Model S Sales in Q1 Trump All "Large Luxury" Competitors
In the first quarter of 2013, Tesla Motors claims to have delivered in excess of 4,750 Model S vehicles in the United States. That figure, in the plug-in vehicle category, puts the Model S ahead of all of its competitors, but the Model S doesn't really face competition in the plug-in segment.
Sales of the Mercedes-Benz S Class Came Closest Out of This Group, But the Model S Still Blew it Away
We'd argue that Tesla's main competitors aren't plug-in vehicles, but rather luxury sedans from European and maybe even one Japanese automaker.
So, how did the Model S stack up against its conventionality powered "large luxury" competition? Well, here's a look at the Q1 US sales results for the Model S' closest competitors.
- BMW 7-Series: 2,338 units
- Mercedes-Benz S-Class: 3,077 units
- Audi A8: 1,462 units
- Lexus LS: 2,860 units
- Audi A8 $72,200
- BMW 7 Series $74,195
- Mercedes S-Class $92,350
- Lexus LS $71,990
- Tesla Model S $69,900 or $79,900 or $94,900
Not only is the Model S the US' top selling plug-in vehicle in Q1 of 2013, it's America's leading "large luxury" in this elite group, too.