Large Luxury Car Sales In America – December 2013 And 2013 Year End

USA large luxury car sales chart December 2013
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If you purchased (leased!) a big luxury car in the United States in December 2013, there’s a very good chance you drove home in a new Mercedes-Benz S-Class. 

In Beverly Hills and posh suburbs across America, the arrival of a new S-Class is a big deal. So anxiously awaited is its arrival that the S-Class, even after a four-month summer period in which only 2255 copies of the outgoing version were sold, was able to overcome a transition year to end 2013 as America’s top-selling large luxury car.

Mercedes-Benz USA sold 13,303 S-Class sedans in 2013. 43% of those sales occurred in the last quarter. The next-best-selling BMW 7-Series slid 1.5% this year to 10,932 units. The Lexus LS surged to 10,727 sales after a dreadful 2012.

You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly U.S. auto sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. These tables are 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 • December 2014 • January 2014 • November 2013December 2012

Large Luxury Car

926 1.9% 8483 8598 -1.3%
900 -20.2% 6300 6002 5.0%
1037 4.0% 9762 8208 18.9%
1422 -21.3% 10,932 11,098 -1.5%
389 15.4% 5434 4852 12.0%
1286 -17.3% 10,727 8345 28.5%
703 1.0% 8032 8065 -0.4%
1110 67.3% 13,303 11,794 12.8%
483 3.5% 5421 7614 -28.8%
8256 2.2% 78,394 74,576 5.1%

Source: Automakers & ANDC 
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; the A7 and CLS here but also with midsize luxury 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 December 2013 were 69, 162, 46, 22, zero, and 84, respectively. Bentley sales rose 48% to 350 in December; Maserati sold 1053 cars, a 216% increase, and reportedly, Tesla Model S sales had risen to 16,950 through eleven months. Tesla, unfortunately, doesn’t release model-specific monthly U.S. sales data.

Large Luxury Car Sales In America – December 2014 & Year End
Large Luxury Car Sales In America – January 2014
Large Luxury Car Sales In America – November 2013 YTD
Large Luxury Car Sales In America – December 2012 YTD
Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America – December 2013
Top 25 Best-Selling Cars In America – 2013 Year End
Small & Midsize Luxury Car Sales In America – December 2013 & Year End
U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings – December 2013 YTD

  • mjz

    Improved, but why didn't they spend a couple more bucks to revise those awful taillight lenses?

  • bill

    this goofball writes as though the Malibu should drive like a Nascar..and as far as reliability i see lots of early 90's GM cars and rarely see "reliable" "durable" hondas, toyotas of the same age.