Mercedes-Benz USA sold 18,351 vehicles in October 2010, scant increase of 0.9% over October 2009. Including the Sprinter takes Mercedes-Benz’s total to 19,076. Add the smart fortwo on top of that and Daimler’s total in the United States for the month of October 2010 to 19,443 vehicles sold.

What does all this mean? Well, Mercedes-Benz USA sales are up 15.9% in 2010. Its six core models – the C-Class, E-Class, S-Class sedans and the M-Class, G-Class, and GLK-Class SUVs – have all posted higher sales in the first 10 months of 2010 then in the first 10 months of 2009. That said, Mercedes-Benz’s best-selling model, the 2011 E-Class, posted declining sales in October compared with the month prior and October 2009. Add to that some disappointment from the Mercedes-Benz GLK350 which has long since ceded its crown in the small luxury SUV arena but which also managed to suffer a huge 23.9% sales drop in October 2010.

Nevertheless, Mercedes-Benz’s 2010 version of October won’t go down as the worst in memory, of that there is no doubt. It’s a pleasant experience, selling 59 SLS AMGs. Not so pleasant is watching smart fortwo sales continually find new cliffs to fall off. Sales of Mercedes-Benz’s eight small volume vehicles can be seen after the jump.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class: 5568
Year-over-year volume change: -8.3%
Last month: 5608
Year-to-date: 50,298

Mercedes-Benz C-Class: 3771
Year-over-year volume change: -8.5%
Last month: 5196
Year-to-date: 49,931

Mercedes-Benz M-Class: 2826
Year-over-year volume change: +19.2%
Last month: 2780
Year-to-date: 22,445

Mercedes-Benz GL-Class: 1887
Year-over-year volume change: +32.3%
Last month: 1989
Year-to-date: 15,821

Mercedes-Benz S-Class: 1787
Year-over-year volume change: +60.4%
Last month: 1709
Year-to-date: 11,512

Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class: 1394
Year-over-year volume change: -23.9%
Last month: 1685
Year-to-date: 17,672

Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class: 261
Year-over-year volume change: +47.5%
Last month: 142
Year-to-date: 1645

Mercedes-Benz R-Class: 260
Year-over-year volume change: +52%
Last month: 292
Year-to-date: 2466

Mercedes-Benz SL-Class: 207
Year-over-year volume change: -49.4%
Last month: 197
Year-to-date: 2044

Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class: 134
Year-over-year volume change: +15.5%
Last month: 128
Year-to-date: 1756

Mercedes-Benz G-Class: 112
Year-over-year volume change: +30.2%
Last month: 52
Year-to-date: 721

Mercedes-Benz CL-Class: 84
Year-over-year volume change: +27.3%
Last month: 50
Year-to-date: 769

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG: 59
Last month: 35
Year-to-date: 415

smart fortwo: 367
Year-over-year volume change: -44.5%
Last month: 422
Year-to-date: 5146

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