MB USA Sales for November at 33,475

Representing a 4.0% increase year to date, November sales gain allow sales figures for Mercedes-Benz to reach record levels. Demand for crossovers and SUVs that were new and had a limited supply keep sales lower than they could have been. The limited availability of models like the new GLC hindered sales a bit, MBUSA is still on pace to set a record for this year.

According to the Mercedes-Benz press release,

“Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported November sales of 33,475 units, a decrease of 11.7% from the 37,925 vehicles sold during the same month last year. While MBUSA recorded its highest month of the year; runout of popular model lines and limited availability of top-selling SUVs, including the new GLC, resulted in a decline from last November, which was the highest sales month in MBUSA history.

Despite the constraints, MBUSA president and CEO Stephen Cannon said, “November brought us enough volume to assure an all-time record year for MBUSA.”

Mercedes-Benz Vans delivered 2,770 sales for the month of November, up 9.4% over November 2014, while smart recorded 662 units in November. On a year-to-date basis, Mercedes-Benz retails totaled 308,885, up 4.2%. Adding year-to-date sales of 25,843 for Vans and 6,815 for smart, MBUSA posted a grand total of 341,543 units through November, up 4.0%.

November sales for the Mercedes-Benz brand were led by the C-Class, GLE and E-Class model lines. The C-Class took the top spot with 7,239 units, followed by the newly introduced GLE-Class. The GLE finished second this month with 4,883 sales, a total of 14,353 units sold during its first four months on the market.

The brand’s AMG high-performance models posted a 121% monthly sales increase to 2,186 units in November, while year-to-date sales climbed 43.9% to 14,649. Sales of Mercedes-Benz BlueTEC diesel models recorded 583 for the month and 10,436 year-to-date.

Separately, Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) models delivered November sales of 9,406. On a year-to-date basis, MBCPO has sold 108,635 vehicles, an increase of 0.8% over the comparable period last year (107,800 vehicles).”

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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Interior – Simply Stunning!

Taking styling cues from the S-Class, the 2017 E-Class interior feels truly special.

The new interior in the 2017 E-Class elevates the look that was pinned for the W222 S-Class and W205 C-Class. Using lessons learned from designing both interiors, the E-Class combines the technical and ergonomic knowledge learned to create a masterpiece. A critical piece of this design is the dual LCD screens that are available. These screens not only provide the data found in the gauge cluster, they also show full controls for the interior options. Base models get a traditional speedometer and tachometer gauges with a 7 inch screen in between them and 8.4″ COMAND screen to the right. Two 12.3-inch screens are offered as an option and found in higher end models, with a huge range of customization options, and a revised menu interface for the COMAND system. There are three different modes for the control layout of the screens, Classic, Progressive, and Sport.

The new interior also features thumb controls. These controls, placed on either side of the steering wheel, allow you to use your thumbs in a scrolling method to navigate between settings and controls. The left side is for the gauge cluster whilst the right side for the COMAND / infotainment screen.

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The seats are also designed in a special manner to provide ultimate support and fatigue free driving. Sculpted using the form of the human physique, the seats look and feel amazing. There are also quilted options available from the factory.

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“Designo Manufaktur” Introduced for the G-Class

“Designo Manufaktur” for the G-Class offers clients customization at the factory level

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Offering clients customization capabilities that have never been available from the factory, “designo manufaktur” aims to cater to G-Wagen buyers that want that unique look from their cross-country vehicle.  Exclusive colors and hand-finished touches  are available from the studio in Graz, Austria where the G-Class is built. Some of these customization options are reserved only for the AMG models.

According to the Mercedes-Benz Press release, “The Manufaktur hand-finishing section, which turns a G-Class into a unique “G”, is located in Graz. Be it exterior or interior, topstitching or model badge, virtually every detail is lovingly crafted by hand. Here unique specimens that meet the most discerning requirements for quality and exclusivity are created with dedication, passion and artisanal perfection.

New exterior colours and extended options for wheels
Showing one’s colours – for G-Class customers a question of personal taste. The classic cross-country vehicle is now available in an even wider range of colours. The extended options range from eye-catching non-metallic paint finish such as fire opal, the metallic finish designo mauritius blue metallic, to the matt finishes designo allanite grey magno and designo yellow olive magno. Off-road fans will also be able to create their own style with a roof painted in obsidian black.

In line with the spirit of the times, customers can also choose from an extended line-up of light-alloy wheels painted in black. A perfect addition comes in the shape of various inlays for the exterior side rub strips. They are available for the AMG models in carbon fibre look, and in black for the other variants. The overall look is rounded off with the stainless steel ring for the spare wheel cover. It can either be painted in black or in the body colour.

Popular Night package now also available for the G-Class
The Night package, which is familiar from many passenger car models and very popular among customers, is now also available for the G-Class. With striking design features in black, the Night package underscores the expressive character of the G‑Class. Exterior mirror housings, flared wheel arches, bumpers and the roof are finished in obsidian black metallic, the inlays on the exterior side rub strip and the light-alloy wheels are painted in black. The Night package is supplemented by heat-insulating, dark-tinted glass from the B-pillar.

designo manufaktur interior – the ultimate in individuality
The numerous options for individualising the interior perfectly match the expressive exterior. New additions include the designo leather upholstery in the colours saddle brown, deep-sea blue, silk beige and mocha brown.

The topstitching on the seats, head restraints, dashboard, door handles, armrests and handbrake lever are perfectly coordinated with the upholstery colours, thus underscoring the hand-finished concept as well as the new two-tone designo interiors. The colour combinations designo leather mocha brown / black with topstitching in dark tobacco, or designo leather deep-sea blue / black with topstitching in deep-sea blue are available for the seats, dashboard, centre console and steering wheel.

Exclusively for the Mercedes-AMG G 63 and G 65 models, “designo manufaktur” offers an even sportier touch with the DINAMICA Interior package. This includes the AMG performance steering wheel in black nappa leather, with the grip area trimmed in DINAMICA microfibre, as well as the seat and door centre panels along with the roof liner, seats, head restraints, dashboard, door handles, armrest and handbrake with white topstitching.

Other interior details include the coloured seat belts in designo red and the leather-covered grab handles on the roof liner. In short, individuality virtually knows no bounds on-board the G-Class.”

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