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September 01 2016

MERCEDES-BENZ USA RECORDS ALL-TIME BEST AUGUST WITH 28,404 UNITS SOLD

ATLANTA–Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported record Augustsales of28,404 vehicles, increasing 0.1% from the 28,373vehicles sold during the same month last year. Mercedes-Benz Vans also reported best-ever Augustsales with 3,152units, up 39.5% and smart reported 353units, bringing MBUSA grand total to 31,909vehicles for the month, up 2.1% from last year.On a year-to-date basis, Mercedes-Benz retails totaled 219,704. Adding year-to-date-sales of 22,186 for Vans and 3,439 for smart, MBUSA posted a grand total of 245,329 units in August, increasing 0.7% from the previous year.

"We are on track for a strong finish to the third quarter, fueled by a best-ever result for August," said Dietmar Exler, president and CEO of MBUSA. "Demand remains high for our SUVs anddream cars such as the new SLand S-Class Cabriolet, and we expect to build upon this momentum in the coming months."

Mercedes-Benz volume leaders in Augustincluded the C-Class, E-Class(including the CLS) and GLCmodellines. The C-Class took the lead at6,125, followed bythe E-Classat 5,069. TheGLC,roundedout the top three with 4,715units sold.

Mercedes-AMG high-performance modelssold 1,621units in August, up 17.5% from last year (1,380), with a total of 14,131units sold year-to-date (up 69.1%).

Separately, Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) modelsrecordedsales of11,773 vehicles in August, an increase of 20.1% from last year (9,804).On a year-to-date basis, MBCPO sold 82,636vehicles, an increase of 5.5%.

About Mercedes-Benz USA

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), headquartered in Atlanta, is responsible for thedistribution, 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 15model 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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