Montvale, N.J., November 1, 2011
Mercedes-Benz Reports Highest October On Record With Sales Of 24,449
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported October sales of 24,449 vehicles, a 28.2% improvement over October 2010 (19,076) and the company's highest October volume on record. On a year-to-date basis, the 206,632 vehicles sold represent a 12% increase over the 184,431 vehicles sold during the same period last year.
The highest volume performers for the month were the C-Class and E-Class model lines. The all-new 2012 sporty C-Class - gateway to the Mercedes-Benz brand for younger and first-time Mercedes-Benz buyers - led the pack with sales of 7,084, up 87.9% from October 2010. The 9th generation E-Class followed with sales of 4,516 and the all-new versatile M-Class, finished third in volume with monthly sales of 4,091. Additionally, sales of the 2012 CLS-Class posted a 192.3% increase for the month and sales of the new SLK roadster were up 58.2% over October 2010.
Total diesel units sold for October were up 110.9% with sales of 1,930 (vs. 915 units sold in Oct. 2010).
At the high end, the company sold 13 of its supercar -- the SLS AMG -- bringing its year-to-date sales to 467.
Sales of Sprinter Vans also increased by 104.8% for October with sales of 1,485 - bringing a year-to-date total of 13,937 (up 119.4 %).
Sales of the smart fortwo totaled 327 vehicles for the month (compared to the 367 vehicles sold in October 2010).
Separately, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) program, MBUSA sold 5,571 vehicles in October 2011, a decrease of 21.8%. On a year-to-date basis, MBCPO sold 62,929 vehicles, a decrease of 7.6% over the comparable period last year.
About Mercedes-Benz USA
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz and Maybach products in the United States. MBUSA offers drivers the most diverse line-up in the luxury segment with 14 model lines ranging from the sporty C-Class to the flagship S-Class sedans and the SLS AMG supercar.
MBUSA is also responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Vans and smart in the US. More information on MBUSA and its products can be found at www.mbusa.com, www.mbsprinterusa.com and www.smartusa.com.
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