E-Class Mercedes sales dropped 9% in September 2011 but it remained way out in front of the BMW 5-Series and all other rivals. Mercedes-Benz sold 47,824 E-Class sedans, coupes, convertibles, and wagons in America in the first nine months of 2011. That’s up 7% compared with the first nine months of 2010. BMW 5-Series sales are up 55% this year but ended September nearly 10,000 sales behind the E-Class.
In other direct battles, the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class’s 399% year-over-year increase propelled it to 709 September sales. Audi sold 693 A7s. Volvo sold 524 S80s in the battle of the bland; Acura sold only 43 RLs. Acura RL sales plunged 82%; certainly more than enough to land it on America’s Worst-Selling Cars list. Saab had an abysmal month but sales of the 9-5 did jump 165%.
Keep in mind, the powerful blue line representing the Hyundai Genesis includes sales of the Genesis Coupe. You can check out larger rivals of the Hyundai Equus here.
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We’re only days away from BMW’s Facebook reveal of the next 3-Series, but BMW managed to sell more copies of the company’s most popular this September than last. BMW 1-Series sales, on the other hand, fell 42%, as it was the only BMW model to report declining year-over-year sales. The Saab 9-5’s gains were more than offset by the Saab 9-3’s decline. Losing 856 units is rough, translating to an 82% drop.
The RL’s decline was awful, but sales of Acura’s smaller sedan, the TSX, were up 38% in September 2011. Cadillac CTS sales rose 24% from September 2010 levels. Sales of the midsize Ford Fusion-based $34,645 Lincoln MKZ improved notably, up 54% from 1254 last year. Mercedes-Benz C-Class sales were up 32% but the smallest sedan in Mercedes-Benz’s U.S. lineup finished September more than 2400 sales behind the BMW 3-Series.