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Mercedes sold more than BMW in the U.S.

Sales of Mercedes-Benz Daimler AG exceeded BMW sales after nine months in the U.S. luxury car market, in September, by a margin of seven percent.

The increase in sales of Mercedes, as reported by Bloomberg, the new version of the compact sedan helped the series C-Class and GLK SUV with sales of 23,156 units.

BMW recorded sales of 21,761 units or an increase of 0.1 percent compared to the previous period of 2011.

US-based auto industry analyst Jesse Toprak, called the successful increase in sales of Mercedes cars influenced by new product launches and aggressive vehicle loan agents.

Until September, Mercedes recorded sales total since the beginning of the year amounted to 191,618 units, growing 13 percent from the same period in 2011.

Meanwhile, BMW sold 186,397 units through September, growing 4.9 percent compared to the same period in 2011.