Mercedes-Benz UK has been able to sustain the momentum set by the record-breaking sales posted in the first half of the year. SMMT revealed that the automaker recorded an 11.3% increase in July. Sales of the C-Class Saloon climbed by 43.6%, placing it at the very top in a highly competitive segment.
The SMMT report also stated that the new, 13MY C-Class range was at No. 9 overall in the UK registrations for the month of July as it had achieved high sales in the private and fleet markets. Both the CLS and S-Class are leaders of their respective markets. For July, the CLS has a segment share of 44.4% while the S-Class has a 39.3% segment share.
The AMG high performance division is continuing with its admirable start to the year, driven up by sales of the C 63 AMG Saloon and the C 63 AMG Coupé. AMG experienced a 140.8% sales increase in July, contributing to an overall 149.3% climb for the year to date. In July, registrations of Mercedes-Benz vans rose by 6.7% to post a total of 1,649 vehicles, comprising a 15.7% increase for the year to date.
Sales of the New Actros truck rose 67.5% in July, contributing to a 63.4% hike over the year. Marcus Breitschwerdt, President and CEO Mercedes-Benz UK, said: “In what remains a highly competitive market, Mercedes-Benz achieved record figures, performing beyond expectations. Key vehicles such as the C-Class and S-Class lead their segments, whilst our vans and trucks have each recorded double digit rises in a market that is down overall."
Mercedes-Benz’s new C63 AMG coupé possesses a confident and athletic presence reminiscent of the high-performance roadster, SL63 AMG. It skillfully combines together all the AMG-specific design features and the classic coupé proportions. The C63 AMG has a low profile, a narrow C-pillar, and a powerful shoulderline. Other key styling aspects of this compact two-door car include its short overhang, steeply raked windscreen, long bonnet, and long stretched-out roof.
The C63 AMG features an eye-catching, arrow-shaped front section that’s typically AMG, plus new AMG front apron, which includes a lower cross strut in high-gloss black finish. It also sports LED daytime running lights that are AMG-specific, as well as side air outlets. The Mercedes-Benz star is positioned on the radiator grill’s wing-shaped transverse louvre and, together with a modified aluminium bonnet with powerdomes, highlights the impression of masculinity the car exudes. Other striking features also include the car’s new clear-lens headlamps with optional Intelligent Light System.
Dominating the car’s side view are its wide front wing that bears the "6.3 AMG" legend, as well as new 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels in titanium grey color with high-gloss finish, and side sill panels. The wide 235/40 R 18 tyres for the front and the 255/35 R 18 tyres for the rear provide Good contact with the road.
Additionally, the car’s unique AMG rear apron possesses a distinctive, black-colored diffuser insert as well as three pronounced diffuser fins. What’s more, the sports exhaust system’s two-chromed twin tailpipes are also eye-catching.