Mercedes-Benz USA Inc. says it won't go after the U.S. luxury vehicle sales crown for 1999, adding that it doesn't expect deliveries to top the 200,000-unit mark this year. “We are not interested in winning the luxury sales crown,” in 1999, says Joe Eberhardt, vice president-marketing for MBUSA. Speculation continues to swirl over which luxury marque will stand atop the others as the leading volume seller this year. The race is under a particularly strong watch after last year's ...

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