Top 30 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In America – April 2012


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The BMW 3-Series is re-solidifying its position as America’s top-selling luxury car. The 3-Series ended April 2161 units ahead of the Lexus RX crossover and 2579 sales ahead of its next closest passenger car rival. 

In relation to April 2011, sales of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class increased at a greater rate, but not in greater numbers. C-Class sales rose 23%, or 1192 units. 3-Series sales jumped 21%, or 1551 units.

As we reported earlier, Mercedes-Benz was America’s best-selling premium brand in April 2012. Five of the top 30 luxury nameplates in April were Benzes, from the C to the E to the M, GL, and GLK. BMW landed four cars in the top 30. Like Mercedes-Benz, Lexus had five cars in the top 30, including their entry-level CT200h hybrid. Like BMW, Acura placed four times. There are three Audis, three Cadillacs, two Lincolns, two Infinitis, one Volvo, and one… Hyundai? Remove the Genesis from the pack and the Audi A5 steps in to fill the void. A5 sales slid slightly in April, down 1.2% to 1420.

Monthly and yearly sales figures for these models, including the new-to-the-best-seller-list Infiniti JX and every other nameplate on sale can be found by accessing the dropdown menu at the top right of this page. The JX, by the way, out-sold the Nissan Pathfinder in April. Pathfinder sales jumped 27% to 2057 last month.

Rank
Luxury Vehicle
April 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
#1
BMW 3-Series
9003 + 20.8% 33,701 + 26.7%
#2
Lexus RX
6842 – 12.3% 24,729 – 14.3%
#3
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
6424 + 22.8% 24,531 + 20.1%
#4
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
5328 – 0.3% 19,201 – 5.9%
#5
Cadillac CTS
4202 – 0.4% 16,276 – 12.1%
#6
Cadillac SRX
3998 – 8.7% 17,290 – 5.7%
#7
Acura MDX
3952 + 1.0% 14,151 – 5.6%
#8
BMW 5-Series
3566 – 2.8% 16,275 – 2.7%
#9
BMW X5
3561 + 50.9% 12,236 + 21.7%
#10
Hyundai Genesis
3548 + 34.0% 11,780 + 23.5%
#11
Acura TSX
3138 + 1.1% 12,132 + 13.9%
#12
Audi A4
3108 – 6.6% 11,794 – 1.8%
#13
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
3057 + 53.6% 14,537 + 58.2%
#14
Lexus ES350
3000 – 14.1% 11,548 – 4.1%
#15
Acura TL
2997 + 3.8% 11,414 + 4.5%
#16
Infiniti G
2962 – 23.2% 18,278 – 11.6%
#17
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
2768 + 70.5% 7922 + 20.7%
#18
BMW X3
2479 + 8.9% 9132 + 14.3%
#19
Audi Q5
2462 + 24.5% 8432 + 17.4%
#20
Lexus IS
2344 – 11.2% 8966 – 7.3%
#21
Infiniti JX35
2079 —– 2619 —–
#22
Mercedes-Benz GLK
2067 + 7.3% 8095 + 9.9%
#23
Lexus GS
2006 + 421% 7054 + 374%
#24
Acura RDX
1984 + 47.7% 4882 – 1.9%
#25
Lincoln MKX
1882 + 1.2% 8309 + 13.7%
#26
Lincoln MKZ
1863 – 26.8% 8944 – 1.0%
#27
Volvo S60
1732 – 12.2% 7675 + 23.5%
#28
Lexus CT200h
1620 + 85.1% 6510 + 112%
#29
Cadillac Escalade
1592 – 8.1% 6869 – 16.0%
#30
Audi A6
1565 + 137% 5146 + 100%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales

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