Small And Midsize Luxury Car Sales In America – September 2014 YTD


2014 Volvo S60

BMW 5-Series sales in the United States fell below 2000 units in September 2014, the first such dive since August 2012. BMW USA averaged 4720 5-Series sales per month in the first eight months of 2014. 

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – September 2014 YTD
• U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – September 2014 YTD

USA luxury car sales chart September 2014
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Don’t expect the low volume to continue for long. September also saw declines from many potential 5-Series rivals, including the top-selling Mercedes-Benz E-Class. U.S. sales of the Acura RLX, Audi A6, Cadillac CTS, Infiniti Q70, and Jaguar XF also decreased compared with September 2013.

With much lower base prices, sales of BMW’s 3-Series lineup (4-Series inclusive, as per BMW’s release) rose 51% to 12,814 units in September, precisely half of all BMW sales last month. 

X models, from the X1 to the X6, accounted for one-third of all BMW sales in September. No premium brand product, not a BMW or a Mercedes-Benz or a Lexus or an Audi, comes close to matching the 3-Series/4-Series juggernaut in terms of outright U.S. volume. 

The 3-Series’ next-best-selling direct rival, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, stands a better chance than ever with a gorgeous exterior and S-Class-aping interior in W205 form, arriving in driveways across America now. The C-Class is now assembled in Alabama. Which is not in Germany.

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 luxury brand 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 • September 2015 • October 2014 • August 2014September 2013

Small/Entry 
Luxury Car
September
2014
September
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
1464
1363 7.4% 12,854 15,270 -15.8%
3884
6170
58
1294 -95.5% 6202 14,183 -56.3%
2340
7 33,329% 14,669 856 1614%
Audi A4  ^
2994
3813 -21.5% 29,304 31,113 -5.8%
1204
1511 -20.3% 13,165 14,488 -9.1%
740
468 58.1% 5303 4894 8.4%
12,814
8512 50.5% 94,445 77,921 21.2%
1022
3104
2239
2739 -18.3% 22,535 28,207 -20.1%
881
1777 -50.4% 12,208 26,043 -53.1%
454
844 -46.2% 5758 8159 -29.4%
2742
2367 15.8% 25,864 4801 438.7%
1078
798 35.1% 13,585 11,440 18.8%
3611
3201 12.8% 37,038 22,060 67.9%
65
2 3150% 159 14 1036%
6285
6389 -1.6% 50,170 66,596 -24.7%
2531
2310 9.6% 18,207 2310 688%
1
79 -98.7% 65 1269 -94.9%
1763
1545 14.1% 16,447 18,732 -12.2%
383
3993
Total
48,553
39,019 24.4% 391,245 348,356 12.3%

Midsize Luxury Car
September
2014
September
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
187
311 -39.9% 2695 2950 -8.6%
142
1102 -87.1% 10,357 19,762 -47.6%
1510
1682 -10.2% 17,167 15,792 8.7%
588
623 -5.6% 6386 6027 6.0%
1407
3574 -60.6% 39,168 38,681 1.3%
2282
2408 -5.2% 22,921 24,410 -6.1%
19 -100%
7 -100%
1979
2565 -22.8% 18,386 23,722 -22.5%
261
371 -29.6% 2596 2506 3.6%
206
370 -44.3% 3377 4178 -19.2%
258
632 -59.2% 4225 5850 -27.8%
56
1106
5722
4866 17.6% 52,910 52,076 1.6%
1592
1231 29.3% 16,252 14,255 14.0%
457
782 -41.6% 6260 8066 -22.4%
2176
2874 -24.3% 26,769 23,775 12.6%
1100
906 21.4% 6149 5921 3.9%
4883
5647 -13.5% 52,608 46,006 14.4%
1 -100% 7 29 -75.9%
182
152 19.7% 1393 1401 -0.6%
559
361 54.8% 3748 3639 3.0%
Total
25,547
30,458 -16.1% 294,480 299,072 -1.5%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
* vehicle also displayed in another GCBC segment breakdown
^ BMW USA, not GCBC, has decided to combine sales figures for the 3-Series and 4-Series, the 1-Series and 2-Series. Acura has done the same with the new RLX and old RL.
^ A4 includes Allroad, without which A4 sales were down 26% to 2480 in September; down 4% to 25,829 YTD.
^ Jointly, Q50 and G sedan sales were down 13% to 3623 in September; up 23% to 38,072 YTD. Total G, Q60, Q50 sales were down 18% to 4077 in September; up 12% to 43,830 YTD.
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. This explains why you’ll see the Acura ILX here but also with mainstream cars like the Buick Verano, too, and the Audi A5 is also displayed with coupes and convertibles… because readers have wanted it both ways. Hyundai USA, not GoodCarBadCar, chooses to combine sales figures for the Genesis sedan and Genesis Coupe, forcing us to include the Genesis with volume-brand cars on pricing grounds before we even get to the “brand status” issue. The K900, Equus, and XTS are here not because of their size but because of their price points, their lack of direct comparability with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. You can always find the sales results for EVERY vehicle and form your own competitive sets by using the All Vehicle Rankings posts.

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