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An employee works on an Opel car at the Opel factory in Eisenach January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

An employee works on an Opel car at the Opel factory in Eisenach January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

An employee works on an Opel car at the Opel factory in Eisenach January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner
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Matthias Mueller, CEO of German sports car manufacturer Porsche poses in a 911 sports car after an exclusive interview with Reuters at the Porsche headquarters in Stuttgart, January 9, 2013. Porsche's pursuit of record profit could suffer a setback this year as the Volkswagen-owned car maker is strained by sluggish demand in Europe and higher spending on plant expansion and dealerships, chief executive Mueller told Reuters in an interview. Picture taken January 9, 2012. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Matthias Mueller, CEO of German sports car manufacturer Porsche poses in a 911 sports car after an exclusive interview with Reuters at the Porsche headquarters in Stuttgart, January 9, 2013. Porsche's pursuit of record profit could suffer a setback...more

Matthias Mueller, CEO of German sports car manufacturer Porsche poses in a 911 sports car after an exclusive interview with Reuters at the Porsche headquarters in Stuttgart, January 9, 2013. Porsche's pursuit of record profit could suffer a setback this year as the Volkswagen-owned car maker is strained by sluggish demand in Europe and higher spending on plant expansion and dealerships, chief executive Mueller told Reuters in an interview. Picture taken January 9, 2012. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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Visitors stroll through the museum of German sports car manufacturer Porsche in Stuttgart, January 9, 2013. Porsche's pursuit of record profit could suffer a setback this year as the Volkswagen-owned car maker is strained by sluggish demand in Europe and higher spending on plant expansion and dealerships, chief executive Matthias Mueller told Reuters in an interview. Picture taken January 9, 2012. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Visitors stroll through the museum of German sports car manufacturer Porsche in Stuttgart, January 9, 2013. Porsche's pursuit of record profit could suffer a setback this year as the Volkswagen-owned car maker is strained by sluggish demand in Europe...more

Visitors stroll through the museum of German sports car manufacturer Porsche in Stuttgart, January 9, 2013. Porsche's pursuit of record profit could suffer a setback this year as the Volkswagen-owned car maker is strained by sluggish demand in Europe and higher spending on plant expansion and dealerships, chief executive Matthias Mueller told Reuters in an interview. Picture taken January 9, 2012. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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Visitors stroll through the museum of German sports car manufacturer Porsche in Stuttgart, January 9, 2013. Porsche's pursuit of record profit could suffer a setback this year as the Volkswagen-owned car maker is strained by sluggish demand in Europe and higher spending on plant expansion and dealerships, chief executive Matthias Mueller told Reuters in an interview. Picture taken January 9, 2012. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Visitors stroll through the museum of German sports car manufacturer Porsche in Stuttgart, January 9, 2013. Porsche's pursuit of record profit could suffer a setback this year as the Volkswagen-owned car maker is strained by sluggish demand in Europe...more

Visitors stroll through the museum of German sports car manufacturer Porsche in Stuttgart, January 9, 2013. Porsche's pursuit of record profit could suffer a setback this year as the Volkswagen-owned car maker is strained by sluggish demand in Europe and higher spending on plant expansion and dealerships, chief executive Matthias Mueller told Reuters in an interview. Picture taken January 9, 2012. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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The Porsche sports car prototype from 1936 is seen in the museum of German sports car manufacturer Porsche in Stuttgart, January 9, 2013. Porsche's pursuit of record profit could suffer a setback this year as the Volkswagen-owned car maker is strained by sluggish demand in Europe and higher spending on plant expansion and dealerships, chief executive Matthias Mueller told Reuters in an interview. Picture taken January 9, 2012. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

The Porsche sports car prototype from 1936 is seen in the museum of German sports car manufacturer Porsche in Stuttgart, January 9, 2013. Porsche's pursuit of record profit could suffer a setback this year as the Volkswagen-owned car maker is...more

The Porsche sports car prototype from 1936 is seen in the museum of German sports car manufacturer Porsche in Stuttgart, January 9, 2013. Porsche's pursuit of record profit could suffer a setback this year as the Volkswagen-owned car maker is strained by sluggish demand in Europe and higher spending on plant expansion and dealerships, chief executive Matthias Mueller told Reuters in an interview. Picture taken January 9, 2012. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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Visitors stroll through the museum of German sports car manufacturer Porsche in Stuttgart, January 9, 2013. Porsche's pursuit of record profit could suffer a setback this year as the Volkswagen-owned car maker is strained by sluggish demand in Europe and higher spending on plant expansion and dealerships, chief executive Matthias Mueller told Reuters in an interview. Picture taken January 9, 2012. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Visitors stroll through the museum of German sports car manufacturer Porsche in Stuttgart, January 9, 2013. Porsche's pursuit of record profit could suffer a setback this year as the Volkswagen-owned car maker is strained by sluggish demand in Europe...more

Visitors stroll through the museum of German sports car manufacturer Porsche in Stuttgart, January 9, 2013. Porsche's pursuit of record profit could suffer a setback this year as the Volkswagen-owned car maker is strained by sluggish demand in Europe and higher spending on plant expansion and dealerships, chief executive Matthias Mueller told Reuters in an interview. Picture taken January 9, 2012. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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