Tesla Motors not only ended the quarter as the top selling rechargeable auto maker in North America, it also managed to outsell important names in the luxury segment.
CNN Money is reporting Tesla Motors delivered 4,750 units of the Model S during the first three months of the year. In the exact same period, Mercedes-Benz sold 3,077 S-Class models, followed by BMW with 2,338 7-Series units and Audi with just 1,462 A8s.
The Model S does have its sticker price going for it. The base model can be had for $69,900 -- possibly less with tax incentives -- while the cheapest S-class goes for $93,255, the 7-series for $74,525 and the A8 for $73,095.
To add insult to injury the Tesla Model S is not only faster to 100 mph than a $90,000 V8 twin turbo 560 hp BMW M5, it's also cheaper. (see video above)