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Mercedes-Benz worldwide sales up 22% in April

Posted by: Jim Henry on May 7, 2008

Mercedes-Benz sold 119,000 passenger cars worldwide in April, including Mercedes-Benz, Smart and Maybach.
That was 22% higher than the year-ago month, thanks in part to the redesigned C-Class, launched last fall. Year-to-date through April, passenger-car sales were 437,700 worldwide, up 14%, the company said.
In the United States, sales of the Mercedes-Benz brand in April were 20,288, down 3%; year-to-date sales were 77,960, up 1.3%. In the U.S. market, Smart is distributed separately by Penske Automotive Group, Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Smart sales in April were 2,683; year-to-date, 6,159. U.S. Smart sales began in February.

Reader Comments


May 8, 2008 5:48 PM

Well, bully for MB. The Smart is such a loser I cannot imagine anyone spring for it.I have yet to read anything favourable beyond its crowd-gathering appeal. And the C-kloss is nothing much to brag about when one looks closely at its interior quality and detailing. Amazing what a name will do for sales. There seems to be an endless line of suckers.

The Maybach? What a colossal joke!

Then we have the rolling disasters sold here in the US. Yugo-like reliability has hurt a lot as it should have, but not badly enough. Around here (Silicon Valley/Leftist Coast) a high MB-concentration area, the AAA and other flat-beds are loaded each day with MB being shipped back to the dealerships for yet more repairs. They compete with Volvos and VWs for this service.

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