Mercedes-Benz Reports July Sales of 21,065

Sales Up 16.7% for the Month and 11.3 % for the Year

Aug 02, 2011, 13:44 ET from Mercedes-Benz USA

MONTVALE, N.J., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported July sales of 21,065 vehicles, a 16.7% improvement over July 2010, and the company's highest July volume since 2006.  On a year-to-date basis, the 139,086 vehicles sold represent an 11.3% increase.  

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The highest volume performers for the month were the E- and C-Class model lines.  The 9th generation E-Class led the pack with sales of 5,114 and the sporty C-Class – the gateway to the Mercedes-Benz brand for younger and first-time Mercedes-Benz buyers – followed with sales of 4,554.  MBUSA's stylish SUV, the M-Class, finished third in volume with monthly sales of 2,778 up 40.8% over last July.  Additionally, sales of the all-new SLK roadster were up 1,758.3% and the all-new 2012 CLS-Class posted a 657% increase over July 2010.  Sales of the full-sized GL-Class SUV were up 60.2% for the month as well.

Sales of Mercedes-Benz diesel models were up 134.1% for the month (913 versus 390) and up 120.3 % for the year (6,866 versus 3,117).

At the high end, sales of the S-Class were up 13.9% for the month and the company sold 49 of its supercar -- the SLS AMG -- bringing its year-to-date sales to 397.

Sales of Sprinter Vans also increased by 154.3% for July with sales of 1,732 – bringing a year-to-date total of 8,827 (up 122.1 %).      

Sales of the smart fortwo totaled 327 vehicles for the month.

Separately, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) program, MBUSA sold 5,895 vehicles in July 2011, a decrease of 14.7%.  On a year-to-date basis, MBCPO sold 45,750 vehicles, a decrease of 5.1 % 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

Jul-11

Jul-10

Monthly %

YTD 2011

YTD 2010

Yearly %








B-CLASS Fuel Cell

1

NA

NA

5

NA

NA








C-CLASS

4,554

5,309

-14.2%

34,535

34,864

-0.9%








E-CLASS

5,114

5,462

-6.4%

37,074

33,240

11.5%








S-CLASS

887

779

13.9%

6,449

7,184

-10.2%








CL-CLASS

24

99

-75.8%

532

552

-3.6%








SL-CLASS

93

194

-52.1%

1,043

1,407

-25.9%








SLS AMG

49

47

2.1%

397

265

46.5%








CLK-CLASS

-

5

-

5

585

-99.1%








SLK-CLASS

1,115

60

1758.3%

2,207

1,437

53.6%








CLS-CLASS

704

93

657.0%

2,032

1,158

75.5%








R-CLASS

56

314

-82.2%

1,874

1,723

8.8%








M-CLASS

2,778

1,973

40.8%

16,967

14,366

18.1%








G-CLASS

114

48

137.5%

747

497

50.3%








GL-CLASS

1,889

1,179

60.2%

12,925

10,596

22.0%








GLK-CLASS

1,628

1,805

-9.8%

13,140

13,167

-0.2%








TOTAL

19,006

17,367

9.4%

129,932

121,041

7.3%








*SPRINTER

1,732

681

154.3%

8,827

3,974

122.1%








smart

327



327










MBUSA Combined Total

Jul-11

Jul-10

Monthly %

YTD 2011

YTD 2010

Yearly %








GRAND TOTAL

21,065

18,048

16.7%

139,086

125,015

11.3%

*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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