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September 01 2015

MERCEDES-BENZ USA RECORDS ALL-TIME BEST AUGUST WITH 31,250 UNITS SOLD

MBUSA posts 6.4% YTD increase, Sprinter up 20.2% for month

ATLANTA, GA – Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported all-time record August sales at 31,250 units, increasing 3.2% from the 30,294 vehicles sold during the same month last year. The Mercedes-Benz brand tallied 28,373 units sold, a 4.8% increase over August 2014. Sprinter delivered 2,260 sales for the month of August, up 15.3% for the year, while smart recorded 617 units in August. On a year-to-date basis, Mercedes-Benz retails totaled 220,870, up 7.3%. Adding year-to-date sales of 17,957 for Sprinter Vans and 4,682 for smart, MBUSA posted a grand total of 243,509 units through August.

"We’re on our way to a record year with more all-new products still waiting in the wings," said Stephen Cannon, president and CEO of MBUSA. "The new GLE and GLE-Coupe that debuted this month is part of our product offensive that will continue through the rest of the year."

August sales for the Mercedes-Benz brand were led by the C-, E- and M-Class model lines. The C-Class took the top spot with 7,154 units, up 38.9% from the same month last year. The E-Class followed with August sales of 4,006, while the M-Class rounded out the top three at 2,679.

The brand’s AMG high-performance models posted an 87.5% monthly sales increase to 1,380 units in August, while year-to-date sales climbed 15.7% to 8,359. Sales of Mercedes-Benz BlueTEC diesel models hit 632 for the month and 8,697 year-to-date.

Separately, Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) models delivered August sales of 9,804, with a year-to-date total of 78,347.

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 14 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

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