BIRMINGHAM, AL – Although many other foreign auto makers have engine-building operations in the U.S., DaimlerChrysler AG's Mercedes-Benz unit still plans to import engines for its U.S.-built models. “(U.S. engine production is) not planned yet because you need a high volume to make integral business,” says Hans-Heinrich Weingarten, executive vice president-Mercedes Car Group, speaking via satellite from Germany to a manufacturing conference here. Hans-Heinrich Weingarten Weingarten ...

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