Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported April sales of 19,157 vehicles, a 5.1 percent improvement over April 2010, and the best April on record since April 2008. On a year-to-date basis, the 75,152 vehicles sold represent a 9.2 percent increase.
The highest volume performers for the month were the E- and C-Class model lines. The 9th generation E-Class led the pack with sales of 5,342, up 17.9 percent over April 2010. The sporty C-Class -- the gateway to the Mercedes-Benz brand for younger and first-time Mercedes-Benz buyers -- continued its strong momentum with sales of 5,232, up 13.1 percent over last year. MBUSA's versatile SUV, the M-Class, finished third in volume with monthly sales of 1,990.
On the high end, the commanding G-Class was up 29.4% over April 2010, and the company sold 54 of its supercar -- the SLS AMG -- bringing its year-to-date sales to 309.
Sales of Sprinter Vans increased by 85.8 percent for the month, with sales of 1,115 - bringing a year-to-date total of 3,764 (up 94.3 percent).
Separately, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) program, MBUSA sold 7,093 vehicles in April 2011, a decrease of 8.5 percent over last year. On a year-to-date basis, MBCPO sold 26,632 vehicles, decrease of 4.7 percent over the comparable period last year.
About Mercedes-Benz USA
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), headquartered in Montvale, N.J., is responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz and Maybach products in the United States. MBUSA offers drivers the most diverse line-up in the luxury segment with 12 model lines ranging from the sporty C-Class to the flagship S-Class sedans and the SLS AMG supercar.
MBUSA is also responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Vans in the U.S. More information on MBUSA and its products can be found at www.mbusa.com and www.mbsprinterusa.com.
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