MERCEDES-BENZ ACHIEVES FIFTH RECORD MONTH OF 2015 WITH 29,583 UNITS IN MAY, UP 11.1%
MBUSA year-to-date sales increase 9% to 150,868
MONTVALE, N.J. – Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported best-ever May sales volumes for the Mercedes-Benz brand at 29,583, an 11.1% increase from 26,617 in May 2014. Sprinter sales totaled 2,769 for the month, up 22.3%, combining with 837 units at smart for a May total of 33,189 for MBUSA. Year-to-date, Mercedes-Benz delivered 136,926* units, climbing 9.4% from the same time last year. Adding 11,092 units at Sprinter (up 19.5%) and 2,850 units at smart, MBUSA posted a
year-to-date grand total of 150,868.
"We're on pace for another record sales year, with a full range of new or redesigned sport-utilities joining our lineup in the next few months," said Stephen Cannon, president and CEO of MBUSA. "At the top of that list is the star of 'Jurassic World,' the all-new GLE Coupe, which arrives in theaters next week and in showrooms later this summer."
May sales leaders for the Mercedes-Benz brand included the C-, E- and M-Class model lines. The
C-Class led with 7,413 vehicles, a 40.3% increase from 5,284 in May 2014. The M-Class, perennial best-seller on the SUV side, followed with 3,991 units, while the E-Class rounded out the top three at 3,942.
Monthly retails for Mercedes-AMG high-performance models totaled 1,201, an increase of 24.6% from 964 vehicles in May 2014. Year-to-date AMG volumes hit 5,027, up 4.7%. Mercedes-Benz BlueTEC diesel models delivered a total of 661 units for the month and 6,871 year-to-date.
Separately, Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) models posted a May sales total of 12,368, increasing 4.2% from the same month last year, with year-to-date sales of 50,174.
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 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.
Accredited journalists can visit our media site at www.media.mbusa.com.
*Due to a reporting error, April 2015 sales for the Mercedes-Benz E-Class were overstated by one (1) unit. May 2015 year-to-date sales figures reflect the correct sales volume for this model line.
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