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March 2008 Sales: Daimler AG (Includes Mercedes-Benz release)

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Daimler AG Reports 22,542 Unit Sales for U.S. Passenger Vehicles for March 2008
April 1, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/
Link to Press Release


* Mercedes-Benz USA Records Highest First Quarter Sales
* smart fortwo Sales Continue to Increase

NEW YORK, April 1, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Daimler AG (NYSE:
DAI) today reported total group sales (Mercedes-Benz and smart combined) of
22,542 passenger vehicles in the U.S. for March 2008. All sales figures in
this release are on an unadjusted basis unless otherwise noted.

While experiencing a marginal 3.7 percent decrease in its sales for the
month of March (20,808 vs. 21,612), Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) maintained a
three percent increase for the first quarter of 2008 (57,647 vs 55,985)
bringing year-to-date sales to the highest level in the company's history.
Highlights for the first quarter 2008 include significant increases in the
Mercedes-Benz C-Class model line (up 39.6 percent) and the Mercedes-Benz
M-Class model line (up 28.5 percent).

smart USA continues to deliver vehicles to excited reservation holders
across the United States. Currently 67 smart centers are operational and
representing smart in the U.S. American consumer response remains strong as
the company still has well over 30,000 net reservations and dealership
traffic remains strong.

Detailed vehicle sales information for MBUSA will be announced later
today in a separate press release issued by Mercedes-Benz USA.


Daimler AG U.S. Passenger Vehicles Sales Summary Through March 2008

                          Month Sales      %         Sales CYTD         %
                       Curr Yr   Pr Yr   Change    Curr Yr  Pr Yr    Change

    Mercedes-Benz USA   20,808   21,612   -3.7   57,647    55,985     3.0
    smart USA            1,734    n/a*     n/a*   3,476     n/a*      n/a*

    * smart sales in the U.S. started in mid January 2008

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Mercedes-Benz USA Reports March Sales of 20,808
April 1, 2008 /PRNewswire/
Link to Press Release


Highest First Quarter on Record Despite Marginal Decrease for the Month

MONTVALE, N.J., April 1, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- While experiencing a
marginal 3.7 percent decrease in its sales for the month of March (20,808
vs. 21,612), Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) maintained a three percent increase
for the first quarter of 2008 (57,647 vs. 55,985) bringing year-to-date
sales to the highest level in the company's history.

Highlights for the month include growth in various segments of
Mercedes' diverse product portfolio. The volume-leading entry-level C-Class
model line demonstrated a significant increase with a 49.6 percent gain
(6,713 vs. 4,486 units). On the other end of the portfolio, sales of the
high-end luxury CL coupes were slightly above last March with nearly a 1
percent increase (297 vs. 295 units). The popularity of the sleek CLS-Class
grew from 803 units last March to 935 units this March, an increase of 16.4
percent. In the SUV segment, M-Class sales jumped 21.8 percent (3,189 vs.
2,619 units).

For the first quarter of 2008, the biggest increases in Mercedes-Benz
sales were posted for the C-Class model line with 39.6 percent gains
(17,141 vs. 12,282 units) and the M-Class model line which rose 28.5
percent (9,507 vs. 7,401 units).

Separately, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned program,
MBUSA sold 5,110 vehicles in March, bringing first quarter sales to 13,251
units, a 4.3 percent increase over the same period last year.

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
http://www.mbusa.com .



MERCEDES-BENZ USA
                             Sales -- March 2008

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

    C-CLASS         6,713     4,486      49.6%     17,141    12,282     39.6%

    E-CLASS         3,039     4,019     -24.4%      8,566    10,447    -18.0%

    S-CLASS         1,622     2,440     -33.5%      4,796     6,646    -27.8%

    CL-CLASS          297       295       0.7%        798       784      1.8%

    SL-CLASS          379       670     -43.4%      1,133     1,395    -18.8%

    CLK-CLASS       1,218     1,752     -30.5%      3,424     4,034    -15.1%

    SLK-CLASS         561       908     -38.2%      1,545     1,690     -8.6%

    CLS-CLASS         935       803      16.4%      1,972     2,043     -3.5%

    GL-CLASS        1,908     2,221     -14.1%      5,681     5,972     -4.9%

    R-CLASS           874     1,225     -28.7%      2,807     2,938     -4.5%

    M-CLASS         3,189     2,619      21.8%      9,507     7,401     28.5%

    G-CLASS            73       174     -58.0%        277       353    -21.5%

    GRAND TOTAL    20,808    21,612      -3.7%     57,647    55,985      3.0%

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