If you purchased (leased!) a big luxury car in the United States in December 2013, there’s a very good chance you drove home in a new Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
In Beverly Hills and posh suburbs across America, the arrival of a new S-Class is a big deal. So anxiously awaited is its arrival that the S-Class, even after a four-month summer period in which only 2255 copies of the outgoing version were sold, was able to overcome a transition year to end 2013 as America’s top-selling large luxury car.
Mercedes-Benz USA sold 13,303 S-Class sedans in 2013. 43% of those sales occurred in the last quarter. The next-best-selling BMW 7-Series slid 1.5% this year to 10,932 units. The Lexus LS surged to 10,727 sales after a dreadful 2012.
You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly U.S. auto sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. These tables are 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.