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US: Luxury battle heats between BMW and Mercedes-Benz


While overall BMW managed to retain its position of global premium leader in 2013, it lost first place in the US to its Mercedes rival last year and in the first two months. Now, March heats the battle. The BMW brand managed to beat its rivals last month, posting a 19% jump from the same month last year, selling 32,107 vehicles ...
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