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Mercedes-Benz Pads Lead Over BMW in US Luxury Segment

With record sales in the month of April, Mercedes-Benz USA was able to pad its lead over rival German luxury automaker BMW. The latter was able to get a higher increase in terms of volume, with a 10 percent increase corresponding to 23,225 units sold for the month. Mercedes-Benz, on the other hand, sold 23,635 units, a 5.8 percent increase. Year over year figures through April indicated an 11-percent increase for 2013, as the Mercedes-Benz has managed to sell 92,822 units so far, according to parent company Daimler. BMW, meanwhile, has sold 88,127 units through the fourth month of the year. Daimler’s gains are thanks in part to the resurgence… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Abandons 2013 Profit Forecast Due to Dismal European Market

Mercedes-Benz Cars’ parent company, Daimler, announced that it would be abandoning the profit forecast it had initially set for 2013 because of the increasingly dismal market in Europe, which involves demand reaching something “around a 20-year low.” In 2012, Daimler posted  €8.1 billion (around $10.5 billion) in operating profit. Given the current conditions, the German automaker is not confident about matching that figure for 2013. This is the case even with expectations of increased group revenue. Since the start of April, Daimler had already given indications that it had to reassess its profit forecasts because of the lackluster demand and discouraging sales figures across the region. Net profit for the quarter… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Posts Best Global Monthly Figures in March

Despite a comparatively rough start in the European market, Mercedes-Benz managed to post solid figures for the first quarter of 2013, culminating in a best-ever month in March, with a whopping 139,920 units sold around the world over that period. That figure represents a 6.5-percent increase over the same period last year, and Q1 sales figures are also up 3.5 percent year-on-year. Mercedes-Benz credits this to strong NAFTA region performance, as well as solid sales in Japan and Russia. For example, Mercedes-Benz USA posted record quarterly sales in Q1. “With strong gains in the USA and in many new growth markets, we were able to balance out weakening European markets… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz USA Gets Record Sales Figures for Q1

Backed by solid March numbers and riding continued success to start 2013, Mercedes-Benz USA reported that its Q1 sales figures are the highest in its history. The German automaker sold a total of 69,187 vehicles (cars plus trucks) during the first quarter of the year, which is up 12.5% over the same period in 2012. “We’re coming out of our highest first quarter on record—and that’s before launching a single new product,” said Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Steve Cannon. The company sold a total of 24,646 vehicles in March, which represents a 6.5% increase over the same month last year. Quarterly figures that also count Sprinter trucks and smart units are… Continue Reading »

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90,083 Vehicles Sold by Mercedes-Benz in February

Mercedes-Benz continued its strong performance in 2013, with a total of 90,083 vehicles sold all over the world for the month of February. That helped the German automaker total 184,973 units after the first two months of the current year, which represents a 1.3-percent improvement over the same period in 2012. Sales were sparked by solid numbers in the United States, in Russia, and in Japan, although things would have been much better if it weren’t for declining figures in the Chinese market. According to Dr Joachim Schmidt, VP for Sales and Marketing, the SUVs and compact cars in the Mercedes-Benz product lineup were the models customers responded to most…. Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz USA Gets Record Sales in February

Mercedes-Benz USA managed to sell a total of 24,051 vehicles in February 2013, which translates to a considerable 22.2% increase over February 2012 numbers. That figure is good enough to be the best sales volume for the month for MB USA. The year-to-date figures are 48,110 units sold so far in 2013, which represents a 16.2 increase over the same period last year (41,398 units). According to MB USA CEO Steve Cannon, the company counts on continuing the momentum started in January this year in order to reach record Q1 figures. “The auto industry’s on the up and we’re ideally positioned to take advantage of the strengthening market,” Cannon said. C-Class,… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Gets Record October Sales Figures

Numbers don’t lie, and Mercedes-Benz’s numbers are simply astounding. The German automaker carried the momentum of its record-setting first three quarters of the year into October, delivering a total of 109,632 units for the month. That represents a 6-percent improvement over October 2011 figures. In addition, the company’s year-to-date sales are now at 1,074,558 vehicles, which is a 5.1-percent improvement over the same ten-month period last year. “With our sales record in October we have started successfully into the fourth quarter,” said Mercedes-Benz Cars Executive Vice President for Sales and Marketing Dr. Joachim Schmidt. “Our new models, spearheaded by the new A-Class and B-Class, are giving us significant tailwind. We… Continue Reading »

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