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BMW 7 series - most popular luxury car in first quarter

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUSuper luxury car BMW 7 series is the 1st quarter’s leader in sales in Latvia and Lithuania, while Estonians preferred Audi A8 the most, Latvian Authorized Automobile Dealers Association (LAADA) informed the business news portal BNN.

In the first four months of 2011, five latest BMWs were purchased in Latvia, while twice as much in Lithuania – ten, of which – three were bought in April.

Four persons in Latvia also purchased Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

In terms of the compartment class, convertibles and roadsters, three Bentley Continental GT and two Lexus IS convertible models were bought in the 1st quarter.

Regarding, luxury sports cars, Lexus RX is the leader in sales, with 39 persons opting to purchase exactly this model. BMW X6 is still among the most demanded, with 37 units sold. If comparing with 2010, Porsche Cayenne sales have spiked from 1 up to 16.

As for average luxury cars, 26 Volvo V70/XC70 were bought. Moreover, 14 BMW 5 series sold in the reporting period mark a considerable drop from 40 a year before.

Upon analysing Lithuanian and Estonian car market, it should be pointed out more luxury cars are purchased there, with the leader being BMW 7 series model and Audi A8 in all three Baltic states. All in all, 35 luxury cars were sold in Lithuania, 24 in Estonian and 12 in Latvia.

Of compartment class, convertibles and roadsters, two Volkswagen Scirocco and two Audi A5 convertible and roadster were sold in Lithuania. While six Peugeot RCA and five 308CC were sold in Estonia.

In terms of sports cars, Lithuanians and Estonians preferred BMW X5 and X6, with 29 and 23, respectively, bought in Lithuania and 17 and 16 in Estonia. Lexus RX ranks the third in both of the countries.

BMW 5 series was the most demanded model among average luxury cars in Lithuania (55 units sold), with Volvo V70/XC70 the leader in Estonia (31 units sold). However, BMW 5 series is also popular in Latvia (23 units sold).

In the 1st quarter of 2011, 311 luxury cars in total were sold in Latvia, compared to 165 units sold a year before. In terms of sales in April, they have dropped 2 units down to 72 luxury cars.

Similalry, 311 luxury cars were sold also in Lithuania, spiking 161%, if comparing to a year before. Whereas, 283 units were sold in Estonia, growing 147%, compared to the corresponding period in 2010.


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    Where do those people get that much money???

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