April 20 Daimler's Mercedes-Benz
division expects higher car sales in China this year, though the
luxury brand is less upbeat than its German rival BMW.
"We will grow," Hubertus Troska, head of Daimler's China
operations, told reporters on Saturday at the Shanghai auto
show, without being more specific.
China's premium auto market may expand "at a high single
digit or low double digit rate" this year, Daimler CEO Dieter
Earlier on Saturday, BMW, the world's biggest maker of
luxury vehicles, said it expected "upper single-digit" sales
growth in China, according to sales chief Ian Robertson.
(Writing by Andreas Cremer; Editing by Ron Popeski)