At the end of June, the C-Class was 1030 sales ahead of the best-selling BMW. Two months later, the C-Class’s lead is down to 810 units. That gap is significant, but for the 3-Series, it’s not insurmountable.
The difficulty for BMW – if best-selling status is more important than total volume and/or profit – is that the 4-Series is now a unique nameplate and the 4-Series Gran Coupe steals some of the 3-Series sedan’s sales.
Total 3-Series/4-Series sales are up 14% to 9718 through the first eight months of 2015, nearly 2700 units greater than the C-Class has managed.
One rung up the ladder, however, both Mercedes-Benz and BMW are struggling to maintain interest in their E-Class and 5-Series lineups. Combined, the E-Class, the E-Class’s CLS-Class, and the 5-Series are down 18% so far this year. Direct rivals from Audi, Cadillac, Jaguar, and Lexus are all in decline, as well.
You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly Canadian 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 cars any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.