BMW is on track to sell over two-million vehicles this year.
Last month, the German automaker bested its rival Audi in sales thanks to strong demand for its 5 Series sedan and X5 SUV. BMW delivered about 1,000 more vehicles than Audi did in May, but the gap is closing. Through the first five months of this year, Audi has seen its sales climb 12 percent, which is outpacing BMW’s 11-percent gain.
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The new Audi A3 sedan helped the German automaker’s sales jump 26 percent in the U.S. last month while BMW has just released its 2 Series coupe to compete in the entry-level segment. In total, BMW delivered 153,023 vehicles in May while Audi moved 152,000 off dealership lots. Mercedes-Benz increased its deliveries by 10 percent in May to 134,031.
Over the course of five months, BMW has outsold Mercedes-Benz by about 80,700 units.
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[Source: Automotive News]
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