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BMW Outsells Mercedes in June to Narrow U.S. Luxury Sales Gap

  • Mercedes holds first-half lead of more than 9,000 deliveries
  • None of the three biggest premium brands posts six-month gain

BMW AG’s namesake brand outsold Mercedes-Benz and Toyota Motor Corp.’s Lexus last month in the U.S. as all three of the market’s largest sellers of luxury autos ended the first half behind their year-earlier totals.

Deliveries for BMW in June slid 10 percent to 28,855, according to a statement Friday. Even so, it topped the 28,473 sales by Daimler AG’s Mercedes, a 1.5 percent gain from a year earlier and a June record. Lexus reported a 1.3 percent decline to 25,779.