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Mercedes-Benz USA Reports Best-Ever June Sales Of 28,473, Up 1.5%

 

ATLANTA, July 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported June sales of 28,473 vehicles, which closes out the second-quarter at 162,777 year-to-date. Mercedes-Benz Vans also reported best-ever June sales with 3,085 units, and smart reported 407 units, bringing MBUSA grand total to 31,965 vehicles for the month, up 2.3% from last year.
 
"A major highpoint for June was the launch of the new E-Class," said Dietmar Exler, president and CEO of MBUSA. "This, along with the launch of several dream cars, will position us for a strong third quarter."
 
Mercedes-Benz volume leaders in June included the C-Class, GLE and E-Class (including the CLS) model lines. The C-Class took the lead at 6,867, followed by the GLE at 4,515. The new E-Class, which went on sale the last week of June, rounded out the top three with 4,292 units sold.
 
Mercedes-AMG high-performance models sold 1,597 units in June, up 56.4% from last year (1,021), with a total of 10,945 units sold year-to-date (up 81%).
 
Separately, Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) models recorded sales of 9,646 vehicles in June, an increase of 10.9% from last year (8,700). On a year-to-date basis, MBCPO sold 60,346 vehicles, an increase of 2.5%.
 

MERCEDES-BENZ USA 
Sales -- June 2016

 

Mercedes-Benz

Passenger Vehicles

Jun-16

Jun-15

Monthly %

YTD 2016

YTD 2015

Yearly %

             

B-CLASS

44

242

-81.8%

310

1,172

-73.5%

             

CLA

2,296

2,391

-4.0%

13,611

16,103

-15.5%

             

C-CLASS

6,867

8,316

-17.4%

37,305

43,337

-13.9%

             

E-CLASS/CLS

4,292

4,055

5.8%

22,458

25,053

-10.4%

             

S-CLASS

1,487

1,593

-6.7%

8,493

10,632

-20.1%

             

SLK

168

421

-60.1%

1,737

2,080

-16.5%

             

SL

191

303

-37.0%

1,798

2,201

-18.3%

             

AMG GT

79

106

-

678

607

-

             

*SLS AMG

-

4

-

1

27

-

             

GLA

1,750

2,177

-19.6%

12,815

12,313

4.1%

             

GLC/GLK

3,771

2,549

47.9%

23,391

13,835

69.1%

             

GLE/M-CLASS

4,515

3,541

27.5%

25,186

22,960

9.7%

             

GLS/GL

2,651

2,086

27.1%

12,880

12,938

-0.4%

             

G-CLASS 

362

260

39.2%

2,114

1,708

23.8%

             

TOTAL

28,473

28,044

1.5%

162,777

164,966

-1.3%

             

Vans1

3,085

2,442

26.3%

15,762

13,534

16.5%

             

smart

407

774

-47.4%

2,593

3,624

-28.4%

             

MBUSA
Combined Total

Jun-16

Jun-15

Monthly %

YTD 2016

YTD 2015

Yearly %

             

GRAND TOTAL

31,965

31,260

2.3%

181,132

182,124

-0.5%


1Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner Sprinter and Metris Vans are sold and marketed in the U.S. by Mercedes-Benz USA and Daimler Vans USA, respectively.

*out of production

 

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Car lines are continuing to crash, HARD. Wonder how much if it is- too many too-similar named AND looking sedans?

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Car lines are continuing to crash, HARD. Wonder how much if it is- too many too-similar named AND looking sedans?

Car sales every where are dropping, and the E-class was up.  This was their best June sales ever, compared to June 2015 which was a record setting month for them. 

 

No one mentioned that all 4 SUVs were up 27% or better.  People want crossovers/SUVs, and Mercedes has lots of them to offer.  Lexus is asleep at the switch with hopelessly dated GX and LX, Cadillac and Acura only have 2 each, Audi has 2 tiny ones and a Q7 that isn't mid-size or full size.

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You're right, didn't see that one.

 

Well then. For Caddy and American luxury, it's still them bleeding. In order for them to truly win, they have together - Cadillac, Lincoln and some of the more expensive Buick models have to outsell the rest. Which they still don't.

 

So...as a Caddy fan, I have to wonder. Mercedes can afford  lose yet still more sedan sales, yet they still beat Cadillac, because it's not like Cadillac sales are snatching some that many people leaking away from import premium sedan market.

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Yeah, but for the home market?

 

In Germany and Japan, there is no resolution. The American luxury brands outselling the domestics? NEVER

 

So the best hope is to own the home market. Now collectively, the big 2 and the FCA brands are still something. But Luxury should be a shoe-in - but they get thrashed. Some of it is perceptions. North America has so many different kinds of folk, instead of more homogeneous demographics in European nations....So we have already a culture willing to import cars and other goods just because we import people from all backgrounds. 

 

And Caddy and if Lincoln gets surges with the new investment, and first stab at the future RWD capable platform soon and if Buick moves further up, they all need to court those snobs who can't be courted to achieve that.

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      Below this main body is a low-lying section, the so-called wing. The wing appears to float, as there are no connections or shape transitions to the surrounding area. The ambience lighting with up to 64 colours reinforces this effect and is a new interior experience, also for Chinese customers. The wing also forms the basis for the turbine-look air vents, which are embedded in trim, and the completely free-standing widescreen display.
      On board is the MBUX multimedia system - Mercedes-Benz User Experience - with unique learning abilities thanks to artificial intelligence. Of course, the popular WeChatMyCar app is integrated. MBUX makes it possible for the first time for two or more users to connect simultaneously to the system. The intelligent voice control with natural speech recognition is proficient in various Chinese dialects, including Sichuanese and Cantonese. Mercedes-Benz is the world's first automotive manufacturer to provide navigation display featuring augmented reality technology on the Chinese market.
      When developing the Chinese A-Class L Sedan (length/width/height: 4609/1796/1460 mm) a focal point was the kneeroom for rear passengers. As a result, at 2789 mm, the wheelbase is 60 mm longer than in the hatchback model (2729 mm). The boot has a capacity of 420 litres.
      At the market launch, the A-Class L Sedan will be available in China with the state-of-the-art all-aluminium four-cylinder engine with a displacement of 1.33 litres with power outputs of 100 and 120 kW (with cylinder shut-off); following later will be the 2‑litre four-cylinder engine with CONICSHAPE trumpet honing and CAMTRONIC variable valve timing. In China, the latter engine has an output of 140 kW. The 7G‑DCT dual clutch transmission comes as standard.
      Of course on the Chinese market the A‑Class L Sedan also boasts the very latest driving assistance systems with cooperative driver support, giving it the highest level of active safety in this segment with functions adopted from the S‑Class.

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    • By William Maley
      Mercedes-Benz has been teasing for the past few weeks their showing at Auto China which is expected to be an SUV. But thanks to someone accidentally posting photos on the official Mercedes-Benz website, we have gotten our first look at the Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury concept - quite the mouthful.
      The design... the less said about it, the better. It's a sedan with a tall ride height - think Volvo S60 Cross Country or Subaru Outback sedan. The front features the tall, vertical slat grille seen on the facelifted Mercedes-Maybach S-Class. The rear end styling is similar to the S-Class coupe with small taillights and angled trunk lid. The interior picture reveals seating for four, blue accent lighting, and a Maybach-branded tea set for rear passengers.
      The powertrain is comprised of four electric motors delivering a total 738 horsepower, and an 80-kWh lithium-ion battery pack that provides an estimated range of 310 miles.
      Source: Autocar, CarNewsChina

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