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Sales Up 5.4% for the Month and 10.5% for the Year

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported August sales of 20,728 vehicles, a 5.4% improvement over August 2010 (19,674) and the company’s highest August volume since 2007. On a year-to-date basis, the 159,814 vehicles sold represent a 10.5% increase over the 144,689 vehicles sold over the same period last year.


The highest volume performers for the month were the E- and C-Class
model lines. The 9th generation E-Class led the pack with sales of 5,628
and the sporty C-Class – the gateway to the Mercedes-Benz brand for
younger and first-time Mercedes-Benz buyers – followed with sales of
4,728. MBUSA’s stylish SUV, the M-Class, finished third in volume with
monthly sales of 2,191. Additionally, sales of the newly launched 2012
CLS-Class posted an 810.7% increase and sales of the new SLK roadster
were up 138.6% over August 2010.

Sales of Mercedes-Benz diesel models were up 14.7% for the month (851
versus 742) and up 100 % for the year (7,717 versus 3,859).

At the high end, sales of the S-Class were up 17.9% for the month and
the company sold 32 of its supercar — the SLS AMG — bringing its
year-to-date sales to 429.

Sales of Sprinter Vans also increased by 117.7% for August with sales of
1,846 – bringing a year-to-date total of 10,673 (up 121.3 %).

Sales of the smart fortwo totaled 405 vehicles for the month.

Separately, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO)
program, MBUSA sold 5,901 vehicles in August 2011, a decrease of 9.0%.
On a year-to-date basis, MBCPO sold 51,651 vehicles, a decrease of 5.6%
over the comparable period last year.

Mercedes-Benz
Passenger Vehicles

Aug-11

Aug-10

Monthly %

YTD 2011

YTD 2010

Yearly %

B-CLASS

7

NA

NA

12

NA

NA

C-CLASS

4,728

6,100

-22.5%

39,263

40,964

-4.2%

E-CLASS

5,628

5,882

-4.3%

42,702

39,122

9.1%

S-CLASS

981

832

17.9%

7,430

8,016

-7.3%

CL-CLASS

110

83

32.5%

642

635

1.1%

SL-CLASS

75

233

-67.8%

1,118

1,640

-31.8%

SLS AMG

32

56

-43.9%

429

321

30.8%

CLK-CLASS

-

-

0.0%

5

585

-99.1%

SLK-CLASS

136

57

138.6%

2,343

1,494

56.8%

CLS-CLASS

765

84

810.7%

2,797

1,242

125.2%

R-CLASS

30

191

-84.3%

1,904

1,914

-0.5%

M-CLASS

2,191

2,473

-11.4%

19,158

16,839

13.8%

G-CLASS

131

60

118.3%

878

557

57.6%

GL-CLASS

1,730

1,349

28.2%

14,655

11,945

22.7%

GLK-CLASS

1,933

1,426

35.6%

15,073

14,593

3.3%

TOTAL

18,477

18,826

-1.9%

148,409

139,867

6.1%

*SPRINTER

1,846

848

117.7%

10,673

4,822

121.3%

smart

405

732

MBUSA
Combined Total

Aug-11

Aug-10

Monthly %

YTD 2011

YTD 2010

Yearly %

GRAND TOTAL

20,728

19,674

5.4%

159,814

144,689

10.5%

*Mercedes-Benz
and Freightliner Sprinter Vans are sold and marketed in the U.S. by
Mercedes-Benz USA and Daimler Vans USA, respectively.

 
 
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