Internet retailer Amazon has started hiring staff to become an online car dealer in Europe, trade weekly Automobilwoche reported on Saturday.
* Automobilwoche cites Christoph Moeller, a former auto industry specialist at advisory firm Oliver Wyman, as saying he has been put in charge of Amazon's European business with carmakers.
* Amazon plans to run the business out of Luxembourg and is looking at Britain as a possible pilot market.
* Automobilwoche cites an industry source as saying Amazon has been hiring car sales executives.
* The weekly says Amazon declined to comment. Further company coverage: (Reporting by Frankfurt Newsroom)