E s isn't the year of the sports car so far, though one draws an interim balance based on the KBA figures. Only in March and May did the performance-oriented vehicles increase their registrations. They dismantled in the remaining five months of the year. Partly as strong as in June, when new registrations were down by around a sixth. In July things are looking a little better again. Even if the report shows a minus compared to the same month last year (-3.1 percent).
No position changes at the top
The Federal Motor Transport Authority counts 3,612 newly registered sports cars. This corresponds to a share of 1.3 percent of the overall market. The top position is once again taken by the Porsche 911. A total of 962 buyers of the sports car from Zuffenhausen picked up a new license plate. The 911 is still on the way to top the annual ranking. So far, there are 5,173 new registrations in seven months.
The Audi TT (4,300) follows this year to date. In contrast to the 911, the two-seater lost a lot in July. Compared to the same month last year, new registrations have fallen by over 40 percent. As a result, the TT made it to third place in July 2017. Like in June. The Mercedes E-Class Coupé continues to slide between the Porsche 911 and the Audi TT with 473 new registrations. Since the model change (C238), a three-liter V6 turbo with 333 hp in the E 400 4Matic has been the most powerful version in the two-door. The Coupé has two thirds more new registrations than in July 2016.
The Ford Mustang, on the other hand, has to be like the Audi TTto cope with a decline in new registrations. Ford's Pony Car (364) takes fourth position. Almost half of the vehicles registered new commercial owners in the month under review. That's a relatively high rate for the Mustang. Competitor Chevrolet Camaro (149) comes in eighth place with a third of new commercial registrations.
Between the eternal rivals Mercedes SLK /SLC (240), Porsche Boxster (224) and Mercedes-AMG GT (187 ). Audi R8 (86) and Porsche Cayman (74) are among the top ten.
With 22 new registrations, the BMW i8 continues to be a slow-moving company. Another interesting side note: The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren also made it into the KBA statistics.
Note: The registration statistics are the official information from the Federal Motor Transport Authority in Flensburg. The division into the respective classes is carried out by the manufacturer using a key number. The statistics can also show models that are not available on the German market or that are no longer being built. This peculiarity can occur with the KBA statistics if e.g. foreign vehicles are registered in Germany for the first time or vehicles have a new ID number. received.