Aided by its its strongest October sales performance ever, BMW sales in the U.S. are still ahead of Mercedes-Benz, which also reported their best month so far.
BMW USA sold 30,602 vehicles in October, for an 11 percent year-over-year boost. The BMW brand’s 2014 sales, which exclude Mini results, are 11 percent up, compared to the same period last year.
Mercedes-Benz sold 28,593 vehicles in the U.S., aided by the entry-level CLA sales. Through October, Mercedes sales were up 7 percent after moving 261,804 vehicles — 5,389 less than BMW’s 267,193. The top Mercedes gainer was the S class, which had a 39 percent jump from the year-earlier period with 2,666 sales.
BMW’s 7 Series sales were up 170 percent gain after 1,680 sedans were sold. The X5 also had a strong month, with 3,355 sold.
Lexus reported 14 percent higher sales this year through 10 months, with a total of 23,355 vehicles in October for a 3 percent increase from the year-earlier period. Lexus has sold 244,038 vehicles through October.
Audi’s October sales rose 17 percent from the previous year: 15,150 vehicles. The Q7 crossover saw the largest increase last month, with 1,738 sales, which amounted to a 24 percent increase from October 2013.
Jaguar/Land Rover sold 4,650 units in October, off 20 percent.
Porsche’s U.S. sales were up 2.9 percent, 3,667 units.