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With a 10.8 percent rise in deliveries for April, Mercedes-Benz managed to hit its 38th consecutive record month.

Daimler’s division reported 164,063 vehicles sold worldwide in April, an increase of 10.8 percent compared with the same month from a year earlier. Thanks to this double-digit growth, unit sales of Mercedes-Benz amounted to around 650,000 units in the first four months of the year, marking a record for the period, beside the monthly higher-than-ever result. Regional-wise, the three-pointed star brand handed over 73,070 cars to its European customers, with homeland Germany accounting for 25,777 vehicles, 11.0 percent more than in the prior-year month.

The demand on the Chinese market – the largest one for the automaker – keeps pushing up Mercedes-Benz’s results, with a 31.6 percent surge last month, up to 35,625 models sold. On its second most important region, US, sales were almost flat, but enough for April to see the gap widening from BMW and Lexus rivals. The marquee reported only a 0.2 percent rise in deliveries to a monthly record of 29,236 vehicles, helped by a 44.5 percent demand boost for its GLC and GLK SUVs.

The C-Class continued to be the bestseller from Mercedes-Benz, with sales of the sedan and estate body versions totaling 32,682 units in April, while the sales figures for the E-Class mid-sized premium saloon are starting to build up – 18,915 units – as the new model starts being delivered to customers.