The man, surnamed Zhuo, in Fuzhou, Fujian Province of China was pulled over by police for driving without license plates last week.
Upon further inspection, the police found that the car was registered as a BYD, a budget Chinese sedan.
It was later decorated with Mercedes emblems and hood ornament.
Zhou admitted that he disguised his car as a Mercedes to seem more successful in the eyes of his relatives and friends.
Police impounded Zhuo's car and confiscated his license, 'Globaltimes' reported.
He was additionally fined USD 280 for driving without plates and illegally modifying his vehicle.