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BMW Beats Mercedes in U.S. Sales for First Time Since 2015

  • Long-awaited arrival of X7 boosts winning brand’s deliveries
  • Mercedes finishes the year more than 8,700 units behind rival
BMW X7 xdrive 40i 

BMW X7 xdrive 40i 

Photographer: Chris J. Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
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BMW AG outsold Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz in the U.S. for the first time in four years after blowing out its rival in the final month of 2019.

BMW sold 35,746 cars and sport utility vehicles in December and finished the year ahead by more than 8,700 units. The Munich-based manufacturer staged a revival this year by filling out its SUV lineup with the massive new X7, the three-row model its dealers waited on for a decade.