BMW has overtaken Mercedes-Benz as the top-selling luxury car brand in the US in 2014, having sold more than 9,000 vehicles over its German rival.
In 2013, Mercedes-Benz seized the title held by BMW for the previous two years, selling about 3,000 more vehicles than BMW.
BMW's car sales in the US increased 9.8% over 2013 to 339,738 units, compared to the US auto market's average 5.9% increase during the year.
Daimler's Mercedes-Benz brand witnessed a 5.7% increase in sales to 330,391 vehicles.
Lexus brand, owned by Toyota, came in at No 3 by selling 311,389 vehicles, up 13.7% from 2013. Lexus was No 1 from 2000 to 2010, before the two German brands overcame it in 2011, when the Great East Japan earthquake hit the nation, significantly damaging its manufacturing sector.
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Volkswagen's Audi claimed the fourth position, overtaking General Motor's Cadillac. Audi reported sales of 182,011, up 15.2%, while Cadillac's sales fell by 6.5% to 170,750 vehicles.
The sixth-largest selling luxury brand in 2014 was Honda Motor's Acura that sold 167,843 vehicles, up 1.5% from last year. Nissan Motor's Infiniti was No 7 with sales rising 0.8% to 117,300 vehicles.
Ford Motor's Lincoln brand, which was the market leader a couple of decades ago, was at the eighth place. The brand's sales have increased by 15.6% to 94,474 vehicles.