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Mercedes-Benz Sails Into Second Quarter With Record April Sales Of 23,635 MBUSA sees double-digit growth at 101,371 units sold

MONTVALE, N.J., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported the highest second quarter start in its history with record April sales of 26,157, a 4.4% increase over April 2012. Mercedes-Benz models alone saw a 5.8% gain in sales volume at 23,635 bringing year-to-date totals for the brand to 92,822.  Combined with monthly sales from smart (667) and Sprinter Vans (1,855) MBUSA saw a year-to-date total of 101,371, a 10.2% increase over the previous year, making this April the earliest month ever to break 100,000 units.

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"We've entered the second quarter of 2013 at an incredible pace," said Steve Cannon, president and CEO of MBUSA.  "A record first quarter gave us a great start.  With our completely redesigned E-Class now in showrooms, I fully expect to see continued momentum in the months ahead." 

Mercedes-Benz April sales were driven by the C-, E-, and M-Class model lines.  The sporty C-Class – the current gateway to the brand on the car side for younger and first-time Mercedes-Benz buyers – took the lead, posting sales of 7,338, up 14.2%.  The E-Class, which receives a complete redesign for 2014 now available in dealerships, followed with sales of 4,431.  MBUSA's top-selling SUV, the M-Class, rounded out the top three with sales of 3,280.  At the high-end, strong performers were the company's flagship S-Class, which saw 16.4% growth, and the SL-Class, which increased 275.2% over April 2012.   

The Sprinter model line saw sales of 1,855 for the month, while smart recorded sales of 667 vehicles.

Sales of the high-performance AMG models were 574 for the month, up 8.5% from the same period last year.  Sales of the company's BlueTEC diesel models finished the month of April at 1,171. 

Separately, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) program, MBUSA sold 8,748 vehicles in April, an increase of 37.4% when compared to April 2012 (sales of 6,368 vehicles).  On a year-to-date basis, MBCPO sold 33,118 vehicles, an increase of 26.0% over the comparable period (with sales of 26,292 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 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 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 -- April 2013


Mercedes-Benz Passenger Vehicles

Apr-13

Apr-12

Monthly %

YTD 2013

YTD 2012

Yearly %








C-CLASS

7,338

6,424

14.2%

30,250

24,531

23.3%








E-CLASS

4,431

5,328

-16.8%

18,120

19,201

-5.6%








S-CLASS

1,103

948

16.4%

4,180

3,507

19.2%








CL-CLASS

37

63

-41.3%

192

273

-29.7%








SL-CLASS

938

250

275.2%

2,422

520

365.8%








SLS AMG

46

104

-55.8%

165

390

-57.7%








SLK-CLASS

451

467

-3.4%

1,585

1,558

1.7%








CLS-CLASS

640

647

-1.1%

2,335

2,404

-2.9%








R-CLASS

0

131

-100.0%

20

568

-96.5%








M-CLASS

3,280

3,057

7.3%

12,442

14,537

-14.4%








G-CLASS 

188

82

129.3%

800

343

133.2%








GL-CLASS

2,481

2,768

-10.4%

10,099

7,922

27.5%








GLK-CLASS

2,702

2,067

30.7%

10,212

8,095

26.2%








TOTAL

23,635

22,336

5.8%

92,822

83,849

10.7%








*SPRINTER

1,855

1,966

-5.6%

5,689

5,095

11.7%








**smart

667

764

-12.7%

2,860

3,028

-5.5%








MBUSA

Combined Total

Apr-13

Apr-12

Monthly %

YTD 2013

YTD 2012

Yearly %








GRAND TOTAL

26,157

25,066

4.4%

101,371

91,972

10.2%


*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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