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    After five decades of being kept out of the Old World, the Ford Mustang arrived in the European market with a roar. In Germany alone the American automobile left all rivals behind, becoming the best-selling sports car in March.

    According to a report by Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority, Ford sold 780 Mustangs across the nation last month, outpacing sales of other renowned sports-car brands like the Porsche 911 (752 sales), the Audi TT (708 sales) and the Mercedes SLC (364 sales).

    Many earlier Ford models were “derided” by Germans, but the latest figures prove an unquestionable success in the country’s automotive market, the British Car Magazine stated.

    "Germans have fallen in love with the Mustang," Ford Germany managing director Wolfgang Kopplin claimed, as quoted by Left Lane News. "Driving a Mustang GT on the Autobahn is a one of a kind experience for people who love cars."

    ​Aside from horsepower, practical Germans are also thought to have fallen for the Mustang’s affordable price tag. The V8-equipped Mustang, for instance, has a base sticker price of €38,000, which is substantially cheaper than the V6-equipped and luxuriously-appointed Jaguar F-type, which costs some €64,400.

    Still, the report, covering the first months of 2016, shows that the Audi TT’s combined sales surpass that of the Ford Mustang.

    The Ford Mustang, originally introduced in America in 1964, first entered the German market in summer 2015, in line with the company’s effort to expand in Europe. Specifically designed for the Euro market, the sixth-generation model has seen a gradual increase in sales since that time.


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