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Mercedes-Benz Posts July Sales of 19,311

smart up 138.5%, Sprinter up 27.2% for the Month; Total MBUSA at 22,294 up 5.8%

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MONTVALE, N.J., Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported July sales of 19,311 for its Mercedes-Benz models, delivering a record year-to-date total of 147,905 new vehicles to customers, up 13.8%. 

Combined sales of Mercedes-Benz passenger vehicles, smart and Sprinter of the month totaled 22,294, up 5.8% bringing an MBUSA year-to-date total of 164,912, up 18.6%

Mercedes-Benz sales for the month of July were led by the C-, E- and GL-Class model lines.  The sporty C-Class – the gateway to the Mercedes-Benz brand on the car side for younger and first-time Mercedes-Benz buyers – took the lead with sales of 5,663, up 24.4%.  The 9th generation E-Class followed with sales of 5,089 and MBUSA's largest SUV, the GL-Class, rounded out the top three with sales of 2,494, up 32%. 

At the high end, the all-new iconic sixth generation 2013 SL roadster – which debuted in showrooms this past spring - posted sales of 449 yielding an increase of 382.8% and the flagship coupe, the CL, sold 39 vehicles for an increase of 62.5%.  The SLS AMG supercar retailed at 59 for the month, up 20.4% over the same period last year.

On a year-to-date basis, top performers were the C-Class with 43,349, the E-Class with 35,455 and the M-Class with 22,416.

Monthly sales of the high-performance AMG models were 457, up 11.7% versus July 2011 (409) and up 54.3% year to date. 

Sales of the company's BlueTEC diesel models were up 45% for the year at 9,957 compared to the 6,866 diesels sold over the same time last year.

The company's smart brand continued nine consecutive months of sales increases with July sales of 780 , a 138.5% jump for the month (compared to the 327 vehicles sold in July 2011) bringing the year-to-date volume to 5,528 up 1,590.5%

On the van side, sales of Sprinter vans saw another best-ever sales month in July with 2,203 – up 27.2% over last year and up 30% on a year-to-date basis.

Separately, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) program, MBUSA sold 6,519 vehicles in July; an increase of 10.6% when compared to July 2011 (sales of 5,895 vehicles).  On a year-to-date basis, MBCPO sold 45,938 vehicles, an increase of 0.4% over the comparable period (with sales of 45,750 vehicles).

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 14 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 and smart in the US.  More information on MBUSA and its products can be found at www.mbusa.com, www.mbsprinterusa.com and www.smartusa.com








Mercedes-Benz

Passenger Vehicles

Jul-12

Jul-11

Monthly %

YTD 2012

YTD 2011

Yearly %








C-CLASS

5,663

4,554

24.4%

43,349

34,535

25.5%








E-CLASS

5089

5,114

-0.5%

35455

37,079

-4.4%








S-CLASS

852

887

-3.9%

6,362

6,449

-1.3%








CL-CLASS

39

24

62.5%

426

532

-19.9%








SL-CLASS

449

93

382.8%

2,024

1,043

94.1%








SLS AMG

59

49

20.4%

618

397

55.7%








SLK-CLASS

235

1,115

-78.9%

2,499

2,207

13.2%








CLS-CLASS

665

704

-5.5%

4,593

2,032

126.0%








R-CLASS

32

56

-42.9%

1,402

1,874

-25.2%








M-CLASS

1,790

2,778

-35.6%

22,416

16,967

32.1%








G-CLASS 

64

114

-43.9%

525

747

-29.7%








GL-CLASS

2,494

1,889

32.0%

14,076

12,925

8.9%








GLK-CLASS

1,880

1,628

15.5%

14,160

13,140

7.8%








TOTAL

19,311

19,006

1.6%

147,905

129,932

13.8%








*SPRINTER

2,203

1,732

27.2%

11,479

8,827

30.0%








**smart

780

327

138.5%

5,528

327

1590.5%








MBUSA
Combined Total

Jul-12

Jul-11

Monthly %

YTD 2012

YTD 2011

Yearly %








GRAND TOTAL

22,294

21,065

5.8%

164,912

139,086

18.6%

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

**Numbers reflect MBUSA sales as of 7/1/2011; see release for total smart brand sales

  

SOURCE Mercedes-Benz USA



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