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Mercedes just won January

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Daimler CEO Zetsche presents the new Mercedes-AMG GT3 race car during the first press day ahead of the 85th International Motor Show in Geneva.

Mercedes-Benz sold more than 150,000 luxury cars worldwide in January.

This represents a 20% jump in sales over the same month in 2015.

“We continued the positive development of record year 2015 in January, and started the new year successfully,” Mercedes-Benz Cars marketing and sales boss Ola Källenius said in a statement.

In the process, the three-pointed star overtook previous luxury sales king BMW which reported sales of 134,000 cars over the same period — an increase of 7.5%. 

In fact, BMW was also overtaken by Audi which delivered more than 143,000 cars last month — an increase of 4%.

“We started the new year at a good pace and delivered more cars than ever before in a January,” Audi sales chief Dietmar Voggenreiter said in a statement.

“We have gained new customers in the Americas, Europe and Asia. That shows how balanced our growth strategy is.”

Mercedes’ stellar January follows up on the company’s resurgent 2015 which saw the company deliver more than 1.87 million cars world wide — a 13.4% increase over 2014.

However, the Stuttgart-based luxury brand still lagged behind BMW, which moved nearly 1.91 million cars last year. 

Audi delivered 1.8 million cars worldwide in 2015.

Mercedes’ recent success comes as the company has revamped its lineup with a heavy focus on offering customers wider selection of crossover SUVs and entry-level models. The result is increased sales in a high-growth, high-profit margin segment of the market and the addition of new buyers into the brand ladder. 

With that said, BMW is content with the level of growth the company has exhibited in an unstable global market.

“We are pleased to see the sustainable levels of growth we achieved in 2015 continuing into this year,” BMW AG’s head of sales, Dr Ian Robertson said in a statement. “Despite many markets showing continuing volatility, we remain optimistic that this positive trend will continue through 2016, our company’s centenary year.”

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BMW just fell behind Mercedes and Audi in sales

(Thomson Reuters)
Daimler CEO Zetsche presents the new Mercedes-AMG GT3 race car during the first press day ahead of the 85th International Motor Show in Geneva.

Mercedes-Benz sold more than 150,000 luxury cars worldwide in January.

This represents a 20% jump in sales over the same month in 2015.

“We continued the positive development of record year 2015 in January, and started the new year successfully,” Mercedes-Benz Cars marketing and sales boss Ola Källenius said in a statement.

In the process, the three-pointed star overtook previous luxury sales king BMW which reported sales of 134,000 cars over the same period — an increase of 7.5%. 

In fact, BMW was also overtaken by Audi which delivered more than 143,000 cars last month — an increase of 4%.

“We started the new year at a good pace and delivered more cars than ever before in a January,” Audi sales chief Dietmar Voggenreiter said in a statement.

“We have gained new customers in the Americas, Europe and Asia. That shows how balanced our growth strategy is.”

Mercedes’ stellar January follows up on the company’s resurgent 2015 which saw the company deliver more than 1.87 million cars world wide — a 13.4% increase over 2014.

However, the Stuttgart-based luxury brand still lagged behind BMW, which moved nearly 1.91 million cars last year. 

Audi delivered 1.8 million cars worldwide in 2015.

Mercedes’ recent success comes as the company has revamped its lineup with a heavy focus on offering customers wider selection of crossover SUVs and entry-level models. The result is increased sales in a high-growth, high-profit margin segment of the market and the addition of new buyers into the brand ladder. 

With that said, BMW is content with the level of growth the company has exhibited in an unstable global market.

“We are pleased to see the sustainable levels of growth we achieved in 2015 continuing into this year,” BMW AG’s head of sales, Dr Ian Robertson said in a statement. “Despite many markets showing continuing volatility, we remain optimistic that this positive trend will continue through 2016, our company’s centenary year.”

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etaleah asked:

If John is what keeps Sherlock from becoming like Moriarty, what do you think keeps Mycroft from becoming like Moriarty?

I love this question. This question made me stare into the void until my pupils overtook my irises. I was submerged in nothing for an eternity and I have finally returned with the answer.

If John is who keeps Sherlock from becoming like Moriarty

then

Sherlock is who keeps Mycroft from becoming like Moriarty.

The Issue With Helicopters

Fandom: Miraculous Ladybug

Rating: T

Summary: After their fight with Antibug, Adrien was left with one nagging thought. He knew that voice. So when he turned on the TV he hadn’t been expecting to see his failure captured on national news. Neither had he expected to see his Lady unmasked. Something she hadn’t wanted him to know. It was all because of those damn helicopters.

Author’s Note: Hi! So, this is a one shot that I had after watching Antibug. As I was watching, I couldn’t help thinking that Marinette would have had to interact with Chat Noir at least a little bit when she was saving him… Also that there were totally cameras filming the fight.
Hope you like!



Chat Noir gulped as he stared at the ground down below him. His stomach plunged as vertigo overtook him. He was no stranger to heights. He loved them… except when he was dangling over the edge of a tall building tied to his own staff!

He could retract it back, even tied up as he was, but it would shrink back towards him, and with his hands and feet tied, he had no way to swing to a window, let alone land safely.

He’d been sliding ever closer to the edge of the staff just moments before, what with Antibug leaning him down so much. But then something had drawn her away. Much to his relief, she had brought him back up, placed a chair to hold him in place, and ran off.

Okay, this was it. He had a moment to get himself out of this, just… how?

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For the last week you have been visiting Earth with the Guardians and they had been witness to the Valentine’s Day craze that overtook people in the first few weeks of February.

You had explained it to them which resulted in mixed opinions on the day. Gamora and Drax rolling their eyes at the ridiculousness of it all. Rocket seeming to think it was an opportunity of people. Peter not really caring as he was barely ten mentally. Groot had replied with his trademark statement, but you had yet to figure out how differentiate the different Groot’s.

It was now Valentine’s day and the six of you were still on Earth and you were watching as people walked down the street obviously in love or just happy to spend time with someone they cared about.

You felt a small tap on your shoulder and you turned around.

Groot stood there his hands cupped together and you tilted your head in confusion.

“Something up, Groot?” you asked.

“Groot,” he said in what you guessed was a dismissive tone. He was probably trying to say that nothing was wrong.

“Okay,” you shrugged and patted the spot next to you on the ledge of the roof. “Sit with me?”

“Groot.”

You looked to Groot and he had opened his hands a small bundle of flowers had collected in them. They were light pink and had no more than six petals on each. They looked so delicate and pretty.

“Wow Groot that’s beautiful,” you breathed.

“Groot,” he replied in agreement.

“Thank you for showing me this.”

“Groot.”

You smiled and kissed his cheek. Sure he was a tree, but that didn’t mean that he didn’t deserve affection.

“Happy Valentine’s Day, Groot.”

“Groot.”

Lunafreya Nox Fleuret

“Luna made many fond memories with Noct in their childhood, but their days of innocence ended abruptly when the empire overtook her home of Tenebrae. Through adversity, she became the youngest Oracle in history. Adored and respected the world over, she now travels in search of communion with the gods to aid Noctis on his journey.”

—Official description