FRANKFURT - DaimlerChrysler said on Wednesday its luxury Mercedes unit had sold 110,600 vehicles in April, down 2 percent from a year earlier.
The group said it sold 96,800 Mercedes-Benz passenger cars in April, down about 5 percent from last year.
Sales of the group's small Smart cars rose 20 percent to 13,800 in April.
In the January to April period, the luxury Mercedes unit sold a total of 401,800 units, down from 405,500 a year earlier, while it sold 363,800 Mercedes-Benz passenger cars in the four months to April compared with 365,500 last year.
DaimlerChrysler said domestic sales of Mercedes-Benz were flat at 111,500 in the first four months but said it had won market share in its core European markets.
Sales of the brand in Britain were up 8 percent, while sales in Italy rose 6 percent. Sales in Spain were 3 percent higher.
The firm said its Mercedes-Benz sales in Asia rose 21 percent to 29,900 cars.
Smart sales fell in the four-month period to 38,000 units from 39,900 a year ago.