Model S

Model S

With 2013 sales data now fully in the books, a class leader has been declared: Tesla Model S.

Model S

Model S

US sales for the Model S in 2013 checked in at ~ 17,650 units, which puts Tesla's electric sedan well ahead of its large luxury sedan competitors.

  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class: 13,303
  • BMW 7 Series: 10,932
  • Lexus LS: 10,727
  • Audi A8: 6,300
  • Porsche Panamera: 5,421
As Forbes states:

"We won’t know precisely how many of the 22,300 Teslas the company delivered wound up in the U.S. until the company’s earnings report in a couple of weeks. But conservatively it outsold the nearest competitor by more than 30%."

Tesla aims to sell approximately 35,000 Model S sedans in 2014, so it seems accurate to predict that the Model S could again be the US sales champ in this large luxury category when 2014 comes to an end.

Source: Forbes