It's happy news for German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz as the carmaker has beaten its German rivals in terms of global sales for the first quarter (Q1) of 2016.
Mercedes-Benz has sold 4,83,487 units during Q1 of 2016, compared to BMW selling 4,78,783 units and Audi selling 4,55,750 units during the same period.
One of the major reasons for sales is due to the different body styles offered by all three carmakers. Previously, luxury carmakers did not have hatchbacks, crossovers, and sports coupes. AA wide range of body styles has helped not just Mercedes, but all three carmakers.
One major market where Mercedes gained sales is in China, where the company saw sales increase of 36.4 percent during the first quarter. Mercedes had started operation in China in 2014, with a Long Wheel Base (LWB) version of the C-Class, and sold 373,459 units in the first year itself.