The following commentary comes from an independent investor or market observer as part of TheStreet's guest contributor program, which is separate from the company's news coverage.NEW YORK ( Trefis) -- For the first three quarters of 2011, Daimler AG ( DAI) saw huge momentum and sales growth for its Mercedes-Benz brand in China. The 38% year-to-date growth follows a strong push into the Asian market in recent years. Mercedes-Benz was the fastest-growing premium brand in China from 2007-2009. The trend continues with the SUV family delivering year-over-year growth of 115%, the M-Class growing 90% and the flagship S-Class growing 41% year over year. Daimler brands such as Mercedes-Benz, Smart, Maybach and Daimler compete globally with the likes of BMW (GR:BMW), GM ( GM), Ford ( F), Honda ( HMC) and Toyota ( TM) among others. See our full analysis for Daimler.