Mercedes-Benz Canada reports best 1st Quarter ever

    Mercedes-Benz sales were up by 6.8%

    TORONTO, April 2 /CNW/ - Mercedes-Benz Canada announced today that the
first quarter of 2007 accounted for the best first three months ever recorded
in the company's history. With 1,756 Mercedes-Benz sales for March, these
results propelled the first quarter total to 3,596 units, a gain of
228 Mercedes-Benz models or 6.8% when compared to 2006 first quarter sales. A
total of 383 smart fortwos were sold year-to-date during that same period. On
a combined brand basis, Mercedes-Benz Canada reported first quarter sales of
3,979 units, on par with last year's first three months' deliveries.
    Total first quarter Mercedes-Benz passenger car sales were recorded at
2,788 units, up by 135 units or a gain 5.1%. C-Class and E-Class sales were up
respectively by 42.1% and 76.3% for the first quarter.
    On the luxury light truck side, the M-Class, R-Class and GL-Class
generated 808 sales in the first three months, up by 93 units or 13%.
    In March, excellent B-Class, C-Class, E-Class and M-Class sales
contributed to the month's results of 1,961 units. A total of 205 smarts were
delivered in March.
    Marcus Breitschwerdt, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada said, "It
is extremely rewarding to see yet another all-time record for Mercedes-Benz in
Canada. I wish to take this opportunity to thank every member of our
organization for their individual contribution. I am personally grateful for
the time and energy that was spent by everyone in our organization to make our
first quarter such a resounding success."
    He added, "But most importantly, we are truly thankful to our valued
customers who chose our products as a testimony of their belief in

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