Mercedes-Benz Sails Into Second Quarter With Record April Sales Of 23,635

  Mercedes-Benz Sails Into Second Quarter With Record April Sales Of 23,635

MBUSA sees double-digit growth at 101,371 units sold

PR Newswire

MONTVALE, N.J., May 1, 2013

MONTVALE, N.J., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today
reported the highest second quarter start in its history with record April
sales of 26,157, a 4.4% increase over April 2012. Mercedes-Benz models alone
saw a 5.8% gain in sales volume at 23,635 bringing year-to-date totals for the
brand to 92,822. Combined with monthly sales from smart (667) and Sprinter
Vans (1,855) MBUSA saw a year-to-date total of 101,371, a 10.2% increase over
the previous year, making this April the earliest month ever to break 100,000
units.

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"We've entered the second quarter of 2013 at an incredible pace," said Steve
Cannon, president and CEO of MBUSA. "A record first quarter gave us a great
start. With our completely redesigned E-Class now in showrooms, I fully
expect to see continued momentum in the months ahead."

Mercedes-Benz April sales were driven by the C-, E-, and M-Class model lines.
The sporty C-Class – the current gateway to the brand on the car side for
younger and first-time Mercedes-Benz buyers – took the lead, posting sales of
7,338, up 14.2%. The E-Class, which receives a complete redesign for 2014 now
available in dealerships, followed with sales of 4,431. MBUSA's top-selling
SUV, the M-Class, rounded out the top three with sales of 3,280. At the
high-end, strong performers were the company's flagship S-Class, which saw
16.4% growth, and the SL-Class, which increased 275.2% over April 2012.

The Sprinter model line saw sales of 1,855 for the month, while smart recorded
sales of 667 vehicles.

Sales of the high-performance AMG models were 574 for the month, up 8.5% from
the same period last year. Sales of the company's BlueTEC diesel models
finished the month of April at 1,171.

Separately, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) program,
MBUSA sold 8,748 vehicles in April, an increase of 37.4% when compared to
April 2012 (sales of 6,368 vehicles). On a year-to-date basis, MBCPO sold
33,118 vehicles, an increase of 26.0% over the comparable period (with sales
of 26,292 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 12 model lines ranging from the
sporty C-Class to the flagship S-Class sedans and the SLS AMG GT.

MBUSA is also responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service
of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Vans, and smart products in the U.S. More
information on MBUSA and its products can be found at www.mbusa.com,
www.mbsprinterusa.comand www.smartusa.com.

MERCEDES-BENZ USA
Sales -- April 2013
Mercedes-Benz Passenger Apr-13  Apr-12  Monthly %  YTD 2013  YTD 2012 Yearly %
Vehicles
C-CLASS                 7,338   6,424   14.2%      30,250    24,531   23.3%
E-CLASS                 4,431   5,328   -16.8%     18,120    19,201   -5.6%
S-CLASS                 1,103   948     16.4%      4,180     3,507    19.2%
CL-CLASS                37      63      -41.3%     192       273      -29.7%
SL-CLASS                938     250     275.2%     2,422     520      365.8%
SLS AMG                 46      104     -55.8%     165       390      -57.7%
SLK-CLASS               451     467     -3.4%      1,585     1,558    1.7%
CLS-CLASS               640     647     -1.1%      2,335     2,404    -2.9%
R-CLASS                 0       131     -100.0%    20        568      -96.5%
M-CLASS                 3,280   3,057   7.3%       12,442    14,537   -14.4%
G-CLASS                188     82      129.3%     800       343      133.2%
GL-CLASS                2,481   2,768   -10.4%     10,099    7,922    27.5%
GLK-CLASS               2,702   2,067   30.7%      10,212    8,095    26.2%
TOTAL                   23,635  22,336  5.8%       92,822    83,849   10.7%
*SPRINTER               1,855   1,966   -5.6%      5,689     5,095    11.7%
**smart                 667     764     -12.7%     2,860     3,028    -5.5%
MBUSA
                        Apr-13  Apr-12  Monthly %  YTD 2013  YTD 2012 Yearly %
Combined Total
GRAND TOTAL             26,157  25,066  4.4%       101,371   91,972   10.2%
*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, 201-573-6893; Mariella Kapsaskis, 201-573-4734;
Toll-Free 888-MBNEWS-1