That excludes the Tesla Model S, which treads ground between E-Classes and S-Classes, the 5-Series and 7-Series, and which likely sold 1550 times in July - Tesla doesn't release monthly U.S. sales data. Still, that's more than double what most big limos managed, although Mercedes-Benz sold 5605 E-Class sedans, coupes, convertibles, and wagons in July in the category below this one.
Sales of the BMW 6-Series sedan, coupe, and convertible tumbled, as well. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class plunged 32%, Porsche Panamera volume slid 22%.
Year-to-date, the S-Class is 862 sales ahead of the 7-Series, which is 18 sales up on the Lexus LS.
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The A7's price puts it closer to the A8 than it is to the A6. The CLS, though significantly less costly and less roomy than an S-Class, is just as expensive as the Lexus LS, and it belongs here as much as it does in a list that includes the Lincoln MKZ. Either way, the A7 and CLS are both more attractively priced than the BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe, a car with which they theoretically compete.
You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly U.S. sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC's Sales Stats page. This table is now sortable, so you can rank large luxury cars any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.
Click Column Headers To Sort - August 2013 - June 2013 - July 2012
Large Luxury Car
Audi A7 *
|+ 11.6%||4685||- 2.9%|
|+ 12.7%||3551||+ 20.4%|
|- 43.4%||5631||+ 27.4%|
|- 49.8%||5926||- 18.8%|
|+ 35.4%||3125||+ 1.2%|
|+ 23.3%||5908||+ 65.4%|
|- 12.0%||4237||- 7.8%|
|- 32.3%||6788||+ 6.7%|
|- 22.3%||3019||- 36.2%|
* vehicle also displayed in another GCBC segment breakdown
GCBC isn't here to break down segments, an impossible task for any group, but to display sales data for the sake of comparison. The more ways sales data can be displayed, the better, right? This explains why you'll see the 6-Series here but also with premium sports cars... because readers have wanted it both ways. You can always find the sales results for EVERY vehicle and form your own competitive sets by using the All Vehicle Rankings posts. Sales data for brands such as Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Maybach, Rolls-Royce etc. are unfortunately not broken down by model. ANDC estimates say sales for those brands in the first seven months of 2013 were 483, 1134, 322, 154, zero, and 588, respectively. Bentley sold 1380 cars from January through July; Maserati 1356, and reportedly, Tesla has risen to 12,200 units.
Large Luxury Car Sales In America - August 2013 YTD
Large Luxury Car Sales In America - June 2013 YTD
Large Luxury Car Sales In America - July 2012 YTD
Top 15 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In America - July 2013
U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings - July 2013 YTD
Small & Midsize Luxury Car Sales In America - July 2013 YTD