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UK September 2012: Mercedes lodges record figures

The Mercedes B-Class lodged its highest ever month in the UK in September

Yesterday Angus Filton from Mercedes-Benz cars UK kindly shared with me some (rare) additional figures for what turned out to be a historical month for Mercedes in the UK, so I thought it would be worth a quick update. As you already know, the C-Class is up to a record #6 spot this month with 7,948 sales and 2.2% which are also its highest ever monthly volume and market share in the country. In fact, Mercedes delivered its highest UK September ever at 16,569 units, its strongest ever market share at 4.6% and its third biggest monthly volume ever after March 2006 and 2007...

Model-wise, apart from the C-Class, the B-Class also hit its highest ever volume this month at 1,415 units, adding up to a record 5,165 sales year-to-date, while the E-Class was down 13% to 3,915 units and the M-Class up 16% to 811 sales. Note all these results are achieved while the A-Class will launch in January 2013 - so more records are in store for Mercedes in the UK. The 5th October Mercedes press release also mentions its Light Commercial Vehicle division had its best month ever at 4,478 units, up 28% year-on-year and this without the Citan scheduled to launch in early 2013.

These results come as BMW also lodged strong results in the UK with the 3 Series at #7 in the September models ranking, its third time in the Top 7 in the last 5 months.

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  1. October 15th, 2012 at 19:47 | #1

    Mercedes, BMW and Audi like all other manufacturers offer discounts on their cars but they are not as big a percentage as the mainstram manufacturers. I agree that the year to date figures give a more accurate impression of sales, however September is a very important month because of the registration change (it is the second largest month next to March)

  2. Steam
    October 14th, 2012 at 07:12 | #2

    To me sales in one month are not that important. They may be interesting, but I prefer to have a look on YTD-sales or so.

    • matgasnier
      October 14th, 2012 at 11:29 | #3

      Hi Steam,
      The year-to-date figures for the Mercedes brand quoted in my article are to me the most impressive indeed.
      cheers
      Matt

  3. SirWinstonChurchil
    October 13th, 2012 at 19:31 | #4

    Our grand parents will be very proud if they know this.

  4. Ant
    October 13th, 2012 at 03:34 | #5

    It’s same important segment of Audi A4 and Bmw 3 big demand of those cars in uk …. I’m sure They do big discounts for fighting BMw new 3 serie and Audi A4 . It would be interesting to know that! Quantity of c class sold is surprising high! New B class has avarage numbers strange! :)

  5. Pedro
    October 13th, 2012 at 01:56 | #6

    16,569 sales ? Not bad, but Audi did a lot better and sold 22,389 units in September.

    http://www.volkswagenag.com/content/vwcorp/info_center/de/news/2012/10/AUDI_AG_double_digit_sales.html

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