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Mercedes-Benz Sets Another Record With Best May Sales

June 3 /PRNewswire/

Link to Press Release

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

reported its highest May on record with sales of 21,785 new vehicles, a 0.1

percent increase over last May. Sales for the month brought MBUSA's

year-to-date volume to 99,703 new vehicles, a 1.1 percent increase compared

to the first five months of 2007.

Passenger car sales of 16,416 vehicles showed an increase of 4.6

percent over last May. Sales of the legendary SL roadster, one of MBUSA's

first 2009 models to hit dealer showrooms, increased by 60.4 percent (1,083

vs. 675 units). The volume leading C-Class also demonstrated impressive

growth with an increase of 43.9 percent for the month (7,394 vs 5,139

units). In the light truck category, the award-winning M-Class SUV

increased 4 percent (2,706 vs. 2,601 units), while sales of the G-Class

rose 11.3 percent (79 vs. 71 units).

Year-to-date highlights include an overall increase in the C-Class

model line of 39.2 percent (31,385 vs. 22,552) and in the M-Class with a

19.5 percent (14,795 vs. 12,384) increase.

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

MBUSA marked a 31.8 percent increase for May sales with 6,037 vehicles

sold, bringing year-to-date sales to a total of 26,549 units, an increase

of 24.3 percent 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


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

    C-CLASS           7,394    5,139      43.9%    31,385    22,552     39.2%

    E-CLASS           4,029    4,102      -1.8%    15,803    18,560    -14.9%

    S-CLASS           1,684    2,135     -21.1%     8,255    10,848    -23.9%

    CL-CLASS            250      319     -21.6%     1,323     1,433     -7.7%

    SL-CLASS          1,083      675      60.4%     2,734     2,773     -1.4%

    CLK-CLASS         1,033    1,548     -33.3%     5,567     7,038    -20.9%

    SLK-CLASS           444    1,100     -59.6%     2,493     3,646    -31.6%

    CLS-CLASS           499      671     -25.6%     3,177     3,493     -9.0%

    R-CLASS             666    1,379     -51.7%     4,208     5,530    -23.9%

    M-CLASS           2,706    2,601       4.0%    14,795    12,384     19.5%

    GL-CLASS          1,918    2,031      -5.6%     9,537     9,869     -3.4%

    G-CLASS              79       71      11.3%       426       525    -18.9%

    GRAND TOTAL      21,785   21,771       0.1%    99,703    98,651      1.1%

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Daimler AG Reports a 12 Percent Increase for the Mercedes-Benz Cars Division in the U.S. for May 2008

(Mercedes-Benz and smart combined)

June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/

Link to Press Release

- Total of 24,480 Units of Mercedes-Benz Cars Division Sold in U.S.

- Mercedes-Benz USA Records May Sales of 21,785

- smart USA Records 2,695 Sales in May

NEW YORK, June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Daimler AG (stock exchange

abbreviaton DAI) today reported sales for Mercedes-Benz Cars division

(Mercedes-Benz and smart combined) of 24,480 units in the U.S. for May

2008. All sales figures in this release are on an unadjusted basis unless

otherwise noted.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080409/NYW017LOGO )

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) reported its highest May on record with sales

of 21,785 new vehicles, a 0.1 percent increase over last May. Highlights

for the month include significant sales increases for the legendary

SL-Class roadster (up 60.4 percent), the sporty C-Class sedans (up 43.9

percent). The M-Class SUV model line posted a 4 percent gain (2,706 vs.


More and more people are seeing the smart fortwo on the road as the

vehicle inches closer to the 10,000 sales mark, having sold 8,854 vehicles

to date. The vehicle is attracting an overwhelming number of buyers who

want a solution to high gas prices, to reduce their environmental footprint

and urban mobility on congested city streets in a package that's fun to

drive. The fortwo offers a powerful combination of outstanding fuel

efficiency, innovative safety, environmental friendliness and low cost of

ownership. There are currently 69 smart centers open in 31 states.

Detailed vehicle sales information for MBUSA will be announced later

today in a separate press release issued by Mercedes-Benz USA.

Mercedes-Benz Cars Division in the U.S. Sales Summary Through May 2008

                            Month Sales       %         Sales CYTD        %
                         Curr Yr    Pr Yr   Change   Curr Yr   Pr Yr    Change
    Mercedes-Benz USA     21,785   21,771      0.1   99,703   98,651      1.1
    smart USA              2,695     n/a*     n/a*    8,854     n/a*     n/a*

    Mercedes-Benz USA /
     smart USA combined   24,480   21,771*   12.4*  108,557  98,651*    10.0*

    * smart sales in the U.S. started in mid January 2008
    Further information on Daimler is available on the internet at

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