France bans sales of Mercedes models

Franco-German standoff in troubled industry

As Europe's industry is showing further signs of distress, France and Germany's stand off continues. Paris took formal steps on Friday to outlaw sales of several Mercedes models  over parent company Daimler's use of a refrigerant banned by the European Union.

France said it will maintain a sales freeze on the Mercedes A-Class, B-Class and CLA after the German luxury carmaker contested the move in court.

Registrations "will remain forbidden in France as long as the company does not to ...

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