Luxembourg Full Year 2015: BMW 4 Series up to world-best #5

BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Luxembourg 2015Exceptional result for the BMW 4 Series in Luxembourg. 

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Luxembourg is one of only two European markets to lose ground in 2015 with Estonia, and the one performing the worst at -6% to 46.647 registrations. Volkswagen leads the market again but with sales down 10% to 5.816 units it is now under intense pressure from BMW, up a flamboyant 14% and two spots on 2014 to land at an impressive 2nd place with 5.465 deliveries. BMW places no less than three nameplates inside the 2015 Top 10 – more than any other carmakers – with the big surprise being the 4 Series up to a world-best 5th place thanks to 886 salses. The 3 Series is #9 and the 1 Series #10.

Renault Scenic Luxembourg 2015. Picture courtesy largus.frThe Renault Scenic is up to #2 despite sales down 28%.

Audi (-12%) remains third but Renault (-23%) drops two ranks to 4th position. Mercedes (+5%) and Skoda (+13%) are the only other carmakers to gain ground inside the Top 10. Further down, Volvo (+11%), Mini (+10%), Land Rover (+2%), Seat (+1%), Porsche (+38%) and Jeep (+106%) also do so. Back to the models ranking with the VW Golf topping the charts again but down 13%, followed by the Renault Scenic (-28%), Audi A3 (-38%) and VW Polo (-11%). The Mercedes C-Class leaps from outside the 2014 Top 10 directly to #7.

Previous year: Luxembourg Full Year 2014: VW Golf and Audi A3 on top

Two years ago: Luxembourg Full Year 2013: 3 Premium Germans in Top 5

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Luxembourg: 1993-2015 Historical Data now available

VW Golf

Historical Data spanning the past 20 years is now available for Luxembourg. Please get in touch if you have access to prior data

Belgium 1993: VW Golf, Opel Astra and Renault 19 on podium (Luxembourg included)

Belgium 1994: VW Golf leads, Ford Mondeo up to #4 (Luxembourg included)

Belgium 1996: VW Polo up to #2, Renault Megane #4 (Luxembourg included)

Luxembourg 2001-2003: VW Golf in the lead

Luxembourg 2004: Controversial Renault Megane a big hit

Luxembourg 2005: VW Golf reclaims pole position

Luxembourg 2006-2007: Renault Clio new best-seller

Luxembourg 2008: VW Golf back to #1, BMW 1 Series up to #2

Luxembourg 2009: VW Golf and Audi A4 on top

Luxembourg 2010: VW Golf and Polo on top, BMW 1 Series #5

Luxembourg 2012: VW, Renault and BMW on top

Luxembourg 2013: 3 Premium Germans in Top 5

Luxembourg 2014: VW Golf and Audi A3 on top

Luxembourg 2015: BMW 4 Series up to world-best #5

Luxembourg Full Year 2014: VW Golf and Audi A3 on top

Renault Captur Luxembourg 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Captur helps Renault lift 16% year-on-year in Luxembourg.

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New car sales in Luxembourg are up a reassuring 7% year-on-year in 2014 to 49,793 registrations, and Volkswagen keeps the lead of the brands ranking with 12.9% share. Helped by the success of the Captur, up to #7 this year, Renault is up two spots and 16% on 2013 to reclaims the 2nd spot it held in 2012 with just above 10% share. Audi is up 3% and BMW up 7% but both manufacturers are down one rank to #3 and #4 respectively, above Mercedes. Notice also Peugeot up 13% to 6th place. One very interesting particularity of the Luxembourg new car market is the extremely high prevalence of station wagons, accounting for just under 40% of all sales in 2014, thus competing for the title of most station wagon-friendly market in the world.

VW Golf Luxembourg 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe VW Golf is the best-selling nameplate in Luxembourg in 2014.

Even more impressive, whereas the entire world is defecting from station wagons to SUVs, the station wagon market share was only 20% in Luxembourg a decade ago… In the models ranking, the VW Golf holds onto its crown as it does in neighbouring Belgium, Netherlands and Germany, ahead of the Audi A3 and Renault Scénic, making for a unique mix of German and French influences. The country’s wealth is clearly visible in the Top 10 best-selling models, with the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes A-Class also present. Note Renault places four nameplates inside the Top 8: the Scénic, Clio, Captur and Mégane  – a stronger performance than at home in France (4 in the Top 9).

Previous year: Luxembourg Full Year 2013: 3 Premium Germans in Top 5

Two years ago: Luxembourg Full Year 2012: VW, Renault and BMW on top

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Luxembourg Full Year 2013: 3 premium Germans in Top 5

Mercedes A Class Luxembourg 2013. Picture courtesy of L'ArgusMercedes A-Class. Premium German brands account for 27% of the Luxembourg market in 2013.

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New car sales in Luxembourg are down 7% year-on-year in 2013 to just 46,624 registrations, its lowest level in 10 years after hitting an all-time record in 2008 at 52,359. Only a brands ranking is available for this country for now, if you have access to models data please make sure you get in touch by commenting on here! The podium is back to being 100% German this year, with Volkswagen still by far the most popular carmaker with sales down 10% to an estimated 6,072 units – both my sources display 6,721 which is actually VW’s 2012 sales figure…

It is followed by Audi at 4,696 units and an outstanding 10.1% share and BMW up one spot but down 7% to #3 and 4,480 sales. In fact, below Renault down a harsh 11% to #4, Mercedes is up one spot and 2% to #5 with 3,333 sales and 7.1% share, making it 3 premium German brands in the Luxembourg Top 5 this year, adding up to a gargantuan 26.8% market share! Notice also Peugeot down 31%, Citroen down 19%, Fiat up 32% and Nissan up 25%.

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Luxemburg 6 months 2013: Volkswagen and BMW dominate

BMW 4 Series Luxembourg June 2013BMW is now the #2 brand in Luxembourg.

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New car sales are struggling in Luxembourg, down 8% halfway through 2013 to 26,409 registrations, dragged down by a horrid month of June down 13% to 4,320 units. Volkswagen keeps the lead of the brands ranking but loses one percentage point at 3,251 sales and 12.3%. Compared to the Full Year 2012 ranking, BMW and Audi both pass Renault to land in 2nd place with 2,587 units and 9.8% and third position at 2,569 units and 9.7% respectively, leaving Renault at #4 and 9%. Mercedes is up one rank to #5 and 7% share as is Citroen up to #6 and 5.2%.

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Luxembourg Full Year 2012: VW, Renault & BMW on top

BMW 3 Series Luxembourg 2012BMW 3 Series

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Thanks to Rutger and for the first time on BestSellingCarsBlog I can share with you an all-brands ranking for Luxembourg. Like in neighbouring Germany, Volkswagen is the most popular with 6,721 sales and 13.3% share, followed by Renault at 4,866 units and 9.7%. BMW rounds up the podium with 4,815 sales and 9.6% and was even #1 in September

Just below, Audi ranks 4th at 4,644 units and 9.2%, ahead of Peugeot at 6.9%, Mercedes at 6.5% and Citroen at 5.7%. Ford (5%), Opel (4.3%) and Hyundai (3.8%) complete the Top 10. Notice also Land Rover at #16, Dacia at #17 and Porsche at #22.

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Luxembourg September 2012: BMW in pole position!

BMW 1 Series

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Still no models info available for Luxembourg (if you have any please get in touch!) but the brands ranking in September is eventful enough to warrant an update here. The new car market in Luxembourg resists well in September at just -4% year-on-year to 3,340 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 39,090 units, down 1% on 2011. While Volkswagen keeps the lead by far over 9 months with 5,032 sales and 13.2% share, in September BMW is the most popular brand in Luxembourg thanks to an astounding 555 units and 16.6% share!

This could be explained by a combination of weak Golf sales for the month (in anticipation of the 7th gen on sale later this year) and both the BMW 1 and 3 Series now reaching cruising sales levels. Thanks to this spectacular performance in September, BMW passes Audi to now rank #2 year-to-date at 3,872 units and 9.9% vs. 3,647 and 9.3% for Audi. Mercedes also delivers a very solid month: up to #3 in September with 280 sales and 8.4%. Year-to-date, Renault ranks #4 followed by Peugeot, Mercedes and Citroen.

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Luxembourg May 2012: Volkswagen and Audi dominate

The new Audi A3 could be the reason why Audi is threatening VW in Luxembourg in May.

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Luxembourg was one of the countries I didn’t have any news from since 2010… Thanks to Oscar I can share with you a Top 20 brands ranking, as there is still no models info readily available. If you know about the best-selling models in Luxembourg in 2011 and 2012 please make sure to get in touch by commenting on this post! New car sales in Luxembourg are down 15% year-on-year in May at 4,833 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 23,717 units, down 3% on 2011.

Volkswagen is still top of the class with 596 sales and 12.3% share in May and 3,119 and 13.2% year-to-date, however Audi is catching up: it holds the 2nd spot year-to-date with 2,196 units and 9.3% but takes off in May to 542 sales and a brilliant 11.2% market share! BMW rounds up the podium at 2,119 units and 8.9%, followed by Renault at 8.1%, Peugeot at 6.6% and Mercedes at 6.3%.

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Luxembourg 2010: VW Golf and Polo on top, BMW 1 Series #5

2011 BMW 1 Series

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Car sales in Luxembourg are up a healthy 10% in 2010 at 49,726 registrations. It is extremely rare to come across a models ranking for this country so enjoy! Like in 2009 the VW Golf is the best-selling car in Luxembourg with sales up 7% to 2,349 units and 4.7% share, followed this year by the VW Polo with 1,897 sales and 3.8% (+45%).

The Renault Megane is #3 at 1,449 units (+33%) and the Renault Clio #4 with 1,314 sales (+5%). While the BMW 3 Series goes from #4 to #10 this year (-18%), the BMW 1 Series is up one spot and 5% to #5 at 1,187 units and 2.4% share. It is possibly its highest ranking in any country in the world.

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Luxembourg August 2010

BMW 5 Series

It’s very rare to have access to car sales results in Luxembourg (last time I managed to do so was 3 years ago!) so let’s enjoy them while we got them!

No model detail is available but the market is pretty dynamic with 20.189 sales in 8 months, a 5.32% increase over 2009.

Good results for the VW Polo, Golf and Passat, all in the Top10 apparently, as well as the Renault Scenic and Megane, the Audi A4, BMW 5 Series, Peugeot 3008 and Mercedes E Class.

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