April 14th, 2016 by

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) reported March sales of 28,164, which closes the first-quarter at 75,769, down 3% from last year. Smart contributed 479 units, and Vans reported a best-ever March with 3,072, up 29.1% from the same time last year. MBUSA total sales were 31,715 for March.

“We had a strong first-quarter, laying the foundation for a minimum of nine new model launches in the months ahead,” said Dietmar Exler, president and CEO of MBUSA. “We are expecting yet another record year on the strength of our product portfolio.”

Mercedes-Benz volume leaders in March included the C-Class, GLC and GLE model lines. The
C-Class took the lead at 6,658, followed by the new GLC sales of 4,871. The new GLE rounded out the top three with 4,730 units sold.

Mercedes-AMG® high-performance models sold 1,857 units in March, up 60.2% from last year (1,159), while the brand’s BlueTEC® diesel lineup finished the month at 310.

Separately, Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) models recorded sales of 9,380, up 2.4% from the 9,163 units sold the same month last year. On a year-to-date basis, MBCPO sold 29,303 vehicles, an increase of 3%.

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