Although sales in its category continue to decline even during a spectacular month for the overall U.S. auto industry, the class-leading Mercedes-Benz S-Class posted a 2.5% increase to nearly 2000 sales in September 2015.
None of its direct rivals produce anything like the S-Class’s demand in the United States. Combined, the Audi A8, BMW 7-Series, Jaguar XJ, Lexus LS, and Porsche Panamera generated 1895 combined sales in September 2015, 61 fewer than the S-Class.
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Granted, the S-Class’s typical top challenger, the BMW 7-Series, is transitioning between generations.
But not since 2002 has the 7-Series sold as well as the S-Class is selling now.
BMW USA hasn’t sold more than 13,000 copies of the 7-Series in a single year since 2007.
As of the first day or two of October, Mercedes-Benz had already topped the 16,000-unit mark with the S-Class in 2015, with three months remaining on the calendar, including December, when S-Class sales will likely reach their annual peak.
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