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Old 02-02-2012, 04:17 PM   #35
shikataganai
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Originally Posted by Eyeflyistheeye View Post
It won't sell and probably gets 9 mpg in real life.
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A Mercedes PR person once explained to me that the typical CL customer is a man between the ages of 50 and 60 who earns between $600,000 and $2 million a year. "Dang," I said (or something to that effect). "That's a pretty sweet demographic. That has to be your best, right?" Turns out, no -- there is a class of Mercedes customers that's even richer than those dudes, and the car they buy is the E-Class wagon. Guys with Ferraris and Bentleys like to buy Benz wagons for their wives and kids. The net worth of the people purchasing this here AMG version then, well...discretion is the better part of filthy rich.
The filthy rich are doing just fine in America these days. It'll sell.
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