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Mercedes-Benz USA Closes out 2017 with Best Sales Month Ever

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Record December Total of 35,203, up 10.0%

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported highest monthly sales in its
history with a best-ever December total of 35,203 units, an increase of
10.0% from the 32,011 vehicles sold during the same period last year.
Mercedes-Benz Vans reported best-ever December sales with 4,047 units
(up 4.8%) and smart reported 166 units, bringing MBUSA to a record
December with 39,416 vehicles (up 6.4%). On a year-to-date basis,
Mercedes-Benz retails totaled 337,246 units.

"We are proud to build upon the strong momentum we established as the
luxury leader," said Dietmar Exler, president and CEO of MBUSA. "MBUSA's
success stems from our incredible product lineup, the best dealers in
the industry and a laser focus on customer experience."

Mercedes-Benz volume leaders in December included the C-Class, GLC and
GLE model lines. The C-Class took the lead at 6,500, followed by GLC
sales of 6,152. The GLE rounded out the top three with 5,823 units sold.

Mercedes-AMG high-performance models sold 3,788 units in December, with
a total 33,904 sold year-to-date (up 45.8%).

Separately, Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) models recorded
sales of 9,660 vehicles in December, a decrease of 12.0% when compared
to the same month last year (10,981). On a year-to-date basis, MBCPO
sold 112,670 vehicles, a decrease of 8.6% over 2016 (123,328).

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 -- December 2017

 
Mercedes-Benz Passenger Vehicles   Dec-17   Dec-16   Monthly %   YTD 2017   YTD 2016   Yearly %
                         
B-CLASS   111   54   105.6%   744   632   17.7%
                         
CLA   2,279   1,876   21.5%   20,669   25,792   -19.9%
                         
C-CLASS   6,500   7,345   -11.5%   77,447   77,167   0.4%
                         
E-CLASS/CLS   5,385   4,851   11.0%   51,312   50,896   0.8%
                         
S-CLASS   2,184   1,494   46.2%   15,888   18,803   -15.5%
                         
SLC   260   330   -21.2%   2,860   3,397   -15.8%
                         
SL   277   304   -8.9%   2,940   3,722   -21.0%
                         
AMG GT   183   99   84.8%   1,608   1,227   31.1%
                         
GLA   2,580   2,351   9.7%   24,104   24,545   -1.8%
                         
GLC   6,152   4,018   53.1%   48,643   47,872   1.6%
                         
GLE   5,823   5,574   4.5%   54,595   51,791   5.4%
                         
GLS   2,998   3,262   -8.1%   32,248   30,442   5.9%
                         
G-CLASS   471   453   4.0%   4,188   3,950   6.0%
                         
TOTAL   35,203   32,011   10.0%   337,246   340,237   -0.9%
                         
Vans1   4,047   3,860   4.8%   34,994   34,304   2.0%
                         
smart   166   1,186   -86.0%   3,071   6,211   -50.6%
                         
MBUSA Combined Total   Dec-17   Dec-16   Monthly %   YTD 2017   YTD 2016   Yearly %
                         
GRAND TOTAL   39,416   37,057   6.4%   375,311   380,752   -1.4%
 

1Mercedes-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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