About half of the 16,000 registered cars in the Croatian town of Imotski are Mercedes cars, which symbolise success for its rural inhabitants.
Mercedes, Germany's trademark car company, wants to develop a self-driving car, increasing fierce competition with firms like Uber, Google, General Motors and Volkswagen.
BMW however said currency effects slowed both its turnover and operating profit, arguing sales would otherwise have remained around the same level as last year.
South Korea plans to impose a combined fine of $63.1 million on automakers BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche citing violations on emission rules, the environment ministry said on Thursday.
German luxury carmaker Audi, a Volkswagen subsidiary, issued a voluntary recall of up to 850,000 diesel vehicles, saying it would help reduce engine emissions
Germany will launch new incentive scheme to increase electric car sales by the end of the decade.
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