BMW and Mercedes-Benz continue the close race to win the crown for the top-selling premium automaker in the United States.
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Last week BMW reported their June 2013 luxury sales which totaled 27,100 units, a staggering 25 percent gain from the same period last year. Mercedes showed significant progress as well with 24,500 cars sold (9.8 percent increase). BMW’s best performing vehicles in June were as follows 3 Series, up 62.6% to 10,957 units; the 6 Series, up 119.5% to 1,409 units; the 7 Series, up 58.6% to 855 units; and the X3 SAV, up 5.5 percent to 2,981 units. BMW brand sales year-to-date is up 11% to 140,431 units.
Year-to-date, Mercedes continues to lead with 1,519 units sold more than BMW, but the gap is getting narrower.
Audi continues to show strong growth. The company announced their best June ever and the best first half since it came to the US market. Sales were aided by the Q5 and Q7, and overall sales rose 8.2 percent to 13,706 vehicles. Year-to-date Audi 2013 sales increased 14% to 74,277 vehicles sold.
Porsche said that the Cayenne and the Panamera June 2013 sales gains of 23.2% to 3,700 vehicles, marking the best June in company history. Porsche has delivered 21,309 vehicles in the U.S. for a 30% increase from the same period a year ago.
Lexus posted a 6.7 percent increase to 21,355. The Japanese luxury automaker sold 118,415 vehicles this year through June, up 9.5 percent.
Cadillac luxury-brand deliveries rose 15 percent in June to 13,929 on demand for the new ATS and XTS sedans.
Jaguar’s sales surged 59 percent to 1,637.