2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG

2012 will mark the first full year of luxury four-door coupe sales engagement in the United States. The second-generation Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class was not able to keep up with the all-new Audi A7 at the end of 2011 and the Audi finished the year with a 605-unit victory. January 2012 began with another victory for the Audi A7. With eleven months remaining, the Mercedes-Benz CLS spotted the Audi A7 61 sales.

U.S. midsize luxury car sales chart January 2012
January 2012 U.S. Midsize Luxury Car Sales
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Among more mainstream luxury sedans, Mercedes-Benz secures a victory with the E-Class nearly every month. It helps that Mercedes-Benz comes to a knife fight with a gun, knife, sword, and pepper spray (via the E-Class sedan, E-Class coupe, E-Class convertible, and E-Class wagon) when others show up in sedan form only. But don’t use that to underestimate the E-Class’s popularity, even when sales fall 14% year-over-year. 

The second-best-selling midsize luxury car in America, BMW’s 5-Series, was down 26% in January 2012. Only the awful Bad 8-losing Acura RL, the Lexus GS – still waiting for the next-gen car – and the dead Cadillac STS fared worse than the BMW when compared with sales from January 2011.

After the jump you can find detailed sales figures and an accompanying chart for smaller and less expensive luxury cars, including America’s favourite premium vehicle, the BMW 3-Series. Sales figures for all these vehicles – monthly and yearly, U.S. and Canadian – can be accessed through the dropdown menu at the top right of this screen or on the Sales Stats page.

Midsize Luxury Car
January 2012
%
Change
Acura RL
33
– 79.4%
Acura TL
2283
+ 43.4%
Audi A6
1130
+ 90.2%
Audi A7
643
—–
BMW 5-Series
3216
– 26.1%
Cadillac STS
26
– 92.8%
Hyundai Equus
292
+ 15.0%
Hyundai Genesis
2291
+ 28.5%
Infiniti M
700
– 20.2%
Jaguar XF
455
+ 37.5%
Lexus ES
2410
+ 8.8%
Lexus GS
93
– 71.2%
Lincoln MKS
741
+ 23.3%
Lincoln MKZ
1662
+ 5.6%
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
582
+ 291%
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
4097
– 14.0%
Volvo S80
211
– 19.2%
Volvo XC70
443
+ 1.6%
U.S. small luxury car sales chart January 2012
Small/Entry Luxury Car
January 2012
%
Change
Acura TSX 
2266
+ 16.7%
Audi A3
585
– 18.2%
Audi A4
2676
+ 7.8%
BMW 1-Series
422
– 15.8%
BMW 3-Series
6698
+ 16.2%
Cadillac CTS
3019
– 30.8%
Infiniti G
3816
– 11.7%
Lexus CT
1025
—–
Lexus HS
152
– 46.9%
Lexus IS
1810
– 9.1%
Mercedes-Benz B-Class
7
+ 250%
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
6525
+ 56.4%
Volvo C30
290
+ 45.0%
Volvo S40
48
– 84.7%
Volvo S60
1415
+ 35.8%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC

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