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.


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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% 11,744 11,390 3.1%
4353
2286 90.4% 30,055 2286 1215%
1
240 -99.6% 31 6144 -99.5%
3188
2430 31.2% 24,260 12,329 96.8%
Audi A4  ^
2743
3818 -28.2% 20,048 26,310 -23.8%
1043
1813 -42.5% 8867 11,961 -25.9%
1024
657 55.9% 7394 4563 62.0%
10,163
8197 24.0% 60,675 58,507 3.7%
2940
4280 -31.3% 31,036 23,390 32.7%
792
1025 -22.7% 6183 2082 197.0%
2449
2804 -12.7% 16,544 20,296 -18.5%
264
1546 -82.9% 8348 11,327 -26.3%
3839
2655 44.6% 28,046 23,122 21.3%
311
602 -48.3% 2922 5304 -44.9%
1504
2191 -31.4% 10,001 12,507 -20.0%
4537
5312 -14.6% 32,237 33,427 -3.6%
1337
9299
172
53 225% 1540 94 1538%
7154
5151 38.9% 56,875 43,885 29.6%
2622
2722 -3.7% 21,164 15,676 35.0%
64 -100%
1473
1724 -14.6% 11,283 14,684 -23.2%
50
50
289
429 -32.6% 3157 3610 -12.5%
273
1766
Total
54,181
51,733 4.7% 403,525 342,958 17.7%

Midsize Luxury Car
August
2015
August
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
187
216 -13.4% 1600 2508 -36.2%
1
463 -99.8% 85 10,215 -99.2%
2022
1927 4.9% 15,359 15,657 -1.9%
757
682 11.0% 4882 5798 -15.8%
4012
4468 -10.2% 29,779 37,761 -21.1%
1730
2592 -33.3% 12,934 20,639 -37.3%
1531
2978 -48.6% 14,423 16,407 -12.1%
185
253 -26.9% 1518 2335 -35.0%
626
174 260% 5682 3171 79.2%
321
285 12.6% 4381 3967 10.4%
386
102 278% 1576 1050 50.1%
7286
7692 -5.3% 41,767 47,188 -11.5%
1795
2537 -29.2% 14,638 14,660 -0.2%
552
585 -5.6% 4925 5803 -15.1%
2571
2841 -9.5% 20,473 24,593 -16.8%
278
1150 -75.8% 4317 5049 -14.5%
4006
6481 -38.2% 31,152 47,725 -34.7%
1 -100% 4 7 -42.9%
60
132 -54.5% 1018 1211 -15.9%
445
552 -19.4% 3497 3189 9.7%
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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