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Mercedes-Benz Delivers Banner Q3 Finish With September Sales Of 24,697 MBUSA posts ninth month of record sales for 2013 at 236,933

MONTVALE, N.J., Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported the highest September sales in its history with 27,474 units sold across the Mercedes-Benz, Sprinter and smart model lines—an increase of 5.8% from the 25,980 vehicles sold in September 2012.  Retail volumes for the Mercedes-Benz brand rose 6.7% over the same period last year to 24,697, while year-to-date sales hit a benchmark 215,056 units, up 12.2%.  Adding year-to-date sales of 14,940 for Sprinter Vans and 6,937 vehicles at smart, MBUSA's year-to-date total reached 236,933 units, marking a best-ever third quarter for both the Mercedes-Benz brand and MBUSA.

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"We're making history this month and not just in terms of our record sales pace," said Steve Cannon, president and CEO of MBUSA. "September marked a recalibration moment for Mercedes-Benz as we began delivery of our new gateway, the CLA, to dealerships across the country.  After just over a week on the market, this car sold more than 2,300 units.  We're confident the CLA will be a driving point of our success as we head toward another banner sales year." 

September sales for the Mercedes-Benz brand were led by the C-, E- and M-Class model lines.  The sporty C-Class took the top spot at 6,389 units sold, followed by the E-Class with sales of 5,647 vehicles, up 17.0%.  MBUSA's top-selling SUV, the M-Class, rounded out the top three at 3,180 units, a 30.4% increase over the same period last year.

In total, sales of Mercedes-Benz passenger cars climbed 10.9% compared to the first three quarters of 2012, increasing to 138,282 from 124,637.   Likewise, the brand's light truck offerings were up 14.6% from the 66,981 units sold in the first nine months of 2012 to 76,774 in 2013.

The Sprinter model line posted a month-to-date increase of 20.0% to 2,152 units, boosted by sales of the redesigned 2014 lineup which began rolling into dealerships at the beginning of September.  Month-to-date volumes at smart reached 625 units.

Sales of Mercedes-Benz's BlueTEC diesel models were 1,364 in September, up 193.3% from the 465 vehicles sold during the same period last year.  The company's high-performance AMG models finished the month with sales of 675, up 48.4% from September 2012.

Separately, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) program, MBUSA sold 6,649 vehicles in September. On a year-to-date basis, MBCPO sold 72,890 vehicles, up 22.3% over the 59,586 units sold during the comparable period in 2012.

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 products in the United States.  MBUSA offers drivers the most diverse line-up in the luxury segment with 13 model lines ranging from the sporty CLA-Class four-door coupe to the flagship S-Class and the SLS AMG GT.  

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

MERCEDES-BENZ USA
Sales -- September 2013


Mercedes-Benz Passenger Vehicles

Sep-13

Sep-12

Monthly %

YTD 2013

YTD 2012

Yearly %








CLA-CLASS

2,310

-

-

2,310

-

-








C-CLASS

6,389

7,872

-18.8%

66,596

57,740

15.3%








E-CLASS

5,647

4,826

17.0%

46,006

44,796

2.7%








S-CLASS

387

925

-58.2%

7,625

8,214

-7.2%








CL-CLASS

42

45

-6.7%

361

535

-32.5%








SL-CLASS

535

621

-13.8%

5,570

3,249

71.4%








SLS AMG

23

37

-37.8%

324

706

-54.1%








SLK-CLASS

404

416

-2.9%

3,569

3,288

8.5%








CLS-CLASS

906

709

27.8%

5,921

6,109

-3.1%








R-CLASS

1

17

-94.1%

29

1,433

-98.0%








M-CLASS

3,180

2,439

30.4%

29,400

27,098

8.5%








G-CLASS 

137

83

65.1%

1,878

751

150.1%








GL-CLASS

2,349

1,960

19.8%

22,182

17,558

26.3%








GLK-CLASS

2,387

3,206

-25.5%

23,285

20,141

15.6%








TOTAL

24,697

23,156

6.7%

215,056

191,618

12.2%








*SPRINTER

2,152

1,794

20.0%

14,940

15,402

-3.0%








**smart

625

1,030

-39.3%

6,937

7,311

-5.1%








MBUSA

Combined Total

Sep-13

Sep-12

Monthly %

YTD 2013

YTD 2012

Yearly %








GRAND TOTAL

27,474

25,980

5.8%

236,933

214,331

10.5%


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

SOURCE Mercedes-Benz USA



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