MBUSA Posts All-Time Sales Record With November Sales Of 32,649


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Mercedes-Benz at 30,315 up 13.1%; smart and Sprinter up 70.0% and 56.0% respectively

MONTVALE, NJ--Dec. 3, 2012: Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported an all-time sales record with November sales of 32,649 for combined sales of Mercedes-Benz, smart and Sprinter models, up 15.6% and delivering a record year-to-date total of 273,622 up 14.5%. The Mercedes-Benz model line alone recorded its highest November on record with sales of 30,315 for the month, up 13.1%, and 245,910 for the year up 12.0%.

"As the post-storm rebuilding gets underway, we're seeing a strong sales pace for the industry at large which will carry MBUSA to its highest year on record," said Steve Cannon, president and CEO, MBUSA.

Mercedes-Benz sales for the month of November were led by the C-, E- and M-Class model lines. The sporty C-Class -- the gateway to the Mercedes-Benz brand on the car side for younger and first-time Mercedes-Benz buyers -- took the lead with sales of 8,565, up 2.5%. The 9th generation E-Class followed with sales of 8,126 up 59.5%. MBUSA's top-selling SUV, the M-Class, rounded out the top three with sales of 3,894. Additionally, the sporty SLK roadster sold 427 vehicles for the month, up 107.3%.

At the high end, the all-new iconic sixth generation 2013 SL roadster -- which debuted in showrooms this past spring -- posted sales of 573, an increase of 625.3% over last November.

On a year-to-date basis, top performers were again the C-Class with 73,940, the E-Class with 58,187 and the M-Class with 33,860.

Sales of the high-performance AMG models were up 30.8% for the year at 6,176 compared to the 4,721 vehicles sold over the same time last year.

Sales of the company's BlueTEC diesel models were up 7.9% for the year at 13,738 compared to the 12,727 diesels sold over the same period last year.

The company's smart brand continued thirteen consecutive months of sales increases. November sales of 704, were a 70.0% increase over November 2011 (414), bringing the year-to-date volume to 9,013, up 100.4% when compared to the 4,498 vehicles sold last year.

On the van side, Sprinter had a strong month with 1,630 vehicles sold in November, up 56.0% over last year and up 24.8% on a year-to-date basis.

Separately, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) program, MBUSA sold 7,113 vehicles in November; an increase of 28.6% when compared to November 2011 (sales of 5,530 vehicles). On a year-to-date basis, MBCPO sold 73,431 vehicles, an increase of 7.3% over the comparable period (with sales of 68,459 vehicles).

Mercedes-Benz Passenger Vehicles

Nov 12

Nov-11

Monthly %

YTD 2012

YTD 2011

Yearly %








C-CLASS

8,565

8358

2.5%

73,940

61,570

20.1%








E-CLASS

8,126

5095

59.5%

58,187

57,435

1.3%








S-CLASS

1,374

1381

-0.5%

10,684

11,185

-4.5%








CL-CLASS

63

79

-20.3%

652

886

-26.4%








SL-CLASS

573

79

625.3%

4,396

1,350

225.6%








SLS AMG

28

169

-83.4%

762

636

19.8%








SLK-CLASS

427

206

107.3%

4,150

2,954

40.5%








CLS-CLASS

654

758

-13.7%

7,362

5,027

46.4%








R-CLASS

7

115

-93.9%

1,464

2,241

-34.7%








M-CLASS

3,894

4,796

-18.8%

33,860

30,522

10.9%








G-CLASS

251

59

325.4%

1,162

1,136

2.3%








GL-CLASS

3,077

3,237

-4.9%

22,931

22,561

1.6%








GLK-CLASS

3,276

2,463

33.0%

26,360

21,964

20.0%








TOTAL

30,315

26,796

13.1%

245,910

219,491

12.0%








*SPRINTER

1,630

1,045

56.0%

18,698

14,982

24.8%








**smart

704

414

70.0%

9,013

4498**

100.4%








MBUSA Combined Total

Oct 2012

Oct-11

Monthly %

YTD 2012

YTD 2011

Yearly %








GRAND TOTAL

32,649

28,255

15.6%

273,622

238,971

14.5%


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

**Includes some vehicles sold by the Penske organization

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