Mercedes-Benz reports 7.4 percent rise in January UK registrations image

Mercedes-Benz has posted a 7.4 percent rise in registrations in the United Kingdom for the first month of 2013.

According to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), one of the strongest performers in January was the C-Class Saloon, placed first in its segment with a 12.8 percent increase compared with the same period last year.

The E-Class Saloon recorded an even stronger start to the year, claiming the Number One spot in its segment with a 30.9 per cent gain in registrations. AMG kept its position as the fastest-growing performance brand in the UK, reporting a 75 percent rise in registrations for January. Contributing to this result was the C 63 AMG Estate, the registrations for which rose by 125 per cent.

Registrations of the M-Class rose by 386.3 per cent compared to January 2012 – securing a substantial 14.4 per cent share of the market segment. The new A-Class captured a 6.2 percent share of its segment in the month that sales commenced in the UK – a strong start for the new model that will be joined by the CLA four-door coupé in June.

„We have advanced and desirable new models being added to our range – the new A-Class made its market debut this year – and we’re looking forward to the arrival of the new CLA and the new E-Class,” said Marcus Breitschwerdt, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz UK.