A BMW sedan is displayed for sale at a BMW dealership in South Korea. Free trade deals have helped foreign premium-brand automakers such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz drive up sales in South Korea, previously a heavily protected market dominated by Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia Motors. Photo: REUTERS A BMW sedan is displayed for sale at a BMW dealership in South Korea. Free trade deals have helped foreign premium-brand automakers such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz drive up sales in South Korea, previously a heavily protected market dominated by Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia Motors. Photo: REUTERS
A BMW sedan is displayed for sale at a BMW dealership in South Korea. Free trade deals have helped foreign premium-brand automakers such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz drive up sales in South Korea, previously a heavily protected market dominated by Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia Motors. Photo: REUTERS
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South Korea emerges as top Asian importer of Mercedes-Benz and BMW

Korea has become Asia’s largest importer of Mercedes-Benz and BMW vehicles this year, as the two German carmakers sold more vehicles in Korea than Japan for the first time ever

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A BMW sedan is displayed for sale at a BMW dealership in South Korea. Free trade deals have helped foreign premium-brand automakers such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz drive up sales in South Korea, previously a heavily protected market dominated by Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia Motors. Photo: REUTERS A BMW sedan is displayed for sale at a BMW dealership in South Korea. Free trade deals have helped foreign premium-brand automakers such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz drive up sales in South Korea, previously a heavily protected market dominated by Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia Motors. Photo: REUTERS
A BMW sedan is displayed for sale at a BMW dealership in South Korea. Free trade deals have helped foreign premium-brand automakers such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz drive up sales in South Korea, previously a heavily protected market dominated by Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia Motors. Photo: REUTERS
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