2013 Porsche Panamera platinum edition interior

Between the seven upper-echelon sedans (for which sales figures are published) available in America, 4389 found buyers in February 2013. 21% of this small market was owned by Mercedes-Benz, the maker of the segment’s most well-known car. 9% of the buyers chose a Porsche Panamera, the segment’s least attractive car.

U.S. large luxury car sales chart February 2013
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Another 17.5% opted for the BMW 6-Series, the only car here that’s available as a coupe or convertible. (Mercedes-Benz sold 48 CL-Class Coupes, a car that is basically an S-Class Coupe, one we show along with the 6-Series in our premium sporty car charts elsewhere on GCBC.) BMW’s 6-Series outsold BMW’s own 7-Series sedan. The 6-Series Gran Coupe sedan costs more than the 6er coupe but less than the 6-Series sedan. In 640i trim, the Gran Coupe costs $2900 more than a 740i.

GCBC makes the tables below sortable, so you can arrange vehicles by February or year-to-date volume, for example, rather than the present alphabetical order. Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these vehicles can be accessed by clicking the model name or by making a selection at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. That’s where you’ll find out that Maserati sold 159 vehicles in total in February. Bentley sold 180.

The Cadillac XTS is America’s 124st-best-selling vehicle through the first two months of 2013. Lexus’s LS ranks 167th, one position ahead of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Click Column Headers To Sort – February 2014 – March 2013 – January 2013 – February 2012

Large Luxury Car
February 2013
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
395
+ 22.3% 899 + 38.9%
770
+ 45.6% 1194 + 27.3%
709
– 36.9% 1292 – 38.5%
404
+ 22.1% 805 + 13.7%
803
+ 55.3% 1880 + 72.5%
923
+ 16.4% 1861 + 17.9%
385
– 24.7% 973 – 19.9%

Large (Cheaper) 
Luxury Cars
February 2013
%
Change
Year
To
Date
YTD
% Change
Cadillac DTS *
—–
– 100% 3 – 98.1%
2169
—– 4069 —–
270
– 4.9% 523 – 9.2%
922
+ 7.6% 1831 + 14.6%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC 
* Also displayed in another GCBC segment breakdown

RECOMMENDED READING
Large Luxury Car Sales In America – February 2014 YTD
Large Luxury Car Sales In America – March 2013
Large Luxury Car Sales In America – January 2013
Large Luxury Car Sales In America – February 2012
Top 15 Best-Selling Expensive Cars In America – February 2013
U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings – February 2013
Small & Midsize Luxury Car Sales In America – February 2013