The global sales of the luxury cars is getting tighter for the top three manufacturers in the world. In the first seven months, Mercedes-Benz has posted sales of 1.17 million vehicles globally, a clear 12 percent compared to the previous year.
This has made Mercedes-Benz the most popular luxury car brand in the world as it has overtaken BMW, which posted sales of 1.139 million units, a 5.6 percent increase compared to the same period last year.
Audi sits in the third spot with sales of 1.1 million units, a 5.2 percent change compared to the previous year. Mercedes success comes from the BMW X3 rivalling GLC mid-size SUV and the new C- and E- Class models.
BMW has been the top luxury car manufacturer for nearly a decade, Mercedes-Benz has done extremely well by positioning and revamping its range of products in its portfolio.
BMW is yet to launch its revamped 5-series, whereas Mercedes has launched the E-Class which has put it ahead of its rivals.
Working with partners like Intel and Mobileye, BMW will work on its autonomous car to be launched by 2021.