009 - The lengthened version of Mercedes-Benz E-class will be produced in Beijing by 2010, Beijing Morning Post reported, citing sources.

Beijing Benz-DaimlerChrysler Automotive Co. (BBDC) has shifted its focus to C-class car production and selling before the E-class is put into production. "The production of old E-class cars is likely to be ceased and BBDC will focus on producing C-class cars," a dealer of BBDC in Beijing disclosed.

"The all-new E-class Mercedes-Benz, launched at the beginning of this year, is likely to be imported to China for temporary sales," the dealer said. BBDC will produce the lengthened version of Mercedes-Benz E-class (code-named V212 inside) by 2010, said sources from BBDC.

The Mercedes-Benz production line has been busily occupied since the China-made Mercedes-Benz C-class car went on sale, BBDC sources said to reporters. The C-class cars are selling well and only has a small inventory, a dealer said.

The Mercedes-Benz E-class will rival Audi A6L, the lengthened version of BMW 5-Series and Volvos 80L, according to the dealer.

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Re: 2010 Mercedes E-class long

shame because the old w211 chassis was a pretty decent looking car... better than this... look at the old e55/e63...
 

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China-made stretched Mercedes sedans go on sale

German automaker Daimler's premium unit Mercedes-Benz recently released to the Chinese market two long-wheelbase E-class sedan models locally made only at the joint venture Beijing Benz, China Daily reported today.

The two Mercedes-Benz sedans are the E 260L CGI ELE and the E 300L AVA, specifically tailored for Chinese buyers. The retail price of the E 260L CGI ELE is 515,000 yuan ($75,600), while the E 300L AVA is priced at 675,000 yuan. Both cars have a 140mm longer wheelbase than the conventional E-Class.

The E 260L CGI ELE is equipped with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder CGI direct injection turbo engine that offers 150 kW of maximum power and 310 Nm peak torque, and the E 300 L AVA is powered by a 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine that produces peak power of 180 kW and top torque of 300 Nm.

Daimler is considering Chinese production of its GLK four-wheel-drive or another mid-range car in its joint venture plant in Beijing as part of its plans to boost local output in China, a company executive told a German newspaper Thursday.

China sales of Mercedes-Benz vehicles in the first five months more than doubled from a year earlier to nearly 46,500 units. Daimler aims to sell over 100,000 Mercedes-Benz cars in China this year, up from the 67,000 in 2009.

Mercedes-Benz sales in the Chinese market are targeted at 300,000 vehicles a year by 2015, with half to be assembled in local factories. 'By then the capacity of our Beijing factory will be doubled,' said the executive.

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