Mercedes-Benz, BMW beating Lexus in sales so far in 2011

2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS
2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS

If you take a close look at sales figures, Lexus is slowly losing its luxury crown. Mercedes-Benz outsold Lexus in the United States last month, making it the third straight month that the Japanese brand has failed to top its competitors after winning the annual luxury race for 11 straight years.

Mercedes-Benz U.S. sales were boosted by the 2011 E-Class and C-Class sedans. Sales were up 9.4 percent to 21,484 units when compared to the same month in 2010.

Lexus sales were up 2.3 percent to 20,682, while BMW reported a 12 percent gain to 20,295.

With January, February and March sales combined Mercedes seems to be the leader for 2011 so far by 729 sales over BMW and 5,990 over Lexus. Mercedes in the first quarter sold 53,346 vehicles. BMW sold 52,617 and Lexus 47,356 – putting Lexus in at No. 3.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Automotive News