October 06, 2021 – Mercedes-Benz Cars delivered 1,617,508 (+3.0%) vehicles between January and September thanks to strong demand across the portfolio for Mercedes-Maybach, Mercedes-AMG and for battery electric vehicles. Deliveries were boosted by record demand in China, which helped raise worldwide sales of the S-Class by 45% to 62,306 units during the same period. High-end vehicles deliveries held up even in the third quarter as the semiconductor supply shortfall intensified, impacting overall production and sales.
For the EQS, the order intake is absolutely inspiring even though we only started sales in August. Also the EQE, which we presented for the first time at the IAA in Munich, received a very positive response from journalists, media, retailers and customers. Demand for Mercedes-Benz vehicles remains unbroken in the electric era.
Mercedes-Benz passenger car sales by regions and markets
Mercedes-Benz Cars & Vans unit sales
The future of transportation is electric and we are consistently implementing our strategy and successfully working towards our goal of being a leader in the field of electromobility at Vans. The sale of almost 3,900 electric vans in the third quarter alone impressively underlines our claim. After the Concept EQT, we presented the new generation Citan and eCitan in August and received very positive feedback from our customers and from the media.
Overview of retail unit sales by Mercedes-Benz Cars & Vans
|Q3 2021||Change in %|
| *Including the V-Class, EQV and the X-Class |
EQV Combined power consumption: 26.4-15.7 kWh/100 km; combined CO₂ emissions: 0 g/km¹
|Mercedes-Benz Vans (commercial models)||83,160||-13.3|
|Mercedes-Benz Cars & Vans||517,944||-28.2|
|Mercedes-Benz passenger cars sales by region and market|
|- thereof Germany||45,245||-46.6|
|- thereof China||150,624||-32.6|
|- thereof USA||55,130||-20.8|