Auto China 2024.

Auto China 2024

New products and country-specific developments strengthen strategy.

April 25, 2024 – At and in the run-up to Auto China 2024, Mercedes-Benz is further strengthening its commitment to the Chinese market with a range of new models and technological capabilities.

Key to this is the expansion of the Mercedes-Benz R&D footprint in China. At the Research & Development Center Shanghai, Mercedes-Benz is opening a new building comprising advanced hardware and software facilities designed to accelerate digital innovation.

Ola Källenius, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz Group AG.

China is our most important market and a crucial technology hub for the global automotive industry. China is also a trailblazer for technological innovations and future trends. That’s why we continue to invest in China, expand our R&D and industrial footprint and accelerate the transformation towards electrification, digitalisation, and carbon neutrality.

Ola Källenius
Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz Group AG
Ola Källenius, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz Group AG.

Cutting-edge R&D – accelerating technological transformation in China

Mercedes-Benz is reinforcing its innovation network in China with a new building at the R&D Center in Shanghai. This new facility will combine with the two existing R&D centres in Beijing to boost the development of connectivity, digitalisation and automated driving features.

Research & Development Center Shanghai.
Research & Development Center Shanghai.

Mercedes-Benz will work with its local partners to continuously increase investment and deliver the best customer experience by creating superior digital experiences. To achieve this, the new R&D Center will focus on five key areas:

  • The upcoming Mercedes Modular Architecture (MMA)
  • Mercedes Benz Operating System (MB.OS)
  • Electric powertrain technology
  • Connectivity, AI and apps
  • Level 2+ partially automated driving
Markus Schäfer, Member of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz Group AG. Chief Technology Officer, Development & Procurement.

Our R&D teams in China make a significant contribution to our rapid progress in AI, autonomous driving and cutting-edge software in the world’s biggest car market. There’s no doubt that a strong R&D presence in China will continue to drive our ambition to lead the industry in electric drive and car software.

Markus Schäfer
Member of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz Group AG, Chief Technology Officer
Markus Schäfer, Member of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz Group AG. Chief Technology Officer, Development & Procurement.

Auto China highlights of Mercedes-Benz

At Auto China 2024, Mercedes-Benz unveils the all-new electric G 580  with EQ Technology (combined energy consumption: 30.3-27.7 kWh/100 km | combined CO₂ emissions: 0 g/km | CO₂ class: A)*. The newest member of the G Class family has an advanced electric-drive system that sets new standards for performance and off-road capability.

The first Mercedes-Benz designed on the upcoming Mercedes Modular Architecture (MMA) is the Concept CLA Class, which celebrates its market debut in China.

At Auto China 2024, Mercedes Benz also announces a range of extensive updates to the all-electric EQS . In direct response to market and customer feedback, the current change year 2024 adds greater efficiency, technology, style and comfort.

The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class L  further underlines the brand’s commitment to China. It is produced and developed locally. Inside, the fully immersive interior is distinguished by the new MBUX Superscreen and more than 10 additional features that are exclusive to China.

With an anticipated range of more than 750 km (466 miles) (WLTP), the new electric drive unit (MB.EDU) leads by a considerable margin.
With an anticipated range of more than 750 km (466 miles) (WLTP), the new electric drive unit (MB.EDU) leads by a considerable margin.
Markus Schäfer: "Our R&D teams in China make a significant contribution to our rapid progress in AI, autonomous driving and cutting-edge software in the world’s biggest car market."
Markus Schäfer: "Our R&D teams in China make a significant contribution to our rapid progress in AI, autonomous driving and cutting-edge software in the world’s biggest car market."
Hubertus Troska, Member of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz Group AG, Greater China, presents the new electric G 580 with EQ Technology (combined energy consumption: 30.3-27.7 kWh/100 km | combined CO₂ emissions: 0 g/km | CO₂ class: A)*.
Hubertus Troska, Member of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz Group AG, Greater China, presents the new electric G 580 with EQ Technology (combined energy consumption: 30.3-27.7 kWh/100 km | combined CO₂ emissions: 0 g/km | CO₂ class: A)*.
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class L features an extended wheelbase and distinctive design elements tailored to the local market.
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class L features an extended wheelbase and distinctive design elements tailored to the local market.
With an anticipated range of more than 750 km (466 miles) (WLTP), the new electric drive unit (MB.EDU) leads by a considerable margin.
Markus Schäfer: "Our R&D teams in China make a significant contribution to our rapid progress in AI, autonomous driving and cutting-edge software in the world’s biggest car market."
Hubertus Troska, Member of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz Group AG, Greater China, presents the new electric G 580 with EQ Technology (combined energy consumption: 30.3-27.7 kWh/100 km | combined CO₂ emissions: 0 g/km | CO₂ class: A)*.
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class L features an extended wheelbase and distinctive design elements tailored to the local market.