Helping to ratchet up the Numbers for BMW’s small sedan were the 3-Series coupe, hardtop convertible, and wagon. In total, BMW has sold more than 67,000 3-Series variations in the United States through the first three-quarters of 2009. Add the Sales Stats of the 1-Series and BMW’s small luxury dominance is as thick as KFC’s batter. Can the 3-Series’ larger brethren dominate in their respective segments, as well?
Below you’ll find the Marketplace story for larger luxury cars and the largest luxury sedans. For a look back at figures already researched and provided by The Good Car Guy, click here for the manufacturer perspective and here for the small luxury car segments. Of course, not all these cars are cross-shopped one with the other; certainly not in the largest category. There are reasons for their groupings, reasons not hard to figure out if you think for yourself.
AFTER 3/4ths OF 2009
MID-SIZE TO LARGE LUXURY SALES TOTALS
Acura RL: 1,491 Audi A6: 4,794 BMW 5-Series: 29,690 Cadillac STS: 5,043 Infiniti M: 6,741 Lexus ES: 33,431 Lexus GS: 5,277 Lincoln MKS: 12,352 Mercedes-Benz E-Class: 26,740 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class: 2,159 Saab 9-5: 852 Volvo S80: 6,458 Volvo V70/XC70: 5,998
LARGE TO LIMO-LIKE LUXURY SEDAN TOTALS
Audi A8: 1,046 BMW 7-Series: 5,950 Cadillac DTS: 12,125 Lexus LS: 7,388 Lincoln Town Car: 8,695 Mercedes-Benz S-Class: 7,806