Mercedes-Benz Adds Fifth Month To 2013 Record Sales Streak With May Totals At 24,713 Units

Mercedes-Benz Adds Fifth Month To 2013 Record Sales Streak With May Totals At
                                 24,713 Units

MBUSA sees 9.8% jump as volumes for the year reach 128,730

PR Newswire

MONTVALE, N.J., June 3, 2013

MONTVALE, N.J., June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today
reported another month of record highs with sales reaching 27,359, an 8.3%
increase over May 2012. Sales volumes at Mercedes-Benz jumped 9.8% last month
(24,713), bringing year-to-date totals for the brand to a record high of
117,535. Sprinter Van year-to-date sales increased 5.3% from the same time
last year to 7,517, combining with steady momentum from smart at 3,678 to
round out MBUSA's year-to-date totals of 128,730.

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"We've seen five consecutive months of best-ever sales in 2013," said Steve
Cannon, president and CEO of MBUSA. "Strong momentum carries across the
entire product line from our entry models straight up to the high end, which
is ahead 24 percent for the year. We expect to build on that pace as more of
our completely redesigned E-Class models roll into dealer showrooms."

The highest Mercedes-Benz volume performers for May were the C-, E- and
M-Class model lines. The C-Class—the sporty gateway to the brand for younger
and first-time Mercedes-Benz buyers—led sales at 8,013 units, up 20.5% from
May 2012.Sales of the E-Class, which receives a complete redesign for 2014
and is now arriving in dealerships, followed at 4,930. MBUSA's top-selling
SUV, the M-Class, rounded out the top three with sales of 3,219. Strong
performers at the high end included the company's flagship S-Class, up 16.4%,
and the award winning GL-Class SUV which increased 41.0% over the same period
last year.

The Sprinter model line posted sales of 1,828 for the month, while smart saw a
16.4% boost in sales volume totaling 818 units. 

Sales of the company's BlueTEC diesel models were 1,503 for the month, up
47.5% from the same period last year. On the high-performance side, AMG model
sales finished the month of May at 536.

Separately, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) program,
MBUSA sold 8,113 vehicles in May; an increase of 24.2% when compared to May
2012 (sales of 6,534 vehicles). On a year-to-date basis, MBCPO sold 41,231
vehicles, an increase of 25.6% over the comparable period (with sales of
32,826 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.com and www.smartusa.com.



MERCEDES-BENZ USA
Sales -- May 2013
Mercedes-Benz Passenger       May-13       May-12       Monthly %      YTD 2013      YTD 2012      Yearly %
Vehicles
C-CLASS                       8,013        6,649        20.5%          38,263        31,180        22.7%
E-CLASS                       4,930        5,576        -11.6%         23,050        24,777        -7.0%
S-CLASS                       1,190        1,022        16.4%          5,370         4,529         18.6%
CL-CLASS                      46           56           -17.9%         238           329           -27.7%
SL-CLASS                      754          709          6.3%           3,176         1,229         158.4%
SLS AMG                       47           83           -43.4%         212           473           -55.2%
SLK-CLASS                     408          405          0.7%           1,993         1,963         1.5%
CLS-CLASS                     706          743          -5.0%          3,041         3,147         -3.4%
R-CLASS                       2            151          -98.7%         22            719           -96.9%
M-CLASS                       3,219        3,198        0.7%           15,661        17,735        -11.7%
G-CLASS                      242          68           255.9%         1,042         411           153.5%
GL-CLASS                      2,428        1,722        41.0%          12,527        9,644         29.9%
GLK-CLASS                     2,728        2,133        27.9%          12,940        10,228        26.5%
TOTAL                         24,713       22,515       9.8%           117,535       106,364       10.5%
*SPRINTER                     1,828        2,041        -10.4%         7,517         7,136         5.3%
**smart                       818          703          16.4%          3,678         3,731         -1.4%
MBUSA                         May-13       May-12       Monthly %      YTD 2013      YTD 2012      Yearly %
Combined Total
GRAND TOTAL                   27,359       25,259       8.3%           128,730       117,231       9.8%
*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: News Media Contact: Donna Boland, 201-573-6893, Mariella Kapsaskis,
201-573-4734, Toll-Free 888-MBNEWS-1