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Dieter Zetsche is Giggling over Global Mercedes Sales

After earlier in the day we told you about the seventh consecutive record month and all-time high when it comes to Mercedes-Benz sales in the USA, it is now time to present you the global results, which are also nothing to be ashamed about.
Dieter Zetsche in the Mercedes-AMG F1 paddock 1 photo
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According to the official press release, the US isn't the only market where 2013 sales soared to record heights, since Germany is, sort of surprisingly, the third country where the three-pointed star bested both of its arch-enemies, BMW and Audi, after the US and Japan.

“Having performed impressively in the first six months of this year, we shifted up another gear in July. The new E-Class has proved a resounding success, our compact models are more popular than ever and, since mid-July, we have also been delivering our new S-Class to customers in Europe. This young model mix will enable us to generate further growth in the second half of this year,” commented Dr Joachim Schmidt, Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing, Mercedes-Benz Cars.

The 811,227 cars delivered to customers all over the world in the first seven months of 2013 represent an increase of 8.1% over 2012 and, considering the rather tough market conditions - especially in Europe – represent something for Daimler AG shareholders to really gloat about.

Following this trend, by the end of the year Dieter Zetsche's mustache should be pointing upwards constantly.
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About the author: Alex Oagana
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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the autoevolution.com project.
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