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July 2007 Sales: Mercedes-Benz

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MONTVALE, N.J., Aug. 1, 2007 -- Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported sales of 18,586 new vehicles for July, bringing the company's year- to-date total to 136,826 units, a 0.2 percent increase compared to the same period last year and marking the best year-to-date sales volume in its history.

With significant boosts in sales for both the S-Class and CL-Class (12.9 percent and 561.5 percent increases respectively), highlights for July sales include a 12 percent increase in sales of Mercedes-Benz high-end vehicles (S-, SL-, and CL-Classes) as a group. SUVs also showed growth, with the company's highly acclaimed M-Class model line's 23 percent increase (3,015 vs. 2,446 units) for the month.

Compared to the first seven months of 2006, the same period this year marked increases from the volume-leading C-Class with its 13.4 percent gain (31,619 vs. 27,881 units) to the exclusive CL-Class luxury coupe's 436.2 percent increase (2,043 vs. 381 units). As a group, Mercedes-Benz's light truck offerings posted a year-to-date increase of 12.4 percent (39,804 vs. 35,413 SUVs), including a seven percent jump for the M-Class and 87.7 percent growth for the seven-passenger full-sized GL-Class.

Separately, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned program, MBUSA marked a 1.1 percent increase for July sales with 4,417 vehicles sold, bringing year-to-date sales to a total of 30,475 units, an increase of 11.8 percent over the same period in 2006.

MERCEDES-BENZ USA
							Sales -- July 2007

  Model			  July '07 July '06  Monthly % YTD 2007 YTD 2006 Yearly %

  C-CLASS			   4,291   5,285	 -18.8%   31,619   27,881   13.4%

  E-CLASS			   3,227   4,479	 -28.0%   25,473   25,199	1.1%

  S-CLASS			   2,521   2,233	  12.9%   15,070   17,817  -15.4%

  CL-CLASS				344	  52	 561.5%	2,043	  381  436.2%

  SL-CLASS				551	 768	 -28.3%	3,918	5,643  -30.6%

  CLK-CLASS			   801	 963	 -16.8%	9,009   10,817  -16.7%

  SLK-CLASS			   531   1,148	 -53.7%	5,145	7,087  -27.4%

  CLS-CLASS			   670	 790	 -15.2%	4,745	6,288  -24.5%

  R-CLASS				1,031   1,485	-30.6%	7,866   11,157  -29.5%

  M-CLASS				3,015   2,446	 23.3%   17,950   16,772	7.0%

  GL-CLASS			   1,553   1,863	-16.6%   13,342	7,108   87.7%

  G-CLASS				   51	  79	-35.4%	  646	  376   71.8%

  GRAND TOTAL		   18,586  21,591	-13.9%  136,826  136,526	0.2%

Link to Press Release: Mercedes-Benz July 2007 Sales

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