Mercedes October 2010 Sales Numbers Released

Mercedes Benz sales figures for October 2010 were just released. Once again the E class sedan led the way for the brand in October. It makes me wonder why all the 24 hour news channels are still preaching the doom and gloom of the economy. Some people out there seem to be doing just fine, perhaps all the bad economic ‘news’ is just a self fulfilling prophecy. Afterall, I did just hear that GM will turn a profit this year, major retailers like Target and Macy’s reported ‘better than expected’ quarterly profits.  What gives?

Yeah, I’m no econ0mist, so I’ll stick to cars… I supposed I’m an ‘autoist’… Official Mercedes-Benz press release below the numbers…

*Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter Vans are sold and marketed in the U.S. by Mercedes-Benz USA and Daimler Vans USA, respectively
MONTVALE, N.J. – Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported October sales of 19,076 vehicles, an increase of 4.9% for the month and up 20.1% on a year-to-date basis. Impressive gains continued in both the Mercedes-Benz passenger car and light-truck categories. The strongest performer for the month was the 9th generation E-Class with sales of 5,568, bringing the year-to-date total to 50,298 (up 53.3%). The popular and sporty C-Class followed with sales of 3,771 and the versatile M-Class SUV rounded out the top three volume performers with sales of 2,826 for the month.

Sales at the high end continued strong with sales of the flagship S-Class up 60.4%. Also showing strong gains for the month were the CLS coupe up 47.5% and the spacious R-Class crossover up 52%. The company also sold 59 of the newly launched supercar – the SLS AMG -bringing its year-to-date sales to 415.

On a year-to-date basis, the company sold 184,431 new vehicles, an increase of 20.1 % over last year. Separately, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) program, MBUSA sold 7,120 vehicles in October, up 31.05 % compared to October 2009 sales of 5,433 vehicles. Year-to-date sales for the MBCPO program were 68,088 – a 9.5 % increase over 2009 year-to-date sales (62,161 vehicles) during the same timeframe.

About Mercedes-Benz USA
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz and Maybach products in the United States. MBUSA offers drivers the most diverse line-up in the luxury segment with 12 model lines ranging from the sporty C-Class to the flagship S-Class sedans and the SLS AMG supercar.

MBUSA is also responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Vans in the US. More information on MBUSA and its products can be found at www.mbusa.com and www.mbsprinterusa.com.

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