BMW Group booked stronger global sales in May, but its chief rival, Mercedes-Benz, remains on pace to take the luxury sales crown for the first time in more than a decade.

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BMW said Monday it delivered 198,354 vehicles last month, up 5.3% compared to May 2015. The German automakers said both BMW and Mini sales increased year-over-year. Europe led the way with 11.9% growth, while sales in Asia were up 6.3% amid broader demand in China. BMW reported weaker results in the Americas, driven by an 8.8% drop in the U.S.

Mercedes-Benz fared a little better, recording a 1% decline during a lackluster month for U.S. auto sales. Worldwide sales continued to accelerate, though. The Daimler subsidiary said demand for its compact cars and SUVs contributed to a 13% increase in sales to 170,625 units, a record for May. Mercedes-Benz has seen explosive growth this year in the world’s largest auto market, China, where sales jumped 39%.

Mercedes-Benz has been climbing back up the rankings of global luxury sales. It leapfrogged Audi last year, turning the tables on its Volkswagen-owned rival for the first time since 2010. This year, Mercedes-Benz is taking aim at BMW, which has led the luxury market every year going back to 2005. Mercedes-Benz has sold 818,175 new vehicles over the first five months of 2016, versus BMW’s sales of 797,457.

Mercedes-Benz also has topped Toyota’s (TM) Lexus in U.S. sales year-to-date. BMW is currently running in third place, about 1,000 vehicles behind Lexus.

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Although there could be a shake-up in the global standings, BMW said it expects to record profitable sales growth for the full year.

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“Our target is to ensure profitable growth in sales and thanks to our attractive model line-up, that’s what we are achieving,” BMW’s sales and marketing chief Ian Robertson said in the company’s monthly report.

Since the start of the year, BMW’s total sales—including Mini—have grown 5% to 935,288 with Europe and Asia offsetting sluggish sales in the Americas.