With a strong April, Mercedes-Benz took over the top spot from BMW through four months in the tight U.S. luxury sales race.
Mercedes sold 29,188 vehicles in April, excluding Sprinter, while BMW division sold 26,952 and Lexus 25,876.
In the first quarter, BMW was No. 1, followed by Mercedes and Lexus.
Through four months, Mercedes sold 107,344 vehicles, followed by BMW at 105,444 and Lexus at 103,056.
Audi kept the No. 4 spot with sales of 56,925 through four months.
Acura was fifth with sales of 54,518, followed by Cadillac with 52,976.
The biggest percentage gainer among the luxury brands through four months vs. the same period of 2014 was Land Rover, whose sales increased 27 percent to 22,287 vehicles.
Next was Porsche, up 17 percent to 16,647.
Sales of two luxury brands fell through four months: Jaguar, down 5.8 percent to 5,415, and Cadillac, down 1 percent to 52,976.
-- Automotive News staff