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Old 12-03-2013, 04:02 PM
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Best November, Ever for Mercedes Benz USA

Mercedes-Benz Posts Best November Sales Ever At 34,376, 279,501 YTD -- MONTVALE, N.J., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

November sales for Mercedes-Benz were led by the E-, C- and M-Class model lines. The E-Class, completely redesigned for the 2014 model year, came in first at 8,614 units, followed by the sporty C-Class with sales of 7,878. The M-Class, the brand's top-selling SUV, rounded out the top three at 4,328, up 11.1% over the same period in 2012.

In the US, Mercedes sales lead BMW into this final month of 2013, however BMW, world wide, leads Mercedes.

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Old 12-03-2013, 04:06 PM
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Cool. I bet they will sell more when they get the A class here.
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Old 12-03-2013, 04:34 PM
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Tom, no immediate plans for the A Class hatch for the US. The all electric B Class is scheduled as a 2015 model, getting 115 miles per charge with Tesla technology . . . that should be hot. The CLA range will grow in 2015 with the GLA and the Shooting Brake, which may or may not make it to the US. The W205 C Class being built in Alabama debuts online in a couple weeks, and live at the International show in Detroit in January. A C Class estate is being spied in final testing.
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Old 12-03-2013, 04:46 PM
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Surprised they beat BMW but not Audi. BMW and merc both seem to be unveiling a ton of new models, though the cash cow 3 series got its redesign last year.
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Old 12-03-2013, 04:50 PM
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Why didn't they list sales for the cla?
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Old 12-03-2013, 06:28 PM
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It's on the chart, 3,623 units. 10,828 YTD, which would be from late September. The issue with the CLA appears to be dealership allotments and distribution. The CLA is spending less than ten days on average on a dealer's lot.
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:31 PM
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I have been seeing a TON of MB ads on TV these past 6 months, and I have Tivo, so don't usually watch commercials.
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I looked at a CLA yesterday at Park Place in Dallas. A lot of car for the money. It reminded me of the first E-class I looked at in 1986 from an initial viewing standpoint. It is easy to see why they are selling at the rate they are.

The real question is how well will they hold up? The 190 E seemed like a deal at the time, but how many of them do you see still running around vs. any 123?

I also discovered I will never own an SLS since I cannot deal with the G-force the thing generates on take off. In my dotage I can no longer deal with a 0-60 of 3.2, as if I ever could, but the price of the used one I was looking at, $174,000, appeared to be somewhat of a bargain as these cars go. This was a coupe and not a roadster.
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The 190 E seemed like a deal at the time, but how many of them do you see still running around vs. any 123?
They hold up quite well to this day.
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Old 12-04-2013, 05:12 PM
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Us guys driving these old benzes, around probaly don't hurt their image....maybe even advertise for them somewhat.

I look around lately and don't see a whole lot of older cars being used as daily drivers. Maybe Mercs initial commitment to the quality they used in production of these older benzes is paying dividened now in the form of advertising by continuing to have us on the road. It seems people notice these more and more. I often see young people checking my car out.

It would be nice to see the quality of the past win, but it is probably because the prices of their new cars is not too bad nowadays when comparing it to similar cars from other manufacturers. Hmmm, $60,000 dollars for a new Escalade or $62,000 for a new G-Wagon...not a hard choice there, based on Mercedes reputation of the past. Maybe a bit of both.

Its good to be Mercedes, right now...they have WAY more commercials on T.V for Mercedes up here too. Matter of fact I have'nt seen a Mercedes commercial throughout my life until the past couple years or so.
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We never get the really good commercials . . .

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They hold up quite well to this day.
I don't see many of them on the road. The 123, however, is a common sight in Dallas.

I have blown through a few 190 E's. I never owned one that did not burn oil after 120,000 miles.
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We never get the really good commercials . . .

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There's less 190's around because they sold less of them than the W123, also, the 190's with gasser motors had the CIS injection which is a PAIN to keep running properly on the smaller motors it seems (both our v8's have had 0 issues). That is why my 1993 190e is now a diesel.
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Us guys driving these old benzes, around probaly don't hurt their image....maybe even advertise for them somewhat.

I look around lately and don't see a whole lot of older cars being used as daily drivers. Maybe Mercs initial commitment to the quality they used in production of these older benzes is paying dividened now in the form of advertising by continuing to have us on the road. It seems people notice these more and more. I often see young people checking my car out.

It would be nice to see the quality of the past win, but it is probably because the prices of their new cars is not too bad nowadays when comparing it to similar cars from other manufacturers. Hmmm, $60,000 dollars for a new Escalade or $62,000 for a new G-Wagon...not a hard choice there, based on Mercedes reputation of the past. Maybe a bit of both.

Its good to be Mercedes, right now...they have WAY more commercials on T.V for Mercedes up here too. Matter of fact I have'nt seen a Mercedes commercial throughout my life until the past couple years or so.
A G-wagon cost $60,000 in Canada, here it's close to $115K?

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