(Bloomberg) -- BMW AG outsold Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz in the U.S. for the first time in four years after blowing out its rival in the final month of 2019.

BMW sold 35,746 cars and sport utility vehicles in December, finishing the year ahead by more than 8,700 units. The Munich-based manufacturer staged a revival in the U.S. market this year by filling out its SUV lineup with the massive new X7, after keeping dealers waiting on the three-row model for a decade.

--With assistance from Melinda Grenier.

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