Mercedes-Benz USA January Sales Soar To Highest On Record At 24,059

     Mercedes-Benz USA January Sales Soar To Highest On Record At 24,059

Best-Ever Month for Mercedes-Benz models alone up 10.8%

PR Newswire

MONTVALE, N.J., Feb. 1, 2013

MONTVALE, N.J., Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA)
reported today sales of 24,059, a 10.7% increase over the 21,726 vehicles sold
in January 2012 making it the greatest year start in the company's history.
The Mercedes-Benz model line alone marked its highest January numbers with
sales of 22,501, up 10.8%.

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"We've set another record this January and are breaking into 2013 at a strong
sales pace," said Steve Cannon, president & CEO of MBUSA. "It's a historic
time for the brand with product milestones that will drive our momentum. Our
new CLA, the star of our Super Bowl ad this weekend, will reset the entry
point.Stay tuned as product innovations continue throughout the year with
the introductions of our completely redesigned E-Class and new generation of
our flagship S-Class."

Strong demand for both the Mercedes-Benz passenger vehicles and SUVs fueled
sales for the month with the sporty C-Class – the gateway to the Mercedes-Benz
brand for younger and first-time Mercedes-Benz buyers – as the volume leader
posting sales of 7,214, up 10.6%. The 9th generation E-Class followed with
sales of 5,469 and the versatile M-Class rounded out the top three with sales
of 2,928.

For January, sales at the high-end increased as well with the S-Class up 19.5%
and the SL-Class up 290% when compared to the same period last year.

The Sprinter model line started the year strong with sales of 1,077 for the
month, a 16.6% increase from January 2012, and smart recorded sales of 481
vehicles.

Sales of the high-performance AMG models were 495 for the month and sales of
the company's BlueTEC diesel models finished the month at 1,054.

Separately, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) program,
MBUSA sold 8,159 vehicles in January; an increase of 17.5% when compared to
January 2012 (sales of 6,945 vehicles).

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 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.comand
www.smartusa.com

MERCEDES-BENZ USA
Sales -- January 2013

Mercedes-Benz           Jan-13      Jan-12     Monthly %     YTD 2013     YTD 2012     Yearly %
Passenger Vehicles
C-CLASS                 7,214       6,525      10.6%         7,214        6,525        10.6%
E-CLASS                 5,469       4,097      33.5%         5,469        4,097        33.5%
S-CLASS                 938         785        19.5%         938          785          19.5%
CL-CLASS                54          67         -19.4%        54           67           -19.4%
SL-CLASS                390         100        290.0%        390          100          290.0%
SLS AMG                 36          92         -60.9%        36           92           -60.9%
SLK-CLASS               325         238        36.6%         325          238          36.6%
CLS-CLASS               553         582        -5.0%         553          582          -5.0%
R-CLASS                 7           130        -94.6%        7            130          -94.6%
M-CLASS                 2,928       4,002      -26.8%        2,928        4,002        -26.8%
G-CLASS                176         95         85.3%         176          95           85.3%
GL-CLASS                2,015       1,610      25.2%         2,015        1,610        25.2%
GLK-CLASS               2,396       1,976      21.3%         2,396        1,976        21.3%
TOTAL                   22,501      20,306     10.8%         22,501       20,306       10.8%
*SPRINTER               1,077       924        16.6%         1,077        924          16.6%
**smart                 481         496        -3.0%         481          496          92.2%
MBUSA                   Jan-13      Jan-12     Monthly %     YTD 2013     YTD 2012     Yearly %
Combined Total
GRAND TOTAL             24,059      21,726     10.7%         24,059       21,726       10.7%
*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

Website: http://www.mbusa.com
Contact: Donna Boland, +1-201-573-6893 or Mariella Souflis, +1-201-573-4734,
or Toll-Free 1-888-MBNEWS-1