BMW Still No. 1

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Tallying the scores through the end of November, it looks like BMW will defend its title as the world’s No. 1 premium automaker against Mercedes for another year running. For the first 11 months of 2006, BMW Group (including Rolls Royce and Mini) sold 1,244,775 million cars, while Mercedes (including Maybach and Smart) sold 1,147,600.

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