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Mercedes-Benz USA reported April sales of 19,157 automobiles. This is more than a 5.1 percent increase over vehicles sold in April 2010.
It is the best April on record for the company since April 2008. The 2011 year-to-date cars sold of 75,152 through April is a 9.2 percent increase over vehicles sold through April 2010.
The E- and the C-Class model lines sold the most at more than 10,570 automobiles combined. The E-Class models accounted for 5,342 automobiles; the C-Class model line sold 110 less at 5,232 units. The M-Class SUV category was third highest best at 1,990 sold.
The C-Class, which is the firm's lowest priced models, showed an increase in units sold of 13.1 percent over April 2010. Mercedes-Benz refers to the C-Class as its "gateway" to the brand for younger and first-time buyers of an MBZ.
Are the affluent once again indifferent toward money matters and spending freely? It would appear to be a fitting corollary to plot as the brand's most expensive model line, the G-Class, also showed the highest spike in car solds at 29.4 percent in April 2011 over last year's figures. Additionally, the SLS AMG line
, the supercar of MBZ, moved 54 cars in April, taking its year-to-date unit sales up to 309.
The only down on the line rolling out from the company's PR department comes from the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned program. The 26,632 vehicles sold year-to-date through April 2011 is a 4.7 decrease over April 2010 for Mercedes-Benz USA
E-Class E350 Coupe
M-Class ML350 SUV
G-Class G550 SUV