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SARASOTA -- AutoNation Inc. is buying Sarasota's Glauser Mercedes-Benz, marking the Fort Lauderdale company's first entry into Sarasota County.
AutoNation, the largest retailer of new and used cars, confirmed that it has signed an agreement to acquire the dealership at 6828 S. Tamiami Trail.
The deal will bring to five the number of Mercedes dealerships that AutoNation owns in Florida.
The company bought Bradenton's Bill Graham Ford in January 1998.
Marc Cannon, AutoNation's vice president for corporate communications, said the deal has not been closed.