Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported August sales of 17,112 vehicles. Although August volume was slightly off by 7.5 percent versus August 2008, August sales were MBUSA’s strongest so far this year and marked the fourth month of increasing sales momentum.

The volume leaders for the month were the E-, C-, and M-Class with sales of 4,671, 4,253, and 2,577 respectively. The all-new 9th generation 2010 E-Class continues to exhibit strong sales performance, topping August 2008 by 74.2%. On a year-to-date basis, the company sold 118,428 new vehicles, a decrease of 25.3 percent over the comparable period last year.

smart USArecorded 1,622 sales in August 2009, an increase of 14.3% versus July 2009, and its best month since March of this year and second consecutive month over month sales increase. Since its introduction in the United States, there are now over 36,000 smart fortwos traveling the roads throughout America. The smart fortwo offers the right balance of power, outstanding fuel efficiency, innovative safety features, environmental friendliness and excellent value.

Source: Daimler AG