April 2013 U.S. Luxury Car Sales Rankings By Model – Top 56 Best-Selling Luxury Car Sales In America – Every Luxury Car Ranked


2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan beige

America’s luxury passenger car market has grown faster this year than the overall car market, albeit only slightly. 

Car sales in America are up 3% this year, having risen 2.8% in April 2013. But sales generated by Acura, Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lexus, Lincoln, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Volvo are up 7% this year, having risen 13.5% in April.

For the first time, GoodCarBadCar has taken all the sales figures from the all the cars produced by these manufacturers and thrown them into one 56-nameplate list. Nearer to the bottom, you’ll also find sales figures for the Chevrolet Corvette, Hyundai Equus, Nissan GT-R, Tesla Model S (estimated), and numerous brands which don’t report model-specific sales data but do, for now, sell only passenger cars. When all those cars are included, luxury car sales are up 9% this year, those two extra percentage points coming in large part from the Tesla.

We hope to supply an SUV/crossover version of this post and a full luxury vehicle version in the coming days, if not the coming hours.

These are year-to-date rankings, but you can sort cars by April volume by clicking the April 2013 column header, or you can rank cars by improvements or declines using the % columns. Or, most importantly, you can list an automaker’s cars together by selecting the Car column header. Just remember, the list is horizontally flipped from the norm: YTD on the left, monthly data on the right.

As always, you can find historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these vehicles by selecting a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page.

Click Column Headers To Sort – March 2013

Rank
Car
April 2013 YTD
% Change
April
2013
% Change
#1
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 30,250 + 23.3% 7338 + 14.2%
#2
BMW 3-Series 28,898 – 14.3% 8236 – 8.5%
#3
Lexus ES 21,923 + 89.8% 5122 + 70.7%
#4
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 18,120 – 5.6% 4431 – 16.8%
#5
BMW 5-Series 17,373 + 6.7% 5234 + 46.8%
#6
Infiniti G 16,406 – 10.2% 3490 + 17.8%
#6.1
Infiniti G Sedan 13,080 – 7.1% 2696 + 29.0%
#6.2
Infiniti G Coupe/Convertible 3326 – 20.8% 794 – 8.9%
#7
Audi A4 13,406 + 13.7% 3611 + 16.2%
#7.1
Audi A4 Sedan/Avant 11,648 – 1.2% 3143 + 1.1%
#7.2
Audi A4 Allroad 1758 —– 468 —–
#8
Cadillac ATS 12,475 —– 2725 —–
#9
Cadillac CTS 10,260 – 37.0% 2398 – 42.9%
#10
Cadillac XTS 10,021 —– 2891 —–
#11
Acura TL 9752 – 14.6% 2959 – 1.3%
#12
Lincoln MKZ 7770 – 13.1% 4012 + 115%
#13
Acura ILX 7508 —– 1894 —–
#14
Volvo S60 7494 – 2.4% 1547 – 10.7%
#15
Lexus IS 6970 – 22.3% 1797 – 23.3%
#16
Audi A6 6280 + 22.0% 1905 + 21.7%
#17
Audi A5 5810 + 13.2% 1809 + 27.4%
#18
Acura TSX 5798 – 52.2% 1622 – 48.3%
#18.1
Acura TSX Sedan 4979 – 54.2% 1416 – 49.6%
#18.2
Acura TSX SportWagon 819 – 35.2% 206 – 37.8%
#19
Lexus GS 5325 – 24.5% 1236 – 38.4%
#20
Lexus CT200h 4416 – 32.2% 1171 – 27.7%
#21
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 4180 + 19.2% 1103 + 16.4%
#22
Porsche 911 3613 + 16.8% 891 – 18.3%
#23
Lexus LS 3560 + 69.4% 700 + 59.8%
#24
Lincoln MKS 3485 – 24.0% 730 – 43.8%
#25
BMW 7-Series 3209 – 17.6% 871 + 68.8%
#26
BMW 6-Series 2831 + 28.1% 760 + 48.1%
#27
Audi A7 2728 – 2.7% 645 – 17.3%
#28
Jaguar XF 2608 + 29.8% 709 + 54.5%
#29
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 2422 + 366% 938 + 275%
#30
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 2335 – 2.9% 640 – 1.1%
#31
Infiniti M 1956 – 40.0% 388 – 15.8%
#32
Audi A8 1929 + 35.6% 467 + 30.4%
#33
BMW 1-Series 1917 – 32.4% 626 – 15.5%
#34
Porsche Panamera 1885 – 31.1% 501 – 42.3%
#35
Porsche Boxster 1795 + 1210% 496 + 1278%
#36
Mercedes-Benz SLK 1585 + 1.7% 451 – 3.4%
#37
Jaguar XJ 1568 – 9.1% 323 – 35.5%
#38
Volvo XC70 1559 – 7.9% 439 + 26.5%
#39
BMW Z4 854 – 3.8% 230 – 17.3%
#40
Volvo C70 824 – 46.5% 224 – 44.8%
#41
Audi A3 798 – 65.7% 55 – 91.4%
#42
Acura RLX 752 —– 400 —–
#43
Volvo C30 706 – 17.7% 184 + 10.8%
#44
Volvo S80 638 – 39.6% 123 – 52.3%
#45
Audi TT 633 – 16.0% 170 – 17.9%
#46
Jaguar XK 550 – 17.5% 109 – 3.5%
#47
Porsche Cayman 457 + 30.9% 394 + 488%
#48
Audi R8 238 – 29.0% 71 – 22.8%
#49
Mercedes-Benz CL-Class 192 – 29.7% 37 – 41.3%
#50
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 165 – 57.7% 46 – 55.8%
#51
Acura RL 39 – 70.5% 7 – 78.8%
#52
Mercedes-Benz R-Class 20 – 96.5% —– – 100%
#53
Lexus LFA 15 – 21.1% 6 + 20.0%
#54
Cadillac DTS 3 – 98.9% —– – 100%
T55
Cadillac STS 2 – 98.1% 1 – 95.0%
T55
Lexus HS250h 2 – 99.7% —– – 100%
Total
298,308 + 7.0% 79,163 + 13.5%
Tesla Model S **
6850 —– 2100 —–
Chevrolet Corvette 3915 – 9.5% 974 – 30.2%
Hyundai Equus 1075 – 15.9%  261 – 25.6%
Nissan GT-R 371 + 7.8% 103 – 12.7%
SRT (Dodge) Viper 64 + 220% 60 —–
Total
12,275 + 106% 3498 + 87.6%
Aston Martin *
276 + 1.5% 69 + 1.5%
781 + 19.6% 207 + 2.0%
Ferrari *
648 + 3.2% 162 + 3.2%
Lamborghini *
184 + 7.0%  46 + 7.0%
Lotus *
88 + 10.0% 22 + 10.0%
753 – 9.7% 204 – 12.1%
Maybach *
—– – 100% —– – 100%
Rolls-Royce *
336 + 6.3% 84 + 6.3%
Total
3066 + 3.2% 794 + 1.5%
Overall Total
313,649 + 9.0% 83,455 + 15.3%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC 
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales
Italicized unranked lines are nothing more than available breakdowns, already included in the model’s total, not in addition to the model’s total. 

* ANDC estimate
** HybridCars.com estimate

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