‘Baby-Merc’ proves most popular

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MERCEDES-BENZ an­nounced this week the C-Class has sold over eight mil­lion units since its launch in 1982.

The brand has sold more than 250 000 Sedans and Es­tates of the cur­rent, fifth model se­ries alone since it was in­tro­duced in 2014. Thus, the C-Class re­mains the top-sell­ing model in the Mercedes-Benz prod­uct port­fo­lio.

“With the all-new C-Class, launched last year, we con­tinue a suc­cess story that spans more than 30 years, with no end in sight,” said Ola Käl­le­nius, mem­ber of the board of man­age­ment of Daim­ler AG, re­spon­si­ble for Mercedes-Benz Cars mar­ket­ing and sales. The record per­for­mance of the C-Class Sedan and Es­tate con­tin­ues un­abated. As al­ready over the whole year 2014, the two model se­ries also reg­is­tered ex­cel­lent sales fig­ures in the first quar­ter of 2015. In the first three months of 2015, 109 050 units of th­ese model se­ries were sold – 57,8% more than in the same pe­riod of the pre­vi­ous year. .

In April 2015, four out of five cus­tomers world­wide opted for the C-Class Sedan. The sedan is es­pe­cially popular in the U.S. and in China. In the first quar­ter of 2015 nearly ev­ery sec­ond sedan sold went to cus­tomers from one of th­ese two key mar­kets. The es­tate sells par­tic­u­larly well in Europe. The C-Class Es­tate, of which al­ready over a mil­lion units have been sold, is one of the most im­por­tant mod­els for busi­ness cus­tomers.

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