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smart sales (registrations) in the USA so far:

3,476 cars through March 08
2,683 cars in April
2,695 cars in May
2,545 cars in June
2,559 cars in July
2,420 cars in August
1,778 cars in September
2,236 cars in October
1,889 cars in November
2,341 cars in December
24,622 total for 2008

2009 sales:

1,776 cars in January
1,415 cars in February
1,746 cars in March
1,345 cars in April
1,169 cars in May
1,116 cars in June
1,418 cars in July
1,622 cars in August
814 cars in September
661 cars in October
649 cars in November
864 cars in December
14,595 total for 2009; 39,217 cars total for the first 2 years

2010 sales:

278 cars in January
442 cars in February
677 cars in March
680 cars in April
695 cars in May
577 cars in June
560 cars in July
448 cars in August
422 cars in September
367 cars in October
211 cars in November
570 cars in December
5,927 total for 2010; 45,144 cars total for the first 3 years

2011 sales:

358 cars in January
484 cars in February
425 cars in March
467 cars in April
492 cars in May
330 cars in June
************ transition to Mercedes-Benz USA
327 cars in July
405 cars in August
469 cars in September
327 cars in October
414 cars in November
710 cars in December
5,208 total for 2011; 50,352 cars total for the first 4 years

2012 sales:

496 cars in January
769 cars in February
999 cars in March,
764 cars in April
703 cars in May
1,017 cars in June
780 cars in July
753 cars in August
1,030 cars in September,
998 cars in October
704 cars in November
996 cars in December
10,009 total for 2012 and 60,361 total for the first 5 years.

2013 sales:

481 cars in January
783 cars in February
929 cars in March
667 cars in April,
818 cars in May
781 cars in June
860 cars in July
993 cars in August
625 cars in September
513 cars in October
959 cars in November
855 cars in December
9,264 total for 2013 and 69,625 for the first 6 years.

2014 sales:

521 cars in January
941 cars in February
775 cars in March
1,048 cars in April
689 cars in May
673 cars in June
1,351 cars in July
1,334 cars in August
748 cars in September
585 cars in October
815 cars in November
973 cars in December;
10,453 total for 2014 and 80,078 for the first 7 years

2015 sales:

492 cars in January
458 cars in February
583 cars in March
480 cars in April
837 cars in May
774 cars in June
441 cars in July
617 cars in August
750 cars in September ***** C453 fortwo goes on sale
721 cars in October
662 cars in November
669 cars in December
7,484 total for 2015, and 87,562 for the first 8 years.

2016 sales:

399 cars in January
422 cars in February
479 cars in March
466 cars in April
420 cars in May
407 cars in June
493 cars in July
353 cars in August
605 cars in September
418 cars in October
563 cars in November
1,186 cars in December
6,211 total for 2016 and 93,773 total sales

2017 sales:

324 cars in January
348 cars in February
389 cars in March
365 cars in April
331 cars in May
226 cars in June
182 cars in July
229 cars in August
241 cars in September
140 cars in October
130 cars in November
166 cars in December
3,071 total for 2017 and 96,844 total sales

2018 sales:

105 cars in January
106 cars in February
110 cars in March (all EDs)
93 cars in April
110 cars in May
126 cars in June
103 cars in July
108 cars in August (includes 2 ICE)
98 cars in September
95 cars in October
100 cars in November
122 cars in December
1,276 total for 2018 and 98,120 total sales

2019 sales:

83 cars in January
58 cars in February
90 cars in March
85 cars in April
106 cars in May
74 cars in June
56 cars in July
74 cars in August
54 cars in September, for a total of 98,800

A sincere thank you to all who's contribution(s) allows us to keep this post updated, the latest being "jwight"!

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Daimler's statement for June

New York, NY – Daimler AG (stock exchange abbreviaton DAI) today [July 1] reported sales for the Mercedes-Benz Cars division (Mercedes-Benz and smart combined) of 22,121 units in the U.S. for June 2008. All sales figures in this release are on an unadjusted basis unless otherwise noted.
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today [July 1] reported sales of 19,576 new vehicles for June 2008, bringing the year-to-date total to 119,279 units, marking the best first-half sales in the company’s history.
Sales for the smart fortwo remain strong with deliveries totaling 2,545 for the month of June. This brings the year-to-date total to an incredible 11,399 units in less than six months of being offered in the US market. The vehicle is attracting an overwhelming number of buyers who want a solution to high gas prices, a reduced environmental footprint and increased urban mobility on congested city streets – all in a package that's fun to drive. The fortwo offers a powerful combination of outstanding fuel efficiency, innovative safety, environmental friendliness and low cost of ownership. There are currently 69 smart centers open in 31 states.
A separate similar statement was issued by MB USA.
 

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looks like 25000 cars a year to me. saw a news story today talked about mb sales numbers up due to smart!!
Extending the last 3 months sales average, looks like they can deliver over 31,000 smart/year! That should make those waiting a little happier!
 

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Please correct me if I am wrong

Daimler AG (DAI) german company owns a bunch of vehicle manufacturing companies I don't naturally assosiate with the company like Freightliner trucks, Detroit Diesel, Mitsubishi Fuso, Thomas built buses and others. One company called Mercedes- Benz Cars, German Company again builds the car line including our smarts. smart is a seperate company but still under the umbrella of Mercedes-Benz Cars. They handle the manufacture of all the car lines around the world. Mercedes-Benz USA LLC is an American Company that Imports and sells MB automobiles in the United States. They build nothing other than Fancy showrooms ect. In the US and only in the US the car (smart) is imported and sold by smart usa distribututor LLC an American Company
The reason we are getting smarts here in the US 10 years after the introduction is MB USA wanted no part of it and still don't.
Thank you Mr. Penski for bringing us the cars...
So where did i go wrong
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So there are now about 9 times as many 2008 smart cars in the US as there are the 2002-2006 models converted by G&K (about 1300 cars).

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The reason we are getting smarts here in the US 10 years after the introduction is MB USA wanted no part of it and still don't.
I don't believe this is the case at all. Ron Tonkin (dealership) in Portland, OR was trying to get the imported cars modified by a 3rd party to meet US safety and emissions. The company he was trying to work with claimed they were being strong-armed by the US folks that were supposed to certify their work such that they couldn't deliver in the early stages. By the time they may have been able to get things moving out of this limbo, MB announced the intent to develop a US-compliant model and sign up distributors. Ron Tonkin lost out to the Kuni group locally (much to my disappointment for Ron Tonkin's efforts).

I have seen no value-add from Penske, they're just the chosen middle-man as far as I can tell.
 

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I don't believe this is the case at all. Ron Tonkin (dealership) in Portland, OR was trying to get the imported cars modified by a 3rd party to meet US safety and emissions. The company he was trying to work with claimed they were being strong-armed by the US folks that were supposed to certify their work such that they couldn't deliver in the early stages. By the time they may have been able to get things moving out of this limbo, MB announced the intent to develop a US-compliant model and sign up distributors. Ron Tonkin lost out to the Kuni group locally (much to my disappointment for Ron Tonkin's efforts).

I have seen no value-add from Penske, they're just the chosen middle-man as far as I can tell.
Not to take away from an individual "franchise" owner the heads of the company are the problem. As far as Penskis value you have a US spec car from the factory because he stepped up to the plate and said I will do it and took the risk. Big value in my book.
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July Sales

Mercedes Benz Sales Jump 11.6% For July Sales Period - AutoSpies Auto News

Sales for the smart fortwo remain strong with deliveries totaling 2,559 for the month of July. This brings the year-to-date total to an incredible 13,958 units in a little more than six months of being offered in the US market. The vehicle is attracting an overwhelming number of buyers who want a solution to high gas prices, a reduced environmental footprint and increased urban mobility on congested city streets -- all in a package that's fun to drive. The fortwo offers a powerful combination of outstanding fuel efficiency, innovative safety, environmental friendliness and low cost of ownership. There are currently 69 smart centers open in 31 states.
 

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Thanks Little John. So:
3.476 cars through March
2.683 cars in April
2,695 cars in May
2,545 cars in June
2,559 car in July
13,958 total YTD
 

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I wish there was something to tell us where our reservation was, I mean in the actual numerical order in which they were received by the company. Because while I understand the need for a certain amount of load balancing with respect to the amount of orders going to certain locations, I still think it is way unfair for someone who has reserved months later than someone else to get their cars first.
 

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Updated the July and YTD numbers in the first post. Thanks to Little John for the info.

Sorry, JPaul - didn't see your post above.
 

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Daimler's press release for July sales in US

Here is the "official" release:
Daimler AG Reports a 25 Percent Increase for the Mercedes-Benz Cars Division in the U.S. for July 2008
• Total of 23,292 Units of Mercedes-Benz Cars Division Sold in U.S.
• Mercedes-Benz USA Records 12 Percent Sales Growth for the Month with 20,733 New Vehicles Sold
• smart USA Records 2,559 Sales in July

New York, NY – Daimler AG (NYSE: DAI) today reported sales for the Mercedes-Benz Cars division (Mercedes-Benz and smart combined) of 23,292 units in the U.S. for July 2008. All sales figures in this release are on an unadjusted basis unless otherwise noted.
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported sales of 20,733 new vehicles for July 2008, a 12 percent increase over last July. This brings the year-to-date sales total for MBUSA to 140,012 units, marking the best year-to-date sales for the period in the company’s history. The most significant gains for the month were in the C-Class and E-Class passenger cars (45 percent and 38 percent respectively), while year-to-date growth was achieved in the M-Class and GL-Class line-up of SUVs (12 percent and 1 percent respectively).

Sales for the smart fortwo remain strong with deliveries totaling 2,559 for the month of July. This brings the year-to-date total to an incredible 13,958 units in a little more than six months of being offered in the US market. The vehicle is attracting an overwhelming number of buyers who want a solution to high gas prices, a reduced environmental footprint and increased urban mobility on congested city streets – all in a package that's fun to drive. The fortwo offers a powerful combination of outstanding fuel efficiency, innovative safety, environmental friendliness and low cost of ownership. There are currently 69 smart centers open in 31 states.

Detailed vehicle sales information for MBUSA will be announced later today in a separate press release issued by Mercedes-Benz USA. [...]
 

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August sales numbers

August Auto Sales: Daimler



NEW YORK (AP) - German carmaker Daimler AG said Wednesday its U.S. sales fell slightly in August from a year earlier as a 12 percent drop in the volume of Mercedes-Benz vehicles offset strong sales of the company's new Smart fortwo models.

The company sold 18,507 Mercedes-Benz vehicles last month, down from the 20,980 it sold in August 2007.

Daimler sold 2,420 Smart fortwo mini-cars, which were first introduced to the U.S. market in mid-January. Since their introduction, Daimler has sold 16,378 Smart cars in the U.S.

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The company's August sales totaled 20,927.

For the first eight months of the year, total U.S. sales - including Mercedes-Benz and Smart - rose nearly 11 percent to 174,897 from 157,806 a year earlier. Excluding Smart sales, Mercedes' year-to-date sales are up about 0.5 percent to 158,519.

Daimler's U.S. shares rose 23 cents to $61.44 in afternoon trading.
 

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August Auto Sales: Daimler [...]

Daimler sold 2,420 Smart fortwo mini-cars, which were first introduced to the U.S. market in mid-January. Since their introduction, Daimler has sold 16,378 Smart cars in the U.S. [...]
Thank you Little John,
Post #1 and thread's title have been changed accordingly. :)
 

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Trivial question - Is there any way to find out how many of the discontinued yellow smartcars where sold in the USA? I plan to keep mine for a long time and would like to know how special it is.
 

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Sales for the smart fortwo remain strong with deliveries totaling 1,778 for the month of September. This brings the year-to-date total to an incredible 18,156 units in just over eight months of being offered in the U.S. market. smart USA expects to deliver its 20,000th smart fortwo in the month of October. The vehicle is attracting an overwhelming number of buyers who want a solution to high gas prices, a reduced environmental footprint and increased urban mobility on congested city streets -- all in a package that's fun to drive. The fortwo offers a powerful combination of outstanding fuel efficiency, innovative safety, environmental friendliness and low cost of ownership. There are currently 73 smart centers open in 35 states.

Daimler AG Reports a 9 Percent Decrease for the Mercedes-Benz Cars Division in the U.S. for September 2008
 
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