Mercedes U.S. Sales October 2013 - Best Month Yet for 2013


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MONTVALE, NJ--Nov. 1, 2013: In the 10th consecutive month of its 2013 sales streak, Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported total October sales of 32,620 units for the Mercedes-Benz, Sprinter and smart model lines, a 22.4% increase from the 26,642 vehicles sold in the same period last year. Retail volumes for the Mercedes-Benz brand alone broke October records at 30,069, up 25.4%, while year-to-date sales rose 13.7% to a landmark 245,125 units. Adding year-to-date volumes of 16,978 for Sprinter Vans and 7,450 vehicles at smart, MBUSA's year-to-date totals reached 269,553 units, making this the best October in the company's history.

"It's been an extraordinary year for the brand, embodied in two cars— the CLA and the S-Class —as stunning as they are technologically fit," said Steve Cannon, president and CEO of MBUSA. "More importantly, October sales show they're resonating with customers. The recently-launched CLA is already one of the top volume models and our flagship S-Class, just rolling into dealerships, is up 75%. With sustained momentum and compelling product across the model range, we're looking toward a record finish in the final stretch of 2013."

Mercedes-Benz October sales were led by the C-, E- and CLA-Class model lines. The sporty C-Class came in first at 6,548 units, followed close behind by the E-Class with sales of 6,456—an increase of 22.6% from October 2012. Sales of MBUSA's newest star, the sporty CLA-Class four-door coupe, rounded out the top three at 4,895.

The Sprinter model line posted month-to-date gains of 22.3% at 2,038 units, driven by the popularity of its redesigned 2014 lineup on sale since September. Month-to-date sales at smart totaled 513 units.

Sales of Mercedes-Benz's BlueTEC diesel models were 1,536 for the month, up 60% versus October 2012 (960) and up 10.1% for the year at 13,368. The company's high-performance AMG models finished the month with sales of 729, an increase of 49.4% from last October.

Separately, Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) recorded sales of 7,612 vehicles in October, an increase of 13.1% when compared to October 2012 (sales of 6,732 vehicles). On a year-to-date basis, MBCPO sold 80,502 vehicles, an increase of 21.4% over the 66,318 vehicles sold during the comparable period last year. See table below:

 MERCEDES-BENZ USA
Sales -- October 2013  








Mercedes-Benz
Passenger Vehicles

Oct-13

Oct-12

Monthly %

YTD 2013

YTD 2012

Yearly %








CLA-CLASS

4,895

-

-

7,205

-

-








C-CLASS

6,548

7,636

-14.2%

73,144

65,376

11.9%








E-CLASS

6,456

5,265

22.6%

52,462

50,061

4.8%








S-CLASS

1,914

1,096

74.6%

9,539

9,310

2.5%








CL-CLASS

34

54

-37.0%

395

589

-32.9%








SL-CLASS

521

574

-9.2%

6,091

3,823

59.3%








SLS AMG

42

28

50.0%

366

734

-50.1%








SLK-CLASS

444

435

2.1%

4,013

3,723

7.8%








CLS-CLASS

647

599

8.0%

6,568

6,708

-2.1%








R-CLASS

1

24

-95.8%

30

1,457

-97.9%








M-CLASS

3,113

2,868

8.5%

32,513

29,966

8.5%








G-CLASS 

194

160

21.3%

2,072

911

127.4%








GL-CLASS

2,565

2,296

11.7%

24,747

19,854

24.6%








GLK-CLASS

2,695

2,943

-8.4%

25,980

23,084

12.5%








TOTAL

30,069

23,978

25.4%

245,125

215,596

13.7%








*SPRINTER

2,038

1,666

22.3%

16,978

17,068

-0.5%








**smart

513

998

-48.6%

7,450

8,309

-10.3%








MBUSA
Combined Total

Oct-13

Oct-12

Monthly %

YTD 2013

YTD 2012

Yearly %








GRAND TOTAL

32,620

26,642

22.4%

269,553

240,973

11.9%


*Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter Vans are sold and marketed in the U.S. by Mercedes-Benz USA and Daimler Vans USA, respectively.                                                                                                   

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