Mercedes-Benz Reports Highest September on Record With Sales of 23,897

Sales Up 15.6% for the Month and 11.1% for the Year

Oct 03, 2011, 18:33 ET from Mercedes-Benz USA

MONTVALE, N.J., Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported September sales of 23,897 vehicles, a 15.6% improvement over September 2010 (20,666) and the company's highest September volume on record.  On a year-to-date basis, the 183,711 vehicles sold represent an 11.1% increase over the 165,355 vehicles sold during the same period last year.  

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The highest volume performers for the month were the C-Class and E-Class model lines.  The all-new 2012 sporty C-Class – and gateway to the Mercedes-Benz brand for younger and first-time Mercedes-Benz buyers – led the pack with sales of 6,865, up 32.1% from September 2010.  The 9th generation E-Class followed with sales of 5,122 and the full-sized SUV, the GL-Class, finished third in volume with monthly sales of 2,541.  Additionally, sales of the newly launched 2012 CLS-Class posted a 399.3% increase for the month and sales of the new SLK roadster were up 50.8% over September 2010.  

At the high end, the company sold 25 of its supercar -- the SLS AMG -- bringing its year-to-date sales to 454.

Sales of Sprinter Vans also increased by 121.3% for September with sales of 1,779 – bringing a year-to-date total of 12,452 (up 121.3 %).

Sales of the smart fortwo totaled 469 vehicles for the month (compared to the 422 vehicles sold in September 2010).

Separately, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) program, MBUSA sold 5,707 vehicles in September 2011, a decrease of -8.6%.  On a year-to-date basis, MBCPO sold 57,359 vehicles, a decrease of -5.9% 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

Sep-11

Sep-10

Monthly %

YTD 2011

YTD 2010

Yearly %








B-Class

4


NA

16

NA

NA








C-CLASS

6,865

5,196

32.1%

46,128

46,160

-0.1%








E-CLASS

5,122

5,608

-8.6%

47,824

44,730

6.9%








S-CLASS

1,447

1,709

-15.3%

8,877

9,725

-8.7%








CL-CLASS

64

50

28.0%

706

685

3.1%








SL-CLASS

67

197

-66.0%

1,185

1,837

-35.5%








SLS AMG

25

35

-28.6%

454

356

25.1%








CLK-CLASS

-

(1)

-100.0%

5

584

-99.1%








SLK-CLASS

193

128

50.8%

2,356

1,622

-56.4%








CLS-CLASS

709

142

399.3%

3,506

1,384

153.3%








R-CLASS

82

292

-71.9%

1,986

2,206

-10.0%








M-CLASS

2,477

2,780

-10.9%

21,635

19,619

10.3%








G-CLASS

119

52

128.8%

997

609

63.7%








GL-CLASS

2,541

1,989

27.8%

17,196

13,934

23.4%








GLK-CLASS

1,934

1,685

14.8%

17,007

16,278

4.5%








TOTAL

21,649

19,862

9.0%

170,058

159,729

6.5%








*SPRINTER

1,779

804

121.3%

12,452

5,626

121.3%








smart

469

NA

NA

1,201

NA

NA








MBUSA              Combined Total

Sep-11

Sep-10

Monthly %

YTD 2011

YTD 2010

Yearly %








GRAND TOTAL

23,897

20,666

15.6%

183,711

165,355

11.1%

*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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