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Daimler AG Reports a 25 Percent Increase for the Mercedes-Benz Cars Division in the U.S. for July 2008

Aug. 1 /PRNewswire/

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- Total of 23,292 Units of Mercedes-Benz Cars Division Sold in U.S.

- Mercedes-Benz USA Records 12 Percent Sales Growth for the Month with

20,733 New Vehicles Sold

- smart USA Records 2,559 Sales in July

NEW YORK, Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Daimler AG (NYSE: DAI) today

reported sales for the Mercedes-Benz Cars division (Mercedes-Benz and smart

combined) of 23,292 units in the U.S. for July 2008. All sales figures in

this release are on an unadjusted basis unless otherwise noted.

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported sales of 20,733 new vehicles

for July 2008, a 12 percent increase over last July. This brings the

year-to-date sales total for MBUSA to 140,012 units, marking the best

year-to-date sales for the period in the company's history. The most

significant gains for the month were in the C-Class and E-Class passenger

cars (45 percent and 38 percent respectively), while year-to-date growth

was achieved in the M-Class and GL-Class line-up of SUVs (12 percent and 1

percent respectively).

Sales for the smart fortwo remain strong with deliveries totaling 2,559

for the month of July. This brings the year-to-date total to an incredible

13,958 units in a little more 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


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 July 2008

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

    Mercedes-Benz USA     20,733   18,586    11.6    140,012   136,826    2.3

    smart USA              2,559      n/a*    n/a*    13,958       n/a*   n/a*

    Mercedes-Benz USA /
     smart USA combined   23,292   18,586*   25.3*   153,970   136,826*  12.5*

    * 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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Mercedes-Benz Reports 11.6 Percent Increase for July Sales

Aug. 1 /PRNewswire/

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MBUSA Records Best Year-to-Date Sales on Record

MONTVALE, N.J., Aug. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today

reported sales of 20,733 new vehicles for July 2008, an 11.6 percent

increase over last July. This brings the year-to-date total to 140,012

units, marking a 2.3 percent increase over the same period last year and

setting the new record for MBUSA year-to-date sales.

Both the volume-leading C-Class and highly acclaimed E-Class model

lines posted gains of 45.4 percent and 53 percent increases respectively.

Other highlights for July sales include an 8.9 percent sales increase in

CLK-Class coupes and cabriolets, and an impressive 28.1 percent increase

for the full-sized GL-Class SUV. As a group, sales of Mercedes-Benz

passenger cars rose 17.8 percent for the month (15,239 vs. 12,936 units).

Compared to the first seven months of 2007, the popularity of the

C-Class was demonstrated through a 37.9 percent sales increase with 43,603

units sold. Overall as a group, year-to-date sales of Mercedes-Benz

passenger cars rose by 3.5 percent (100,398 vs. 97,022 units). Year-to-date

increases were also recorded in the Mercedes-Benz SUV segment with a 0.7

percent gain in full-sized GL-Class sales and an 11.9 percent gain in

M-Class sales.

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

MBUSA marked a 17.2 percent increase for July sales with 5,175 vehicles

sold, bringing year-to-date sales to a total of 36,533 units, an increase

of 19.9 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.

                              Sales -- July 2008

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

    C-CLASS         6,241     4,291      45.4%    43,603    31,619     37.9%

    E-CLASS         4,938     3,227      53.0%    25,101    25,473     -1.5%

    S-CLASS         1,577     2,521     -37.4%    11,216    15,070    -25.6%

    CL-CLASS          220       344     -36.0%     1,723     2,043    -15.7%

    SL-CLASS          501       551      -9.1%     3,902     3,918     -0.4%

    CLK-CLASS         872       801       8.9%     7,165     9,009    -20.5%

    SLK-CLASS         439       531     -17.3%     3,508     5,145    -31.8%

    CLS-CLASS         451       670     -32.7%     4,180     4,745    -11.9%

    R-CLASS           750     1,031     -27.3%     5,534     7,866    -29.6%

    M-CLASS         2,691     3,015     -10.7%    20,087    17,950     11.9%

    GL-CLASS        1,989     1,553      28.1%    13,439    13,342      0.7%

    G-CLASS            64        51      25.5%       554       646    -14.2%

    GRAND TOTAL    20,733    18,586      11.6%   140,012   136,826      2.3%

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