MBUSA posts 6.4% YTD increase, Sprinter up 20.2% for month
ATLANTA, GA – September 3, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported all-time record August sales at 31,250 units, increasing 3.2% from the 30,294 vehicles sold during the same month last year. The Mercedes-Benz brand tallied 28,373 units sold, a 4.8% increase over August 2014. Sprinter delivered 2,260 sales for the month of August, up 15.3% for the year, while smart recorded 617 units in August. On a year-to-date basis, Mercedes-Benz retails totaled 220,870, up 7.3%. Adding year-to-date sales of 17,957 for Sprinter Vans and 4,682 for smart, MBUSA posted a grand total of 243,509 units through August.
“We’re on our way to a record year with more all-new products still waiting in the wings,” said Stephen Cannon, president and CEO of MBUSA. “The new GLE and GLE-Coupe that debuted this month is part of our product offensive that will continue through the rest of the year.”
August sales for the Mercedes-Benz brand were led by the C-, E- and M-Class model lines. The C-Class took the top spot with 7,154 units, up 38.9% from the same month last year. The E-Class followed with August sales of 4,006, while the M-Class rounded out the top three at 2,679.
The brand’s AMG high-performance models posted an 87.5% monthly sales increase to 1,380 units in August, while year-to-date sales climbed 15.7% to 8,359. Sales of Mercedes-Benz BlueTEC diesel models hit 632 for the month and 8,697 year-to-date.
Separately, Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) models delivered August sales of 9,804, with a year-to-date total of 78,347.
About Mercedes-Benz USA
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), headquartered in Atlanta, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz products in the United States. MBUSA offers drivers the most diverse lineup in the luxury segment with 14 model lines ranging from the sporty CLA-Class four-door coupe to the flagship S-Class and the Mercedes-AMG GT S.