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Re: Merc & Audi
In Asia if you purchase a MB, they are all built in Thailand.
Anthony Chan, First Hill, Seattle, WA, USA.
92' 100 V6
On Thu, 30 May 1996, Cobram wrote:
> Date: Thu, 30 May 1996 12:30:00 -0640
> From: Cobram <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: QUATTRO@coimbra.ans.net
> Subject: Re: Merc & Audi
> email@example.com (Tom Nas, DTP Direct bv) writes:
> T> Some time ago there was a thread on the list about Mercs & Audis being
> T> related in some way during the 70s. If I remember correctly, it was
> T> dismissed at the time as being not true.
> Someone posted that the Audi Engine in that car was
> actually a Mercedes design, but Mercedes didn't want
> to lower it's reputation by being associated with
> a lower end of the market.
> T> This was because, he said, Audis were sold in Spain under the
> T> Mercedes-Benz name, however with the 4 rings still on the front.
> Audi's may have been sold by Mercedes dealers also, but
> it's highly suspect that they were ever badged Mercyless
> Benz. As far as I know, Mercedes has never allowed it's
> name on anything it didn't produce or have direct control
> over. Only thing I've seen with the pointed star that
> weren't directly manufactured by Benz are trucks and
> buses, but those have all Mercedes running gear, thus
> they allow the Star.
> T> this. To my knowledge there is no local assembly of MB in Spain. There
> I've seen many complete Mercedes engines (both diesel and
> gasoline), running gear assemblies, etc that were manufactured
> in Spain. Although, never here in the USA, just in Africa and
> South America. They usually have 2 prices too, the German one
> always being more expensive. Never heard of a Spanish complete
> Benz though.
> ... No generalization is wholly true, not even this one.
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