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The luxury car market around the world is booming. Manufacturers from every country are reporting massive growth in the sales of their finest cars, leading to a rare and unprecedented boom of niche models.

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But exactly which models are leading the charge, and where are they doing so? Particularly, which ones are the most popular here in America?

Popular Mechanics might have a few answers.

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On Aug. 18, they shared an article sourced from a wealth of data looking at DMV registrations in every state. With help from Tom Libby, an auto analyst at IHS Automotive, they were able to figure out some key details about America’s car buying habits.

“First, Libby pulled data about the make and model of every car sold in the U.S., and calculated the popularity of each by percentage using registration data,” explains the article. “Then, he did the same at the state level, and compared each state to the national average.” Essentially, by comparing the demand in each state with the demand at a national level, they were able to determine which models are most in demand.

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Looking from the perspective of luxury vehicles, there were more than a few surprises. The BMW 760 was the most popular model from a luxury brand to appear as the most-purchased for each state, topping the lists in Florida, Louisiana and South Carolina. Audi was next, with the S6 seeing high demand in Kansas and New Jersey, and the S3 in Virginia. Cadillac came in third, with the Escalade EXT dominating sales in New York and Texas.

(See Also: Audi Reports July Sales, YTD Deliveries Break 1 Million)

Audi completely dominated the top sales in New Jersey, with the A3, A4, A5, A6 and Q7 all selling at a rate twice the national average, while the Porsche 918 has seen its highest demand in Kansas. Granted, there are only 190 Porsche 918s in the country, but Kansas residents are buying them at twice the rate of the rest of the country.

Check out the list below to see the other most popular luxury models in America and the states they can be found in, and see the full list with the top models for all 50 states by visiting Popular Mechanics here.

BMW

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760

Florida – 623 percent the national average

Louisiana – 854 percent the national average

South Carolina – 935 percent the national average

i3

California 3 times their national average

Washington = 2x nat’l avg

Audi

Audi S6

S6

Kansas – 243x national average

New Jersey – 260x national average

S3

Virginia – 343x national average

Cadillac Escalade EXT

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New York – 502x national average

Texas – 343x national average

Jaguar

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XK

Washington, D.C. – 752x national average

XJ

Washington, D.C. – 6x national average

Porsche 918

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Kansas – 2x national average

Montana – 2x national average

Tesla Model S

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California – 3x national average

Washington – 2x national average

Aston Martin

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Vantage

Delaware – 2.5x national average

Washington, D.C. – 6x national average

North Carolina – 2x national average

Vanquish

Montana – 2x national average

South Dakota – 5x national average

DB9

South Dakota – 5x national average

Ferrari F12berlinetta

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Washington, D.C. – 6x national average

Montana – 9x national average

Rolls-Royce

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Phantom

Florida – 3x national average

Wisconsin – 2x national average

Ghost

Florida – 3x national average

Wraith

Florida – 3x national average

Nevada – 2x national average

McLaren

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12C

North Carolina – 2x national average

P1

North Carolina – 2x national average

Bentley

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Mulsanne

Nevada – 2x national average

Continental

Nevada – 2x national average

(Source: Popular Mechanics, Images courtesy of Bentley, McLaren, Rolls-Royce, BMW, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Tesla, Cadillac, Porsche, Ferrari, Jaguar, Audi)

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