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Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) has marked a stellar performance in 2015, selling a total of of 10,845 vehicles, leading to a 56% growth on 2014. No surprises seeing that its star performers for the year has once again been the C-, E- and S-Class.

Dr Claus Weidner, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia’s president and CEO, commented that, “2015 produced many milestones for the Mercedes-Benz brand in Malaysia, both on the product and customer service fronts. Some of these included the launch of the Mercedes-Benz Dream Cars collection and the launch of the Hap Seng Star Kota Kinabalu showroom.”

“As we mark our 13th year in Malaysia and the brand’s 130th year as the inventor of the automobile, we are more aligned than ever in pairing a “Best or nothing” model line-up complete with the best ownership experience in the business,” he concluded.

Compared to just 6,932 units sold in 2014, the brand’s strong performance in 2015 was spearheaded by the success of its locally-assembled diesel hybrid E-Class, the Mercedes-Benz E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid (a.k.a. the E 300h). The E-Class saw 3,383 units delivered to customers in 2015, besting its previous year’s run of 2,212 units. The E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid itself was responsible for a total 2,689 of those units.

The next highest-selling model was the new W205 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, racking up a total of 2,697 units sold in 2015. The Mercedes-Benz S 400 L Hybrid (a.k.a. S 400h L) was the brand’s third best performer, with 1,909 units sold in 2015 – a 201% increase on 2014.

The brand’s three leading sedans were collectively responsible for a total of 7,989 units delivered, while the remaining figures were contributed by MBM’s range of compact models – the A-, CLA, GLA and B-Class.

For its compact models, the CLA posted the highest sales with 959 units sold. The A-Class and GLA delivered 832 and 816 units respectively. In all, MBM’s compact models amounted to 2,811 units sold.

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia also believes that the ability of its Pekan production plant to keep up with the strong demand for its C-, E- and S-Class models was the key to its success in 2015. The facility in Pahang recently celebrated a new milestone, producing 7,710 passenger vehicles in a single year. The plant also successfully implemented a two-shift production system in April 2015 in order to keep up with the high demand.

“Mercedes-Benz Malaysia enters 2016 with a renewed commitment to focus on key customer touch points through our dealer network. With 28 appointed dealers, we have the largest network for a premium automotive manufacturer and we do not intend to stop here,” said Dr Weidner.