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August 2008 Sales: Daimler AG

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Daimler AG Reports August Sales of 20,927 New Vehicles for the Mercedes-Benz Cars Division in the U.S.
Sept 3rd /PRNewswire/
Link to Press Release


- Total of 20,927 Units of Mercedes-Benz Cars Division Sold in U.S.
- Mercedes-Benz USA Records August Sales of 18,507
- smart USA Records 2,420 Sales in August

NEW YORK, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Daimler AG (NYSE: DAI) today reported
sales for the Mercedes-Benz Cars division (Mercedes-Benz and smart
combined) of 20,927 units in the U.S. for August 2008. All sales figures in
this release are on an unadjusted basis unless otherwise noted.

Mercedes-Benz USA reported August sales of 18,507 new vehicles,
bringing the year-to-date total to 158,519, a .5 percent increase over 2007
year-to-date sales.

Sales for the smart fortwo remain strong with deliveries totaling 2,420
for the month of August. This brings the year-to-date total to an
incredible 16,378 units in a just over seven months of being offered in the
U.S. 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 71 smart centers open in 33
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 August 2008

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

    Mercedes-Benz USA    18,507    20,980   -11.8  158,519   157,806     0.5
    smart USA             2,420      n/a*    n/a*   16,378      n/a*    n/a*

    Mercedes-Benz USA/
     smart USA combined  20,927         *       *  174,897         *       *

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

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Mercedes-Benz Reports August Sales of 18,507

Sept 3rd /PRNewswire/

Link to Press Release

Year-To-Date Sales of 158,519 Continue to Outpace 2007

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

reported August sales of 18,507 new vehicles, an 11.8 percent decrease

compared to August 2007. On a year-to-date basis, MBUSA continued to

outpace its 2007 performance with sales of 158,519 new vehicles (versus

157,806).

Demand for the company's volume-leading C-Class boosted that model

line's sales performance by 53.1 percent (6,990 vs. 4,565) for the month.

On a year-to-date basis, the C-Class posted a gain of 39.8 percent (50,593

in 2008 vs. 36,184 in 2007). While down for the month of August (2,430 vs.

3,062), the popular M-Class sport utility vehicles continued to hold their

gain on a year-to-date basis with a 7.2 percent increase (22,517 in 2008

vs. 21,012 in 2007).

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

MBUSA marked a 46.8 percent increase in August sales with 6,440 vehicles

sold compared to 4,388 in August 2007, bringing year-to-date sales to a

total of 42,973 units, an increase of 23.3 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.

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

    C-CLASS         6,990       4,565      53.1%    50,593    36,184     39.8%

    E-CLASS         2,681       3,718     -27.9%    27,782    29,191     -4.8%

    S-CLASS         1,700       2,467     -31.1%    12,916    17,537    -26.4%

    CL-CLASS          232         352     -34.1%     1,955     2,395    -18.4%

    SL-CLASS          477         485      -1.6%     4,379     4,403     -0.5%

    CLK-CLASS         613       1,372     -55.3%     7,778    10,381    -25.1%

    SLK-CLASS         356         526     -32.3%     3,864     5,671    -31.9%

    CLS-CLASS         313         713     -56.1%     4,493     5,458    -17.7%

    R-CLASS           469       1,033     -54.6%     6,003     8,899    -32.5%

    M-CLASS         2,430       3,062     -20.6%    22,517    21,012      7.2%

    GL-CLASS        2,184       2,615     -16.5%    15,623    15,957     -2.1%

    G-CLASS            62          72     -13.9%       616       718    -14.2%

    GRAND
     TOTAL         18,507      20,980     -11.8%   158,519   157,806      0.5%

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Update - Including Maybach numbers - Source: WSJ.com

Table: Maybach, August 2008

                          August    August     %       YTD        YTD      %
                          2008      2007               2008      2007

    Maybach                12          15      -20      90         120   -25

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