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