OREANDA-NEWS. Russian dealers of Mercedes-Benz by the results of January of 2016 sold 3205 passenger cars and SUVs, which is more by 1% than in the previous year. As a result, Mercedes-Benz's market share rose to 4.2%, according to the AEB, and the share of the brand among the largest "German three" was a record 53% in January. Thus, Mercedes-Benz remains the undisputed leader in the premium segment in the Russian market.

BMW is in the second place in terms of sales - the vehicles of the Bavarian brand were chosen by 1919 Russian buyers the last month (-24.6%). At the same time the BMW 7 Series and BMW X4 showed a threefold increase in demand, and the sales of BMW X6 grew by 49%. Lexus closes the top three among the premium brands in Russia at this time, which increased sales by 57% to 1085 cars. Thus, Audi has dropped out of the Top-3 with the index of 905 sold cars (-36%).