Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz regained the U.
S. luxury-vehicle sales lead for the year over BMW Group's BMW brand with April deliveries rising 24 percent.
U.S. sales of Mercedes vehicles rose to 22,336 last month while BMW deliveries increased 12 percent to 21,062, according to statements today by the companies.
Toyota Motor Corp.'s Lexus brand fell 0.1 percent to 17,551. Mercedes and BMW, which overtook Lexus in 2011 to become the top-selling luxury brand in the United States, are competing for the 2012 sales crown.