SAO PAULO — Sales of Brazil's imported luxury cars costing US$50,000 and up jumped 10% in the first quarter over the same period last year, the best results since the domestic currency, the real, was devalued in 1999. Among the luxury brands sold by members of the Brazilian Assn. of Car Importers, Abeiva, BMW AG holds the lead, with 349 units in the first quarter compared to 268 in the same period last year. The best-selling BMW models are the 325i and 330i sedans. BMW in 2000 sold 1,411 ...
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