Mercedes-August-2012-Sales report

Mercedes Benz Sales Report August 2012! Record Setting Year-to-Date Total of 168,462 New Vehicles Sold to Customers, up 13.5% over 2011!

Mercedes-August-2012-Sales report
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The Mercedes sales report for August was released earlier this week… it looks like August was a good month, in fact, a record setting month for new Mercedes-Benz sales. The official Press Release from MBUSA is below.

New cars at Sears Imports were strong, as the 2012 model year car supply is dwindling, the 2013 models are arriving. Deals on C, E and GLK class vehicles were especially good in August (and continue to be good in September) as large incentives are available on these cars, especially for current Mercedes-Benz Financial customers… whether you’re in a lease or purchase contract, deals on the last of the 2012s are incredible!

New 2013 GLK and C class models are arriving at dealerships everyday, we just got a shipment of new 2013 cars today, including a facelifted 2013 G550! (see official August Sales Report from Mercedes-Benz USA below).


Total MBUSA Posts Record Month at 23,439 up 13.1%, smart up 85.9%, Sprinter up 15.3% for the Month

MONTVALE, N.J. – Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported August sales of 20,557 for its
Mercedes-Benz models, delivering a record year-to-date total of 168,462 new vehicles to
customers, up 13.5%.

Combined sales of Mercedes-Benz passenger vehicles, smart and Sprinter for the month totaled a record of 23,439, up 13.1% bringing the MBUSA year-to-date total to a record 188,351, up 17.9% .

“With an all-time record setting year so far and now with exciting product in the pipeline, including the all-new GL-Class currently on its way to dealers across the country, we plan to build on this momentum through the end of the year,” stated Steve Cannon, president and CEO,

Mercedes-Benz sales for the month of August were led by the C-, E- and GLK-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 6,519, up 37.9%.  The 9th generation E-Class followed with sales of 4,515 and MBUSA’s restyled compact SUV, the GLK-Class, rounded out the top three with sales of t 2,775, up 43.6%. Additionally, the sporty SLK roadster sold 373 vehicles for the month, up 174.3%.

At the high end, the all-new iconic sixth generation 2013 SL roadster – which debuted in showrooms this past spring – posted sales of 604 yielding an increase of 705.3% and the SLS AMG supercar retailed at 51 for the month, up 59.4% over the same period last year.

On a year-to-date basis, top performers were the C-Class with 49,868, the E-Class with 39,970 and the M-Class with 24,659.

Monthly sales of the high-performance AMG models were 637, up 55.7% versus August 2011 (409) and up 52.1% year to date.

Sales of the company’s BlueTEC diesel models were up 38.9% for the year at 10,717 compared to the 7,717 diesels sold over the same period last year.

The company’s smart brand continued ten consecutive months of sales increases with August sales of 753, an 85.9% jump for the month (compared to the 405 vehicles sold in August 2011) bringing the year-to-date volume to 6,281, up 758.1% when compared to the 732 vehicles
sold by MBUSA last year. When compared to the combined Penske and MBUSA sales year-todate last year (3,288), sales are up 91% .

On the van side, Sprinter sold 2,129 vehicles in August – up 15.3% over last year and up 27.5% on a year-to-date basis.

Separately, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) program, MBUSA sold 6,921 vehicles in August; an increase of 17.3% when compared to August 2011 (sales of 5,901 vehicles). On a year-to-date basis, MBCPO sold 52,859 vehicles, an increase of 2.3% over the
comparable period (with sales of 51,651 vehicles).

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 14
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 and smart in the US. More information on MBUSA and its products can be found at, and

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