Mercedes Loses Ground in Luxury Race as Audi Doubles Gap

Mercedes Loses Ground in Luxury Race as Audi Doubles Gap

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Since Mercedes lost the top spot in the luxury-car segment to BMW in 2005, the Daimler unit’s sales are forecast to advance 19 percent this year, compared with a 31 percent jump by BMW and a 70 percent surge by Audi, according to IHS Automotive.