No surprises here, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class continues to be America’s favourite flagship luxury sedan. The S-Class outsold the Lexus LS by nearly 1100 units in August; the BMW 7-Series by a 3.5-to-1 count.
Not only did the S-Class conquer the leaderboard in August, it did so so at the expense of all its rivals. Audi A8 sales tumbled 20%, 7-Series volume plunged 43%, Jaguar XJ volume slid 23%, the Lexus LS was off August 2013’s pace by 16%, and the Porsche Panamera was down 6%.
Less direct rivals from Audi and BMW (the A7 and 6-Series) were down 5% and 38%, respectively. Mercedes-Benz’s own CLS-Class, a high-priced and swoopier-styled E-Class, added 372 sales to its August 2013 total.
Yet what a brand like Lexus may have lost in LS sales (and perhaps even in LS profit) was made up for by surging IS sales (up by 880 units). BMW’s 3-Series and 4-Series rose by 2120 units. Audi sold 2430 A3s, up from just 23 a year ago.
Come to think of it, Mercedes-Benz sold an extra 1405 S-Classes and the aforementioned 372 extra CLS sedans while also adding 2722 CLAs, and while losing out on a large chunk of C-Class sales during a model transition.
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