PIMS 2014: Deutsch Opulenz

While Honda, Toyota and Mitsubishi displayed futuristic concepts in their areas, there was nothing of that sort going on around the German manufacturers. Perhaps unwittingly playing to the national stereotype, the Germans decided to approach PIMS 2014 firmly from the present, eschewing fanciful concepts in favour of fully-loaded versions of their showroom offerings. Here we take a look at Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz and BMW.

(Warning, slightly long read ahead.)


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Opening PIMS 2014

On the 18th of September, the doors of the Philippine World Trade Center opened to welcome hordes of car enthusiasts, their families and their cars to the 5th Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS). Staged by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc. – better known as CAMPI – seventeen vehicle manufacturers and distributors brought together quite a selection of cars and technology for all to behold.

CAMPI opens 5th PIMS with Senator Bam Aquino_photo2

Of course, great big shows always start off with a great big opening ceremony.

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