Mercedes-Benz Sets Another Record With Best May Sales MONTVALE, N.J., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported its highest May on record with sales of 21,771 new vehicles, a 0.7 percent increase over last May. Sales for the month brought MBUSA's year-to-date volume to 98,651 new vehicles, a 4.8 percent increase compared to the first five months of 2006.Passenger car sales of 15,689 units showed an increase of 2.7 percent over May 2006. The strongest performing models for the month included the volume-leader C-Class with an 18.7 percent increase over last May (5,139 vs. 4,329 units). The CLK-Class marked impressive gains with 37.4 percent growth, and the E-Class rose 0.8 percent with sales of 4,102 units compared to last May's 4,070 units.In the light truck category, sales volume of the award-winning M-Class SUV jumped 14.2 percent from 2,278 units in May 2006 to 2,601 units this May. With 71 units sold, sales of the G-Class more than doubled (129%) versus last May.Year-to-date, sales of the high-end CL-Class coupe, full-sized GL-Class SUV, and the unique G-Class grew in triple digits percentages. Other model lines that exhibited strong momentum for the first five months of the year compared to the same period last year were the C-Class (22.9 percent), the E-Class (12.4 percent), and the M-Class (5.6 percent).Separately, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned program, MBUSA marked a 10.4 percent increase for May sales with 4,582 vehicles sold, bringing year-to-date sales to a total of 21,355 units, an increase of 14.5 percent over the same period in 2006.
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