Large Luxury Car Sales In America – August 2016 YTD


2017 Maserati Quattroporte interior

A huge uptick in U.S. sales of the BMW 7-Series, following an August 2015 in which 7-Series crumped in the lead-up to a new-model transition, and a doubling of Maserati Quattroporte sales powered America’s high-end luxury limo segment to a 16% year-over-year increase in August 2016. 

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – August 2016 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – August 2016 YTD

Despite the massive 1267% year-over-year uptick for the BMW and a 17% drop in sales of the class leader, Mercedes-Benz’s S-Class remained atop the category in August. Year-to-date, S-Class sales are nearly 50% stronger than sales of the its main BMW rival. 

USA large luxury car sales chart August 2016
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With newly available figures for the Quattroporte also came newly available figures for a couple of Bentleys, cars that largely operate in another price spectrum. 

Bentley sold 240 Flying Spurs in the first two-thirds of 2016, a 43% drop, and 88 Mulsannes, a 25% decrease. Across its lineup, there were 594 Rolls-Royces sold in the first eight months of 2016.

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. This table is sortable, so you can rank large luxury cars any which way you like. Mobile users can thumb across the table for full-width access. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.

Click Column Headers To Sort • September 2016 • July 2016August 2015

Large Luxury Car
August
2016
August
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD

Change
348
441 -21.1% 2616 3376 -22.5%
297
258 15.1% 2695 5653 -52.3%
1230
90 1267% 8038 6229 29.0%
306
371 -17.5% 2452 2563 -4.3%
457
532 -14.1% 3768 4864 -22.5%
252
122 107% 1508 1448 4.1%
1698
2045 -17.0% 11,974 14,040 -14.7%
445
466 -4.5% 2985 3328 -10.3%
Total
5033
4325 16.4% 36,036 41,501 -13.2%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
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 BMW 6-Series is listed here as it now features a “mainstream” sedan bodystyle in addition to its two-door variants, just like the larger 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. Tesla, unfortunately, doesn’t release model-specific monthly U.S. sales data, but HybridCars.com estimates 3200 August Tesla Model S sales; 17,300 YTD.

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