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World Full Year 2014: Discover the best-selling premium nameplates

BMW 3 Series World 2014The BMW 3 Series remains the most popular premium nameplate in the world.

See the Top 1000 best-selling models in the world in 2014 here.

* See the Top 20 best-selling luxury models in the world by clicking on the title *

After focusing on the best-selling pickups in the world, we now detail the most popular premium nameplates worldwide in 2014. The BMW 3 Series remains on top with over 480.000 deliveries despite sales down 4% and the renaming of its coupe variant as 4 Series – already #21 with almost 120.000 units. BMW manages a 1-2 like in 2013 with the 5 Series in 2nd position with a stunning 373.000 sales, above the Audi A4 (-4%) and Mercedes C-Class (+6%) which should jump a couple spots up in 2015 with the new generation now in full gear.

Audi Q5 World 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Audi Q5 is the best-selling premium SUV in the world.

If BMW leads the luxury brands ranking in 2014 and for the 10th consecutive year with 1.81 million sales (+10%) above Audi at 1.74 million (+11%) and Mercedes at 1.65 million (+13%), Audi places the most nameplates inside the Top 10 best-sellers: the A4 (#3), A3 (#5) and A6 (#6) while the Q5 (#8) and Q3 (#9) are the two best-selling luxury SUVs in the world with just under 250.000 sales (+6%) and just under 200.000 (+36%) respectively. Lexus’ best-seller, the RX, comes in at #12, the BMW X5 is up 37% to #15, the Volvo XC60 up 20% to #16 and the Mercedes M-Class up 16% to #20.

See the Top 1000 best-selling models in the world in 2014 here.

Full Year 2014 Top 20 luxury nameplates in the world below.

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