MONTVALE, N.J. – Mercedes-Benz USA reported its best September on record with sales of 22,459 new vehicles, an increase of 13 percent over last September, according to the Web site,

The company said this brings its year-to-date sales to 180,265, a 1.8 percent increase over the same period in 2006.

During its first full month on the market, the company said sales of the new 2008 C- Class boosted the volume-leading model line by 42.8 percent.

Other highlights for the month included a 14 percent jump in car sales, which was achieved in part by increases by not only the C-Class, but also the E-Class, up 21.4 percent, the CLK coupes and convertibles, up 29.5 percent, and the CL-Class coupe, up by 575.6 percent.

Originally posted on Fleet Financials