Mercedes-Benz brand kept its lead among luxury automakers in July, in global sales. Mercedes brand’s global volume jumped 9.4 percent to a record 163,770 last month, helped by the launch of the new E class and demand in China where sales rose by 26 percent. The brand’s sales in Europe grew by 6.2 percent while U.S. sales gained 3.6 percent.
BMW brand’s global vehicle sales rose by 4 percent to 153,392. Deliveries increased by 5.3 percent in China, 4.2 percent in Europe but fell 1.1 percent in the U.S. BMW.
Audi is now third in the global sales race after a 2.3 percent rise in July to 149,400 with China sales up 9.9 percent. European sales up 1.5 percent and U.S. sales up 4.4. percent.
Year-t0-date, Mercedes’ sales increased 12 percent to 1.17 million. BMW’s sales grew 6 percent to 1.13 million, while Audi’s volume grew 5.2 percent to 1.10 million.
BMW has retained the luxury sales crown since 2005.