MONTVALE, N.J., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported its highest March on record with sales of 21,612 new vehicles, an increase of 0.9 percent over last March, bringing year-to-date sales to 55,985 new vehicles, a 9.3 percent increase compared to the first quarter of 2006 and the highest first quarter on record for MBUSA.
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class was the volume leader for the month with sales of 4,486, closely trailed by the Mercedes-Benz E-Class with sales of 4,019. The new flagship Coupe, the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class which starts at $100,675, continued to be in high demand with sales of 295.
Luxury light truck models -- M-, GL-, R- and G-Classes -- had a significant 33 percent increase over March 2006.
Separately, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned program, MBUSA sold 5,181 vehicles in March, bringing first quarter sales to 12,700, a 21.5 percent increase over the same period last year.
Mercedes-Benz USA, headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey, is responsible for the sales, marketing and service of all Mercedes-Benz and Maybach products in the United States. In 2006, MBUSA achieved an all-time sales record of 248,080 new vehicles, setting the highest sales volume ever in its history and achieving 13 consecutive years of sales growth.
More information on MBUSA and its products can be found on the Internet at http://www.mbusa.com/ and http://www.maybachusa.com/
Source: Mercedes-Benz USA