Facts & figures

20172016
Revenue94,695
89,284
EBIT9,207
8,112
Investment in property, plant and equipment4,843
4,147
Research and development expenditure6,642
5,671
thereof capitalized development expenditure2,388
2,008

Amounts in millions of EUR

Employees (December 31)2017
2016
Total142,666
139,947
Germany107,654
106,072
United States6,250
6,053
Rest of world28,762
27,822

Sales (in thousands of units)2017
2016
Mercedes-Benz2,2382,054
thereof A-/B-Class 420
435
           C-Class 493
490
           E-Class 398
304
           S-Class7984
           SUVs1823712
           Sports cars25
27
smart136144
Mercedes-Benz Cars2,3742,198
Europe1,014980
thereof Germany320
314
NAFTA403
406
thereof United States338
347
Asia859
715
thereof China
619
488

1Including GLA

Mercedes-Benz Cars employees (December 31)
Sindelfingen1>25,000
Untertürkheim1Approx. 19,000
BremenApprox. 12,500
Berlin>2,500
Hamburg>2,500
Rastatt>6,500
Affalterbach<1,700
Kölleda>1,400
Kamenz>600
Tuscaloosa (USA)>3,700
East London (South Africa)>3,300
Hambach (France)>800
Kecskemét (Hungary)Approx. 4,000
Sebeş (Romania) and Cugir (Romania)>3,000
Beijing Benz Automotive Co. – joint venture with BAIC Motor (China)>11,500

1Excluding development

The most important markets of Mercedes-Benz Cars (units)20172016
    1. China (incl. Hong Kong)618,800487,600
    2. United States337,900347,200
    3. Germany319,900
313,700
    4. United Kingdom184,500178,600
    5. Italy92,200
88,700
    6. France76,50071,600
    7. Japan69,10068,900
    8. South Korea67,50061,900
    9. Spain55,60052,300
   10. Canada46,00042,900