U.S. Auto Sales: Mercedes-Benz August Sales up 5.4 percent image

U.S. division of Mercedes Benz today reported August sales of 20,728 vehicles, a 5.4% improvement over August 2010 (19,674) and the company’s highest August volume since 2007.

On a year-to-date basis, the 159,814 vehicles sold represent a 10.5% increase over the 144,689 vehicles sold over the same period last year.

For August, the C Class and the E Class were the best-selling models. The latest generation E-Class led the pack with sales of 5,628 and the sporty C-Class – the gateway to the Mercedes-Benz brand for younger and first-time Mercedes-Benz buyers – followed with sales of 4,728.

Moving on the upper class, the latest S Class performed well – sales of the S-Class were up 17.9% for the month and the company sold 32 of its super-car — the SLS AMG — bringing its year-to-date sales to 429.