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Germany July 2013: Mercedes E-Class up to #5 UPDATED

Mercedes E Class Germany July 2013Mercedes E-Class

* NOW UPDATED with the Top 50 All-brands and Top 296 All-models! Click on title to see *

Great news coming from Germany: the new car market is back into positive territory, up 2% year-on-year in July to 253,146 registrations, which brings the year-to-date total to 1,755,776 units, down 7% on 2012. For only the second time so far this year after April, Volkswagen monopolises the German models ranking podium, with the Golf in the lead at 18,884 units and 7.5%, followed by the Passat with 7,656 sales and 3% and the Polo at 6,650 units and 2.6%. The BMW 3 Series ranks 4th at 2.3% but keeps its third place year-to-date.

BMW 4 Series Germany July 2013This month the BMW 4 Series makes its very first appearance in the German ranking at #197…

Like last month, the best performer in July is the Mercedes E-Class: boosted by the new model, it is up a further 3 spots to #5 thanks to 5,537 sales and 2.2%: its highest ranking in Germany since October 2010! Notice also the Audi A6/A7 up 6 ranks to #15, the Opel Adam up 7 to break into the German Top 30 for the first time at #26, the Mercedes S-Class up 86 to #120 thanks to the new generation and the Nissan Leaf up 84 to #153.

BMW i3 Germany July 2013…as does the BMW i3 at #253.

There are only 5 foreigners in the Top 30 like in June, however the Top 4 belong to the Volkswagen Group: the Skoda Octavia (#18), Fabia (#23), Seat Leon (#25) and Ibiza (#28), leaving only the Fiat 500 at #30 with 2,536 sales as the sole ‘true’ foreign model in the German Top 30 in July… There are 8 more inside the Top 50, including the Renault Megane at #36 (+22), Renault Scenic at #37 (+29), Renault Twingo at #41 (+35) and Dacia Sandero stable at #44.

Fiat 500 Germany July 2013. Picture courtesy of www.autobild.deThe Fiat 500 is the only ‘true’ foreigner in the Top 30 this month.

As far as newcomers are concerned, the Mercedes CLA-Class is already down 4 ranks to #56, the Renault Captur is up 11 to #83, Peugeot 2008 up 24 to #85 and Chevrolet Trax up 28 to #101. Finally the two all-new models making their very first appearance in the German ranking this month are both BMWs: the BMW 4 Series lands at #197 with 104 sales and the i3 arrives at #253 with 23 units sold.

Previous post: Germany 6 months 2013: BMW 3 Series back on podium

Previous month: Germany June 2013: Mercedes E-Class at highest in almost 2 years

One year ago: Germany June 2012: Mercedes B-Class and VW Up! break records

Full July 2013 Top 296 All-models and Top 50 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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