BMW is once again sitting on top of the luxury sales throne.
After losing the title to Mercedes-Benz in 2013, BMW has reclaimed the crown after boosting its December sales by 11 percent. Last month, the German automaker delivered 41,526 vehicles on the strength of the 3 and 4 Series as well as the X5 SUV. Mercedes moved 34,009 units in December, marking a three-percent increase with the redesigned C-Class and GL-Class leading the way. In total, BMW saw a 9.8-percent increase in annual sales last year to 339,738 units while Mercedes finished off the year at 330,951 up 5.7 percent.
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Lexus, which held the U.S. luxury sales title for 11 years until BMW took over in 2011, had its sales climb 15 percent in December for a total of 39,879 vehicles sold. The company’s annual sales rose to 311,389 as the Japanese automaker continues to gain ground on its German competitors.
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[Source: Automotive News]
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