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Mercedes starts new year with a bang
For Mercedes, the new year got off to a fine start, but still trails Audi and BMW
Published: Fri, 14 February 2014 13:48:02 GMT
 

Mercedes S-Class Frankfurt IAA press conference

Winning streak seen during last year’s second half runs into new year, world’s oldest prestige carmaker this January outpaced BMW, Audi and even Porsche. But in sales volume terms - despite its flying start into 2014 - Mercedes still trails January’s sector leading Audi and runner-up BMW by some distance, according to AID’s exclusive latest monthly barometer of global premium car sales activity

For Mercedes, the new year got off to a fine start. 

Thanks to a blitz-like rush out of the starting blocks in China, where Mercedes upped its January sales by almost a half to just over 24,000 cars, on the global stage Mercedes outpaced all its nearest main rivals. 

Its January car sales gain, with sales rising by 15.4 per cent to 109,477 cars, was unmatched by any of its German compatriots, reports AID

15.4%
Mercedes' January car sales gain compared to same month last year


Audi and BMW, by comparison, upped their respective January global car sales by 11.7 and 9.2 per cent. 

But both Bavarian carmakers took some comfort from the fact that despite Mercedes’ slightly faster rate of car sales growth, the brand with the star emblem on its bonnet still remains at least one step behind in sales volume terms. 

At least for now.

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