Small And Midsize Luxury Car Sales In America - August 2015 YTD

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Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz combined to sell 6834 A3s, 2-Series', and CLA-Class sedans in the United States in August 2015, an 18% year-over-year improvement.

Yet the total number of sales achieved by the German luxury trio's entry-level cars pales in comparison to the total achieved by America's best-selling premium brand car, the BMW 3-Series.


U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - August 2015 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model - August 2015 YTD


3-Series sales jumped 24% to 10,163 units in August 2015, pulling the year-to-date improvement for the core BMW model up to 4%, a 2168-unit increase compared with the first eight months of 2015.

USA luxury car sales chart August 2015
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The 3-Series' domination doesn't mean its rivals all fail to succeed. Infiniti Q50 sales are rising quickly in 2015. Mercedes-Benz's still fresh C-Class has recorded 56,875 year-to-date U.S. sales, up 30%. 

Yet in addition to the nearly 61,000 3-Series' sold by BMW USA so far this year, the company has also sold 31,036 copies of the 4-Series. The 4-Series, you'll recall, was previously a part of the 3-Series lineup. Together, their sales are up 12% to 91,711 so far this year.

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 • August 2016 • September 2015 • July 2015August 2014
Small/Entry 
Luxury Car
August
2015
August
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
1660
1798-7.7%11,74411,3903.1%
4353
228690.4%30,05522861215%
1
240-99.6%316144-99.5%
3188
243031.2%24,26012,32996.8%
Audi A4  ^
2743
3818-28.2%20,048 26,310-23.8%
1043
1813-42.5%886711,961-25.9%
1024
65755.9%7394 456362.0%
10,163
819724.0%60,67558,5073.7%
2940
4280-31.3%31,03623,39032.7%
792
1025-22.7%61832082197.0%
2449
2804-12.7%16,54420,296-18.5%
264
1546-82.9%8348 11,327-26.3%
3839
265544.6%28,046 23,12221.3%
311
602-48.3%2922 5304-44.9%
1504
2191-31.4%10,00112,507-20.0%
4537
5312-14.6%32,237 33,427-3.6%
1337
------9299 ------
172
53225%1540 941538%
7154
515138.9%56,875 43,88529.6%
2622
2722-3.7%21,16415,67635.0%
---
---------64-100%
1473
1724-14.6%11,283 14,684-23.2%
50
------50 ------
289
429-32.6%3157 3610-12.5%
273
------1766 ------
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--------- --- ---
Total
54,181
51,7334.7%403,525 342,958 17.7%

Midsize Luxury Car
August
2015
August
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
187
216-13.4%16002508-36.2%
1
463-99.8%8510,215-99.2%
2022
19274.9%15,35915,657-1.9%
757
68211.0%4882 5798-15.8%
4012
4468-10.2%29,77937,761-21.1%
1730
2592-33.3%12,93420,639-37.3%
1531
2978-48.6%14,423 16,407-12.1%
185
253-26.9%15182335-35.0%
626
174260%5682317179.2%
321
28512.6%4381 396710.4%
386
102278%1576 105050.1%
7286
7692-5.3%41,767 47,188-11.5%
1795
2537-29.2%14,63814,660-0.2%
552
585-5.6%49255803-15.1%
2571
2841-9.5%20,473 24,593-16.8%
278
1150-75.8%4317 5049-14.5%
4006
6481-38.2%31,15247,725-34.7%
---
1-100%47-42.9%
60
132-54.5%1018 1211-15.9%
445
552-19.4%349731899.7%
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Total
28,751
36,111-20.4%214,010 268,933 -20.4%
Source: Automakers & ANDC
* vehicle also displayed in another GCBC segment breakdown
^ BMW USA, previously combined sales figures of the 3-Series and 4-Series but recently began splitting the pair. 2-Series figures continue to take old 1-Series sales into account.
^ A4 includes Allroad, without which A4 sales were down 21% to 2541 in August; down 22% to 18,306 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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