Mercedes has record sales month in May

AP News
Posted: Jun 06, 2011 6:39 AM

Automaker Daimler AG says May was the best month ever for unit sales of its Mercedes-Benz brand.

The company said Monday it delivered 108,766 Mercedes vehicles during the month, helped by strong sales increases in emerging markets such as Brazil, Russia, India and China.

That was 7.3 percent more than in May of last year.

Germany's automakers recorded strong profits in the first quarter thanks largely to increasing sales outside Europe.