Mercedes-Benz car sales rise 16% in Sept to record high

Written by Reuters | Frankfurt | Updated: Oct 4 2013, 19:00pm hrs
Mercedes CLSMercedes-Benz benefited from strong demand for its compact model range that includes the CLA four-door coupe.
Daimler's Mercedes-Benz premium auto brand posted its best-ever sales month in September, growing volume by 15.9 percent to 142,994 cars, the company said on Friday, confirming figures published earlier in a news report.

In a statement, the company said sales were driven primarily by China, where volume rose 21 per cent last month, and benefited from strong demand for its compact model range that includes the CLA four-door coupe.

"Never before has Mercedes-Benz sold more vehicles in a single month than this September," said Joachim Schmidt, head of sales at Mercedes-Benz Cars. "Looking at the previous nine months, we can safely say that Mercedes-Benz will post another sales record for 2013."

The statement confirms a report published in German daily Bild on Thursday.