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February 2008 Sales: Mercedes-Benz USA

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Mercedes-Benz USA Reports Best February on Record With 18,564 New Vehicle Sales

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MONTVALE, N.J., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today

reported its highest sales volume for any February in the company's history

with sales of 18,564 new vehicles, an increase of 7.3 percent over last

February. This brings MBUSA's year-to-date total to 36,839 new vehicles

sold, an increase of 7.2 percent over the same period in 2007.

Sales for Mercedes-Benz luxury light truck models continued strongly as

a group with a 12 percent increase over February 2007 (6,061 vs. 5,414

units) and a 17.3 percent increase for the year-to-date (12,228 vs. 10,425

units). Sales of M-Class models made an impressive leap by 26.7 percent for

the month (3,081 vs. 2,431 units) and 32.1 percent for the year-to-date

(6,318 vs. 4,782 units). R-Class sales rose by 6.1 percent for the month

and 12.8 percent for the year-to-date.

Boosted by significant increases in sales of C-Class and SLK-Class

models -- 49.5 percent and 30.6 percent respectively -- sales of

Mercedes-Benz passenger cars as a group increased by 5.2 percent for the

month. Other highlights for the month include strong performance by the

iconic SL roadster, up 2.5 percent, and the high-end CL coupe, up 7.4

percent over last February.

Separately, the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned vehicle program

reported sales of 4,517 units, an increase of 15.5 percent compared to last

February, bringing the certified pre-owned year-to-date total to 8,141

units, an 8.3 percent increase over the same period in 2007.

Mercedes-Benz USA, headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey, is

responsible for the sales, marketing and service of all Mercedes-Benz

products in the United States. In 2007, MBUSA achieved an all-time sales

record of 253,433 new vehicles, setting the highest sales volume ever in

its history and achieving 14 consecutive years of sales growth. More

information on MBUSA and its products can be found on the Internet at


                            Sales -- February 2008

                          February   February  Monthly    YTD     YTD   Yearly
    Model                    '08       '07        %       2008    2007     %

    C-CLASS                 5,781     3,868    49.5%    10,428   7,796   33.8%

    E-CLASS                 2,547     3,053   -16.6%     5,527   6,428  -14.0%

    S-CLASS                 1,533     2,128   -28.0%     3,174   4,206  -24.5%

    CL-CLASS                  248       231     7.4%       501     489    2.5%

    SL-CLASS                  365       356     2.5%       754     725    4.0%

    CLK-CLASS                 983     1,255   -21.7%     2,206   2,282   -3.3%

    SLK-CLASS                 504       386    30.6%       984     782   25.8%

    CLS-CLASS                 542       613   -11.6%     1,037   1,240  -16.4%

    R-CLASS                   928       875     6.1%     1,933   1,713   12.8%

    M-CLASS                 3,081     2,431    26.7%     6,318   4,782   32.1%

    GL-CLASS                1,958     1,936     1.1%     3,773   3,751    0.6%

    G-CLASS                    94       172   -45.3%       204     179   14.0%

    GRAND TOTAL            18,564    17,304     7.3%    36,839  34,373    7.2%

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I'm surprised at the low CLS-Class numbers......I didn't think they sold that few of them.....I see them everywhere around here.....

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I'm surprised at the low CLS-Class numbers......I didn't think they sold that few of them.....I see them everywhere around here.....

Msy be the same cars running around in circles like Rommel did in Africa. :P

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