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Mercedes launches smaller line of luxury vehicles as Mini competitor

Somewhat of a surprise but big news:

Mercedes Plans Line of Small Luxury Vehicles to Compete with BMWs Mini Brand


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Mercedes-Benz is planning to launch a new line of smaller luxury vehicles, including an SUV, a four-meter van, and a two-door hatchback, in an attempt to compete with BMWs Mini brand. The report first appeared in Focus magazine on Sunday.

The new vehicles would carry the Mercedes star and brand ...

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I don't know if it's good or bad for Mercedes to be diluting their brand with cheaper cars. But I do know I want one.
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We will see how they do. I have never driven a front drive MB.
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I heard similar campaign about bringing Smarts to USA back in 1998 or 1999.
MBUSA never brought them from what I heard. Those sold in USA are private company import.
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