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Mercedes-Benz Closes out Record First Quarter with 79,141 Units, up 4.5%

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Mercedes-Benz today reported record first quarter year-to-date volume at
79,141 units, up 4.5% from 2016. March sales of 29,092 increased 3.3%
from the same month last year. Adding 2,871 units for Vans and 389 units
for smart, Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) achieved a grand total of 32,352
vehicles for the month, up 2.0% from a year ago. Year-to-date, MBUSA
also achieved a record close of 87,635 units, up 3.9%.

"We're pleased about our record-breaking first quarter for Mercedes-Benz
in 2017," said Dietmar Exler, president and CEO of MBUSA. "We look
forward to strong momentum with a number of AMG product launches in the
coming summer months as we celebrate AMG's 50th anniversary."

Mercedes-Benz volume leaders in March included the C-Class, GLE and
E-Class (including the CLS) model lines. The C-Class took the lead at
8,021, followed by the GLE sales of 4,919. The E-Class rounded out the
top three with 4,690 units sold.

Mercedes-AMG high-performance models sold 3,195 units in March, with a
total of 8,339 units sold year-to-date (up 44.6%).

Separately, Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) models recorded
sales of 9,907 vehicles in March, an increase of 5.6% when compared to
the same month last year (9,390).

About Mercedes-Benz USA

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), headquartered in Atlanta, is responsible for
the distribution, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz
products in the United States. MBUSA offers drivers the most diverse
lineup in the luxury segment with 15 model lines ranging from the sporty
CLA-Class four-door coupe to the flagship S-Class and the Mercedes-AMG
GT S.

MBUSA is also responsible for Mercedes-Benz Vans and smart products in
the U.S. More information on MBUSA and its products can be found at www.mbusa.com,
www.mbsprinterusa.com
and www.smartusa.com.

Accredited journalists can visit our media site at www.media.mbusa.com.
Follow us on Twitter @MBUSAnews.

 
 
 
 
 

MERCEDES-BENZ USA

Sales -- March 2017

 

Mercedes-Benz

Passenger Vehicles

   

Mar-17

   

Mar-16

   

Monthly %

   

YTD 2017

   

YTD 2016

   

Yearly %

                                     
B-CLASS     50     66     -24.2 %     159     161     -1.2 %
                                     
CLA     1,079     2,242     -51.9 %     4,010     6,884     -41.7 %
                                     
C-CLASS     8,021     6,658     20.5 %     20,619     17,839     15.6 %
                                     
E-CLASS/CLS     4,690     4,095     14.5 %     12,316     9,585     28.5 %
                                     
S-CLASS     1,434     1,332     7.7 %     3,648     4,167     -12.5 %
                                     
SLC     361     314     15.0 %     865     850     1.8 %
                                     
SL     262     304     -13.8 %     724     887     -18.4 %
                                     
AMG GT     103     140     -26.4 %     277     361     -23.3 %
                                     
GLA     1,714     2,205     -22.3 %     5,915     6,843     -13.6 %
                                     
GLC     3,126     4,871     -35.8 %     8,956     10,998     -18.6 %
                                     
GLE     4,919     4,730     4.0 %     12,906     12,341     4.6 %
                                     
GLS     2,938     858     242.4 %     7,741     3,880     99.5 %
                                     
G-CLASS     395     349     13.2 %     1,005     973     3.3 %
                                     
TOTAL     29,092     28,164     3.3 %     79,141     75,769     4.5 %
                                     
Vans1     2,871     3,072     -6.5 %     7,433     7,240     2.7 %
                                     
smart     389     479     -18.8 %     1,061     1,300     -18.4 %
                                     
                       

MBUSA

Combined Total

    Mar-17     Mar-16     Monthly %     YTD 2017     YTD 2016     Yearly %
                                     
GRAND TOTAL     32,352     31,715     2.0 %     87,635     84,309     3.9 %
 
 

1 Mercedes-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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