BMW has reclaimed their title as the best selling luxury automaker in the United States.

BMW has reclaimed their title as the best selling luxury automaker in the United States.

According to sales data compiled by Bloomberg, BMW sales rose 9.8 percent last year to 339,738 units. This was enough to push them past last year's winner, Mercedes, which sold 330,391 units for a gain of 5.7 percent.

Lexus used to be a perennial winner in the sales competition but gains of 14 percent only pushed to brand to third place with sales of 311,389 units.

Rounding out the top five were Audi with sales of 182,011 vehicles and Cadillac with sales of 170,750 units.

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