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FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German carmaker Daimler (DAIGn.DE) is to become this year's biggest and most profitable luxury car maker, its chief executive said on Thursday.
"We will achieve it this year, four years ahead of time," Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said at an economic conference in Frankfurt, referring to the company's 2020 target of becoming the world's biggest premium carmaker.
The company had announced the goal in 2011 and Zetsche said back then everyone was laughing at the announcement.
Reporting by Tina Bellon; Editing by Alexandra Hudson