WASHINGTON – Despite lagging sales through the first five months of 2005, Paul Halata, president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz U.S.A. Inc., forecasts a strong probability of setting a new sales record this year with the help of two new cross/utility vehicles, the M-Class and R-Class. “We're now selling over 3,000 per month,” Halata says of U.S. sales of the new M-Class. Mercedes R-Class “If we get the new R-Class in October, we should set a new record,” he says. The boost from the CUVs ...

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