Alright, alright, alright, we’re back here at the VIP European Auto blog and this time around we are going to look at something that’s right there in the name. European Automobiles. This goes around we are looking at the most popular European automobiles in the United States, according to 2015 sales figures. Ready? Buckle up and turn the radio on, we’re going for a nice leisurely ride.
10. BMW 5 Series
The BMW 5 Series sold over 44,000 vehicles. While it’s the 10th highest European Auto, it came in 104th overall. The mid-size luxury car has been manufactured by Germans since 1972.
9. BMW 4 Series
Eeking a lead of just a couple thousand, the BMW 4 Series comes in ninth with 46,082 vehicles sold. The BMW 4 Series was first manufactured in 2014 and has quickly risen the ranks.
8. Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Another German made the car on the list; the Mercedes-Benz dropped from the year before 49,736 units sold. Likely this had to do with the newer E-Class being introduced.
7. Audi Q5
With 52,006 Audi’s best selling vehicle is the SUV Q5. The Q5 has been in production since 2008.
6. BMW X5
This luxury European SUV was a hit with U.S. shoppers who bought just under 55 thousand. It came in 90th overall in US car sales.
5. Volkswagen Golf
The first distinct leap in numbers, the Volkswagen Golf lept up with over six thousand more units sold than the BMW X5, totally 65,308. Coming in at 73rd overall.
4. Volkswagen Passat
You can’t slow down the Volkswagen train! With over 78,000, the Volksgwagen Passat was the 67th most popular car in America.
3. Mercedes-Benz C-Class
The top Mercedes sold that year was the C-Class hitting it big with 86,080 vehicles hustled.
2. BMW 3 Series
The top European luxury sedan in America is the BMW 3 Series. With 94,527 units moved, it’s clear that when Americans are looking for their luxury four door, they turn to BMW.
1. Volkswagen Jetta
The number one European car came in 36th place overall, selling almost 40,000 more than the BMW 3 Series, it took quite the lead. The Volkswagen Jetta (and SportWagen) sold 131,109 units.