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Mercedes-Benz sales grows by 157 per cent in Jan-Feb

German car major, Mercedes-Benz, on Sunday said its sales in first two-months of this year has grown by 157 per cent with a total of 842 units sold as compared to same period a year-ago.

autos Updated: Feb 28, 2010 10:24 IST

German car major, Mercedes-Benz, on Sunday said its sales in first two-months of this year has grown by 157 per cent with a total of 842 units sold as compared to same period a year-ago.

In January and February 2009, the company sold 328 units.

Mercedes-Benz, in February 2010 itself, recorded a sales of 439 units, marking a growth of 78 per cent as compared to 246 units in February 2009.

"So far, we have registered a good start to the year 2010 and February sales have been encouraging," Mercedes-Benz India Managing Director and CEO, Wilfried Aulbur, said in a statement in Mumbai.

The sales of Mercedes-Benz E-Class continued to surge with the introduction of the E 250V6 and E 250CDI to the existing line-up of E 350 and E 350CDI.

The company sold around 406 cars in the E-class category in the first two-months with 161 cars sold in February.

The S-Class also received a further boost with the S 350L and the S 350CDIL joining the top-of-the line S 500L.

Mercedez-Benz sold 81 cars in the S-Class category in Jan-Feb 2010.

In end-February, the company launched its S 600 Guard in the country. It is the only factory integrated special protection vehicle available in the country.

The top-of-the-line C 250 introduced in January was the image driver for the existing models C 220CDI and the C 200 Kompressor.