The Luxury Trap Mercedes, BMW Struggle as Car-Buyers Downsize

German luxury carmakers Mercedes-Benz and BMW have been particularly slammed by the economic downturn as cash-strapped consumers go for cheaper models. A cooperation between the two companies would make a lot of sense, but the rivals are wary of each other. Meanwhile upstart Audi is eating into their markets.
Photo Gallery: Luxury Carmakers in Trouble
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Photo Gallery: Luxury Carmakers in Trouble

Photo Gallery: Luxury Carmakers in Trouble
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Photo Gallery: Luxury Carmakers in Trouble

Translated from the German by Paul Cohen.