Mercedes-Benz Reports May Sales of 15,134 image

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported May sales of 15,134 vehicles, a decline of 30.5 percent compared to May 2008.

The volume leaders for the month were the C, E, and M-Class with sales of 4,842, 2,275, and 2,021 respectively.

On a year-to-date basis, the company sold 69,933 new vehicles, a decrease of 29.9 percent over the comparable period last year.

Separately, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) program, MBUSA sold 6,992 vehicles in May; a 15.8 percent increase compared to May 2008 sales of 6,037 vehicles. Year-to-date sales for the MBCPO program are 32,951, a 24.1 percent increase over 2008 year-to-date sales (26,549 vehicles) during the same timeframe.

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. For more than forty years, MBUSA has taken pride in its commitment to the customer by providing superior quality luxury vehicles coupled with outstanding customer support. More information on MBUSA and its products can be found at www.mbusa.com and www.maybachusa.com.

                            MERCEDES-BENZ USA
                            Sales -- May 2009

  Model       May '09  May '08  Monthly %  YTD 2009  YTD 2008  Yearly %

  C-CLASS       4,842    7,394     -34.5%   21,146    31,385    -32.6%

  E-CLASS       2,275    4,029     -43.5%    9,920    15,803    -37.2%

  S-CLASS         895    1,684     -46.9%    4,286     8,255    -48.1%

  CL-CLASS         82      250     -67.2%      604     1,323    -54.3%

  SL-CLASS        359    1,083     -66.9%    1,764     2,734    -35.5%

  CLK-CLASS       863    1,033     -16.5%    4,664     5,567    -16.2%

  SLK-CLASS       322      444     -27.5%    1,404     2,493    -43.7%

  CLS-CLASS       202      499     -59.5%    1,447     3,177    -54.5%

  R-CLASS         218      666     -67.3%    1,312     4,208    -68.8%

  M-CLASS       2,021    2,706     -25.3%    8,242    14,795    -44.3%

  G-CLASS          69       79     -12.7%      260       426    -39.0%

  GL-CLASS      1,227    1,918     -36.0%    5,440     9,537    -43.0%

  GLK-CLASS     1,759        -               9,444         -

  GRAND TOTAL  15,134   21,785     -30.5%   69,933    99,703    -29.9%

Source: Mercedes-Benz USA