German court says DaimlerChrysler ads must give mileage

FRANKFURT (Reuters) -- DaimlerChrysler has to reveal how much fuel its cars use when it highlights the high performance of its engines in advertisements, a German court has ruled.

A court spokesman in the carmaker's home city of Stuttgart today confirmed the ruling, which arose from a lawsuit filed by environmentalist group Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH).

"DaimlerChrysler's transparent attempt to hush up the carbon dioxide emissions from models that are especially harmful to the climate has failed," DUH attorney Remo Klinger said in a statement.

"We will respect the court's ruling," a company spokeswoman said.

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