THREE-FOURTHS OF 2009 OVER : BEST-SELLING LARGE AND SOMEWHAT LARGER LUXURY SEDANS


Helping to ratchet up the Numbers for BMW’s small sedan were the 3-Series coupe, hardtop convertible, and wagon. In total, BMW has sold more than 67,000 3-Series variations in the United States through the first three-quarters of 2009. Add the Sales Stats of the 1-Series and BMW’s small luxury dominance is as thick as KFC’s batter. Can the 3-Series’ larger brethren dominate in their respective segments, as well?

Below you’ll find the Marketplace story for larger luxury cars and the largest luxury sedans. For a look back at figures already researched and provided by The Good Car Guy, click here for the manufacturer perspective and here for the small luxury car segments. Of course, not all these cars are cross-shopped one with the other; certainly not in the largest category. There are reasons for their groupings, reasons not hard to figure out if you think for yourself.

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AFTER 3/4ths OF 2009
MID-SIZE TO LARGE LUXURY SALES TOTALS

Acura RL: 1,491
Audi A6: 4,794
BMW 5-Series: 29,690
Cadillac STS: 5,043
Infiniti M: 6,741
Lexus ES: 33,431
Lexus GS: 5,277
Lincoln MKS: 12,352
Mercedes-Benz E-Class: 26,740
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class: 2,159
Saab 9-5: 852
Volvo S80: 6,458
Volvo V70/XC70: 5,998



LARGE TO LIMO-LIKE LUXURY SEDAN TOTALS

Audi A8: 1,046
BMW 7-Series: 5,950
Cadillac DTS: 12,125
Lexus LS: 7,388
Lincoln Town Car: 8,695
Mercedes-Benz S-Class: 7,806