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Mercedes-Benz and BMW are two brands that exist in a constant state of rivalry. It is more about bragging rights than anything else, but bragging rights can mean a lot when it comes to building a brand's reputation.

Mercedes-Benz outsold BMW this February by about 3,000 units.
Mercedes sold 25,210, a 0.2% decrease for the month. BMW, on the other hand, sold 22,498 representing a decrease of 10.7%.



According to Mercedes-Benz management:

Mercedes-Benz volume leaders in February included the C-Class, GLE, and GLC model lines. The C-Class took the lead at 6,102, followed by the new GLE sales of 3,948. The new GLC rounded out the top three with an increase of 84.1% to 3,278 units sold.
If you were to remove the sales of the GLC/GLK and GLE/M-Class, Mercedes-Benz sales drop considerably. GLC/GLK sales rose 84.1% to 3,278, and GLE/M-Class sales rose 19.1% to 3,948.

It's not necessarily about sales volume, but it is about bragging rights. And Mercedes-Benz is starting out the year with a sales lead and the right to brag about it. That is partly to do with the success of the GLE and GLC.
 

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That doesn't surprise me since i saw GLE's on the road before most people were talking about them and these were driven by normal people, not someone that works for Mercedes. That quickness in its road presence just goes to show.
 

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Beating out BMW is not surprising, more surprised that BMW is on the decline since they seem to be so popular. Guess the GLE is just that nice of a car.
 

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I have always wanted to get the newer car on the market. Maybe it has a little to do with that. Since X5 and X6 were introduced 2 years/1 year ago. GLE is brand new

Still can't find the info on how many GLE coupe are made a year. I know GLE coupe 63S is limited. 450 AMG coupe is still a lot less than regular GLE. I just don't want to see GLE 450 coupe everywhere in a year or 2.
 

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I'd say you'll see them to more of a frequency than you did with the X6, there's just something about Mercedes that pulls people into it more than other car makers in the segment.
 

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I still think that the X6 is terribly designed. The proportions are gross. So with this segment in particular, I think that Mercedes has a huge advantage. I wouldn't be surprised if BMW did a massive overhaul of the design of the X6 in the future.
 
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