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April 2008 Sales: Daimler AG, including Mercedes-Benz

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Daimler AG Reports 22,954 Unit Sales for U.S. Passenger Vehicles
NEW YORK, May 1 /PRNewswire/
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- Mercedes-Benz USA Records April Sales of 20,271
- smart USA Records 2,683 Sales in April

NEW YORK, May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Daimler AG (stock exchange
abbreviation DAI) today reported total group sales (Mercedes-Benz and smart
combined) of 22,954 passenger vehicles in the U.S. for April 2008. All
sales figures in this release are on an unadjusted basis unless otherwise
noted.

Mercedes-Benz USA

While experiencing a marginal three percent decrease in its April sales
(20,271 vs. 20,895), Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) maintained a 1.4 percent
increase for the first four months of the year (77,918 vs. 76,880),
bringing year-to-date sales to the highest level in the company's history.
Highlights for the month include significant increases in the Mercedes-Benz
C-Class model line (up 33.5 percent) and the Mercedes-Benz M-Class model
line (up 38.4 percent).

smart USA

smart USA continues to deliver vehicles to excited reservation holders
across the United States. Currently 68 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 April 2008

                         Month Sales        %       Sales CYTD        %
                       Curr Yr   Pr Yr   Change   Curr Yr   Pr Yr   Change
    Mercedes-Benz USA    20,271  20,895    -3.0     77,918  76,880     1.4
    smart USA             2,683    n/a*    n/a*      6,159    n/a*    n/a*

    Mercedes-Benz USA /
    smart USA combined   22,954    n/a*    n/a*     84,077    n/a*    n/a*

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

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Mercedes-Benz USA Reports April Sales of 20,271
MONTVALE, N.J., May 1 /PRNewswire/
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Year-To-Date Sales Up 1.4 Percent

MONTVALE, N.J., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- While experiencing a marginal
three percent decrease in its April sales (20,271 vs. 20,895),
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) maintained a 1.4 percent increase for the first
four months of the year (77,918 vs. 76,880), bringing year-to-date sales to
the highest level in the company's history.

Highlights for the month include growth in the sales volume-leading
C-Class model line which posted a significant 33.5 percent gain (6,850 vs.
5,131 units) for the month and a 37.8 percent jump (23,991 vs. 17,413
units) for the year-to-date. Increases were also achieved in two of the
Mercedes-Benz SUV model lines. Sales of the popular M-Class rose 38.4
percent (2,582 vs. 1,866 units) for the month and 54.2 percent (12,089 vs.
7,838 units) for the year-to-date. The seven-passenger full-sized GL-Class
gained 59.8 percent for the month with 1,938 units sold, and 83.5 percent
for the year-to-date with 7,619 units sold.

Separately, Mercedes-Benz achieved an impressive 78.3 percent (7,261
vs. 4,073 units) jump in sales of its certified pre-owned vehicles through
the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned program for April, boosting its
year-to-date certified pre-owned sales to 20,512 units, a 22.3 percent
increase over the 16,773 units sold in 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.



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

    C-CLASS                     6,850   5,131   33.5%  23,991  17,413   37.8%
    E-CLASS                     3,208   4,011  -20.0%  11,774  14,458  -18.6%
    S-CLASS                     1,775   2,067  -14.1%   6,571   8,713  -24.6%
    CL-CLASS                      275     330  -16.7%   1,073   1,114   -3.7%
    SL-CLASS                      518     703  -26.3%   1,651   2,098  -21.3%
    CLK-CLASS                   1,110   1,456  -23.8%   4,534   5,490  -17.4%
    SLK-CLASS                     504     856  -41.1%   2,049   2,546  -19.5%
    CLS-CLASS                     706     779   -9.4%   2,678   2,822   -5.1%
    GL-CLASS                    1,938   1,213   59.8%   7,619   4,151   83.5%
    R-CLASS                       735   2,382  -69.1%   3,542   9,783  -63.8%
    M-CLASS                     2,582   1,866   38.4%  12,089   7,838   54.2%
    G-CLASS                        70     101  -30.7%     347     454  -23.6%
    GRAND TOTAL                20,271  20,895   -3.0%  77,918  76,880    1.4%

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