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Mercedes-Benz USA Reports April 2007 New Vehicle Sales


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MONTVALE, N.J., May 1, 2007 -- Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported April sales of 20,895 new vehicles; the second best April ever (after April 2006 with sales of 21,270). This represents the best-ever year-to-date sales volume, bringing the total to 76,880 new vehicles for 2007 - a six percent increase over sales during the same period in 2006.

The C-Class was once again the volume leader for the month with sales of 5,131 new vehicles (up 27.1% over April 2006), closely trailed by the E-Class with sales of 4,011 (6.2% increase vs. April 2006). The M-Class, ranked third with sales of 2,382, followed closely by the top-of-the line sedan, the S- Class, with 2,067 sales for April.

The CL-Class, the Mercedes-Benz new flagship coupe, also continued to exhibit high demand with sales of 330 units for the month, an increase of 416%. In the luxury light truck segment, the GL-Class continued to show strong momentum with sales of 1,866, while the iconic G-Class more than doubled its volume to 101.

Separately, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned program, MBUSA sold 4,073 vehicles in April, bringing year-to-date sales to 16,773, a 15.6 percent increase over the same period last year.

Mercedes-Benz USA, headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey, is responsible for the sales, marketing and service of all Mercedes-Benz and Maybach products in the United States. In 2006, MBUSA achieved an all-time sales record of 248,080 new vehicles, setting the highest sales volume ever in its history and achieving 13 consecutive years of sales growth. More information on MBUSA and its products can be found on the Internet at www.mbusa.com and www.maybachusa.com.

                            April   April   Monthly   YTD     YTD
  Model                      '07     '06      %       2007    2006  Yearly%

  C-CLASS                    5,131   4,037   27.1%  17,413  14,017    24.2%

  E-CLASS                    4,011   3,778    6.2%  14,458  12,437    16.2%

  S-CLASS                    2,067   3,033  -31.8%   8,713  10,651   -18.2%

  CL-CLASS                     330      64  415.6%   1,114     220   406.4%

  SL-CLASS                     703   1,112  -36.8%   2,098   2,953   -29.0%

  CLK-CLASS                  1,456   2,202  -33.9%   5,490   7,790   -29.5%

  SLK-CLASS                    856   1,202  -28.8%   2,546   3,644   -30.1%

  CLS-CLASS                    779   1,038  -25.0%   2,822   3,882   -27.3%

  R-CLASS                    1,213   1,672  -27.5%   4,151   6,742   -38.4%

  M-CLASS                    2,382   2,590   -8.0%   9,783   9,447     3.6%

  GL-CLASS                   1,866     499  273.9%   7,838     499  1470.7%

  G-CLASS                      101      43  134.9%     454     230    97.4%

  GRAND TOTAL               20,895  21,270   -1.8%  76,880  72,512     6.0%