Mercedes may overtake Audi in 2015 Luxury cars image

According to a study from the Center of Automotive Research at the university of Duisburg-Essen, Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz brand may regain its position as the world’s second-largest of luxury cars in 2015 after losing it to Audi.

According to the same source, BMW will sell 1.76 million vehicles in 2015, followed by Mercedes with 1.68 million and Volkswagen AG (VOW)’s Audi with 1.63 million.

Last month, Audi Ag, the German premium automaker said it has sold a record 143,500 vehicles in March, up 14.1 percent from a year earlier. Audi had never sold so many vehicles in a single month.

Growth from January through March was fueled in particular by customers in the USA and China, where Audi achieved record sales – 346,100 vehicles, an increase of 10.8 percent.

On the same time, Mercedes-Benz Cars achieved a new record for unit sales in the first quarter of 2012. Total sales by the car division rose by 9% to 338,300 units (Q1 2011: 310,700). First-quarter revenue increased by 8% to €14.9 billion.