03 October 2017

UK Top 5 Executive Car Sales : 2004 -2016


This is an unusual category, with the C-Class and E-Class lumped together. Still, it does avoid yet another segment. Maybe with the gap between premium and mainstream now quite close they could be joined together but for continuity sake, it is what it is.

This is a popular area for the three pointed star as the two above mentioned models are for the most part 1 - 2. The 5 Series and A6 occasionally try muscle in on the leadership but have been largely unsuccessful. The Jaguar XF has been making an appearance lately but it does need a shooting brake variant although that still wouldn't take anywhere near the top.

The 100,000 sales mark is passed repeatedly and of late quite easily. There must be plenty of well heeled in the UK, especially the home counties. The category accounts for just under 5% of all sales.


2004
2005

Mercedes C-Class 29,567
Mercedes C-Class 29,071

Mercedes E-Class 17,676
BMW 5 Series 18,140

BMW 5 Series 16,678
Mercedes E-Class 14,620

Volvo V70/XC70 10,255
Audi A6 11,016

Mercedes CLK 9,512
Volvo 70 Series 9,902

Other 23.7% 25,979
Other 25.5% 28,363

Total
109,667
Total
111,112





2006
2007

Mercedes C-Class 24,189
Mercedes C-Class 25,163

BMW 5 Series 19,606
BMW 5 Series 19,974

Audi A6 12,029
Audi A6 15,881

Mercedes E-Class 10,660
Mercedes E-Class 13,147

Volvo 70 Series 6,883
Mercedes CLK 5,867

Other 26.9% 26,972
Other 23.4% 24,436

Total
100,339
Total
104,468





2008
2009

Mercedes C-Class 26,057
Mercedes C-Class 22,737

BMW 5 Series 18,578
BMW 5 Series 14,257

Audi A6 13,178
Mercedes E-Class 13,372

Mercedes E-Class 8,895
Jaguar XF 10,108

Jaguar XF 8,893
Audi A6 8,563

Other 23.3% 22,971
Other 23.4% 21,077

Total
98,572
Total
90,114





2010
2011

Mercedes E-Class 23,133
Mercedes C-Class 30,518

Mercedes C-Class 22,823
Mercedes E-Class 24,621

BMW 5 Series 16,121
BMW 5 Series 21,703

Jaguar XF 12,688
Audi A6 10,770

Audi A6 10,531
Jaguar XF 10,373

Other 13.9% 13,783
Other 11.1% 12,261

Total
99,079
Total
110,246





2012
2013

Mercedes C-Class 37,261
Mercedes C-Class 30,991

Mercedes E-Class 23,594
Mercedes E-Class 28,833

BMW 5 Series 21,566
BMW 5 Series 20,552

Audi A6 13,097
Audi A6 15,017

Jaguar XF 11,726
Jaguar XF 12,606

Other 8.6% 10,048
Other 9.8% 11,746

Total
117,292
Total
119,745





2014
2015

Mercedes C-Class 31,525
Mercedes C-Class 41,821

Mercedes E-Class 28,707
Mercedes E-Class 26,634

BMW 5 Series 21,511
BMW 5 Series 21,428

Audi A6 15,055
Audi A6 15,787

Jaguar XF 13,646
Jaguar XF 10,977

Other 8.1% 9,703
Other 8.6% 11,019

Total
120,147
Total
127,666







2016




Mercedes C-Class 44,184




Mercedes E-Class 25,537




BMW 5 Series 19,621




Audi A6 18,698




Jaguar XF 9,619




Other 7.9% 10,145




Total
127,804




Data source: SMMT.

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