The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class is hot news. Most people would consider it a hot car. And now the consumers have put their money where there mouth is. Last weekend, the new C-Class went on sale, and an astounding 470.000 people all over Western Europe went to their local dealership to check the car out (and some went for the new smart fortwo), resulting in 75.000 orders! And that with only 7.000 testdrives... think I missed the subliminal messages advertising campaign. Dr. Klaus Maier from the Marketing and Sales department: "We are extremely delighted with the successful launch of the two new products and the very positive response from our customers."