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Large Luxury Car Sales Figures In America – October 2013 YTD

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We knew Mercedes-Benz S-Class sales were going to fall. And we knew Mercedes-Benz S-Class sales were going to rise. But I can’t say we knew Mercedes-Benz S-Class sales were going to rise this high this soon.

2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
USA large luxury car sales chart October 2013
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Year-over-year, S-Class sales tumbled 58% to 387 units in September 2013 as W221 inventory dwindled. With the stunning W222 arriving, S-Class sales jumped 75% YOY. Compared to September’s output, S-Class sales were up 395% in October. 

The S-Class outsold the 7-Series, XJ, and Panamera combined and sold more than four times more often than the segment’s lowest-volume sedan, the Audi A8.

Mercedes-Benz sold 30,886 S-Class sedans in 2006 but, even if 3600 more S-Classes were sold in the final two months of 2013, Mercedes-Benz USA will hardly top 13,000 sales in 2013. Mercedes-Benz sold 50,408 GL and ML SUVs in 2006 but has already sold 57,260 GLs and MLs in the first ten months of 2013.

Lexus reported a very positive month for its LS sedan, as well. LS sales are up 50% this year after 2012 sales were down 76% from 2007’s high water mark.  

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. 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. The + icon has been removed from year-over-year improvements. Look instead for red font to designate year-over-year declines. We’ve also added prior year data, so you’ll spend less time hunting around GCBC for historical figures.

Click Column Headers To Sort • October 2014 • November 2013 • September 2013October 2012

Large Luxury Car

768 – 9.4% 6723 7019 – 4.2%
591 – 24.7% 5079 4561 11.4%
770 19.6% 7955 6252 27.2%
634 – 1.7% 9196 8737 5.3%
260 74.6% 4520 4197 7.7%
834 26.5% 8624 5750 50.0%
599 8.0% 6568 6708 – 2.1%
1096 74.6% 9539 9310 2.5%
467 7.3% 4449 6451 – 31.0%
6019 20.6% 62,653 58,985 6.2%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
* vehicle also displayed in another GCBC segment breakdown
GCBC isn’t here to break down segments, an impossible task for any group, but to display sales data for the sake of comparison. The more ways sales data can be displayed, the better, right? This explains why you’ll see the 6-Series here but also with premium sports cars; the A7 and CLS here but also with midsize luxury cars… because readers have wanted it both ways. You can always find the sales results for EVERY vehicle and form your own competitive sets by using the All Vehicle Rankings posts. Sales data for brands such as Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Maybach, Rolls-Royce etc. are unfortunately not broken down by model. estimates say sales for those brands in the first ten months of 2013 were 690, 1620, 460, 220, zero, and 840, respectively. Bentley sales are up 18% to 2199 through ten months; Maserati sold 2828 cars in the last ten months, and reportedly, Tesla had risen to 15,500 through ten months with 1330 October sales. Tesla, unfortunately, doesn’t release model-specific monthly U.S. sales data.

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