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US: luxury battle heats up between Mercedes and BMW in November


The largest premium auto market in the world, the United States, has become a German battlefield recently, after the Japanese automaker Lexus ceded leadership to Mercedes-Benz and BMW. After in 2013 the Daimler AG unit – the third largest luxury carmaker in the world – gained the sales crown, for much of the year BMW has recaptured the leadership position. Last ...
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