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


2015 BMW M3 sedan blue

Finally, BMW USA has decided, like BMW Canada, to separate the sales figures of the 3-Series and its 4-Series offshoot. We’ve continued to combine the June 2015 figures for the sake of consistency through the halfway point, but we do now know the numerical differences between the cars, which we first published on their individual sales tracking pages last Wednesday and then again last Friday.

BMW sold 42,783 copies of the 3-Series – that’s sedan and wagon – in the first six months of 2015, equal to 63% of the duo’s total year-to-date volume. That represented a 3% year-over-year improvement.

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

BMW also sold 24,906 copies of the 4-Series – coupe, convertible, and four-door Gran Coupe hatchback – in the first-half of 2015, a 62% year-over-year increase.

USA  luxury car sales chart June 2015
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But in June, specifically, the numbers were much tighter. 49% of the combined 3-Series/4-Series’ sales in the United States were generated by the 4-Series, up from 34% a year ago. 4-Series sales jumped 69% to 6625 units in June 2015; 3-Series sales slid 10% to 6891 units.

These are hugely consequential figures not only because BMW is America’s luxury leader, but because the 3-Series/4-Series tandem dominates the sales charts. 

As separate entities, they won’t appear so dominant when we report July’s figures. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class, which includes both sedan and coupe figures, outsold the 3-Series by 1425 units in June; by 554 units in the first-half of 2015.

2015 BMW M4 coupe yellow

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 • June 2016 • July 2015 • May 2015June 2014

Small/Entry 
Luxury Car
June
2015
June
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
1662
928 79.1% 8471 8357 1.4%
3986
22,172
1
681 -99.9% 28 5425 -99.5%
3482
2452 42.0% 17,905 7735 131.5%
3112
3756 -17.1% 14,872 19,409 -23.4%
1101
1554 -29.2% 6719 8538 -21.3%
1067
680 56.9% 5342 3268 63.5%
13,516
11,543 17.1% 67,689 56,657 19.5%
551
358 53.9% 4456 694 542%
2211
2358 -6.2% 12,507 14,910 -16.1%
748
1392 -46.3% 7677 8441 -9.1%
3470
2423 43.2% 20,400 18,006 13.3%
366
752 -51.3% 2292 4020 -43.0%
1118
1521 -26.5% 7123 8337 -14.6%
3821
3932 -2.8% 23,420 23,573 -0.6%
1129
6730
242
1172
8316
5607 48.3% 43,337 33,034 31.2%
2391
1658 44.2% 16,103 10,576 52.3%
64 -100%
1406
2337 -39.8% 8758 11,221 -21.9%
437
470 -7.0% 2299 2739 -16.1%
328
1257
Total
54,461
44,402 22.6% 300,729 245,004 22.7%

Midsize Luxury Car
June
2015
June
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
224
229 -2.2% 1200 2084 -42.4%
5
990 -99.5% 81 9016 -99.1%
2431
2191 11.0% 11,409 11,910 -4.2%
669
686 -2.5% 3376 4469 -24.5%
2965
7940 -62.7% 23,581 27,617 -14.6%
1535
2174 -29.4% 9689 16,008 -39.5%
1447
1693 -14.5% 11,590 11,490 0.9%
170
250 -32.0% 1159 1777 -34.8%
613
379 61.7% 4484 2725 64.6%
446
312 42.9% 3590 3442 4.3%
168
224 -25.0% 710 816 -13.0%
4742
5508 -13.9% 29,041 33,170 -12.4%
1643
1511 8.7% 11,142 10,122 10.1%
525
602 -12.8% 3829 4688 -18.3%
2543
2990 -15.0% 15,260 18,976 -19.6%
444
526 -15.6% 2801 3194 -12.3%
3611
6500 -44.4% 22,252 34,597 -35.7%
4 6 -33.3%
283
127 123% 923 961 -4.0%
625
404 54.7% 2647 2181 21.4%
Total
25,089
35,236 -28.8% 158,768 199,249 -20.3%

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. Acura has done the same with the new RLX and old RL.
^ A4 includes Allroad, without which A4 sales were down 15% to 2863 in June; down 22% to 13,547 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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