Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported its highest February on record with sales of 17,356 new vehicles, an increase of 28.4% over last February, bringing year-to-date total sales to 29,825 new vehicles. Boosting the February volume was the launch of the all-new 2007 S-Class, Mercedes flagship vehicle, which recorded 3,360 units, a 226.8 percent increase over February 2005. Highlights for the month also included a 31 percent increase in volume for the CLK-Class family of coupes and convertibles (1,911 vs. 1,459 units) and a 128.3 percent increase in sales of the luxury SUV M-Class (2,155 vs. 944 units).

Sales for Mercedes vehicles in the luxury light truck segment continue to gain momentum as a group with a 355 percent increase over February 2005. In 2006, the company plans to continue to expand its presence in the luxury light truck segment with the introduction of the GL-Class. Separately, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned program, MBUSA sold 3,459 vehicles in February, bringing annual sales for the year to a total of 6,525 units. In 2005, MBUSA achieved its twelfth consecutive year of sales growth by setting the highest sales volume in its history with 224,421 new vehicle sales. Headquartered in Montvale, N.J., MBUSA is responsible for the sales, marketing and service of all Mercedes-Benz products in the United States.

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