Mercedes-Benz is set to lead the U.S. sales in the luxury segment for the 3rd consecutive year

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Mercedes-Benz is set to lead the U.S. sales in the luxury segment for the third consecutive year. Mercedes delivered 27,537 vehicles this past October, extending the company’s lead over BMW to 3,964 units.

The gap was of 319 units in September, so it looks like Mercedes-Benz is this year’s winner again. October was the best month for Mercedes since March, even though the States reported a decrease of 4.9% from the same period of 2017. BMW stopped at 23,262 units.

While the usually best-selling X5 and 3-Series sedan plunged by 68%, 23% respectively, the sales for the BMW X3 quadrupled in October. It was a rough month for the starred SUV GLE, as the sales figures dropped by 24% in the United States.

The MBUSA president and CEO, Dietmer Exler shows though no sign of worry:

“With increased availability of our MY2019 models over the past weeks, we expect continued momentum in the final month of the year”, Exler explains.

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The GLC stole the limelight with 5,649 units, followed by the C-Class sedan with 5,581 units and the E-Class with 4,186 units.

1,000 vehicles from AMG for October add up to a year-to-date figure of 21,738 high-performance cars sold.

Mercedes-Benz Vans also reported a best-ever October reaching 4,182 units (up by 71%), while 95 customers decided on the smart urban car taking the manufacturer to a total of 31,814 units sold last month.

On a year-to-date basis, Mercedes-Benz reaches a total of 286,180, a drop of 5.1% from 2017.