Mercedes-Benz closes out record First Quarter with 79,141 units, up 4.5%

Mercedes-Benz today reported record first quarter year-to-date volume at 79,141 units, up 4.5% from 2016. March sales of 29,092 increased 3.3% from the same month last year. Adding 2,871 units for Vans and 389 units for smart, Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) achieved a grand total of 32,352 vehicles for the month, up 2.0% from a year ago. Year-to-date, MBUSA also achieved a record close of 87,635 units, up 3.9%.

“We’re pleased about our record-breaking first quarter for Mercedes-Benz in 2017,” said Dietmar Exler, president and CEO of MBUSA. “We look forward to strong momentum with a number of AMG product launches in the coming summer months as we celebrate AMG’s 50th anniversary.”

Mercedes-Benz volume leaders in March included the C-Class, GLE and E-Class (including the CLS) model lines. The C-Class took the lead at 8,021, followed by the GLE sales of 4,919. The E-Class rounded out the top three with 4,690 units sold.

Mercedes-AMG high-performance models sold 3,195 units in March, with a total of 8,339 units sold year-to-date (up 44.6%).

Separately, Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) models recorded sales of 9,907 vehicles in March, an increase of 5.6% when compared to the same month last year (9,390).

Mercedes-Benz
Passenger Vehicles

Mar-17

Mar-16

Monthly %

YTD 2017

YTD 2016

Yearly %

             

B-CLASS

50 66 -24.2% 159 161 -1.2%
             

CLA

1,079 2,242 -51.9% 4,010 6,884 -41.7%
             

C-CLASS

8,021 6,658 20.5% 20,619 17,839 15.6%
             

E-CLASS/CLS

4,690 4,095 14.5% 12,316 9,585 28.5%
             

S-CLASS

1,434 1,332 7.7% 3,648 4,167 -12.5%
             

SLC

361 314 15.0% 865 850 1.8%
             

SL

262 304 -13.8% 724 887 -18.4%
             

AMG GT

103 140 -26.4% 277 361 -23.3%
             

GLA

1,714 2,205 -22.3% 5,915 6,843 -13.6%
             

GLC

3,126 4,871 -35.8% 8,956 10,998 -18.6%
             

GLE

4,919 4,730 4.0% 12,906 12,341 4.6%
             

GLS

2,938 858 242.4% 7,741 3,880 99.5%
             

G-CLASS

395 349 13.2% 1,005 973 3.3%
             

TOTAL

29,092 28,164 3.3% 79,141 75,769 4.5%
             

Vans1

2,871 3,072 -6.5% 7,433 7,240 2.7%
             

smart

389 479 -18.8% 1,061 1,300 -18.4%
             

MBUSA
Combined Total

Mar-17

Mar-16

Monthly %

YTD 2017

YTD 2016

Yearly %

             

GRAND TOTAL

32,352 31,715 2.0% 87,635 84,309 3.9%

1 Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner Sprinter and Metris Vans are sold and marketed in the U.S. by Mercedes-Benz USA and Daimler Vans USA, respectively.

Source: Mercedes-Benz USA

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