Mercedes-Benz Outsells BMW in the U.S.

Mercedes-Benz leads BMW and Lexus so far this year in vehicle sales with 22,501 vehicles sold

by  John Clark  | 

|

Mercedes-Benz saw sales surge 11 percent in January, giving them the lead over BMW in U.S. luxury auto sales for the year.

In January, Mercedes delivered 22,501 vehicles, its best January to date.  Boosting their sales was the C-Class sedan, which rose 11 percent to 7,214 vehicles sold.

As for BMW, vehicles sales increased 0.7 percent to 16,513 vehicles, boosted mainly by a 56 percent gain for its X5 sport-utility vehicle. Toyota Motor Corp.’s Lexus rose 32 percent to 16,211, led by the ES sedan, which more than doubled to 5,186 deliveries.

Mercedes-Benz and BMW are both fighting against each other to be the top luxury auto brand in the U.S., less concerned with Lexus after outselling them the past two years. In 2012, Mercedes led in sales at the end of November, but with a late December sales surge, BMW took its second consecutive U.S. luxury crown. Lexus was the top-selling luxury brand in the U.S. for 11 years until natural disasters in Asia curtailed production in 2011.

“We’ve set another record this January and are breaking into 2013 at a strong sales pace,” Steve Cannon, CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA, said in a statement.

The sales results don’t include Daimler’s cargo vans and Smart cars and BMW’s Mini brand, which aren’t luxury vehicles.

Source: Autonews

|
 

More to Explore

Daimler Dumps Tesla

Daimler Dumps Tesla

_____

Daimler has sold its share in Tesla in its entirety. In 2009, the German carmaker acquired 9.1 percent of Tesla,...

Read More »

Mercedes-Benz in Top Ten of the World’s Most Valuable Brands

Mercedes-Benz in Top Ten of the World’s Most Valuable Brands

_____

Mercedes-Benz is continuing to extend its position as the world's most valuable premium automobile brand according to the current rankings...

Read More »

Basis of the "Highway Hero" show truck is a three-axle Actros 2551 6x2

One Bad Mother Trucker: The Mercedes Highway Hero

_____

Huge throngs of people at a Mercedes-Benz motor show stand are nothing unusual per se. But when these colourful throngs...

Read More »

GET IN TOUCH

Tips, Requests & Questions
Advertise with Us
Jobs

ABOUT US

About eMercedesBenz
Trademark Information
Terms of Use
Privacy Policy eMercedesBenz the world's leading online Mercedes-Benz magazine dedicated to covering the Mercedes-Benz, Maybach and smart brands. Established with the intent of bringing Mercedes-themed content from across the globe to one centralized location, eMercedesBenz has since grown to become the world's foremost Mercedes magazine by which to find the latest news, information, reviews and rumors pertaining to the Mercedes-Benz family of brands. In addition, eMercedesBenz also offers a distinct lifestyle section featuring an assortment of products and services. Each week, our team finds the hottest new gear, the latest style and the best places to travel in a variety of categories, all of which are aimed at making your life better, more refined and more enjoyable.