Mercedes-Benz Reports February Sales of 16,176

Sales Up 5.1% for the Month and 9.5% Year-to-Date

Mar 01, 2011, 12:41 ET from Mercedes-Benz USA

MONTVALE, N.J., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported February sales of 16,176 vehicles, a 5.1 % improvement over February 2010 and the highest February volume since 2008. On a year-to-date basis, the 33,449 vehicles sold represent a 9.5%  increase.  

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The highest volume performers for the month were the C- and E-Class model lines.  The sporty C-Class – the gateway to the Mercedes-Benz brand for younger and first-time Mercedes-Benz buyers – lead the pack with sales of 4,479, up 5.5% over February 2010.  The 9th generation E-Class continued its strong momentum with sales of 4,203, up 4% over February 2010.  MBUSA's versatile SUV, the M-Class, followed in volume with sales of 1,924, up 16.3% compared to February 2010 while the compact GLK SUV trailed closely with sales of 1,853.  

At the high end, the iconic SL-Class was up 83.7%, followed by the commanding G-Class, up 40% and the CL flagship coupe increased by 35.1%.  The company also sold 83 of its supercar -- the SLS AMG -- bringing its year-to-date sales to 153.

Sales of Sprinter Vans increased by 38.3% for the month to 712 and to 1,587 on a year-to-date basis, up 66.9%.

Separately, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) program, MBUSA sold 5,860 vehicles in February; a 4.8% decrease when compared to February 2010 (sales of 6,153 vehicles).  On a year-to-date basis, MBCPO sold 12,303 vehicles, a decrease of 0.6 % over the comparable period (with sales of 12,382).

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 the SLS AMG supercar.  

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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Sales -- February 2011


Mercedes-Benz Passenger Vehicles

Feb-11

Feb-10

Monthly %

YTD 2011

YTD 2010

Yearly %








B-CLASS Fuel Cell

0

-

-

2

-

-








C-CLASS

4,479

4,245

5.5%

8,651

8,273

4.6%








E-CLASS

4,203

4,043

4.0%

8,962

7,867

13.9%








S-CLASS

659

715

-7.8%

1,459

1,527

-4.5%








CL-CLASS

104

77

35.1%

211

139

51.8%








SL-CLASS

191

104

83.7%

366

346

5.8%








SLS AMG

83

-

-

153

-

-








CLK-CLASS

1

204

-99.5%

5

564

-99.1%








SLK-CLASS

137

61

124.6%

338

161

109.9%








CLS-CLASS

89

68

30.9%

238

179

33.0%








R-CLASS

178

139

28.1%

410

295

39.0%








M-CLASS

1,924

1,655

16.3%

4,408

3,582

23.1%








G-CLASS

91

65

40.0%

191

137

39.4%








GL-CLASS

1,472

1,368

7.6%

2,990

2,593

15.3%








GLK-CLASS

1,853

2,126

-12.8%

3,478

3,929

-11.5%








TOTAL

15,464

14,870

4.0%

31,862

29,592

7.7%








*SPRINTER

712

515

38.3%

1,587

951

66.9%








MBUSA Combined Total

Feb-11

Feb-10

Monthly %

YTD 2011

YTD 2010

Yearly %








GRAND TOTAL

16,176

15,385

5.1%

33,449

30,543

9.5%

*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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