November 2018: Mercedes maintains lead over BMW, Lexus in U.S. sales

News | December 4th, 2018 by 9
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After November 2018 sales reports, Mercedes-Benz continues to lead in the U.S. luxury cars race, ahead of BMW and Lexus. The Stuttgart-based automaker posted an …

After November 2018 sales reports, Mercedes-Benz continues to lead in the U.S. luxury cars race, ahead of BMW and Lexus. The Stuttgart-based automaker posted an increase of 0.6 percent in November, for a total of 31,022 vehicles. Sales by BMW inched 1 percent higher to 28,330 vehicles in November. Lexus sales fell 2.5 percent to 26,446. Audi’s deliveries fell 11 percent to 17,082 units.

Porsche Cars North America reported November U.S. sales of 5,673 vehicles, a 2.1 percent uptick from the same time last year. Retail sales for the first 11 months climbed 3.1 percent to 53,116.

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Year to date, Mercedes has sold 283,943 luxury vehicles, down 6 percent from the same period a year ago. In comparison, BMW reported sales of 276,657 vehicles for the first 11 months, up 1.9 percent. Lexus volume for the year has dropped 2.6 percent to 262,786. Audi has risen 0.5 percent to 200,558 deliveries.

With just a month to go, Mercedes seems to have locked the first place in the luxury cars sales race.

Mercedes-Benz volume leaders in November included the GLC, C-class and E-class.

The bread and butter for BMW continues to the its crossovers lineup which accounted for 56 percent of November sales. The X3 was the top-selling BMW model in the U.S. for the ninth consecutive month.

BMW plug-in hybrids and full electric vehicles accounted for 7.7 percent of U.S. sales, a total of 2,314 in November.

9 responses to “November 2018: Mercedes maintains lead over BMW, Lexus in U.S. sales”

  1. PK says:

    why am i not surprised. 2018 belongs to mercedes benz yet again. congrats! gotta give credit where credit it’s due.

    • cnet-970ad33b278bd3b05502252be3640ea5 says:

      How much of their greater volume is due to fwd. 4 cyl. compacts & hatches? Try counting again if & when BMW bring new 1 & 2 Series to North America. Or when they’re finished bringing in an entirely new model range, which started with 5 & continues with 3, X2, Z4, X3, X4, X5, X6, X7, 8. And more to follow.

      • PK says:

        damn you get triggered easily lol #’s don’t lie on mercedes benz list of sales if you meant counting again.

        • cnet-970ad33b278bd3b05502252be3640ea5 says:

          I have NEVER liked Mercedes, never will, triggered has nothing to do with it. That you ignore my perfectly reasonable question doesn’t change the fact that Mercedes have increased volume on cheap down market 4 cyls. that they never would have produced in the past, or by rebadging Nissans.

          • PK says:

            you don’t have to like mercedes. no one’s forcing you to. i’m just trying not be biased as a bmw fan myself. you accept defeat and move on. no automakers are perfect you know. competition is healthy and that’s the way the life is :P

          • cnet-970ad33b278bd3b05502252be3640ea5 says:

            Do you even know what blog you’re on? What defeat? That BMW build motorcycles, rather than busses, cabs, Sprinter vans & dump trucks? Woe, the agony of defeat! Not.

          • PK says:

            yeah i know what blog i’am and i give a f why? yeah “bmw”blog, cute but that doesn’t mean i’m giving bmw all it’s praise’s just because this is a bmwblog. like i told you. i’m not biased. i’ll tell it like it is whether the car looks awesome, ugly or amazing.

          • PK says:

            damn if you’re gonna go cry about it then argue with the director of mercedes benz. don’t go all sour on me for no reason lol

          • cnet-970ad33b278bd3b05502252be3640ea5 says:

            My commrnt is about Mercedes & has nothing to do with you. And yes, other manufacturers make me sour, why I follow BMW.

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