Last month, Germany's most popular sports car was actually an American.
Germans love their sports cars, but they apparently love what's coming out of America, too. According to European sales data, the Ford Mustang was the best-selling sports car in Germany in March, besting a number of more expensive, and (arguably) more engaging cars.
Ford sold 780 examples of the Mustang in Germany last month. That might not seem like a ton – Ford moved 12,563 Mustangs in the significantly larger United States in the same time period – but it's enough to outsell a number of hot rivals. The Audi TT, BMW Z4, Jaguar F-Type, Mercedes-Benz SLK, AMG GT, Porsche Boxster/Cayman (combined), and 911 are just some of the cars the Mustang beat.
Still, the Mustang isn't Germany's best-selling sports car so far this year. That honor goes to the Audi TT, which posted 2,299 sales through March. The Mustang follows in second place with 1,823, and the Porsche 911 comes in a close third place with 1,811 sales. We'll be curious to see if the Mustang can continue this momentum through the remainder of the year.
Source: German sales chart via Ford