Daimler AG today reported sales for the Mercedes-Benz Cars division in the U.S. (Mercedes-Benz and smart combined) of 17,799 units, a decline of 13.4 percent compared to September 2008. All sales figures in this release are on an unadjusted basis unless otherwise noted.

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported September sales of 16,985 vehicles. While sales were down 9.6 percent compared to September 2008, the monthly volume was MBUSA’s second highest of the year.

The volume leaders for the month were the C-, E-, and M-Class with sales of 5,002, 3,812, and 2,552 respectively. The all-new 9th generation 2010 E-Class continues to exhibit strong sales performance, topping September 2008 by 28.4 percent.

On a year-to-date basis, MBUSA sold 135,413 new vehicles, a decrease of 23.6 percent over the comparable period last year.

smart USArecorded 814 sales in September 2009. Year-to-date sales now total 12,421 units. Since its introduction in the United States, there are over 37,000 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. smart center Kansas Cityopened in September, bringing the total to 79 smart centers located in 36 states.

Source: Daimler AG