Helped by a plethora of CUVs, the hottest selling segment, and the on fire 4-series, BMW managed to stave off Lexus, its German rivals, and Cadillac for the fourth year in a row. BMW(+1.4%) finished 2015 with 346,023 sales. Lexus (+10.7), not far behind with 344,601 sales came in at number two, just 1,422 fewer.
The 4-series, which despite BMW being propelled in terms of growth mostly by CUVs, was the lone stalwart car nameplate to actually show gains. Although the 1/2-series were up 77%, it must be noted that they are, for all intents new entries after the 1-series was discontinued in 2014 and re-pinned the 2-series for 2015. The 3,5,6, and 7-Series, in addition to the Z4, were all down
Buick Motor Co. (-2.6%) came in at 223,055, while the top 5 was rounded off by Audi(11.1%+) , in lieu of VW's diesel debacle managed to pull off a spot as number four with 202,202 sales. Honda's Acura (5.6%+) posted a respectable bump in sales with 177,165.
Special notice goes to American make Cadillac (2.6%+). In a strong effort, and touting six nameplates, two less than it's nearest competitor Acura, and a whopping ten less than the perceived luxury leader Mercedes Benz, came from a dismal 2014, to a rise in sales with 175,267 sales. Cadillac expects growth in 2016 as it introduces the all new XT5 crossover and first ever CT6 large executive class Saloon.
Luxury car sales in the United States in 2015
1) BMW - 346,023 - up 1.8 percent
2) Lexus - 344,601 - up 10.7 percent
3) Mercedes-Benz - 343,088 - up 3.8 percent
4) Buick Motor Co. 223,055- down 2.6 percent
5) Audi - 202,202 - up 11.1 percent
6) Acura - 177,165 - up 5.6 percent
7) Cadillac - 175,267 - up 2.6 percent
8 )Infiniti - 133,498 - up 13.8 percent
9) Lincoln - 101,227 - up 7.1 percent
10) Land Rover - 70,582 - up 37 percent
11) Volvo - 70,047 - up 24.3 percent
12) Porsche - 51,756 - up 10.1 percent
13) Jaguar - 14,466 - down 8 percent
14) Maserati - 11,697 - down 9.6 percent
15) Bentley - 2,686 - down 10.6 percent
16) Rolls-Royce - 1,140 - up 2.6 percent