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Mercedes-Benz Fleet Sales Weak Compared to Rivals

Klaus Maier, executive VP of sales for Mercedes-Benz told Automotive News, “We are trying to get more speed (in fleet sales).” And for good reason, Mercedes-Benz European sales to fleet customers trail both Audi and BMW by a hefty margin. But they intend to close the gap with this year's new C-class and future E-class sedans. For those interested, Automotive News (Europe) has a brief story by Jason Stein here.

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WestLB Temporarily Holds 14% of DaimlerChrysler’s Equity

DaimlerChrysler Press Release (Stuttgart): WestLB AG of Düsseldorf, which is a German bank, has informed DaimlerChrysler AG that on April 4, 2007, the volume of DaimlerChrysler shares that it holds for trading purposes exceeded the threshold of 10% of the voting rights in DaimlerChrysler AG and that it currently holds an equity interest of 14.006% (144,172,765 shares).

According to the information WestLB provided, these are purely financial transactions, which are completely hedged with futures. The number of DaimlerChrysler shares held by WestLB is to be reduced again to well below 3% of the capital stock in the foreseeable future. The transactions therefore do not result in any shift in DaimlerChrysler’s shareholder structure. 

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Mercedes-Benz Events – AMG Market

AMG Market | Mercedes-Benz Enthusiasts

Events are listed by date. You can add additional events by completing the form below. 

May 18-21, 2007
StarTech 2007
Mercedes-Benz Club of America (MBCA)
More info: StarTech 2007
Reston, VA


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AMG Mercedes-Benz Challenge Dates Info

Besides the autobahn, where can you drive a variety of AMGs to the limit without getting arrested? How about at the California Speedway or Lime Rock Park? Mercedes-Benz offers an event for AMG enthusiasts branded "The AMG Challenge." For a couple of grand you can experience the power of AMG on the track and learn professional skills to tame the track.

NOTE: We updated this post and links. You can find the AMG Challenge Event info here.

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