Mercedes-Benz has managed to boost its sales last month by seven percent, increasing its lead over rival BMW to 5,221 units after nine months so far in the year in the battle to be the most successful luxury auto brand in the United States. Mercedes sold 23,156 cars in the United States in September, thanks to the increasing success of the updated C-Class and GLK models.
As for BMW, the company’s sales went up by 0.1 percent to 21,761 units last month compared to the same period of 2011. Toyota’s luxury division Lexus saw an impressive 36 percent increase to 20,386 units delivered. As a reminder, BMW outsold Lexus last year because of the latter’s vehicle shortages following the natural disasters in Asia. This marked the end of a 11-year reign for Lexus as the top luxury car brand in the U.S.
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