. 6 April 2019 by Zachary Shahan
In the first quarter of 2019, the Tesla Model 3 was again the best-selling car in the US luxury car market. It was by far the winner. It was actually number 13 in the entire US auto market, and no other premium-class car even reached the top 20.
The Tesla Model 3 achieved a 16% share of sales in the mid-sized luxury car markets. That's 1
As Tesla noted in its quarterly production and delivery report, the Model 3 recorded about 60% more shipments than the No. 2 Auto in the market, that would be the Mercedes C-Class.
If you combine all models by brands for these segments, Tesla (only model 3) drops to # 3. The market for small and medium luxury cars was 16%, while the Mercedes C-Class + CLA + CLS Class + E class accounted for 20% of the market and the BMW 2 Series + 3 Series + 4 The Series + 5 Series accounted for 18% of the market.
I think it depends on your own expectations whether or not this is a win for Tesla, but it can not be denied For a single model, it's big business, To reach 16% of the market (or two markets together), especially if this model comes from a young company that just started mass production of the vehicle just a few quarters ago.
Mercedes, BMW and Audi certainly not dying, but there is a new big opportunity in the city. In addition, sales of Mercedes, BWM and Audi in the US are down year on year, suggesting that they are bleeding a bit.
To see how the revenue of all these models has changed over time in the last 15 months, take a look at the next two charts – just click on the small balls at the top of the charts to get one Quarter to get to the next.
There are more ways to play with the numbers to put the performance of Tesla in the first quarter in the right perspective but I think that's enough for this article.
Apart from this article, this focused on the Tesla Model 3 I am a small and medium-sized competitor of the luxury class and have articles on the position of the Model 3 among the best-selling cars in the US as well as on the position of Tesla on the Market for luxury cars and luxury vehicles released in the US.
|Model||Q1 2019||January||February||March  Tesla Model 3 (est.)||24,003||5,000||5,500||13,503|
|Alfa Romeo Giulia||2.035  531||646||858|
|Audi A5||5.478||5.478||5.478||5.478||1.6590] 2.224|
|BMW 2-series||2.062||578||738||746||746 Series||8.225||1.226||2.379||4.620|
|BMW 4 Series||7.402  2,842||2,685||1,875 Infiniti Q50||8,264||2,249 [1 9659081] 2,230||3,785|
|Infiniti Q60||1,304 [InfinityQ70||962||2352||2352||2352||2359||19659093] Lexus ES||11,390||3,144||3,324||4,922|
|Mercedes-C-Class||151521594594 and 1965943] 4,812||5,514|
|Mercedes CLA Class||5,210  2,278||1566||1566|
|Mercedes E / CLS class||256,940 (19659124);||3.712|
|Volvo 60 Series||3.959||1.400||1.058||1.501|
|Volvo 90 Series||1.227||Small and medium-sized luxury cars in the USA||Sales in the first quarter of 2019||Segment share  Tesla Model 3 (established)||24,003||16%|
|Mercedes C / CLA / CLS / E-Class||30.606||20%|
|BMW 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 Series||28.034||18%|
|Lexus ES + IS + GS + RC||17.192||11%|
|Audi A3 + A4 + A5 + A6||19,284||13%|
|Infiniti Q50 + Q60 + Q70||10,530||7%|
|Acura TLX + RLX||7.410||5%|
|Buick Cascak + Regal + Lacrosse||] 5%|
|Volvo 60 + 90||3,339 [TOTAL||154,169|| 100%  Would you like to buy a Tesla? Do you need a referral code to earn 1,000 miles of free charge? Use our: http://ts.la/tomasz7234 (or not – up to you).