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Mercedes-Benz USA Notes Highest May Sales On Record With 21,875 New Vehicles Sold
Posted June 3, 2008 At 3:00 PM CST by J. Clark

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In financial news, Mercedes-Benz USA is reporting today that for the month of May, sales at the U.S. division were up 0.1 percent to 21,875 new units (compared to 21,771 new units in May 2007).  This figure brings MBUSA's year-to-date total to 99,703 new units, a 1.1 percent increase over 2007's five-month ytd total of 98,651 new units.

As for the models making headlines, the C-Class was again the volume leader for the brand, with sales of the sedan totaling 7,394 new units (up 43.9 percent over May 2007's total of 5,139 units).   The new-generation SL-Class - the first 2009 model to hit dealerships - also noted strong May sales, with deliveries of the legendary roadster totaling 1,083 new units - up 60.4 percent over the 675 SL's delivered in May 2007.

To learn more about Mercedes-Benz USA's May 2008 sales as well as how each of the various model lineups scored, keep reading for the official press release.

Enjoy.



OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE


Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) notes highest May on record with sales of 21,785 new vehicles

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported its highest May on record with sales of 21,785 new vehicles, a 0.1 percent increase over last May. Sales for the month brought MBUSA's year-to-date volume to 99,703 new vehicles, a 1.1 percent increase compared to the first five months of 2007.

Passenger car sales of 16,416 vehicles showed an increase of 4.6 percent over last May. Sales of the legendary SL roadster, one of MBUSA's first 2009 models to hit dealer showrooms, increased by 60.4 percent (1,083 vs. 675 units). The volume leading C-Class also demonstrated impressive growth with an increase of 43.9 percent for the month (7,394 vs 5,139 units). In the light truck category, the award-winning M-Class SUV increased 4 percent (2,706 vs. 2,601 units), while sales of the G-Class rose 11.3 percent (79 vs. 71 units).

Year-to-date highlights include an overall increase in the C-Class model line of 39.2 percent (31,385 vs. 22,552) and in the M-Class with a 19.5 percent (14,795 vs. 12,384) increase.
Separately, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned program, MBUSA marked a 31.8 percent increase for May sales with 6,037 vehicles sold, bringing year-to-date sales to a total of 26,549 units, an increase of 24.3 percent over the same period in 2007.


Mercedes-Benz USA May 2008 Sales Overview

Model
May '08
May '07
Monthly %
YTD 2008
YTD 2007
Yearly %
C-CLASS 7,394 5,139 43.9% 31,385 22,552 39.2%
E-CLASS 4,029 4,102 -1.8% 15,803 18,560 -14.9%
S-CLASS 1,684 2,135 -21.1% 8,255 10,848 -23.9%
CL-CLASS 250 319 -21.6% 1,323 1,433 -7.7%
SL-CLASS 1,083 675 60.4% 2,734 2,773 -1.4%
CLK-CLASS 1,033 1,548 -33.3% 5,567 7,038 -20.9%
SLK-CLASS 444 1,100 -59.6% 2,493 3,646 -31.6%
CLS-CLASS 499 671 -25.6% 3,177 3,493 -9.0%
R-CLASS 666 1,379 -51.7% 4,208 5,530 -23.9%
M-CLASS 2,706 2,601 4.0% 14,795 12,384 19.5%
GL-CLASS 1,918 2,031 -5.6% 9,537 9,869 -3.4%
G-CLASS 79 71 11.3% 426 525 -18.9%
GRAND TOTAL 21,785 21,771 0.1% 99,703 98,651 1.1%


Copyright © 2008, Mercedes-Benz USA

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