Mercedes-Benz has posted a record performance in September, led by the C-Class ranking as the sixth-best selling car in the UK for the month.
This was mirrored by a record 4.6 per cent mark share for the month and 4.4 per cent for the year-to-date.
New records were set by the C-Class Saloon (4,654 registrations), the C-Class Estate (1,425) and the C-Class Coupé (1,869).
Roadsters continued to prove popular – the SLK was the highest performer, with 1,268 registrations to lead its market segment.
Elsewhere in the range the new B-Class enjoyed its highest registration figures ever at 1,415 vehicles to cap a record year-to-date figure of 5,165.
AMG continued a strong year with a 122.8 per cent rise reported for the month and a 141.2 per cent gain for the year-to-date.
Commercial vehicle sales were also significantly up – with a 28.5 per cent gain overall for September. The Vito and Sprinter vans each posted very strong percentage gains – contributing to an overall rise for the range of 18.5 per cent year-to-date and the best monthly results yet recorded with 4,478 vans registered.
Marcus Breitschwerdt, president and ceo of Mercedes-Benz UK commented: ‘The diversity of the gains across the range suggests that Mercedes-Benz is extremely well placed in the market with the right products at the right time. These record results come as we’re yet to launch the exciting new A-Class into the market – which is extremely heartening and bodes well for the future.’