Tesla Model S Outsells All Of Its German Luxury Competitors

The good news, both manufactured and unplanned, continues to roll in for Tesla. The company issued its first ever profit. Consumer Reports says the Model S is the best car they've ever tested. Now another bit of good news has dropped: The Model S had a better sales quarter than its gas-powered German counterparts.

Tesla sold 4,750 of the Model S during the last quarter. That's more than the 3,077 Mercedes S-Classes, 2,338 BMW 7-series, and 1,462 Audi A8s that moved.

But it's also kind of expected. Tesla makes one car. If you want a high-range fully electric car, you have to get the Model S. There is no other choice. The Model S is also less expensive than any of these models from Germany, with an average price around $70,000. There is also the $7,500 tax credit you get for buying one.

The Audi and BMW have a starting price of about $73,000, while the Mercedes starts at $92,350. Is it a fair comparison? I still tend to think it is. They are all luxury cars playing to a higher-end, tech savvy clientele. And the tech savvy-est have to choose the Model S to get their electric fix.

We'll see how long this lasts if/when the Germans and others come out with their own luxury competitors.

(Hat Tip to Jeff!)