Stuttgart, Feb 06, 2007 – The Mercedes Car Group started the year 2007 with a seven percent increase in unit sales to 77,700 passenger vehicles (January 2006: 72,700). Worldwide deliveries of Mercedes-Benz brand passenger vehicles rose 14 percent in January to 73,500 units (January 2006: 64,500).

Overview of Mercedes Car Group Sales

  January 2007 January 2006 Change in %
Mercedes-Benz 73,500 64,500 +13.9
smart 4,200 8,200 -48.6
Mercedes Car Group 77,700 72,700 +6.9
Western Europe 42,400 43,500 -2.4
– of which Germany 14,500 15,100 -4.2
NAFTA 18,400 13,700 +34.1
of which are U.S.* 17,100 12,500 +36.9
Asia/Pacific 10,000 9,100 +10.2
of which are Japan 2,400 2,800 -15.2

*Mercedes-Benz Passenger Vehicles