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June 2008 Sales: Daimler AG & Mercedes Benz

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Daimler AG Reports a 13 Percent Increase
July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/
Link to Daimler AG Press Release
Link to Mercedes-Benz Press Release


- Total of 22,121 Units of Mercedes-Benz Cars Division Sold in U.S.
- Mercedes-Benz USA Records June Sales of 19,576
- smart USA Records 2,545 Sales in June

NEW YORK, July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Daimler AG (stock exchange
abbreviation DAI) today reported sales for the Mercedes-Benz Cars division
(Mercedes-Benz and smart combined) of 22,121 units in the U.S. for June
2008. All sales figures in this release are on an unadjusted basis unless
otherwise noted.

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported sales of 19,576 new vehicles
for June 2008, bringing the year-to-date total to 119,279 units, marking
the best first-half sales in the company's history.

Sales for the smart fortwo remain strong with deliveries totaling 2,545
for the month of June. This brings the year-to-date total to an incredible
11,399 units in less than six months of being offered in the US market. The
vehicle is attracting an overwhelming number of buyers who want a solution
to high gas prices, a reduced environmental footprint and increased urban
mobility on congested city streets -- all 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 June 2008

                           Month Sales       %         Sales CYTD        %
                        Curr Yr   Pr Yr   Change   Curr Yr    Pr Yr   Change
    Mercedes-Benz USA    19,576   19,589   -0.1     119,279   118,240   0.9
    smart USA             2,545    n/a*     n/a*     11,399     n/a*    n/a*

    Mercedes-Benz USA /
    smart USA combined   22,121   19,589*  12.9*    130,678   118,240*  10.5*

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



Mercedes-Benz Reports 19,576 New Vehicle Sales for June

MBUSA Records Best First Half-Year Sales on Record

MONTVALE, N.J., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today
reported sales of 19,576 new vehicles for June 2008, bringing the
year-to-date total to 119,279 units, marking the best sales for the first
half of any year company's history.

Highlights for the month include a 25.1 percent increase (5,977 vs.
4,776 units) in sales for the company's volume-leading C-Class. The E-Class
also recorded gains with an 18.3 percent increase over last June's sales
(4,360 vs. 3,686 units). Sales of the legendary and newly redesigned
SL-Class roadster also jumped by 12.3 percent from 594 units in June 2007
to 667 units in June 2008. In the SUV category, the popularity of the
ML-Class was evidenced by an increase by 2 percent (2,601 vs. 2,551 units)
for the month.

Year-to-date sales of 119,279 units broke last year's record of
118,240, a 0.9 percent increase. Compared to the same period last year,
highlights include a 36.7 percent increase in C-Class sales and a 1 percent
increase in SL-Class sales. Contrary to current market conditions, the
ML-Class SUV marked a 16.5 percent increase in sales for the first half of
the year (17,396 vs. 14,935).

Separately, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned program,
MBUSA marked a 2.3 percent increase for June sales (4,809 vs. 4,703
certified pre-owned vehicles sold), bringing year-to-date sales to a total
of 31,358 units, an increase of 20.3 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.

MERCEDES-BENZ USA
                              Sales -- June 2008

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

    C-CLASS           5,977   4,776     25.1%      37,362   27,328   36.7%

    E-CLASS           4,360   3,686     18.3%      20,163   22,246   -9.4%

    S-CLASS           1,384   1,701    -18.6%       9,639   12,549  -23.2%

    CL-CLASS            180     266    -32.3%       1,503    1,699  -11.5%

    SL-CLASS            667     594     12.3%       3,401    3,367    1.0%

    CLK-CLASS           726   1,170    -37.9%       6,293    8,208  -23.3%

    SLK-CLASS           576     968    -40.5%       3,069    4,614  -33.5%

    CLS-CLASS           552     582     -5.2%       3,729    4,075   -8.5%

    R-CLASS             576   1,305    -55.9%       4,784    6,835  -30.0%

    ML-CLASS          2,601   2,551      2.0%      17,396   14,935   16.5%

    GL-CLASS          1,913   1,920     -0.4%      11,450   11,789   -2.9%

    G-CLASS              64      70     -8.6%         490      595  -17.6%

    GRAND TOTAL      19,576  19,589     -0.1%     119,279  118,240    0.9%

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