Mercedes-Benz USA Reports November Sales Of 33,475

MBUSA posts 4.0% YTD increase moving toward record year

Dec 02, 2015, 11:23 ET from Mercedes-Benz USA

ATLANTA, Dec. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported November sales of 33,475 units, a decrease of 11.7% from the 37,925 vehicles sold during the same month last year. While MBUSA recorded its highest month of the year; runout of popular model lines and limited availability of top-selling SUVs, including the new GLC, resulted in a decline from last November, which was the highest sales month in MBUSA history.

Despite the constraints, MBUSA president and CEO Stephen Cannon said, "November brought us enough volume to assure an all-time record year for MBUSA."

Mercedes-Benz Vans delivered 2,770 sales for the month of November, up 9.4% over November 2014, while smart recorded 662 units in November. On a year-to-date basis, Mercedes-Benz retails totaled 308,885, up 4.2%. Adding year-to-date sales of 25,843 for Vans and 6,815 for smart, MBUSA posted a grand total of 341,543 units through November, up 4.0%.

November sales for the Mercedes-Benz brand were led by the C-Class, GLE and E-Class model lines. The C-Class took the top spot with 7,239 units, followed by the newly introduced GLE-Class. The GLE finished second this month with 4,883 sales, a total of 14,353 units sold during its first four months on the market.

The brand's AMG high-performance models posted a 121% monthly sales increase to 2,186 units in November, while year-to-date sales climbed 43.9% to 14,649. Sales of Mercedes-Benz BlueTEC diesel models recorded 583 for the month and 10,436 year-to-date.

Separately, Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) models delivered November sales of 9,406. On a year-to-date basis, MBCPO has sold 108,635 vehicles, an increase of 0.8% over the comparable period last year (107,800 vehicles).

About Mercedes-Benz USA

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), headquartered in Atlanta, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz products in the United States.  MBUSA offers drivers the most diverse lineup in the luxury segment with 15 model lines ranging from the sporty CLA-Class four-door coupe to the flagship S-Class and the Mercedes-AMG GT S.

MBUSA is also responsible for Mercedes-Benz 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 -- November 2015

Mercedes-Benz Passenger Vehicles

Nov-15

Nov-14

Monthly %

YTD 2015

YTD 2014

Yearly %








B-CLASS

41

193

-78.8%

1,809

450

302.0%








CLA-CLASS

2,611

3,898

-33.0%

27,731

24,701

12.3%








C-CLASS

7,239

9,259

-21.8%

79,057

66,841

18.3%








E-CLASS3

4,751

4,737

0.3%

44,737

61,284

-27.0%








S-CLASS

1,856

2,863

-35.2%

19,771

22,444

-11.9%








CL-CLASS

0

11

-100.0%

54

207

-73.9%








SL-CLASS

296

386

-23.3%

3,680

4,491

-18.1%








AMG GT

118

-

-

1,115

-

-








SLS AMG

1

3

-66.7%

29

226

-87.2%








SLK-CLASS

239

317

-24.6%

3,892

4,353

-10.6%








CLS-CLASS

454

224

102.7%

5,571

6,406

-13.0%








R-CLASS2

0

0

-

4

7

-42.9%








M-CLASS

367

5,190

-92.9%

32,220

41,101

-21.6%








G-CLASS 

334

294

13.6%

3,075

2,715

13.3%








GL-CLASS

2,916

3,065

-4.9%

24,858

23,203

7.1%








GLA-CLASS

2,721

1,812

50.2%

23,393

4,810

386.3%








GLC-CLASS5

505

-

-

507

-

-








GLE-CLASS4

4,883

-

-

14,353

-

-








GLK-CLASS

711

2,326

-69.4%

23,029

33,143

-30.5%








TOTAL

30,043

34,578

-13.1%

308,885

296,382

4.2%








Vans1

2,770

2,532

9.4%

25,843

22,457

15.1%








smart

662

815

-18.8%

6,815

9,480

-28.1%








MBUSA
Combined Total

Nov-15

Nov-14

Monthly %

YTD 2015

YTD 2014

Yearly %








GRAND TOTAL

33,475

37,925

-11.7%

341,543

328,319

4.0%


1Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner Sprinter and Metris Vans are sold and marketed in the U.S. by Mercedes-Benz USA and Daimler Vans USA, respectively.
2Model is out of production.
3Includes CY2014 CLK-Class sales.
4GLE-Class introduced August 2015.                                                                                                
5GLC-Class numbers reflect European deliveries. USA release is December 2015.     

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