Mercedes-Benz USA Closes Out 2017 with Best Sales Month Ever

Mercedes-Benz USA 2017 C-Class Coupe

ATLANTA, GA – January 3, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported highest monthly sales in its history with a best-ever December total of 35,203 units, an increase of 10.0% from the 32,011 vehicles sold during the same period last year. Mercedes-Benz Vans reported best-ever December sales with 4,047 units (up 4.8%) and smart reported 166 units, bringing MBUSA to a record December with 39,416 vehicles (up 6.4%). On a year-to-date basis, Mercedes-Benz retails totaled 337,246 units.

“We are proud to build upon the strong momentum we established as the luxury leader,” said Dietmar Exler, president and CEO of MBUSA. “MBUSA’s success stems from our incredible product lineup, the best dealers in the industry and a laser focus on customer experience.”

Mercedes-Benz volume leaders in December included the C-Class, GLC and GLE model lines. The C-Class took the lead at 6,500, followed by GLC sales of 6,152. The GLE rounded out the top three with 5,823 units sold.

Mercedes-AMG high-performance models sold 3,788 units in December, with a total 33,904 sold year-to-date (up 45.8%).

Separately, Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) models recorded sales of 9,660 vehicles in December, a decrease of 12.0% when compared to the same month last year (10,981). On a year-to-date basis, MBCPO sold 112,670 vehicles, a decrease of 8.6% over 2016 (123,328).

Mercedes-Benz Passenger Vehicles Dec-17 Dec-16 Monthly % YTD 2017 YTD 2016 Yearly %
B-CLASS 111 54 105.6% 744 632 17.7%
CLA 2,279 1,876 21.5% 20,669 25,792 -19.9%
C-CLASS 6,500 7,345 -11.5% 77,447 77,167 0.4%
E-CLASS/CLS 5,385 4,851 11.0% 51,312 50,896 0.8%
S-CLASS 2,184 1,494 46.2% 15,888 18,803 -15.5%
SLC 260 330 -21.2% 2,860 3,397 -15.8%
SL 277 304 -8.9% 2,940 3,722 -21.0%
AMG GT 183 99 84.8% 1,608 1,227 31.1%
GLA 2,580 2,351 9.7% 24,104 24,545 -1.8%
GLC 6,152 4,018 53.1% 48,643 47,872 1.6%
GLE 5,823 5,574 4.5% 54,595 51,791 5.4%
GLS 2,998 3,262 -8.1% 32,248 30,442 5.9%
G-CLASS  471 453 4.0% 4,188 3,950 6.0%
TOTAL 35,203 32,011 10.0% 337,246 340,237 -0.9%
Vans1 4,047 3,860 4.8% 34,994 34,304 2.0%
smart 166 1,186 -86.0% 3,071 6,211 -50.6%
MBUSA Combined Total Dec-17 Dec-16 Monthly % YTD 2017 YTD 2016 Yearly %
GRAND TOTAL 39,416 37,057 6.4% 375,311 380,752 -1.4%
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.

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 15 model lines ranging from the sporty CLA-Class four-door coupe to the flagship S-Class and the Mercedes-AMG GT S.

MBUSA is also responsible for Mercedes-Benz Vans and smart products in the U.S. More information on MBUSA and its products can be found at www.mbusa.com, www.mbsprinterusa.com and www.smartusa.com.

Source: Mercedes-Benz USA

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