MERCEDES-BENZ UK RECORDS ITS BEST-EVER NOVEMBER RESULTS AS NEW CAR REGISTRATIONS HIT 102,044 YEAR TO DATE

Mercedes-Benz UK exceeds 100,000 new car registrations in a year for the first time

Milton Keynes. Mercedes-Benz UK's record registration year continued in November 2013, with the company reporting its best-ever results, according to figures released today by SMMT. The company is still the fastest-growing premium brand in the UK car market, with registrations growing 19 per cent over 2012's previous records.

Passenger car registrations - at 7,813 for the month - were the best November result ever-seen, and contributed to a monthly market share of 4.9 per cent. For the first time in its UK history, the company has achieved more than 100,000 new car registrations in a year - the YTD figure shows that 102,044 new cars have taken to Britain's roads in 2013. The 100,000th customer was Jamie Leigh Arndell, who collected her first Mercedes-Benz, a white A 180 CDI Sport, from the company's retailer in Bristol, on Friday 29 November. She joins the 16,397 drivers who have taken delivery of an A-Class so far this year.

Elsewhere, the new generation E-Class range is proving particularly popular, with all four body styles showing significant growth YTD. E-Class Coupé is up nine per cent to 4,470 cars; E-Class Cabriolet up six per cent to 4,112; E-Class Estate shows an eight per cent rise to 4,001; whilst the E-Class Saloon is up to 14,505 new cars - an increase of 36 per cent YTD.

Deliveries of the new S-Class luxury saloon in November were almost double its nearest rival, and registrations of the new range and the run-out year of the old model are at 1,372 new cars, keeping S-Class as the most successful luxury saloon in the UK.

High performances were also reported across the company's AMG range, with 2,947 cars registered so far in 2013 - a growth of 47 per cent. The C 63 AMG remains the UK's most popular choice, with 1,522 registered this year, and more than 320 A 45 AMGs have taken to the UK's roads in 2013.