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Lexus GS 430, Acura RL, BMW 5 Series, Volvo S80, Audi A6, Infiniti M35, Infiniti M45, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Cadillac STS, Sedan
#1982 of 10348 Re: cstiles [lexusguy]
May 03, 2005 (10:20 pm)
Actually the B-Class isn't on hold because of money problem at Mercedes. It was put on hold for sale in the U.S. because of the Euro/Dollar situation. In other words they would have had to price it so high to make money that it wouldn't be competive. The B-Class itself isn't on any type of hold and will go on sale in Europe this summer. The Euro situation is the reason why the Audi A3 can run as much as 35K, pretty pricey for a hatch imo.
Mercedes' actual entry in the compact luxury ute segment has been announced for prodution by 2008. The B-Class is like a crossover/hatch thing anyway.
#1983 of 10348 Re: sales [jrock65]
May 03, 2005 (10:23 pm)
That is a very good perspective on sales.
May 04, 2005 (2:39 am)
For the 2nd month in a row, GS sales increased by a lot, but the other Lexus sedans all had double digit increases. Lexus sedan sales barely budged, so many GS conquests were from within Lexus. You know how loyal Lexus customers are!
Both M and G had solid increases, so their conquests had to come from outside.
#1985 of 10348 Re: Anyone have April sales figures? Update +Audi
May 04, 2005 (5:45 am)
April 2005 Sales (including Audi and noting increase or decrease from prior month)
5 = 4,571 (increase)
E = 3,731 (increase)
STS = 3,541 (decrease)
GS = 3,198 (decrease)
M = 2,288 (increase)
A6 = 1,635 (decrease)
RL = 1,304 (decrease)
March 2005 Sales
5 = 3,949
E = 3,608
GS = 3,209
STS = 2,954
M = 2,253
A6 = 1,681
RL = 1,376
#1986 of 10348 Re: sales [jrock65]
May 04, 2005 (5:46 am)
"Plus, it may be too sporty for a lot of the 40 and 50 year olds, who are the target buyers in this segment. "
hey, i resemble that remark!!!! seriously i'm one of the guys in that age range who likes the feel and compromises that a real sports sedan brings. i drive an m5 currently but my wife and i went to see the new m's after they came out and was very impressed on all fronts. if i were in the market for a new car for myself the m45 sport would be at the top of my list. i've owned a bmw 5 series since 97 but just can't see the price premium any more...not with all the useful technology now being deployed by the japanese manufacturers...that being said, there's nothing to compare to the m5, but for me the new one will just be priced out of my range.
#1987 of 10348 Re: Anyone have April sales figures? Update +Audi [markcincinnati]
May 04, 2005 (5:52 am)
Thanks for the new info on the A6. Where did you find it?
#1988 of 10348 Re: Anyone have April sales figures? Update +Audi [jrock65]
May 04, 2005 (7:12 am)
It was published by Audi of America. I just copied it and inserted it.
I should add that Audi's overall YTD sales are down one half of one percent.
The A6 sales are up, big time (year over year).
Apr '04 - '05..........+38.7% (1,179 / 1,635 units)
YTD '04 / YTD '05..+44.8% (3,998 / 5,789 units)
I don't think I can post the URL, use dogpile or google.
#1989 of 10348 Re: Anyone have April sales figures? Update +Audi [markcincinnati]
May 04, 2005 (7:17 am)
BTW, I saw a polished black 2005 A6 sedan today pass by today. Gorgeous.
#1990 of 10348 Re: sales [jrock65]
May 04, 2005 (7:24 am)
Do you know what the breakdown is for GS 300 vs. GS 430 and M35 vs. M45? Just wondering what percent of buyers are opting for the larger engine.
Are these sales figures available on some web site or do you have to subscribe to some service?
#1991 of 10348 Re: Anyone have April sales figures? Update +Audi [jrock65]
May 04, 2005 (7:24 am)
My Audi dealer has a fully tricked out A6 (BLACK) on their showroom floor -- front and rear spoiler, ground effects, tinted windows, special wheels, tail pipe extentions and fuzzy dice (oops, scratch the dice).
I run hot and cold on it -- it looks striking at first, then it looks just a teeny weeny bit like a Pontiac Grand Am circa 1997 (plastic plastic everywhere and not a drop to drink?)