The June premium cars sales numbers are in and BMW takes the lead ahead of Mercedes-Benz. BMW sales reached 32,176, up 6.5%. Mercedes sales were up 5.8% to 28.044 units. For the first half of the year, BMW sales rose 7.1% to 168,623. Mercedes sales for the same period were 164,970, a 8.8% improvement. BMW holds a 3,653-vehicle lead over Mercedes.
Audi comes third with an 11 percent sales boost to 93,615 units. Audi’s sales improved by 8.3 percent to 18,262 deliveries in June.
BMW’s sales were aided by the 3 Series while Mercedes’ CLA class brought impressive sales numbers as well. BMW was led for the month by increases of 69 percent for the 4 series cars and 89 percent for the X5 SUV. Sales of Mercedes’s entry-level models, the CLA- and C-class cars, each grew more than 40 percent, and the new GLA small SUV added 2,177 deliveries.
Toyota’s Lexus reported an 11 percent increase last month to 26,121. For the year, Lexus deliveries have climbed 15 percent to 158,848.