Mercedes-Benz Reports July Sales Of 21,065

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Sales Up 16.7% for the Month and 11.3 % for the Year

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) has reported July sales of 21,065 vehicles, a 16.7% improvement over July 2010, and the company’s highest July volume since 2006. On a year-to-date basis, the 139,086 vehicles sold represent an 11.3% increase.

As per usual, 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 5,114
and the sporty C-Class – the gateway to the Mercedes-Benz brand for
younger and first-time Mercedes-Benz buyers – followed with sales of
4,554. MBUSA’s stylish SUV, the M-Class, finished third in volume with
monthly sales of 2,778 up 40.8% over last July. Additionally, sales of
the all-new SLK roadster were up 1,758.3% and the all-new 2012 CLS-Class
posted a 657% increase over July 2010. Sales of the full-sized GL-Class
SUV were up 60.2% for the month as well.

Sales of Mercedes-Benz diesel models were up 134.1% for the month
(913 versus 390) and up 120.3 % for the year (6,866 versus 3,117).

At the high end, sales of the S-Class were up 13.9% for the month and
the company sold 49 of its supercar — the SLS AMG — bringing its
year-to-date sales to 397.

Sales of Sprinter Vans also increased by 154.3% for July with sales
of 1,732 – bringing a year-to-date total of 8,827 (up 122.1 %).

Sales of the smart fortwo totaled 327 vehicles for the month.

Separately, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO)
program, MBUSA sold 5,895 vehicles in July 2011, a decrease of 14.7%. On
a year-to-date basis, MBCPO sold 45,750 vehicles, a decrease of 5.1 %
over the comparable period last year.

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