The Audi A5’s ridiculous popularity in Canada – 33 times more popular than the BMW 6-Series in October; 7.6 times more popular than the also-gorgeous Audi TT in October – is well-deserved and only a bit surprising. Month after month the Audi A5/S5 duo puts up numbers high enough, to be Audi’s second-best-selling car. Out-selling everything on the Graph below except for the 2011 Ford Mustang ain’t an easy task for a car that starts at $46,200. Audi A5 sales are up 85.6% in 2010.
As for the disparaging remarks regarding the current BMW 6-Series, they should be given some context. A new 6-Series has already debuted. For most people, having seen the advent of the F12 2011 BMW 6-Series, the current car lacks appeal. Thus, sales are in free-fall, down 66% through the first ten months of 2010; down 50% in October 2010. This comes in a month in which Porsche 911 sales nearly doubled from October 2009 levels. It’s worth noting that Nissan GT-R sales have been chopped in half. By the end of October 2009, Nissan had sold 122 GT-Rs in Canada. This year, that number has dropped to 59. Nissan GT-R sales in October 2010 were down 67%.
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