Mercedes-AMG managed a record November, growing 18 per cent to a tick over 600 units — a staggering one-in-six of all Benz sales here.

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Cars developed by the Affalterbach tuning house regularly make up a higher proportion of Mercedes-Benz’ total sales in Australia than any other market worldwide. But November was large even by those standards.

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Year-to-date (YTD), Mercedes-AMG has managed around 4600 sales, including the new '43' range. This is about 14 per cent of all Mercedes-Benz passenger and SUV sales.

More specifically, the rough YTD figures by model are 1000 for the Mercedes-AMG C63 range, 850 for the CLA45 sedan and Shooting Brake, 750 for the A45, 350 for the GLA45 and 250 for the GLE63.

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To provide additional context, this circa 4600 YTD figure for the Mercedes-AMG sub-brand put it ahead of Porsche (4324), as well as entry European brands Skoda (4324), Mini (3496) and Peugeot (2968).

November was a strong month in general for Mercedes-Benz in Australia, with 3584 sales representing almost 20 per cent growth. It finished tenth overall and sat ahead of BMW (2114) and Audi (2030).