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Old 08-31-2018, 07:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Levi View Post
The same way German brands count fleet sales.
Originally Posted by boston View Post
Just back from UK. BMW dumping diesels into rental car lots run by Sixt (german company)
Not only BMW,in Europe, vast majority of German brands, especially the premium ones, are fleet sales; Company cars and rental cars can make up 70 - 80% of sales (Passat usually the king with around 95% fleet sales in major markets), it's nothing new or outstanding; Also a reason why non German brands will never achieve anywhere near the sales here, as most of these brands have exclusive contracts (with massive discounts, naturally)

BMW isn't even the worst offender, the 3 series is comparably popular as a private car (at one point being the king of private lease, and among the most popular used cars)
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