Mercedes-Benz Records the Highest Year on Record with Sales of 264,460

MONTVALE, N.J., Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported 264,460 vehicles sold in 2011, representing the highest annual volume on record with a 17.5% increase over the 225,007 vehicles sold during the same period in 2010.  On a month-to-date basis, 28,006 vehicles were sold in December, a 30.4% improvement over December 2010 (21,469).

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The all-new sporty C-Class – the gateway to the Mercedes-Benz brand for younger and first-time Mercedes-Benz buyers – was the volume leader for the year with sales of 69,314, up 17.9% over its year-to-date volume in 2010.  The 9th generation E-Class followed with sales of 62,736, and the all-new versatile M-Class rounded out the top three with sales of 35,835.  Total diesel units sold in 2011 numbered 14,358, an 85.2% increase over the same period last year.

For December, sales at the high-end continued strong as the 2012 CLS-Class posted an increase of 155.2% for the month.  The company also sold 86 of its supercar -- the SLS AMG -- up 79.2% from December 2010, bringing its year-to-date sales to 722.

Separately, sales of Sprinter Vans also increased by 15.7% in December with sales of 1,595 – bringing a year-to-date total of 16,577 (up 93.7 % for the year).  

Sales of the smart fortwo totaled 710 vehicles in December, up 24.6% for the month (compared to the 570 vehicles sold in December 2010).  For the year, smart brand sales were 5,208 (compared to 5,927 sold in 2010).

Additionally, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) program, MBUSA sold 6,112 vehicles in December 2011, a decrease of 3.5%.  On a year-to-date basis, MBCPO sold 74,571 vehicles, a decrease of 7.6% over the comparable period last year.     

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

Dec-11

Dec-10

Monthly %

YTD 2011

YTD 2010

Yearly %

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B-CLASS

0

1

0.00%

19

1

1800.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C-CLASS

7,744

4,924

57.3%

69,314

58,785

17.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E-CLASS

5,301

5,638

-6.0%

62,736

60,922

3.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S-CLASS

1,073

969

10.7%

12,258

13,608

-9.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CL-CLASS

57

139

-59.0%

943

1,035

-8.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SL-CLASS

99

173

-42.8%

1,449

2,385

-39.2%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SLS AMG

86

48

79.2%

722

499

44.7%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLK-CLASS

1

0

0.0%

6

585

-99.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SLK-CLASS

266

114

133.3%

3,220

1,980

62.6%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLS-CLASS

638

250

155.2%

5,665

2,135

165.3%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R-CLASS

144

257

-44.0%

2,385

2,937

-18.8%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M-CLASS

5,313

3,783

40.4%

35,835

29,698

20.7%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G-CLASS 

55

84

-34.5%

1,191

919

29.6%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GL-CLASS

2,578

2,026

27.2%

25,139

19,943

26.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GLK-CLASS

2,346

1,684

39.3%

24,310

20,946

16.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SLR

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAYBACH

 

 

 

39

63

-38.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

25,701

20,090

27.9%

245,231

216,448

13.3%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*SPRINTER

1,595

1,379

15.7%

16,577

8,559

93.7%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

**smart

710

0

0.0%

2,652

0

0.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MBUSA

Combined Total

Dec-11

Dec-10

Monthly %

YTD 2011

YTD 2010

Yearly %

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GRAND TOTAL

28,006

21,469

30.4%

264,460

225,007

17.5%

*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 smart brand sales                                                  

SOURCE Mercedes-Benz USA



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