Stuttgart, Germany – Mercedes-Benz has announced that it has delivered 1.5 million units of its current E-Class series since its launch six years ago, with the U.S. and Germany its most important markets.

“The current E-Class and its predecessor models have been the heart of Mercedes-Benz for more than 60 years now,” said Dr. Klaus Maier, executive vice-president of sales and marketing. “With its typical brand attributes that include safety, comfort, innovation, economy and quality, the E-Class has delighted around 12 million customers worldwide across eight model generations.”

Of the current E-Class series, some 1,270,000 have been sedans, along with 230,000 station wagons. The U.S. and Germany each account for 25 per cent of total sales. Worldwide, about 40 per cent of buyers select a diesel-powered model.

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