Mercedes-Benz, after a 7 percent sales gain in September, extended its lead over Bayerische Motoren Werke AG BMW to 5,221 deliveries after nine months in the race to be the No.
1 U.S. luxury auto brand.
Mercedes, helped by updated versions of the C-Class compact sedan and GLK compact sport-utility vehicle, sold 23,156 vehicles in the U.S. last month, the automaker said yesterday in a statement. BMW’s U.S. sales rose 0.1 percent to 21,761 in September compared with the same month a year earlier. Toyota Motor Corp. Lexus rose 36 percent to 20,386.