In a month that saw Mercedes-Benz claim the crown as America’s top-selling manufacturer of luxury brand vehicles, the company’s sales jumped 13%. But Mercedes-Benz car volume rose just 1%, dragged down by the Mercedes-Benz E-Class’s ninth consecutive year-over-year decline.
E-Class volume plunged 43% in April 2015, a loss of 2590 sales compared with April 2014.
But C-Class sales jumped 30%, a gain of 1551 sales, and the CLA added 1095 sales, year-over-year, in comparison with April 2014, the nameplate’s second-lowest monthly total since arriving in September 2013.
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As a result, Mercedes-Benz sold 16,596 cars: B, C, CLA, CLS, E, AMG GT, R, S, SL, SLK, SLS AMG. Compare that with Cadillac’s overall total – SUVs and crossovers included – of 15,801 sales, and you get a clearer picture of Mercedes-Benz’s U.S. success. The automaker also sold 12,595 SUVs and crossovers.
BMW’s 3-Series, however, continues to be the best-selling luxury brand nameplate, with its 4-Series offshoot included. 3-Series/4-Series sales rose 6% to 10,374 units in April 2015.
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