Mercedes-Benz USA Notes 28.1 Percent Sales Decrease in April 2009

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) has reported April sales of 14,565 vehicles, a decline of 28.1 percent over April 2008

by  Thomas Philips  | 

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In April 2009, sales at Mercedes-Benz USA mimicked those noted by the majority of other automakers, with MBUSA noting yet another double digit decline of 28.1 percent. In total, April sales amounted to 14,565 new units, compared to 20,271 new units in April of 2008. As a result of the figures, year-to-date sales at Mercedes-Benz USA now amount to 54,799 new units (compared to 77,918 new units in April 2008), or in percentages, a 29.7 drop compared to the prior year.

Volume leaders for the month were the C-Class, GLK-Class and M-Class with sales of 4,274 units, 1,869 units, and 1,838 units, respectively, while taking top honors for the month’s most horrific performance is the R-Class, with sales of the half-minivan, half-SUV dropping a remarkable 73.9 percent to 192 new units.

Mercedes-Benz USA Reports April Sales Of 14,565 New Units

Montvale, NJ, May 03, 2009

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) has reported April sales of 14,565 vehicles, a decline of 28.1 percent over April 2008. The volume leaders for the month were the C, GLK, and M-Class with sales of 4,274, 1,869, and 1,838 respectively.

On a year-to-date basis, the company sold 54,799 new vehicles, a decrease of 29.7 percent over the comparable period last year.

Separately, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) program, MBUSA sold 6,797 vehicles in April; a 6.4 percent decrease compared to April 2008 sales of 7,261 vehicles. Year-to-date sales for the MBCPO program are 25,959, a 26.5 percent increase over 2008 year-to-date sales (20,513 vehicles) during the same timeframe.

Mercedes-Benz USA April 2009 Sales Overview

Model Apr '09 Apr '08 Monthly % YTD 2009 YTD 2008 Yearly %
C-CLASS 4,274 6,850 -37.6% 16,304 23,991 -32.0%
E-CLASS 1,795 3,208 -44.0% 7,645 11,774 -35.1%
S-CLASS 1,159 1,775 -34.7% 3,391 6,571 -48.4%
CL-CLASS 122 275 -55.6% 522 1,073 -51.4%
SL-CLASS 502 518 -3.1% 1,405 1,651 -14.9%
CLK-CLASS 999 1,110 -10.0% 3,801 4,534 -16.2%
SLK-CLASS 305 504 -39.5% 1,082 2,049 -47.2%
CLS-CLASS 255 706 -63.9% 1,245 2,678 -53.5%
R-CLASS 192 735 -73.9% 1,094 3,542 -69.1%
M-CLASS 1,838 2,582 -28.8% 6,221 12,089 -48.5%
G-CLASS 50 70 -28.6% 191 347 -45.0%
GL-CLASS 1,205 1,938 -37.8% 4,213 7,619 -44.7%
GLK-CLASS 1,869 - 7,685 -
GRAND TOTAL 14,565 20,271 -28.1% 54,799 77,918 -29.7%
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