Mercedes-Benz continues to set the pace for luxury car sales in the U.S. after it enjoyed a record-setting April while its primary competitor, BMW, took a substantial hit in what was a white-hot month for auto sales.
In fact, the hit was strong enough to allow Lexus to slide past BMW into second place in on the list by more than 3,500 vehicles year-to-date.
Mercedes-Benz sold 29,236 vehicles in April, up 0.2% for the month, pushing its total for the year to 105,005 units. Overall, the brand is down for the year by 2.2% to 107,340 vehicles. Not surprisingly, the love of sport-utilities isn’t limited to non-luxury brands. The GLA and GLC/GLK are up 15.9% and 76.9% respectively for the year. (more…)