Small And Midsize Luxury Car Sales In America – February 2015 YTD


2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

U.S. sales of the BMW 3-Series and its 4-Series offshoot increased in February 2015, the 22nd consecutive month in which sales of BMW’s most popular model improved on a year-over-year basis.

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – February 2015 YTD
• U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – February 2015 YTD

USA luxury car sales chart February 2015
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The 3er’s top competitor, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, is now readily available in fourth-gen W205 form, and sales are improving as a result. 

C-Class volume jumped 26% to 7072 units, 3.7 times the figure achieved by the aging Audi A4.

In between the Benz and the Audi were a handful of other premium brand nameplates: Lexus’s ES, the Infiniti Q50, BMW’s 5-Series, the Acura TLX, Lexus IS, Mercedes-Benz CLA, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Audi’s own A3, and the smallest and largest Cadillac cars. 

Don’t underestimate the strength that will likely be displayed by a next-gen 2016 Audi A4. Brand-wide Audi sales have now increased in 50 consecutive months. Each new launch is more successful than the last, and the A3 certainly proves that a new Audi can be way more successful than its predecessor.  Audi USA has sold more A3s in the last twelve months than in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 combined.

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 • February 2016 • March 2015 • January 2015February 2014

Small/Entry 
Luxury Car
February
2015
February
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
959
1301 -26.3% 1951 2458 -20.6%
3419
6311
4
911 -99.6% 10 1804 -99.4%
2279
563 305% 4662 563 728%
Audi A4  ^
1924
2497 -22.9% 3714 4995 -25.6%
831
1030 -19.3% 1674 1955 -14.4%
523
272 92.3% 898 347 159%
8748
7791 12.3% 16,096 14,285 12.7%
1089
1759
2028
2427 -16.4% 3785 4336 -12.7%
1643
927 77.2% 2672 1829 46.1%
3649
3275 11.4% 6615 6224 6.3%
346
411 -15.8% 812 824 -1.5%
978
1230 -20.5% 1983 2520 -21.3%
3383
3517 -3.8% 6758 6565 2.9%
984
1831
109
349
7072
5621 25.8% 13,308 11,369 17.1%
2606
1971 32.2% 5097 4404 15.7%
14 -100% 26 -100%
1203
1578 -24.0% 2574 2900 -11.0%
339
335 1.0% 631 657 -4.0%
70
98
Total
44,186
35,671 23.9% 83,588 68,061 22.8%

Midsize Luxury Car
February
2015
February
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
173
371 -53.4% 349 791 -55.9%
22
1480 -98.5% 40 2848 -98.6%
1282
1743 -26.4% 2484 3224 -23.0%
229
628 -63.5% 514 1252 -58.9%
3606
3818 -5.6% 6965 7087 -1.7%
1438
2509 -42.7% 3136 4741 -33.9%
1960
2106 -6.9% 3842 3754 2.3%
207
260 -20.4% 427 587 -27.3%
707
458 54.4% 1334 947 40.9%
703
896 -21.5% 1347 1554 -13.3%
62
181
4192
4360 -3.9% 8272 8319 -0.6%
1851
1574 17.6% 3530 2874 22.8%
559
771 -27.5% 1204 1406 -14.4%
1834
3044 -39.8% 3664 5166 -29.1%
343
459 -25.3% 749 879 -14.8%
2409
4271 -43.6% 6745 9537 -29.3%
2 -100% 4 -100%
70
85 -17.6% 282 437 -35.5%
316
267 18.4% 646 528 22.3%
Total
21,963
29,102 -24.5% 45,711 55,935 -18.3%

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.
^ A4 includes Allroad, without which A4 sales were ____ in February; ____ 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 posts.

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