Increasing availability of a new generation of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the standard bearer of the luxury car establishment, led to a 41% year-over-year uptick in sales of the class-leading middle-rung Benz. February 2017 U.S. sales of the E-Class jumped to 3340 units.
Don’t be surprised to see a similar surge from the BMW 5-Series in the near future, as BMW launches a new generation of its E-Class fighter, perenially the second fiddle. The Audi A6 and Maserati Ghibli also posted February and year-to-date increases, though this is undeniably a segment in which consumers are quickly losing interest.
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Among smaller, more affordable luxury cars, the Alfa Romeo Giulia and Jaguar XE remain predictably low-volume challengers early in their tenures. February was essentially the Alfa’s first true month of (admittedly still limited) availability. 8342 Jaguar XEs have been sold since May 2016, roughly the number of C-Class sedans and coupes sold by Mercedes-Benz every five weeks.
C-Class sales have increased in four consecutive mnths. Boosted still by a new model, U.S. sales of the Audi A4 have increased in eight consecutive months.
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