When Germany's baby-boomer generation was young, the legendary C111 was the vision of the automotive future. This spacey car, in the bright orange so popular in the 1970s, was a testing ground for Wankel and diesel engines, and turbochargers.
German vehicle manufacturer Mercedes says it has retained its title as the world's most successful premium brand carmaker. Its booming business in China is an essential part of securing that status.
A US auction house says it plans to sell off one of Adolf Hitler's "majestic" cars, which was used during parades in Nazi Germany. The powerful Mercedes-Benz, which has been fully restored, could fetch up to $7 million.
China has announced it will steeply reduce import duties for both automobiles and car parts. Beijing is opening up the world's largest auto market amid an easing of tensions with the United States.
Mercedes-Benz's seemingly innocuous Instagram post prompted outrage in China and the German carmaker has since apologized. Mercedes is one of a number of brands to upset Beijing with its online marketing.
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