April 28, 2009 - Net loss of €1,286 million (Q1 2008: net profit of €1,332 million).
- Revenue significantly below prior-year level at €18.7 billion
- Decreases in unit sales and revenue expected for full-year 2009
- Implementation of measures with the aim of saving €4 billion in 2009
- Gradual improvement in operating profitability expected during 2009, but renewed significant operating loss in second quarter
- Mercedes-Benz Cars expects positive earnings again in second half of this year