The Ford Mustang isn’t just a roaring success in muscle car-mad markets such as Australia. The Pony Car was technically also the top-selling sports car in Germany last month, albeit by way of favourable market classification.
According to German sales figures from the Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (KBA), the mighty Mustang notched up 780 sales in March, and 15.5 per cent market share. This topped home-grown heroes the Audi TT (708), Mercedes-Benz E-Class two-door (532) and the Porsche Boxster/Cayman twins (642).
With 1823 sales so far in 2016, the Mustang is also second year-to-date in the ‘Sportwagen’ segment behind the TT (Ford Australia sold 1118 over this period, by the way). Even more interesting? Only 34 Chevrolet Camaros were sold in Germany over the same period.
Instead, this pair are bunched together with their four-door 4 Series Gran Coupe and A5 stablemates in the Mittelklasse segment. They managed sales of 2114 and 2079 respectively in March, so you’d assume the two-door versions therein outdid the Mustang range.
Making this even more interesting, the Ford Mustang isn’t even really a cheap car in Germany. It kicks off at 38,000 euros ($56,000 Australian) for the 2.3 EcoBoost coupe, which is appreciably higher than the $45,990 Australian starting price before on-roads.
The EcoBoost convertible is 42,000 euros, while the V8 GT versions of both command a 5000 euro premium, meaning the Mustang V8 convertible in Germany is 47,000 euros (almost $70,000 Australian). This is about the same as an Audi TT S in its home market.
As we know, the Ford Mustang is a sellout success in Australia, with a waiting list having originally blown out to late in 2017, now tempered and shortened by the recent arrival of an extra 2000 units to partially satisfy demand. It also appears to be something of a bargain locally.
For those interested, 791,424 new vehicles in total were sold in Germany between January 1 and March 31, compared to 285,328 units over the same period in Australia.