Mercedes-Benz Adds Fifth Month To 2013 Record Sales Streak With May Totals At 24,713 Units


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MBUSA sees 9.8% jump as volumes for the year reach 128,730

MONTVALE, NJ--June 3, 2013: Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported another month of record highs with sales reaching 27,359, an 8.3% increase over May 2012. Sales volumes at Mercedes-Benz jumped 9.8% last month (24,713), bringing year-to-date totals for the brand to a record high of 117,535. Sprinter Van year-to-date sales increased 5.3% from the same time last year to 7,517, combining with steady momentum from smart at 3,678 to round out MBUSA's year-to-date totals of 128,730.

"We've seen five consecutive months of best-ever sales in 2013," said Steve Cannon, president and CEO of MBUSA. "Strong momentum carries across the entire product line from our entry models straight up to the high end, which is ahead 24 percent for the year. We expect to build on that pace as more of our completely redesigned E-Class models roll into dealer showrooms."

The highest Mercedes-Benz volume performers for May were the C-, E- and M-Class model lines. The C-Class--the sporty gateway to the brand for younger and first-time Mercedes-Benz buyers--led sales at 8,013 units, up 20.5% from May 2012. Sales of the E-Class, which receives a complete redesign for 2014 and is now arriving in dealerships, followed at 4,930. MBUSA's top-selling SUV, the M-Class, rounded out the top three with sales of 3,219. Strong performers at the high end included the company's flagship S-Class, up 16.4%, and the award winning GL-Class SUV which increased 41.0% over the same period last year.

The Sprinter model line posted sales of 1,828 for the month, while smart saw a 16.4% boost in sales volume totaling 818 units.

Sales of the company's BlueTEC diesel models were 1,503 for the month, up 47.5% from the same period last year. On the high-performance side, AMG model sales finished the month of May at 536.

Separately, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) program, MBUSA sold 8,113 vehicles in May; an increase of 24.2% when compared to May 2012 (sales of 6,534 vehicles). On a year-to-date basis, MBCPO sold 41,231 vehicles, an increase of 25.6% over the comparable period (with sales of 32,826 vehicles).

MERCEDES-BENZ USA

Sales -- May 2013


Mercedes-Benz Passenger Vehicles

May-13

May-12

Monthly %

YTD 2013

YTD 2012

Yearly %








C-CLASS

8,013

6,649

20.5%

38,263

31,180

22.7%








E-CLASS

4,930

5,576

-11.6%

23,050

24,777

-7.0%








S-CLASS

1,190

1,022

16.4%

5,370

4,529

18.6%








CL-CLASS

46

56

-17.9%

238

329

-27.7%








SL-CLASS

754

709

6.3%

3,176

1,229

158.4%








SLS AMG

47

83

-43.4%

212

473

-55.2%








SLK-CLASS

408

405

0.7%

1,993

1,963

1.5%








CLS-CLASS

706

743

-5.0%

3,041

3,147

-3.4%








R-CLASS

2

151

-98.7%

22

719

-96.9%








M-CLASS

3,219

3,198

0.7%

15,661

17,735

-11.7%








G-CLASS

242

68

255.9%

1,042

411

153.5%








GL-CLASS

2,428

1,722

41.0%

12,527

9,644

29.9%








GLK-CLASS

2,728

2,133

27.9%

12,940

10,228

26.5%








TOTAL

24,713

22,515

9.8%

117,535

106,364

10.5%








*SPRINTER

1,828

2,041

-10.4%

7,517

7,136

5.3%








**smart

818

703

16.4%

3,678

3,731

-1.4%








MBUSA
Combined Total

May-13

May-12

Monthly %

YTD 2013

YTD 2012

Yearly %








GRAND TOTAL

27,359

25,259

8.3%

128,730

117,231

9.8%

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

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