The premium segment in Europe: 2017 bestsellers

The premium segment in Europe has been headed by representatives of the Large German Three for several years. 2017 was not an exception.

Let’s start with luxury limousines. Here the Mercedes-Benz S-Class leads and much overtakes its closest competitors – the BMW 7-Series and the Porsche Panamera.

The Audi A8 has good chances to join the trio. The new generation of Angela Merkel’s favourite model was presented last fall and will soon be available for sale.

2018 Audi A8

Further premium large cars follow in the hierarchy. Here, the TOP 3 leaders look like this:

  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class;
  • BMW 5-Series;
  • Audi A6

It should be added that it is about the families. For example, talking about the Audi A6, we mean sales of all the versions – a sedan, a wagon, hot S6 and RS6, as well as the off-road Allroad.

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

The ranking of the leaders has not changed in the category of premium midsized cars. The first place here is taken by the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the second – by the Audi A4 / S4 / RS4,  the third – the BMW 3-Series.

And, at last, premium compact cars. It is quite expected, the best-seller is the Audi A3. Next the Mercedes-Benz A-Class and the BMW 1-Series come.

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