3. Revenue per vehicle
3. Revenue per vehicle
Mercedes' product line skews to the upper end -- all those CLs and SLs -- and the three-pointed star traditionally commands a premium of several thousand dollars over competing brands. Its AMG and Black Edition (above) cars help raise its average revenue per unit to $53,000. The popularity of the 3-series weighs down BMW. $47,400 is the average revenue per unit. Either way, both brands' dealers are happy campers.

Advantage: Mercedes-Benz


By Alex Taylor III, senior editor-at-large @FortuneMagazine - Last updated July 12 2012: 9:17 AM ET
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