Mercedes-Benz Reports Another Strong Month With May Sales of 19,176

Sales up 26.7% for the Month and 25.8% Year-to-Date

Jun 02, 2010, 12:25 ET from Mercedes-Benz USA

MONTVALE, N.J., June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported May sales of 19,176 vehicles, an increase of 26.7%, continuing the second quarter with a 25.8% increase on a year-to-date basis.

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Impressive gains were made in both the Mercedes-Benz passenger car and light-truck categories.  The strongest performer of the month was the 9th generation E-Class -- which expanded to include the wagon and cabriolet models -- with sales of 5,476 (up 140.7%).  

The company's flagship sedan, the S-Class, marked increased gains with sales of 1,085 (up 21.2%) and the newly introduced supercar and brand halo -- the SLS AMG -- reported strong initial sales of 168.  The top performer on the luxury light truck side was the versatile M-Class SUV with sales of 2,264.

On a year-to-date basis, the company sold 87,970 new vehicles, an increase of 25.8% over last year.

Separately, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) program, MBUSA sold 6,964 vehicles in May; a 0.4 % decrease compared to May 2009 sales of 6,992 vehicles.  Year-to-date sales for the MBCPO program were 34,898, a 5.9 % increase over 2009 year-to-date sales (32,951 vehicles) during the same timeframe.

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 12 model lines ranging from the sporty C-Class to the flagship S-Class sedans and CL coupes.

MBUSA is also responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Vans in the US.  More information on MBUSA and its products can be found at www.mbusa.com and www.mbsprinterusa.com.  

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MERCEDES-BENZ USA

Sales -- May 2010

Mercedes-Benz
Passenger Vehicles

May-10

May-09

Monthly %

YTD 2010

YTD 2009

Yearly %








C-CLASS

5,089

4,842

5.1%

23,992

21,146

13.5%








E-CLASS

5,476

2,275

140.7%

22,913

9,920

131.0%








S-CLASS

1,085

895

21.2%

4,856

4,286

13.3%








CL-CLASS

68

82

-17.1%

384

604

-36.4%








SL-CLASS

192

359

-46.5%

1,015

1,764

-42.5%








SLS AMG

168

-

-

168

-

-








CLK-CLASS

3

863

-99.7%

578

4,664

-87.6%








SLK-CLASS

172

322

-46.6%

750

1,404

-46.6%








CLS-CLASS

123

202

-39.1%

966

1,447

-33.2%








R-CLASS

259

218

18.8%

1,223

1,312

-6.8%








M-CLASS

2,264

2,021

12.0%

10,269

8,242

24.6%








G-CLASS

99

69

43.5%

366

260

40.8%








GL-CLASS

1,736

1,227

41.5%

8,050

5,440

48.0%








GLK-CLASS

1,814

1,759

3.1%

9,875

9,444

4.6%








TOTAL

18,548

15,134

22.6%

85,405

69,933

22.1%








*SPRINTER

628

-

-

2,565

-

-








MBUSA
Combined Total

May-10

May-09

Monthly %

YTD 2010

YTD 2009

Yearly %








GRAND TOTAL

19,176

15,134

26.7%

87,970

69,933

25.8%

*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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