The sign of German luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz, a subsidiary of Daimler AG, is pictured in Munich in this October 22, 2013 file picture. Germany's Daimler posted a forecast-beating 45 percent surge... more 
The sign of German luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz, a subsidiary of Daimler AG, is pictured in Munich in this October 22, 2013 file picture. Germany's Daimler posted a forecast-beating 45 percent surge in fourth-quarter profit as an overhauled E-Class and a new S-Class limousine helped raise margins at its Mercedes-Benz luxury car division. The Stuttgart-based maker of cars and trucks on February 6, 2014 reported fourth-quarter adjusted earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) of 2.53 billion euros ($3.42 billion), above the 2.32 billion euros forecast in a Reuters poll. REUTERS/Michael Dalder/Files (GERMANY - Tags: TRANSPORT BUSINESS LOGO) less 
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