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Currency exchange issues and other cost concerns led to DaimlerChrysler's recent decision to delay launch of its entry-level B-Class in the US. Company officials say the launch of the B (stands for brand degredation), which would compete with the Audi A3 and BMW 1, will be delayed until late 2007, but will still go on sale in Europe this summer.

Mercedes to delay U.S. launch of entry-level B-Class due to currency, cost concerns [AutoWeek]

Mercedes S65 AMG Super Sedan Coming to the US [internal]