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Monday, 17 April 2017

USA SALES MARCH - The Three pointed Star grows again in March, Smart & Commercial are down through.

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.