America’s favourite large luxury sedan was America’s rarest large luxury car purchase in August 2013. This wasn’t a surprising development.
Mercedes-Benz is replacing the W221 S-Class with the W222. Sales of the Mercedes-Benz flagship were more than cut in half, year-over-year. Porsche, even with a 30% decline, still managed to outsell the S-Class with the Panamera, though only by four units.
BMW, on the other hand, was able to take advantage of the S-Class’s situation with a 173% 7-Series increase. 924 7-Series sedans were sold last month, up from 339 a year ago. 7-Series sales are still down 10% this year. Lexus posted a 14.5% increase in LS volume and only trailed the 7er by 24 units.
You can click any model name in the table below to find historical monthly and yearly U.S. sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. This table is now sortable, so you can rank large luxury cars any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.