Top 30 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In America – October 2011


2011 BMW 5-Series Sedan

Fully one-third of America’s Top 30 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles reported declining sales in October 2011. Among that one-third was the most popular luxury car in America, the BMW 3-Series, which posted a 9% drop last month. Also down from October 2010 levels was America’s best-selling luxury utility vehicle, the Lexus RX, which fell 22%.

With the BMW 5-Series’ 2.4% improvement and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class’s 19% plunge, BMW is enjoying a rare U.S. midsize luxury win in October 2011, topping the E-Class Benz by more than 500 sales. Together with their better-selling smaller brethren, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the aforementioned 3-Series, the four German cars formed a strong quartet atop America’s luxury car standings. In all, there were twelve German-badged vehicles on October’s list of America’s best-selling luxury vehicles.

If the Hyundai Genesis’ inclusion bothers you – the Genesis Coupe starts at a very non-premium $22,250 – remove it. The bottom 40% of the vehicles on the list below would then move up a notch and the Lexus LS and Audi A6 would move in to a tie for 30th. With 1186 sales, the LS was down by just 16 units in October. Audi A6 October sales rose 44%.

Last month’s edition of this post can be seen here. For a look at America’s 30 best-selling vehicles overall, click here. Below, you’ll find October 2011’s Top 30 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In America.

Rank
Luxury Vehicle
October 2011
October 2010
Year-To-Date
#1
BMW 3-Series
7748 8520 78,314
#2
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
7084 3771 53,212
#3
Lexus RX
6691 8569 63,507
#4
BMW 5-Series
5044 4925 43,040
#5
Cadillac SRX
4984 4423 44,845
#6
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
4516 5568 52,340
#7
Lexus ES
4300 5153 31,260
#8
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
4091 2826 25,726
#9
BMW X5
3997 3183 30,044
#10
Cadillac CTS
3918 4242 45,818
#11
Infiniti G
3824 3927 47,207
#12
Acura MDX
3691 3945 35,375
#13
Acura TSX
2977 2251 24,698
#14
Acura TL
2662 3042 25,542
#15
Lexus IS
2640 3096 23,364
#16
Audi A4
2613 2469 29,011
#17
Audi Q5
2610 2099 20,181
#18
Hyundai Genesis
2602 2375 27,826
#19
Mercedes-Benz GLK
2494 1394 19,501
#20
BMW X3
2321 99 21,488
#21
Cadillac Escalade
2309 2626 19,985
#22
Mercedes-Benz 
GL-Class
2128 1887 19,324
#23
Lincoln MKZ
1953 1850 23,011
#24
Lincoln MKX
1765 1675 18,731
#25
Volvo S60
1746 208 17,545
#26
Acura RDX
1632 1328 12,294
#27
Lexus CT200h
1511 —– 10,363
#28
Land Rover
Range Rover Sport
1472 1249 12,032
#29
Audi A5
1394 1147 13,118
#30
Infiniti QX56
1244 1157 10,247

Source: Manufacturers 
Red font indicates year-over-year sales decline. Escalade 2309

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