You-know-what-eating grins in Munich: BMW outsold rivals Audi and Mercedes-Benz around the world last month on strong sales of the new 5er and the new X1 SUV.
According to Bloomberg, sales of BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce models rose 20 percent to 129,014 units in November. Audi increased its sales a lame 5.2 percent to 87,050 units. Deliveries by Daimler jumped 14 percent to 112,300.
On an 11 month basis, Audi sold 1,003,900 units. Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz brand increased sales 16 percent to 1.06 million units in the first 11 months. BMW is in the unassailable lead with 1.11 million units sold, up 15 percent from last year.
Bottom line: All three are close, but BMW will end the year again as the king of luxury in Deutschland. Audi is taking their old time in chasing BMW out of the passing lane: The boys from Ingolstadt plan to overtake BMW by 2015.