Mercedes-Benz extends its lead over BMW in the U.S.

BMW & Mercedes Logos Merged
BMW & Mercedes Logos Merged

5,221 cars separate the two automakers.


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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Source: autonews.com

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tazcubed tazcubed
I can understand why BMW is losing: staid styling and for those owning any direct-injection turbocharged engines beware - if you have ceramic in the injectors and you have alcohol content in the fuel then look forward to replacing them regularly.
Oct 4th, 2012 11:38am
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Dude von Dudenstein Dude von Dudenstein
Hopefully eventually Audi will lead the premium sales over here in the United States!
Oct 4th, 2012 11:29am
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Makes sense, MB has more uniqueness among its models compared to BMW's similarities. Don't forget though, we're talking 5k units, no big deal really. Still, BMW is the ultimate driving machine for me.
Oct 4th, 2012 7:32am
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Competition this hot is good for the consumer. Kudos to MB for the fight back. This can only be good for the german 3 and Lexus to improve on their products and offer better price packages to the consumer.
Oct 4th, 2012 1:34am
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This is even before the new A class hits the market. If MB started selling the new A class in the US at least last month the sales of Sep could be around 27000
Oct 3rd, 2012 10:51pm
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CReeds CReeds
There's gotta be more to it. The C class a GLK are not that fantastic to begin with so I'd be surprised that the re-fresh would make such a difference.
Oct 3rd, 2012 10:42pm
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velsatis velsatis
Don't forget the ML and GL, which are important cars for the E.U.A market plus they are new in the market
Oct 4th, 2012 12:31pm
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OsamaS.Husain OsamaS.Husain
Mercedes is kicking some asses ! love you good old Benz
Oct 3rd, 2012 10:33pm
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VovauaUA VovauaUA
I am a BMW fan, but I agree, Merc does have the best line up. BMW is going soft, trying to compete with Lexus, while Lexus is going sporty.
Oct 3rd, 2012 9:39pm
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buruchaga buruchaga
Their designs now look muscular and aggressive.
Oct 4th, 2012 2:53pm
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Bonganie Bonganie
Of the "German 3" Merc has the hottest line up right now, A well deserved lead!
Oct 3rd, 2012 9:14pm
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