Mercedes Global Sales Up 8.3% in June, the US Up 7% image

Mercedes-Benz global sales increased 8.3% in June to 131,609 units, the best June in the automaker’s history.

Thanks to increased demand in the US and China, Mercedes reached its best June sales, also due to strong demand for the B-Class and A-Class compact models. In the US the German automaker sold 27,162 units, up 7%.

“We’re on record pace through June hitting the highest first-half sales in our 48-year history and we’re not slowing down,” said Steve Cannon, president and CEO of MBUSA. “Consumer confidence is on the rise, our product portfolio is expanding from top to bottom, and our dealer relations are at an all-time high. This is a set of ingredients that will allow us to really accelerate our market momentum into another banner year.”

The sales leaders in the US in June were the C, E and M-Class model lines, with the sporty C-Class up 17.4% to 7,639 units, the E-Class reaching 5,181 units and the M-Class up 26.3% to 3,651 units. The SL-Class increased 91.9% and the GL-Class SUV was up 24.8%. There were 1,414 BlueTEC diesels sold in June up 10.2% and 464 AMG models.