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March 03 2015

MERCEDES-BENZ POSTS BEST-EVER FEBRUARY SALES
VOLUME WITH 23,616 UNITS

MBUSA delivers 6% year-to-date sales growth at 52,365

MONTVALE, N.J. – Mercedes-Benz today reported the highest February sales in its history with 23,616 units, up 4.5% from the 22,609 vehicles sold in February 2014. Sprinter Vans was up 17.9% at 1,675, combining with 458 units at smart for a monthly total of 25,749 for Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA). On a year-to-date basis, Mercedes-Benz recorded sales of 48,235, an increase of 6.7% versus the same period last year. Adding 3,180 units for Sprinter and 950 vehicles at smart, MBUSA’s year-to-date sales volume totaled 52,365.

"We’ve got two months of record sales on the books despite the challenges posed by February’s weather,” said Stephen Cannon, president and CEO of MBUSA. “With SUV sales up 22 percent, we expect our momentum to continue as new or redesigned versions of almost all our light trucks hit the market in the next year."

Mercedes-Benz February sales volumes were led by the C-, CLA- and M-Class model lines. The C-Class took the lead at 7,072, up 25.8% compared to the 5,621 units sold the same month last year. The M-Class, the brand’s best-selling SUV, followed with sales of 3,316 while the sporty CLA four-door coupe rounded out the top three at 2,606. At the high end, the range-topping G-Class sport utility posted a 47.1% gain over February 2014.

Mercedes-Benz AMG high-performance models sold 758 units for the month, with year-to-date volumes of 1,548. Sales of Mercedes-Benz BlueTEC diesel models totaled 758 in February and 1,700 year-to-date.

Separately, Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) models recorded February sales of 9,820, with year-to-date volumes increasing 5.4% over the comparable period in 2014 to 19,276.

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 line-up in the luxury segment with 14 model lines ranging from the sporty CLA-Class four-door coupe to the flagship S-Class.

MBUSA is also responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 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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