September 2012 sales numbers are in and reports show that Mercedes-Benz has extended its lead over BMW to 5,221 deliveries after nine months.
Mercedes’ sales were up 7 percent last month, thanks to the updated C-Class and GLK models. BMW reported last month sales increase of 0.1 percent to 21,761 units versus 23,156 for the Stuttgart-based automaker. Mercedes U.S. sales through September rose 13 percent to 191,618 while BMW’s deliveries rose 4.9 percent to 186,397. Lexus sales gained 26 percent to 170,990.
Sales of the BMW 3 Series fell 17 percent to 7,731 in September, while the C-Class numbers rose 15 percent to 7,782.
Lexus continues its recovery and sales rose 36 percent to 20,386, same as Audi which reported an increase of 26 percent last month to 12,302. Porsche reported the same percentage increase or 2,736 vehicles in the U.S. last month.
Acura saw a sales increase of 44 percent to 14,366 last month.
Cadillac’s sales fell 1.3 percent to 12,579 vehicles in September.
The luxury sales over the next three months is expected to increase, along with a wide variety of incentive programs.[Source: Businessweek]