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William Maley

August 2016: Mercedes-Benz USA

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Mercedes-Benz USA Records All-Time Best August With 28,404 Units Sold

ATLANTA, Sept. 1,2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported record August sales of 28,404 vehicles, increasing 0.1% from the 28,373 vehicles sold during the same month last year. Mercedes-Benz Vans also reported best-ever August sales with 3,152 units, up 39.5% and smart reported 353 units, bringing MBUSA grand total to 31,909 vehicles for the month, up 2.1% from last year. On a year-to-date basis, Mercedes-Benz retails totaled 219,704. Adding year-to-date-sales of 22,186 for Vans and 3,439 for smart, MBUSA posted a grand total of 245,329 units in August, increasing 0.7% from the previous year.

"We are on track for a strong finish to the third quarter, fueled by a best-ever result for August," said Dietmar Exler, president and CEO of MBUSA. "Demand remains high for our SUVs and dream cars such as the new SL and S-Class Cabriolet, and we expect to build upon this momentum in the coming months."

Mercedes-Benz volume leaders in August included the C-Class, E-Class (including the CLS) and GLC model lines. The C-Class took the lead at 6,125, followed by the E-Class at 5,069. The GLC, rounded out the top three with 4,715 units sold.

Mercedes-AMG high-performance models sold 1,621 units in August, up 17.5% from last year (1,380), with a total of 14,131 units sold year-to-date (up 69.1 %).

Separately, Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) models recorded sales of 11,773 vehicles in August, an increase of 20.1% from last year (9,804). On a year-to-date basis, MBCPO sold 82,636 vehicles, an increase of 5.5%.

MERCEDES-BENZ USA 
Sales -- August 2016

Mercedes-Benz
Passenger Vehicles

Aug-16

Aug-15

Monthly %

YTD 2016

YTD 2015

Yearly %

             

B-CLASS

57

172

-66.9%

417

1,540

-72.9%

             

CLA

1,811

2,622

-30.9%

17,706

21,164

-16.3%

             

C-CLASS

6,125

7,154

-14.4%

49,734

56,875

-12.6%

             

E-CLASS/CLS

5,069

4,284

18.3%

32,752

35,469

-7.7%

             

S-CLASS

1,698

2,045

-17.0%

11,974

14,092

-15.0%

             

SLC/SLK

346

394

-12.2%

2,321

2,798

-17.0%

             

SL

443

342

29.5%

2,520

2,873

-12.3%

             

AMG GT

112

87

-

847

783

-

             

*SLS AMG

0

0

-

1

27

-

             

GLA

1,058

2,169

-51.2%

15,375

16,522

-6.9%

             

GLC/GLK

4,715

2,168

117.5%

31,517

18,321

72.0%

             

GLE/M-CLASS

3,756

4,481

-16.2%

33,354

31,292

6.6%

             

GLS/GL

2,912

2,188

33.1%

18,462

16,881

9.4%

             

G-CLASS 

302

267

13.1%

2,724

2,229

22.2%

             

TOTAL

28,404

28,373

0.1%

219,704

220,866

-0.5%

             

Vans1

3,152

2,260

39.5%

22,186

17,957

23.6%

             

smart

353

617

-42.8%

3,439

4,682

-26.5%

             

MBUSA
Combined Total

Aug-16

Aug-15

Monthly %

YTD 2016

YTD 2015

Yearly %

             

GRAND TOTAL

31,909

31,250

2.1%

245,329

243,505

0.7%


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

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