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2012 Motor Trend SUV of the Year Honors Go to the new 2013 Mercedes Benz GL450 – But What Does It Really Mean?

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It was just announced that the all new 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL450 SUV won Motor Trend’s prestigious ‘SUV of the Year’ Award. 11 SUVS, both foreign and domestic, were tested and judged side by side and the new GL came out on top. Judging was based on a number of criteria including: Design Advancement, Engineering Excellence, Performance of Intended Function, Efficiency, Safety and Value.

The competitors were: Acura RDX, Audi Allroad, Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, Infiniti JX, Mazda CX-5, Mercedes-Benz GL450, Mercedes-Benz GLK350, Nissan Pathfinder and the Subaru XV Crosstrek.

While it’s nice for Mercedes-Benz to get some recognition for the pure genius of the new GL, it really is an amazing vehicle, and I write that as objectively as I can. I regularly drive Cadillac Escalades, Range Rovers, Yukon Denalis and other big SUVS, but nothing even compares to a GL…really. BUT, I must look at the other vehicles in the competition and think… how can you really compare a Mazda CX-5 to a $70,000 GL450? What’s a CX-5 Cost? $35,000? The GLK350 is in the same comparison test, as great a little SUV as it is… how is it going to beat its big brother the GL?
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Sure, we can look at the criteria and talk about Design Advancement across all these competitors, Engineering Excellence, etc. But I’d be more proud to say that the GL came out on top if cars like the Range Rover and Escalade (and any number of other behemoth – in size and price – luxury SUVs) were included in the test, not all these mid sized cross overs that cost at least $20k – $30k less than the winner. I mean, is the Audi Allroad even an SUV? Where’s the Q7 in this competition?

So, while this is nice press and we can all slap each other on the back about winning the award, I caution everyone to take these sorts of ‘awards’ with a grain of salt, no matter who wins. There is no doubt the GL450 is a  great vehicle and I’d put it up against any SUV on the market. Nothing drives like it, it’s easy to live with and has made huge strides in fuel efficiency… I’m just saying, I don’t know why you’d comapre it to a Hyundai Santa Fe and be surprised at the outcome of the competition.

If money were no object… wouldn’t we all be driving GLs ?

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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!

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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).

MERCEDES-BENZ SALES REPORT: AUGUST 2010 –  20,557 Units Sold!

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,
MBUSA.

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 www.mbusa.com, www.mbsprinterusa.com and www.smartusa.com

Mercedes Unit Sales Report 2012

Mercedes Benz Sales Report July 2012! 5.8% Better than July 2011 and Up 18.6% for the Year!

Mercedes Unit Sales Report 2012

Have a look at this chart for July 2012 Mercedes Benz Unit Sales by vehicle class and growth year over year and month over month.

July 2012 was a pretty good month for Mercedes-Benz vehicle sales in the United States. Sales of several Mercedes-Benz vehicle classes were up, most notable the new 2013 SL roadster has been proving a brisk seller, in fact, they last a day or two, if that, in dealer show rooms before they’re sold… most of the first several waves of new SLs were pre ordered and sold before they were ever built.

The C class had a good month as well, the newly redesigned entry level sedans are proving as popular as ever and excellent lease deals during the month of July didn’t hurt. We see the steady decline of the R class coming through, as we sold twice as many G wagens nationally as we did R class vehicles… what does that tell you about the future of the R class?

M class sales numbers were disappointing, but it’s not for a lack of buyers… it’s for a lack of cars. Ask any dealer in the country and they will tell you.. if they could get them from the factory, they would sell them in a heartbeat, they just simply cannot built them fast enough to meet the demand.

Here is the official MBUSA press release that accompanied the sales numbers chart above, August 1, 2012.

MERCEDES-BENZ POSTS JULY SALES OF 19,311 smart up 138.5%, Sprinter up 27.2% for the Month; Total MBUSA at 22,294 up 5.8%

MONTVALE, N.J. – Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported July sales of 19,311 for its Mercedes-Benz models, delivering a record year-to-date total of 147,905 new vehicles to customers, up 13.8%.

Combined sales of Mercedes-Benz passenger vehicles, smart and Sprinter of the month totaled 22,294, up 5.8% bringing an MBUSA year-to-date total of 164,912, up 18.6% Mercedes-Benz sales for the month of July were led by the C-, E- and GL-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 5,663, up 24.4%. The 9th generation E-Class followed with sales of 5,089 and MBUSA’s largest SUV, the GL-Class, rounded out the top three with sales of 2,494, up 32%.

At the high end, the all-new iconic sixth generation 2013 SL roadster – which debuted in showrooms this past spring – posted sales of 449 yielding an increase of 382.8% and the flagship coupe, the CL, sold 39 vehicles for an increase of 62.5%.The SLS AMG supercar retailed at 59 for the month, up 20.4% over the same period last year.

On a year-to-date basis, top performers were the C-Class with 43,349, the E-Class with 35,455 and the M-Class with 22,416.

Monthly sales of the high-performance AMG models were 457, up 11.7% versus July 2011 (409) and up 54.3% year to date.
Sales of the company’s BlueTEC diesel models were up 45% for the year at 9,957 compared to the 6,866 diesels sold over the same time last year.

The company’s smart brand continued nine consecutive months of sales increases with July sales of 780 , a 138.5% jump for the month (compared to the 327 vehicles sold in July 2011) bringing the year-to-date volume to 5,528 up 1,590.5%

On the van side, sales of Sprinter vans saw another best-ever sales month in July with 2,203 – up 27.2% over last year and up 30% on a year-to-date basis.

Separately, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) program, MBUSA sold 6,519 vehicles in July; an increase of 10.6% when compared to July 2011 (sales of 5,895 vehicles). On a year-to-date basis, MBCPO sold 45,938 vehicles, an increase of 0.4% over the comparable period (with sales of 45,750 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 www.mbusa.com, www.mbsprinterusa.com and www.smartusa.com

 

Mercedes 2011 Sales Figures

Mercedes Sales 2011 Best on Record! Strong December Sales Report Caps off 2011 with 264,460 Vehicles Sold!

Mercedes 2011 Sales Figures

Mercedes Benz USA has released the 2011 sales report! It confirms the biggest sales year ever! The official count from MBUSA is 264,460 vehicles in 2011, almost a 20% increase over the total sales number in 2010. November was a huge month for Mercedes-Benz sales, December proved tobe a big month as well. December 2011 sales numbers were up slightly more than 30% over December 2010, a huge increase. As usual, the C class represented the largest sales volume, E class sales were brisk while the new M class SUV continued to sell at dealerships as fast as they could arrive from the Alabama factory. Check the sales chart by model for December below as well as the official MBUSA press release.

If you keep track of the sales battle between the luxury brands, you have probably seen that BMW was the leader in total volume in 2011, Mercedes Benz was a very close second and Lexus was third. It’s the first time in many years that Lexus wasn’t the top volume seller. The tragic earthquake in Japan disrupted Lexus sufficiently this year to set just about every link in their supply chain back, far enough to make way for BMW and Mercedes to slide into the number one and two sales volume slots.

We’ll have to see what 2012 brings… there are plenty of people still talking nothing but doom and gloom for the economy, but I talk to plenty of people, every day, who are doing very well and expect things to only get better. (official press release below).
Mercedes Sales December 2011

MERCEDES-BENZ RECORDS THE HIGHEST YEAR ON RECORD WITH SALES OF 264,460
For Release: Jan. 4, 2012

MONTVALE, N.J. – Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported 264,460 vehicles sold in 2011, representing the highest annual volume on record with a 17.5% increase over the 225,007 vehicles sold during the same period in 2010. On a month-to-date basis, 28,006 vehicles were sold in December, a 30.4% improvement over December 2010 (21,469).

The all-new sporty C-Class – the gateway to the Mercedes-Benz brand for younger and first time Mercedes-Benz buyers – was the volume leader for the year with sales of 69,314, up 17.9% over its year-to-date volume in 2010. The 9th generation E-Class followed with sales of 62,736, and the all-new versatile M-Class rounded out the top three with sales of 35,835. Total diesel units sold in 2011 numbered 14,358, an 85.2% increase over the same period last year.

For December, sales at the high-end continued strong as the 2012 CLS-Class posted an increase of 155.2% for the month. The company also sold 86 of its supercar — the SLS AMG — up 79.2% from December 2010, bringing its year-to-date sales to 722.

Separately, sales of Sprinter Vans also increased by 15.7% in December with sales of 1,595 – bringing a year-to-date total of 16,577 (up 93.7 % for the year).

Sales of the smart fortwo totaled 710 vehicles in December, up 24.6% for the month (compared to the 570 vehicles sold in December 2010). For the year, smart brand sales were 5,208 (compared to 5,927 sold in 2010).

Additionally, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) program, MBUSA sold 6,112 vehicles in December 2011, a decrease of 3.5%. On a year-to-date basis, MBCPO sold 74,571 vehicles, a decrease of 7.6% over the comparable period last year.

 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 www.mbusa.com, www.mbsprinterusa.com and www.smartusa.com

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Mercedes Benz Reports Highest October Sales on Record with Sales of 24,449, Sales Up 28.2% Over October 2010!

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The Mercedes-Benz sales numbers report for October 2011 looks awfully good, sales were up 28.2% for the month and up 12% for the year 2011.This sales surge was felt all the way down the food chain, as, on a personal note, October 2011 was my personal best month in my almost 4 year career in the car business! I should thank all of my customers for that… it was a great October 2011.

The 24 hour news channels talk nothing but doom and gloom for the economy and consumer confidence, but I’m seeing all sorts of small business owners, executives and professionals from all types of industries coming in to take advantage of all the current new Mercedes-Benz deals out there. These people are smart, they’re not just writing checks for big cars because they can, they’re taking advantage of current incentives and programs, historically low finance rates, they’re negotiating good deals because they see VALUE in the current new car market. They are also taking advantage of a historically high trade in prices for their old vehicles due to a strong used car market.

Maybe if FOX News and CNN would report some good news for a change people might feel better about what’s happening in the world. Okay… enough of that… below is the official MBUSA press release (edited a bit for length) and the breakdown of sales by model for October 2011.

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For Release: Nov. 1, 2011

MERCEDES-BENZ REPORTS HIGHEST OCTOBER ON RECORD WITH SALES OF 24,449

Sales Up 28.2% for the Month and 12% for the Year

MONTVALE, N.J. – Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported October sales of 24,449 vehicles, a 28.2% improvement over October 2010 (19,076) and the company’s highest October volume on record. On a year-to-date basis, the 206,632 vehicles sold represent a 12% increase over the 184,431 vehicles sold during the same period last year.

The highest volume performers for the month were the C-Class and E-Class model lines. The all-new 2012 sporty C-Class – gateway to the Mercedes-Benz brand for younger and first-time Mercedes-Benz buyers – led the pack with sales of 7,084, up 87.9% from October 2010. The 9th generation E-Class followed with sales of 4,516 and the all-new versatile M-Class, finished third in volume with monthly sales of 4,091. Additionally, sales of the 2012 CLS-Class posted a 192.3% increase for the month and sales of the new SLK roadster were up 58.2% over October 2010.

Total diesel units sold for October were up 110.9% with sales of 1,930 (vs. 915 units sold in Oct. 2010).

At the high end, the company sold 13 of its supercar — the SLS AMG — bringing its year-to date sales to 467.

Sales of Sprinter Vans also increased by 104.8% for October with sales of 1,485 – bringing a year-to-date total of 13,937 (up 119.4 %).

Sales of the smart fortwo totaled 327 vehicles for the month (compared to the 367 vehicles sold in October 2010).

Separately, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) program, MBUSA sold 5,571 vehicles in October 2011, a decrease of 21.8%. On a year-to-date basis, MBCPO sold 62,929 vehicles, a decrease of 7.6% over the comparable period last year.

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Mercedes Benz Competitor Conquest Program Adds Volkswagen and Jeep to Eligible Makes, Save Up to $4,000 on New 2011 and 2012 Models!

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The Mercedes Benz Competitor Conquest Program is back and better than ever during the Mercedes-Benz Winter event running through the end of the year!

This month, November 2011, Jeep and Volkswagen were added to the more than 10 other makes that are eligible for the competitor conquest program already!

In addition to these new makes, the cash incentives have been increased on a number of vehicles. The biggest winners are those buyers of NEW 2012 model GL and S class vehicles, you can now get $4,000 toward the purchase of either of these Mercedes-Benz vehicles when you own any of these other makes.. and remember, you don’t even have to trade anything in… just prove current ownership.

Read on to see exactly how the program works!

How does the Mercedes Benz Competitor Conquest Program Work?

It’s very easy, no tricks or gimmicks, If you currently own or lease a BMW, Audi,. Lexus, Porsche, Jaguar, Range Rover / Land Rover, Acura, Infiniti, Cadillac, Lincoln, Volvo, or now, a Jeep or Volkswagen, vehicle and you lease or buy any of the eligible Mercedes Benz vehicles (everything except the SLS AMG or Sprinter), you’re in for a big discount.

You just have to prove ownership, or better said, prove that the vehicle is currently registered to you, and the discounts will be applied by your local dealer at the time of the new car purchase. You don’t have to trade in the competitor’s car, simply prove ownership.

Mercedes Competitor Conquest Discounts By Class – November 2011
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I repeat: There is no catch! If you have any of these competing luxury brands you’re in for big competitor conquest discounts. I personally took advantage of this program when I leased my new C300 several months ago. I owned a 1998 Volvo V70R station wagon at the time, it had about 108,000 miles on it. It was 13 years old and in need of some expensive repairs. I ended up using that car to take advantage of the Competitor Conquest Program from Mercedes-Benz, I got $2,000 towards the new C class lease and ended up selling the Volvo to my friend and mechanic who had been maintaining it for me for the past several years. He did the repairs the car needed and got a great car, I got a big discount on my new C class… a win / win.

By now, most 2011 models are long gone, although there are still a handful of E classes here at Sears Imports that are eligible for the $4,000 discount, I sold one of them myself on Saturday.

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What is the Mercedes Benz Competitor Conquest Certificate Program and How Does it Work? Conquest Program Continues Through October 2011!

Mercedes Competitor Conquest

The Mercedes Benz Competitor Conquest Certificate Program that Mercedes-Benz has been offering for the past several months is still active, it’s in place through the end of October 2011! This is a GREAT program for new car purchases, if you’re looking for a deal, and you currently lease or own any of the 11 above mentioned competing luxury brands, look no further.

How does the Mercedes Benz Competitor Conquest Program Work?

Simple and straight forward: If you currently own or lease a BMW, Audi,. Lexus, Porsche, Jaguar, Range Rover / Land Rover, Acura, Infiniti, Cadillac, Lincoln or Volvo vehicle and you lease or buy any of the eligible Mercedes Benz vehicles (everything except the SLS AMG or Sprinter), you’re in for a big discount. You simply have to prove ownership, or better said, prove that the vehicle is currently registered to you, and the discounts will be applied by your local dealer at the time of the new car purchase. You don’t have to trade in the competitor’s car, simply prove ownership.

Mercedes Competitor Conquest Discounts By Class – October 2011
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There is no trick, there is no catch. If you have any of these competing luxury brands you’re in for big competitor conquest discounts. I personally took advantage of this program when I leased my new C300 several months ago. I owned a 1998 Volvo V70R station wagon at the time, it had about 108,000 miles on it, it was 13 years old and in need of some expensive repairs. I ended up using that car to take advantage of the Competitor Conquest Program from Mercedes-Benz, I got $2,000 towards the new C class lease and ended up selling the Volvo to my friend and mechanic that had been maintaining it for me for the past several years. He did the repairs the car needed and got a great car, I got a big discount on my new C class… a win / win.

Step up now if you want to take advantage of the program, there are a very limited number of 2011 models left, across all classes and when they’re gone, they’re gone. The 2012 models are eligible for discounts too, but just not as large depending upon what you’re buying.

Mercedes Benz Sales Figures June 2011 – Best June in MBUSA History! Sales up 10.4% for First Half of 2011

What a month! June 2011 was the strongest June for Mercedes-Benz USA sales on record while 2011 represents the best first half sales totals for MBUSA EVER, 22,563 total units sold in June 2011 with 118,021 total units sold YTD for 2011, Wow! I’ve posted the official MBUSA press release regarding the June 2011 sales figures below the sales chart showing total units by class.

What I find so interesting, and exciting here, is that a bunch of great new models haven’t even been released yet and Mercedes-Benz is putting up these very strong lease numbers… the all new, re-designed ML is due in soon, the C class coupe hasn’t even arrived in dealerships yet and Mercedes-Benz is putting up huge sales numbers. Where will the numbers go when these new, direct injection engines are available in all of these vehicles?

As cliche as it is for the car guy to say it… it really is a good time to buy a new vehicle. We’re paying more for good trade ins than ever before, finance and lease rates are at historic lows… it’s not rhetoric… read anything online and you’ll hear the same message, it’s a good time to buy or lease a new vehicle.

Here are the numbers by class:

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Official MBUSA Press Release:

MERCEDES-BENZ REPORTS BEST JUNE ON RECORD WITH SALES OF 22,563

 Sales Up 18.8% for the Month and 10.4 % for the First Half of the Year

MONTVALE, N.J. – Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported June sales of 22,563 vehicles, an 18.8 % improvement over June 2010, and the company’s highest June volume and first half of the year on record. On a year-to-date basis, the 118,021 vehicles sold represent a 10.4% increase.

The highest volume performers for the month were the E- and C-Class model lines. The 9th generation E-Class led the pack with sales of 5,798, up 19.1% over June 2010. The sporty C-Class –the gateway to the Mercedes-Benz brand for younger and first-time Mercedes-Benz buyers – continued its strong momentum with sales of 4,620. MBUSA’s stylish SUV, the M-Class, finished third in volume with monthly sales of 3,071, up 44.6% over last June. Additionally, sales of the all-new 2012 CLS-Class four-dour coupe were up 645.5% and the full-sized GL-Class SUV posted a 75.9% increase over June 2010.

Sales of Mercedes-Benz diesel models were up 128.4% for the month (1,231 versus 539) and up 188.3 % for the year (5,953 versus 2,727).

At the high end, sales of the commanding G-Class were up 89.1% for the month and the company sold 18 of its supercar — the SLS AMG — bringing its year-to-date sales to 348.

Sales of Sprinter Vans also increased by 162.5% for the month, with sales of 1,911 – bringing a year-to-date total of 7,095 (up 102.1 %).

Separately, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) program, MBUSA sold 6,413 vehicles in June 2011, a decrease of 0.2%. On a year-to-date basis, MBCPO sold 39,863 vehicles, a decrease of 3.6 % over the comparable period last year.

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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Mercedes Benz Sales Figures Up! 2011 Best May Since 2008 with 20,306 Units

It was a good May for Mercedes-Benz USA, sales were up, over last year and a number of specific model sales were up considerably over the same period last year. I am happy to report that I not only helped in selling some of the cars adding up to this more than 20,000 units sold, but I also bought one.

Tobin's direct contribution to more than 20,000 new MB units sold in May 2011.

The May deals on the new C300 4matic were too good to pass up so I gave up my Volvo V70R wagon and stepped into a C class. While it’s the ‘entry level car’ and people always wonder how they will be received it has already won me over. It handles extremely well, has plenty of power for driving around town, commuting and for a couple of short highway trips I’ve already taken. The C300 is just right and with the 4matic all wheel drive system will be great in the Minnesota Winter.

The official MB Press release and sales chart by vehicle class is below:

Sales Up 5.9% for the Month and 8.5 % Year-to-Date

June 1, 2011 MONTVALE, N.J. – Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported May sales of 20,306 vehicles, a 5.9 % improvement over May 2010, and the best May on record since May 2008. On a year-to-date basis, the 95,458 vehicles sold represent an 8.5 % increase.

The highest volume performers for the month were the E- and C-Class model lines. The 9th generation E-Class led the pack with sales of 5,751, up 5% over May 2010. The sporty C-Class – the gateway to the Mercedes-Benz brand for younger and first-time Mercedes-Benz buyers – continued its strong momentum with sales of 4,936. MBUSA’s compact SUV, the GLK-Class, finished third in volume with monthly sales of 2,214, up 22.1% over last year. Additionally, sales of the versatile R-Class crossover were up 237 % over May 2010.

Sales of Mercedes-Benz diesel models were up 108.5% for the month (1,147 versus 550) and up 115.8 % for the year (4,722 versus 2,188).

At the high end, the company sold 21 of its supercar — the SLS AMG — bringing its year-to date sales to 330.

Sales of Sprinter Vans also increased by 126.1% for the month, with sales of 1,420 – bringing a year-to-date total of 5,184 (up 102.1 %).

Separately, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) program, MBUSA sold 6,818 vehicles in May 2011, a decrease of 2.1%. On a year-to-date basis, MBCPO sold 33,450 vehicles, a decrease of 4.1 % over the comparable period last year.

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.

Mercedes Benz Sales figures by Vehicle Class: March 2011

Mercedes Benz Sales Figures March 2011: Mercedes Reports Best March and First Quarter on Record with Sales of 22,546

March sales numbers for Mercedes-Benz are in and they look pretty good, in fact, the best March and 1st Quarter ever (see actual sales numbers by vehicle class below and the the MBUSA press release below that). Things are looking good for 2011 as whole as dealerships gear up for the spring and Summer selling season. Here in Minnesota we’ve seen a serious increase in dealership traffic now that the snow has started to melt away.

People seem much more comfortable today when buying a car than they did a year ago based on a silver lining appearing on the dark economic cloud that’s been hanging over us for so long. There seems to be more optimism about the economy and plenty of people excited to take advantage of the great deals that Mercedes-Benz is offering new customers in the form of lease and finance specials and the great deals being offered to current lease and finance customers in the form of “Loyalty Programs” and rebates and incentives only available to current Mercedes-Benz customers. Here are the March 2011 Mercedes Benz Sales Figures:

Mercedes Benz Sales figures by Vehicle Class: March 2011

Here is the official MBUSA PRESS RELEASE:

 

MERCEDES-BENZ REPORTS BEST MARCH AND FIRST QUARTER ON RECORD WITH SALES OF 22,546

Sales Up 12.6% for the Month and 10.7% for the First Quarter

MONTVALE, N.J. – Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported March sales of 22,546 vehicles, a 12.6 % improvement over March 2010 and the company’s highest March volume and first quarter on record. On a year-to-date basis, the 55,995 vehicles sold represent a 10.7% increase.

The highest volume performers for the month were the C- and E-Class model lines. The sporty C-Class – the gateway to the Mercedes-Benz brand for younger and first-time Mercedes-Benz buyers – led the pack with sales of 6,542, up 8.9% over March 2010. The 9th generation E-Class continued its strong momentum with sales of 6,107, up 21.1% over last year.

MBUSA’s versatile SUV, the M-Class, finished third in volume with sales of 2,792, up 29.6% compared to March 2010. The R-Class crossover also made gains with sales up 76.7% year-to-date, followed by the commanding G-Class, up 59.7% over March 2010. The company also sold 102 of its supercar — the SLS AMG — bringing its year-to-date sales to 255.

Sales of Sprinter Vans increased by 175.1% for the month, with sales of 1,062 – bringing a year-to-date total of 2,649 – up 98.1%.

Separately, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) program, MBUSA sold 7,236 vehicles in March, a 7.2% decrease when compared to March 2010. On a year-to-date basis, MBCPO sold 19,539 vehicles, a decrease of 3.2 % over the comparable period last year.

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.