In May, BMW sold just over 31,000 units to nearly 29,600 for Mercedes, while the previous month Mercedes outsold BMW by nearly 5,000 units.
Sales of the BMW 3 and 4 Series models rose nearly 18% year-over-year in May to 12,868 units and 2 Series sales are up 17% to 1,119 units. BMW’s outgoing 7 Series’ sales rose 55% to 943 units.
BMW sold 9,312 SUVs in May, down 10% year-over-year. The X3 dropped from 5,723 a year ago to 2,575 this year while X5 sales rose 34% to 5,797 units.
Mercedes’ C-class vehicle sales rose 40% to 7,413 units and its M-class SUVs sold 3,991 units, down 2.3% year-over-year for the month. The all-new 2015 CLA continues its strong run with 2,816 units sold in May, up 132% compared with May 2014.
Year to date, Mercedes has sold 136,926 units while BMW has sold 136,447 units, up 7.3% compared with the first five months of 2014.
Number three spot in the U.S. went to Audi in May which posted sales of 18,248 units, up 11% and the second-best total for the brand since its U.S. introduction in 1970. Year to date, Audi has sold 75,353 units in the United States.
Lexus continues to post increased sales, 15,176 units, up just 0.3% year-over-year. For the year through May, Lexus has sold 68,079 units, up 3% compared with the same period in 2014.
Cadillac has sold 67,384 units so far in 2015, down 1.2% year-over-year. The Lincoln brand has sold a total of 38,786 cars and SUVs in the first five months of 2015, up 4.1% year-over-year.