ET5 ranks No. 7 with 6,471 retail sales in February, surpassed by Audi A4L with 6,935 sales.

Nio's (NYSE: NIO) ET5 electric sedan slipped in a China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) sales ranking of premium sedans, as it was passed by the Audi A4L last month.

With 6,471 retail sales in February, the ET5 ranked No. 7 in China for premium sedan sales starting at more than 300,000 yuan ($43,080), according to a list released today by the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA).

The ET5 ranking dropped one spot from January as the previously No. 7 Audi A4L outsold the ET5 with 6,935 units in February.

In January, the ET5 ranked No. 6 on the list with 5,795 retail sales, while the Audi A4L was ranked No. 7 with 4,943 units.

The ET5 is the cheapest in the Nio product array, with a starting price of RMB 328,000. Deliveries of the model began on September 30, 2022.

Nio delivered 12,157 vehicles in February, including 5,037 SUVs, and 7,120 sedans.

Considering that Nio's sedans include only the ET7 and ET5, this means that ET7 delivered 649 units in February.

The ET7 has failed to make the list for the past two months, and the flagship Nio sedan had 1,379 deliveries in December, when it ranked No. 10.

The Audi A6L was the best-selling premium sedan in China in February, with 12,167 units sold, and the top spot on the list in January was the BMW 5 Series.

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Mercedes-Benz C-Class came in second and third with 12,153 and 11,869 units respectively in February.

The BMW 5 Series and BMW 3 Series ranked fourth and fifth in February with 9,609 and 8,868 units respectively. The BMW 3 Series BEV ranked 8th with 2,976 units.

In January-February, the Nio ET5 ranked 6th with 12,266 units sold.

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class was the best-selling premium sedan in China in the first two months, with 26,696 units sold. The BMW 5 Series ranked second with 25,737 units.

The Audi A6L was No. 3 with 24,632 units, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class was No. 4 with 17,762 units and the BMW 3 Series was No. 5 with 16,627 units.

The Audi A4L ranked 7th with 11,878 units sold in January-February and the BMW 3 Series BEV ranked 8th with 6,600 units.

($1 = RMB 6.9661)

NIO ET5 ranks No. 6 on list of best-selling premium sedans in China in Jan

Top-selling premium sedans at retail in China in Feb 2023

RankingModelFeb 2023Feb 2022YoY
1Audi A6L12,1678,15349.2%
2Mercedes-Benz E-Class12,1539,37829.6%
3Mercedes-Benz C-Class11,8695,298124.0%
4BMW 5 Series9,6099,3522.7%
5BMW 3 Series8,86810,185-12.9%
6Audi A4L6,9359,460-26.7%
7Nio ET56,471NANA
8BMW 3 Series BEV2,976NANA
9Volvo S902,8931,66673.6%
10Hongqi H91,1591,477-21.5%

Top-selling premium sedans at retail in China in Jan-Feb 2023

RankingModelJan-Feb 2023Jan-Feb 2022YoY
1Mercedes-Benz E-Class26,69630,398-12.2%
2BMW 5 Series25,73735,444-27.4%
3Audi A6L24,63221,22016.1%
4Mercedes-Benz C-Class17,76215,57114.1%
5BMW 3 Series16,62734,581-51.9%
6Nio ET512,266NANA
7Audi A4L11,87826,204-54.7%
8BMW 3 Series BEV6,600NANA
9Volvo S905,1744,55213.7%
10Hongqi H91,9624,563-57.0%