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Sales Up 15.6% for the Month and 10.3% for the Year


Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) 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 182,314 vehicles sold represent a 10.3% increase over the 165,355 vehicles sold during the same period last year. Click past the jump for a complete analysis.


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.

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% 169,862 159,729 6.3%
*SPRINTER 1,779 804 121.3% 12,452 5,626 121.3%
             
smart
469
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1,201
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MBUSA
Combined Total
Sep-11
Sep-10
Monthly %
YTD 2011
YTD 2010
Yearly %
GRAND TOTAL 23,897 20,666 15.6% 182,314 165,355 10.3%
*Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter Vans are sold
and marketed in the U.S. by Mercedes-Benz USA and Daimler Vans USA,
respectively.

Content Courtesy of Mercedes-Benz

 
 
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