Mercedes-Benz Reports September Sales of 16,985 image

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported September sales of 16,985 vehicles. While sales were down 9.6% compared to September 2008, the monthly volume was MBUSA’s second highest of the year.

The volume leaders for the month were the C-, E-, and M-Class with sales of 5,002, 3,812, and 2,552 respectively. The all-new 9th generation 2010 E-Class continues to exhibit strong sales performance, topping September 2008 by 28.4%.

On a year-to-date basis, the company sold 135,413 new vehicles, a decrease of 23.6 percent over the comparable period last year.

Separately, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) program, MBUSA sold 5,318 vehicles in September; a 6.9 percent increase compared to September 2008 sales of 4,973 vehicles. Year-to-date sales for the MBCPO program are 56,728, an 18.3 percent increase over 2008 year-to-date sales (47,946 vehicles).

Mercedes-Benz USA, headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey, is responsible for the sales, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz and Maybach products in the United States. MBUSA offers drivers the most diverse line-up in the luxury segment with 12 model lines ranging from the sporty C-Class to the flagship S-Class sedans and CL coupes.

  Model       Sept. '09 Sept. '08 Monthly %  YTD 2009 YTD 2008 Yearly %
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  C-CLASS         5,002     6,772     -26.1%   39,434   57,365    -31.3%
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  E-CLASS         3,812     2,968      28.4%   26,740   30,750    -13.0%
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  S-CLASS         1,101     1,591     -30.8%    7,806   14,507    -46.2%
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  CL-CLASS          105       221     -52.5%    1,052    2,176    -51.7%
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  SL-CLASS          356       357      -0.3%    3,107    4,736    -34.4%
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  CLK-CLASS         524       614     -14.7%    6,442    8,392    -23.2%
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  SLK-CLASS         128       302     -57.6%    2,203    4,166    -47.1%
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  CLS-CLASS         227       300     -24.3%    2,159    4,793    -55.0%
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  R-CLASS           271       500     -45.8%    2,338    6,503    -64.0%
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  M-CLASS         2,552     2,981     -14.4%   17,407   25,498    -31.7%
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  G-CLASS            46        36      27.8%      435      652    -33.3%
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  GL-CLASS        1,303     2,137     -39.0%   10,275   17,760    -42.1%
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  GLK-CLASS       1,558         -         -    16,015        -        -
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  -----------    ------    ------      ----   -------  -------    -----
  GRAND TOTAL    16,985    18,779      -9.6%  135,413  177,298    -23.6%
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Source: Mercedes-Benz USA