BMW at the top of U.S. luxury car sales in March

News | April 3rd, 2015 by 2
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BMW came at the top of the luxury sales race in the U.S. in March, with Lexus coming in second followed by Mercedes-Benz. BMW’s main …

BMW came at the top of the luxury sales race in the U.S. in March, with Lexus coming in second followed by Mercedes-Benz.

BMW’s main sales came from the 3 Series sedans and 4 Series coupes, which had a 47 percent sales bump from a year earlier on a brand-leading 14,835 sales. BMW sold 34,310 vehicles in March for a 6.9 percent rise.  Another top performer for BMW was the X5, which had a 7.2 percent gain on sales of 4,388.

Lexus, boosted by the new NX crossover and RC coupe, set a March sales record with 31,054 sales, an 8.6 percent increase from the year-earlier period. Mercedes-Benz also had a record month, with 29,921 vehicles sold, a 9.2 percent bump from same period a year ago. The CLA still accounts for a significant portion of ht MB sales, 81 percent jump from a year ago, 3,129 units sold in March. The C-Class is also doing great for Benz with 7,635 sales.

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Lexus reported 77,180 sales this year and demand remains high, making this year a three-way race.

Audi sales rose 20 percent to 17,102 vehicles. Acura sold 14,670 vehicles, down 5.8 percent from March 2014. Cadillac sales fell 6.8 percent on 13,756 sales. Infiniti had a 0.2 percent gain after selling 12,525 vehicles.

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