Canadian BMW 7-Series sales slid 13% in October, yet the biggest BMW was still the best-selling large luxury car in Canada, 24% more successful than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, sales figures for which take the CL-Class coupe into account.
Despite its freshness the Audi A8 didn’t fare as well this October as it did in October 2010. Sales fell 30%, the worst drop in the segment. Conversely, the A8’s year-to-date improvement, 84%, is markedly better than the improvement posted by either the Jaguar XJ or Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The 7-Series is down through ten months, as are the Lexus LS and Porsche Panamera. Lexus sold one hybrid LS in October 2011. It costs $121,750.
Yes, that means Mercedes-Benz’s S-Class hybrid, the S400, is $13,550 less than Lexus’s S-Class-fighting hybrid, the LS600hL. You can also opt for diesel in Mercedes-Benz showrooms. The S350 BlueTec 4Matic is $109,900.
Check out the sales figures of jumbo luxury sport-utility vehicles after the jump. Infiniti QX56 sales jumped 128% in October. Even after doubling QX56 sales, Infiniti trails the three-pronged Cadillac Escalade lineup by 508 units through ten months. The class-leading Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, along with the tremendously wicked G-Class, is a significantly more likely purchase than the Escalade in Canada, regardless.
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