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Daimler AG Reports September Sales

Daimler AG Reports a 9 Percent Decrease for
the Mercedes-Benz Cars Division in the U.S. for September 2008

Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/
Link to Press Release


- Total 20,557 of Units of Mercedes-Benz Cars Division Sold in U.S.

- Mercedes-Benz USA Records September Sales of 18,779

- smart USA Records 1,778 Sales in September

NEW YORK, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Daimler AG (NYSE: DAI) today
reported sales for the Mercedes-Benz Cars division (Mercedes-Benz and smart
combined) of 20,557 units in the U.S. for September 2008. All sales figures
in this release are on an unadjusted basis unless otherwise noted.

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) reported September sales of 18,779 vehicles,
bringing the company's year-to-date volume to 177,298, a 1.6 percent
decrease over its year-to-date record set last year. For the month, the
Mercedes-Benz C-Class and M-Class model lines recorded gains of 11.9
percent and 1.1 percent respectively.

Sales for the smart fortwo remain strong with deliveries totaling 1,778
for the month of September. This brings the year-to-date total to an
incredible 18,156 units in just over eight months of being offered in the
U.S. market. smart USA expects to deliver its 20,000th smart fortwo in the
month of October. 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 73 smart centers open in 35
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 September 2008

                             Month Sales       %        Sales CYTD        %
                         Curr Yr   Pr Yr   Change  Curr Yr     Pr Yr  Change
                         -------   ------  ------  -------   -------  -----
    Mercedes-Benz USA     18,779   22,459   -16.4  177,298   180,265   -1.6
    smart USA              1,778     n/a*    n/a*   18,156      n/a*   n/a*

    Mercedes-Benz USA /
     smart USA combined   20,557  22,459*   -8.5*  195,454  180,265*   8.4*
     
    * smart sales in the U.S. started in mid January 2008



Further information on Daimler is available on the internet at
http://www.media.daimler.com

About Daimler

Daimler AG, Stuttgart, with its businesses Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler
Trucks, Daimler Financial Services, Mercedes-Benz Vans and Daimler Buses,
is a globally leading producer of premium passenger cars and the largest
manufacturer of commercial vehicles in the world. The Daimler Financial
Services division has a broad offering of financial services, including
vehicle financing, leasing, insurance and fleet management.

Daimler sells its products in nearly all the countries of the world and
has production facilities on five continents. The company's founders,
Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz, continued to make automotive history
following their invention of the automobile in 1886. As an automotive
pioneer, Daimler and its employees willingly accept an obligation to act
responsibly towards society and the environment and to shape the future of
safe and sustainable mobility with groundbreaking technologies and
high-quality products. The current brand portfolio includes the world's
most valuable automobile brand, Mercedes-Benz, as well as smart, AMG,
Maybach, Freightliner, Sterling, Western Star, Mitsubishi Fuso, Setra,
Orion and Thomas Built Buses. The company is listed on the stock exchanges
in Frankfurt, New York and Stuttgart (stock exchange abbreviation DAI). In
2007, the Group sold 2.1 million vehicles and employed a workforce of over
270,000 people; revenue totaled €99.4 billion and EBIT amounted to €8.7
billion. Daimler is an automotive Group with a commitment to excellence,
and aims to achieve sustainable growth and industry-leading profitability.

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MBUSA Reports September New Car Sales of 18,779

Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/

Link to Press Release

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

reported September sales of 18,779 vehicles, bringing the company's

year-to-date volume to 177,298, a 1.6 percent decrease over its

year-to-date record set last year.

After its first full year on the market, the new generation C-Class

model line set a record for September sales with 6,772 units, an 11.9

percent jump over the 6,052 C-Class units sold last September. C-Class

sport and luxury models also set a record year-to-date with a sales

increase of 35.8 percent (57,365 vs. 42,236 units). True to form, the

C-Class continued to be the sales volume leader for the diverse

Mercedes-Benz product portfolio.

On the SUV side, the volume leader was the M-Class which continued to

demonstrate gains with a sales increase of 1.1 percent for September sales

(2,981 vs. 2,948 units). This brings M-Class sales for the year-to-date to

25,498 units, a 6.4 percent increase over the first three quarters of last

year.

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

MBUSA sold 4,973 vehicles in September, an increase of 13.3 percent over

September 2007, bringing the program's year-to-date total to 47,946 units,

a 22.1 percent increase over 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. For over forty years, MBUSA has prided

itself on its commitment to the customer by providing superior quality

luxury vehicles coupled with outstanding customer support. More information

on MBUSA and its products can be found on the Internet at http://www.mbusa.com.

MERCEDES-BENZ USA
                             Sales -- September 2008

    Model     Sept. '08 Sept. '07 Monthly %  YTD 2008 YTD 2007 Yearly %
    -----     --------- --------- ---------  -------- -------- --------

    -------       -----     -----      ----    ------   ------     ----
    C-CLASS       6,772     6,052      11.9%   57,365   42,236     35.8%
    -------       -----     -----      ----    ------   ------     ----

    -------       -----     -----     -----    ------   ------    -----
    E-CLASS       2,968     4,993     -40.6%   30,750   34,184    -10.0%
    -------       -----     -----     -----    ------   ------    -----

    -------       -----     -----     -----    ------   ------    -----
    S-CLASS       1,591     1,964     -19.0%   14,507   19,501    -25.6%
    -------       -----     -----     -----    ------   ------    -----

    --------        ---       ---     -----     -----    -----    -----
    CL-CLASS        221       277     -20.2%    2,176    2,672    -18.6%
    --------        ---       ---     -----     -----    -----    -----

    --------        ---       ---      ----     -----    -----     ----
    SL-CLASS        357       384      -7.0%    4,736    4,787     -1.1%
    --------        ---       ---      ----     -----    -----     ----

    ---------       ---     -----     -----     -----   ------    -----
    CLK-CLASS       614     1,247     -50.8%    8,392   11,628    -27.8%
    ---------       ---     -----     -----     -----   ------    -----

    ---------       ---       ---     -----     -----    -----    -----
    SLK-CLASS       302       396     -23.7%    4,166    6,067    -31.3%
    ---------       ---       ---     -----     -----    -----    -----

    ---------       ---       ---     -----     -----    -----    -----
    CLS-CLASS       300       554     -45.8%    4,793    6,012    -20.3%
    ---------       ---       ---     -----     -----    -----    -----

    -------         ---     -----     -----     -----    -----    -----
    R-CLASS         500     1,018     -50.9%    6,503    9,917    -34.4%
    -------         ---     -----     -----     -----    -----    -----

    -------       -----     -----       ---    ------   ------      ---
    M-CLASS       2,981     2,948       1.1%   25,498   23,960      6.4%
    -------       -----     -----       ---    ------   ------      ---

    --------      -----     -----     -----    ------   ------     ----
    GL-CLASS      2,137     2,541     -15.9%   17,760   18,498     -4.0%
    --------      -----     -----     -----    ------   ------     ----

    -------          --        --     -----       ---      ---    -----
    G-CLASS          36        85     -57.6%      652      803    -18.8%
    -------          --        --     -----       ---      ---    -----

    -----------  ------    ------     -----   -------  -------     ----
    GRAND TOTAL  18,779    22,459     -16.4%  177,298  180,265     -1.6%
    -----------  ------    ------     -----   -------  -------     ----

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Considering how much the 3er tanked the C did not do bad in fact it gained in the entry level luxury. Others are notably nothing to talk about. M Classe Up???

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