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Mercedes-Benz Posts Best Second-Quarter Finish With June Sales Of 24,415



   Mercedes-Benz Posts Best Second-Quarter Finish With June Sales Of 24,415

Historic year-to-date highs at MBUSA exceed 155,000 units

PR Newswire

MONTVALE, N.J., July 2, 2013

MONTVALE, N.J., July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today
reported combined sales of 27,162 for June, a 7.0% increase over the same
month last year.  Sales totals at Mercedes-Benz rose 9.8% to 24,415, bringing
year-to-date volumes for the brand to a milestone 141,950 units.  Sprinter
Vans posted strong year-to-date sales of 9,483, which combined with
year-to-date sales of 4,459 from smart to bring MBUSA's first-half total to
155,892.  This marks the best second-quarter finish in the company's history
and the sixth consecutive month of best-ever sales for 2013.

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"We're on record pace through June hitting the highest first-half sales in our
48-year history and we're not slowing down," said Steve Cannon, president and
CEO of MBUSA. "Consumer confidence is on the rise, our product portfolio is
expanding from top to bottom, and our dealer relations are at an all-time
high.  This is a set of ingredients that will allow us to really accelerate
our market momentum into another banner year."   

Impressive gains were made in both the Mercedes-Benz passenger car and
light-truck categories.  Volume leaders for the month were the C-, E- and
M-Class model lines.  The sporty C-Class—the current gateway to the brand for
younger and first-time Mercedes-Benz buyers—took the top spot at 7,639 units,
up 17.4% from June 2012.   The completely redesigned E-Class followed at
5,181, while MBUSA's top-selling SUV, the M-Class, finished the top three with
sales of 3,651 (up 26.3% from June 2012).  Strong performers at the high end
included Mercedes-Benz's iconic grand tourer, the SL-Class, up 91.9%, and the
award-winning GL-Class SUV which increased 24.8% over the same time last
year.   

As a whole, sales of Mercedes-Benz passenger cars jumped 10.2% compared to the
first-half of 2012, increasing from 82,275 in June of last year to
90,650.  Similarly, Mercedes-Benz's light truck offerings posted a
year-to-date increase of 10.6%, from 46,319 units sold in the first six months
of 2012 to 51,300 during the same period this year. 

The Sprinter model line saw sales of 1,966 for the month, while smart posted
volumes of 781 units.

Sales of the company's BlueTEC diesel models were 1,414 for the month, up
10.2% from the same period last year.  On the high-performance side, AMG
models finished the month of June with sales of 464.

Separately, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) program,
MBUSA sold 7,773 vehicles in June; an increase of 17.9% when compared to June
2012 (sales of 6,593 vehicles).  On a year-to-date basis, MBCPO sold 49,004
vehicles, an increase of 24.3% over the comparable period (with sales of
39,419 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 -- June 2013
Mercedes-Benz Passenger       Jun-13       Jun-12       Monthly %      YTD 2013      YTD 2012      Yearly %
Vehicles
C-CLASS                       7,639        6,506        17.4%          45,902        37,686        21.8%
E-CLASS                       5,181        5,589        -7.3%          28,231        30,366        -7.0%
S-CLASS                       841          981          -14.3%         6,211         5,510         12.7%
CL-CLASS                      30           58           -48.3%         268           387           -30.7%
SL-CLASS                      664          346          91.9%          3,840         1,575         143.8%
SLS AMG                       29           86           -66.3%         241           559           -56.9%
SLK-CLASS                     312          301          3.7%           2,305         2,264         1.8%
CLS-CLASS                     611          782          -21.9%         3,652         3,928         -7.0%
R-CLASS                       1            651          -99.8%         23            1,370         -98.3%
M-CLASS                       3,651        2,891        26.3%          19,312        20,626        -6.4%
G-CLASS                       231          50           362.0%         1,273         461           176.1%
GL-CLASS                      2,419        1,938        24.8%          14,946        11,582        29.0%
GLK-CLASS                     2,806        2,052        36.7%          15,746        12,280        28.2%
TOTAL                         24,415       22,231       9.8%           141,950       128,595       10.4%
*SPRINTER                     1,966        2,140        -8.1%          9,483         9,276         2.2%
**smart                       781          1,017        -23.2%         4,459         4,748         -6.1%
MBUSA Combined Total          Jun-13       Jun-12       Monthly %      YTD 2013      YTD 2012      Yearly %
GRAND TOTAL                   27,162       25,388       7.0%           155,892       142,619       9.3%
*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
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