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September 2016: Mercedes-Benz USA

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Mercedes-Benz USA Closes Out Third Quarter With Record September Sales

ATLANTA, Oct. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported best-ever September sales of 29,500 vehicles, increasing 1.7% from the 29,020 vehicles sold during the same month last year. Mercedes-Benz Vans also reported best-ever September sales with 2,970 units, up 28.2% and smart reported 605 units, bringing MBUSA grand total to 33,075 vehicles for the month, up 3.1% from last year. On a year-to-date basis, Mercedes-Benz retails totaled 249,204. Adding year-to-date-sales of 25,156 for Vans and 4,044 for smart, MBUSA posted a grand total of 278,404 units in September, increasing 1.0% from the previous year.

"Record third quarter results were fueled by several best-ever months," said Dietmar Exler, president and CEO of MBUSA. "We expect this momentum to carry us into the final quarter, with continued strong performance in SUVs and dream cars."

Mercedes-Benz volume leaders in September included the C-Class, GLC and E-Class (including the CLS) model lines. The C-Class took the lead at 6,600, followed by the GLC at 4,873. The E-Class, rounded out the top three with 4,824 units sold.

Mercedes-AMG high-performance models sold 1,511 units in September, with a total of 15,642 units sold year-to-date (up 53.1 %).

Separately, Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) models recorded sales of 9,598 vehicles in September, a decrease of -15.8% from last year (11,397). On a year-to-date basis, MBCPO sold 92,234 vehicles, an increase of 2.8%.

MERCEDES-BENZ USA 
Sales -- September 2016

 

Mercedes-Benz 
Passenger Vehicles

Sep-16

Sep-15

Monthly %

YTD 2016

YTD 2015

Yearly %

             

B-CLASS

51

147

-65.3%

468

1,687

-72.3%

             

CLA

1,845

2,089

-11.7%

19,551

23,253

-15.9%

             

C-CLASS

6,600

7,660

-13.8%

56,334

64,535

-12.7%

             

E-CLASS/CLS

4,824

4,472

7.9%

37,576

39,941

-5.9%

             

S-CLASS

1,440

1,956

-26.4%

13,414

16,048

-16.4%

             

SLC/SLK

238

339

-29.8%

2,559

3,137

-18.4%

             

SL

326

259

25.9%

2,846

3,132

-9.1%

             

AMG GT

111

109

1.8%

959

892

7.5%

             

*SLS AMG

0

0

-

0

27

-

             

GLA

2,032

2,125

-4.4%

17,407

18,647

-6.6%

             

GLC/GLK

4,873

2,056

137.0%

36,390

20,377

78.6%

             

GLE/M-CLASS

4,127

5,151

-19.9%

37,481

36,447

2.8%

             

GL/GLS

2,782

2,448

13.6%

21,244

19,329

9.9%

             

G-CLASS 

251

209

20.1%

2,975

2,438

22.0%

             

TOTAL

29,500

29,020

1.7%

249,204

249,890

-0.3%

             

Vans1

2,970

2,317

28.2%

25,156

20,274

24.1%

             

smart

605

750

-19.3%

4,044

5,432

-25.6%

             

MBUSA  
Combined Total

Sep-16

Sep-15

Monthly %

YTD 2016

YTD 2015

Yearly %

             

GRAND TOTAL

33,075

32,087

3.1%

278,404

275,596

1.0%


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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