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Official: Mercedes-Benz Will Build C-Class In U.S.

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2009 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2009 Mercedes-Benz C Class

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Despite the recent downturn in the U.S. economy, luxury brands like Mercedes-Benz continue to see sales growth in the world's biggest car market. The falling dollar has made it even more profitable to build cars in America--and the automaker already builds M-, R- and GL-class vehicles in its Alabama plant.

Mercedes-Benz has now decided on the further development of its global production network. In connection with the launch of the next-generation C-Class in 2014, Mercedes-Benz will start building 20% of the cars at its Tuscaloosa plant in Alabama.

For management, the decision was simple. It is essential to have production facilities of the high-volume C-Class close to the market, and the svelte sedan is the best-selling Mercedes-Benz model in the U.S. market.

Production of the C-Class will also be altered back in Germany. The production of the C-Class sedan for markets in Europe will be concentrated at the Bremen plant in the future.

[Mercedes-Benz]

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  1. According to the Stuttgarter Zeitung, the automobile company could possibly move some of C-class production to Vance, Ala., from its plant Sindelfingen, near Stuttgart, as part of a global production cost reduction plan. Production of other units have been transferred from place to place to optimize costs.
     
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  2. Hi Guy's,
    The C in the picture is the exact configuration I'd want mine to be (white C300 6MT Sport w/ AMG wheels). If this car was a bit more athletic and tactile I'd have one in my garage
     
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