2023-11-27 Chinese Man Fined For Driving a Counterfeit Mercedes-Benz - autoevolution

Chinese Man Fined For Driving a Counterfeit Mercedes-Benz

We could never get fed up with the Chinese way of doing most serious things, especially since most of them looks so amusing to some western folks.
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Recently, a Chinese man was pulled over by police in Fuzhou, in the Fujian province of the Middle Kingdom.

So far, nothing out of the ordinary, expect maybe for the fact that the “Mercedes-Benz” he was driving before being pulled over wasn't sporting any license plates.

Not only that, but his car wasn't actually a Mercedes-Benz, as the multitude of three-pointed star badges on the car would suggest, but a BYD F6 modified to look like a Mercedes-Benz.

Apparently, the man was fined 1,700 yuan (approximately $280) for not sporting a license plate and illegally retrofitting his car, which was also impounded and his driver's license confiscated.

Later on, he confessed of deliberately modifying his Honda Accord-based BYD F6 to look like a Mercedes-Benz in order to give himself a sense of superiority in front of his relatives and neighbors.

Normally, reporting about a copycat car in China would be like saying that the water is wet, but this is the first time we hear of a story that ends like this.

Story via Fujian News
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About the author: Alex Oagana
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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the autoevolution.com project.
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