ATLANTA, Sept. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported record August sales of 28,404 vehicles, increasing 0.1% from the 28,373 vehicles sold during the same month last year. Mercedes-Benz Vans also reported best-ever August sales with 3,152 units, up 39.5% and smart reported 353 units, bringing MBUSA grand total to 31,909 vehicles for the month, up 2.1% from last year. On a year-to-date basis, Mercedes-Benz retails totaled 219,704. Adding year-to-date-sales of 22,186 for Vans and 3,439 for smart, MBUSA posted a grand total of 245,329 units in August, increasing 0.7% from the previous year.
"We are on track for a strong finish to the third quarter, fueled by a best-ever result for August," said Dietmar Exler, president and CEO of MBUSA. "Demand remains high for our SUVs and dream cars such as the new SL and S-Class Cabriolet, and we expect to build upon this momentum in the coming months."
Mercedes-Benz volume leaders in August included the C-Class, E-Class (including the CLS) and GLC model lines. The C-Class took the lead at 6,125, followed by the E-Class at 5,069. The GLC, rounded out the top three with 4,715 units sold.
Mercedes-AMG high-performance models sold 1,621 units in August, up 17.5% from last year (1,380), with a total of 14,131 units sold year-to-date (up 69.1 %).
Separately, Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) models recorded sales of 11,773 vehicles in August, an increase of 20.1% from last year (9,804). On a year-to-date basis, MBCPO sold 82,636 vehicles, an increase of 5.5%.
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.