Daimler AG today reported sales for the Mercedes-Benz Cars division (Mercedes-Benz and smart combined) of 16,303 units in the U.S. for May 2009. All sales figures in this release are on an unadjusted basis unless otherwise noted.

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported May sales of 15,134 vehicles, a decline of 30.5 percent compared to May 2008. The volume leaders for the month were the C, E, and M-Class with sales of 4,842, 2,275, and 2,021 respectively. On a year-to-date basis, the company sold 69,933 new vehicles, a decrease of 29.9 percent over the comparable period last year.

smart USA recorded 1,169 sales in May 2009. Year to date sales now total 7,451 units. Since its introduction in the United States, there are over 32,000 smart fortwos traveling the highways throughout America. The smart fortwo offers the right balance of power, outstanding fuel efficiency, innovative safety features, environmental friendliness and excellent value. There are currently 77 smart centers in 36 states. Recenly smart USA opened smart centers in New Orleans, Louisiana and Nashville, Tennessee.

Detailed vehicle sales information for MBUSA will be announced later today in a separate press release issued by Mercedes-Benz USA.

Source: Daimler AG