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New sports car registrations in August 2017 (KBA)

Hans-Dieter Seufert
New KBA sports car registrations August 2017
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D The Mercedes E was successful last month -Class Coupé in September 2014. In the same year, it was the best of the year in the registration statistics for sports cars. Since then, however, the two-door has had to queue up in the back. Behind the Porsche 911, Audi TT and Ford Mustang, who made up the monthly and annual victories among themselves. That is changing now.

In August 2017, the E-Class Coupé overtook all competitors for the first time and secured the top position among sports cars. The Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has 634 new registrations, making the coupé almost a quarter of the newly registered sports cars in the reporting month. Compared to the same month last year, the E-Class Coupé has grown enormously (+ 172.1 percent) - thanks to the new model introduced in March.

Ford Mustang loses significantly

The first five mix in August 2017. The names are the same as in July, but each sports car has a different rank. The Porsche 911 drops from the top to second place. With 398 new registrations, the classic sports car has remained stable compared to August 2016. In contrast, the Ford Mustang collapses (-28.7 percent). The muscle car was given a new license plate in 313 cases. Presumably it will not increase in the remaining months. The facelift is due in Europe at the beginning of 2018. Then, according to Ford, the 5.0 liter naturally aspirated V8 produces 450 instead of the previous 421 hp. Optionally, a ten-speed automatic takes care of the power transmission. Standard is a redesigned manual switch with six forward gears.

With a facelift, the Mustang V8 increases from 421 to 450 hp . In Europe, 2018 starts with theExtraditions.

The other positions in August 2017 were the Mercedes SLK /SLC with 255 new registrations and a commercial owner quota of only 33 percent and the Audi TT with 189 new registrations. The TT in particular is losing ground compared to the same month last year (-32.5 percent). Among the sports cars with the highest registrations are the Mercedes-AMG GT (151), Porsche Boxster (115), Porsche Cayman (102), Chevrolet Camaro (89) and Jaguar F-Type (78).

The KBA shows a total of 2,635 newly registered sports cars for August 2017. That is almost 1,000 less than in July. Nevertheless, the sports cars recorded an increase of 5.1 percent. Because last year they did worse at the same time. Looking at the year, however, it is still further behind the previous year's figures (-10.4 percent).

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.


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