January 10, 2023 – The world's most valuable luxury automotive brand finished 2022 with a strong final quarter, delivering 540,800 Mercedes-Benz Passenger Cars (+17%) to customers and achieving a rise in Top-End and Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) sales. The October to December period marked the best quarter in 2022 for Top-End vehicles with sales up 14% thanks to robust demand in most regions, despite ongoing COVID measures, semiconductor and logistic bottlenecks throughout the year.
2022 marks another successful year in the transformation of Mercedes-Benz: We more than doubled our BEV sales, we demonstrated our high ambition in electric with the 1,200 km EQXX test drive and we achieved a new record year for Mercedes-Maybach with sales up 37%. In 2023 we will continue our mission to offer the most desirable electric cars and further grow our BEV and Top-End sales.
After another year with limited vehicle availability and supply chain bottlenecks, I am grateful for our customers’ passion for our products and their ongoing trust in our brand. 2022 provided many highlights: We now have eight fully electric models in showrooms, we continue to lift the charging experience of our customers to another level and we were once again able to increase our brand value by 10% to remain the world’s most valuable luxury automotive brand. 2023 will contain many milestones in the transformation of our customer experience with the introduction of our direct sales model in major markets like the UK and Germany.
Mercedes-Benz Passenger Cars retail deliveries to customers by regions and markets
|Q4 2022||Change in %||Q1-Q4 2022||Change in %|
| *incl. V-Class, T-Class and EQV. |
** Europe: European Union, United Kingdom, Switzerland and Norway
*** North America: USA, Canada and Mexico.
All figures rounded
Preliminary figures subject to change pending final reports
|Mercedes-Benz Cars wholesale unit sales|| 536,000 || +7%|| 2,040,500 || +5%|
| Mercedes-Benz Passenger Cars retail |
deliveries to customers*
| 540,800 || +17%|| 2,043,900 || -1%|
| - thereof BEVs excl. smart|| 42,400 || +122%|| 117,800 || +124%|
|Mercedes-Benz Passenger Cars retail deliveries to customers by regions and markets*|
| Europe**|| 177,100 || +14%|| 635,100 || +1%|
|- thereof Germany||74,700||+23%||229,500||+8%|
|- thereof China||189,100||+13%||751,700||-1%|
|- thereof U.S.||73,000||+21%||286,800||+4%|
|Rest of World||24,300||-9%||94,000||-27%|