The Tesla Model S premium electric sedan has grown 59 percent in deliveries during the third quarter, outselling the main rivals coming from Germany – Mercedes, BMW and Audi.
Additionally, the Californian automaker is actually jumping in terms of leadership, being now two times more popular than the Mercedes S Class or the BMW 7 Series. Actually, data from IHS Markit for the third quarter of the year shows the Model S is outselling in the United States the two German sedans even if they combine their deliveries. Tesla has delivered 9,156 Model S examples, while the BMW 7 Series was sold in 3,634 units and the Mercedes S Class in 3,138 examples. Audi meanwhile, managed to move just 1,532 A7 models.
Meanwhile, the only two models growing during the third quarter are the Model S and the BMW 7 Series – but the all-electric sedan now commands 34 percent of the luxury market with its 59-percent increase in deliveries. With the all-new generation, the German competitor has 14 percent of the market with a massive jump of 219 percent. The Model S sales were also assisted by the April refresh and during the summer new battery options also appeared, among them the flagship P100D and the base 60 kWh option.