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Mercedes-Benz announced March worldwide sales were down 16 percent from its sales that month in 2008. By the numbers, that's 110,400 units versus 131,500 in March 2008.
2010 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMGEnlarge Photo
The bright news is better sales than in February, a very promising start for the 2010 E-Class, a whopping 42.3 percent U.S. March sales increase for the Smart ForTwo, and worldwide first quarter Smart ForTwo sales holding nearly even (down 1.8 percent) with its 2008 first quarter performance.
Notably, first quarter orders for the 2010 E-Class in Germany were more than double first quarter '08 numb