First taking the BAM brands out of the equation, how are things shaping up in Australia? From 2010 to 2016, sales were up 104%. Now individually: JLR +204% (LR +196 Jag +247%) Lexus +38% Volvo +19% Porsche +250% Maserati +242% Alfa Romeo -22%. Infiniti and Tesla are new, while brands such as Cadillac, Lincoln and Acura are not sold here.
Summary: Porsche and Jaguar/Land Rover grew the most by far, the latter taking 41% of the total. Lexus and Volvo managed modest gains and the 2016 Tesla figure is a guess. Maserati has strengthened with a broader model range, as expected. Alfa Romeo was the only brand that decreased.
Now adding the other brands to the BAM marques, how do things stack up? Total sales growth goes to +86%, the BAM brands increasing a slower 80%. The 'Others' took 27% in 2010 and have gained a little ground since. The BAM marques took 70% of all premium sales in 2016.
Summary: The BAM trio are clearly preferred to all others and that should continue. Mercedes went past the BMW Group in this time period covered here. The three in biggest in 2016 were 1) Mercedes, 2) BMW & Mini, 3) Audi.
Text source: RayCee.