It’s a bit silly, really. We’re all going to act like the upcoming Mercedes-Benz CLA250 is a “luxury” car just because it’s a Benz. Meanwhile, GCBC gets daily emails decrying the premium status afforded to $50K+ Acuras. Whatever.
Luxury isn’t clearly defined by equipment levels or price points or leather quality. How you define it will differ from how your neighbour defines it. If you have suggestions, make sure they run the gamut, and then send them to GCBC through the Contact page.
Significant year-over-year U.S. sales decreases were reported by many leading luxury cars in March 2013. The BMW 3-Series slid 10.5%; the Mercedes-Benz C-Class rose 32%. The 3-Series’ monthly lead amounted to a narrower-than-normal 462-unit victory. Both the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class fell. The E-Class’s loss amounted to 1561 units. At the bottom of this post, the Audi A3 and Lexus CT200h both lost half their sales.
With assistance from the Allroad, Audi A4 sales jumped 20% in March. Audi’s A6 posted an 18% improvement last month. Audi USA sold more A6s in March 2013 than in March 2010 and March 2011 combined. It remains a much less popular option than either BMW’s 5-Series or the Mercedes E-Class. But nearly as many midsize luxury buyers turned to the A6 as the Infiniti M, Jaguar XF, and Acura RLX in March.
You can click any model name in the tables 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. These tables are now are sortable, so you can rank U.S. luxury cars any which way you like.