Mercedes-Benz records registrations increase

New figures show that Mercedes-Benz has improved its sales performance over 2007.

Figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that there was a 1.5 per cent increase in registrations over the 12-month period compared to 2006, with 82,321 vehicles sold.

The company’s green credentials were strengthened by the SMMT statistics, which show that 57 per cent of the models sold had diesel engines.

In addition, its new C-Class Saloon has sold 11,725 units since it was released in the summer.

Dermot Kelly, managing director of the firm, commented on the versatility of the brand.

"When people buy a Mercedes-Benz they expect prestige, performance and safety as standard – of course. But we also offer the largest range of cars in the market," he said.

Meanwhile, the C-Class vehicle has reportedly won the ADAC motoring group vote to find Germany’s most popular car.

The model was presented with the firm’s Yellow Angel 2008 badge, according to Auto Spectator.

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