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Highest Sales Month for the Year at 21,469 Brings Mercedes-Benz to an 18 Percent Increase for 2010

MONTVALE, N.J., Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) reported December sales of 21,469 vehicles, its highest monthly volume of the year, bringing the company's 2010 total to 225,007, an increase of 18% over 2009.

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Ernst Lieb, president and CEO of MBUSA said:  "Despite the challenges of a slow recovery, we see good indicators in terms of our sales volume throughout the model range. This is certainly due in large part to the customer-directed efforts we've undertaken here at MBUSA over the past few years and the extraordinary commitment of our retail network to provide an unmatched ownership experience.  As virtually all third-party indicators show, customers are confident about the Mercedes-Benz brand and we think that will translate to even stronger momentum going forward."  

The 9th generation E-Class was the volume leader for both the month and year, with December sales of 5,638, bringing its annual volume to 60,922 – a 41.4 % increase over its volume in 2009.  The C-Class – the gateway to the Mercedes-Benz brand for younger and first-time Mercedes-Benz buyers – followed with monthly sales of 4,924 and a yearly total of 58,785, a 12.1 % increase over last. Rounding out the top three volume lines was the popular M-Class SUV which posted monthly sales of 3,783 bringing its annual volume to 29,698, a 15.1 % increase over last year.

Sales at the high end continued strong for 2010 with the commanding G-Class up 38.8 % for the year and the flagship S-Class sedan up 21.5 %.  The company sold 48 of its top-of-the-line supercar - the SLS AMG – in December, bringing its annual total to 499.

Separately, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) program, MBUSA sold 6,338 vehicles in December, up 24.3 % for the month, bringing the annual total to 80,698, up 12.3 % over 2009.

MERCEDES-BENZ USA

Sales -- December 2010


Mercedes-Benz Passenger
Vehicles

Dec-10

Dec-09

Monthly %

YTD 2010

YTD 2009

Yearly %








B-CLASS Fuel Cell

1

-

-

1

-

-








C-CLASS

4,924

4,849

1.5%

58,785

52,427

12.1%








E-CLASS

5,638

5,437

3.7%

60,922

43,072

41.4%








S-CLASS

969

1,165

-16.8%

13,608

11,199

21.5%








CL-CLASS

139

53

162.3%

1,035

1,220

-15.2%








SL-CLASS

173

245

-29.4%

2,385

4,025

-40.7%








SLS AMG

48

-

-

499

-

-








CLK-CLASS

-

219

-100.0%

585

7,150

-91.8%








SLK-CLASS

114

117

-2.6%

1,980

2,566

-22.8%








CLS-CLASS

250

87

187.4%

2,135

2,527

-15.5%








R-CLASS

257

171

50.3%

2,937

2,825

4.0%








M-CLASS

3,783

3,343

13.2%

29,698

25,799

15.1%








G-CLASS

84

73

15.1%

919

662

38.8%








GL-CLASS

2,026

1,894

7.0%

19,943

15,012

32.8%








GLK-CLASS

1,684

2,372

-29.0%

20,946

21,944

-4.5%








SLR



-

7

110

-93.6%








Maybach



-

63

66

-4.5%








TOTAL

20,090

20,025

0.3%

216,448

190,604

13.6%








*SPRINTER

1,379

-

-

8,559

-

-








MBUSA     Combined
Total

Dec-10

Dec-09

Monthly %

YTD 2010

YTD 2009

Yearly %








GRAND TOTAL

21,469

20,025

7.2%

225,007

190,604

18.0%

*Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter Vans are sold and marketed in the U.S. by Mercedes-Benz USA and Daimler Vans USA, respectively.



About Mercedes-Benz USA

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz and Maybach products in the United States.  MBUSA offers drivers the most diverse line-up in the luxury segment with 12 model lines ranging from the sporty C-Class to the flagship S-Class sedans and the SLS AMG supercar.  

MBUSA is also responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Vans in the US.  More information on MBUSA and its products can be found at www.mbusa.com and www.mbsprinterusa.com.

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