BMW, Ford, Mercedes-Benz on 2011 dubious cars list

James Raia

In its seemingly endless quest to present car lists, CNNMoney.com’s lastest automotive tabulation is its top-10 most disappointing cars of 2011. The list includes some surprising choices, BMW to Honda, Acura to Mercedes-Benz — manufacturers often on top-10 best car lists.

Here’s what Alex Taylor III, a senior editor-at-large for the website, wrote about the 2011 BMW X6 — the surprisingly poor seller:

“The X6 is marketed as a ‘sports activity coupe’ that combines the attributes of an SUV (high ground clearance, all wheel drive large wheels and tires) with the stance of a coupé (bold styling, dramatic sloping roof).”

“BMW sales are hot, but buyers are apparently confused by the concept, put off by the chunky styling, or deterred by the high price — close to $100,000 for the turbocharged M version. So far this year, BMW has sold just 1,559 of them versus more than 10,000 of the more conventional X5.”

Here’s the dubious list CNNMoney.com selected

Acura ZDX
Ford Flex / Lincoln MKT
Honda Insight
Mercedes-Benz R-Class
Nissan Quest
Smart Fortwo
Subaru Tribeca
Toyota Tundra

To read the complete story, visit: 2011 Auto Disappointments


Article Last Updated: May 31, 2013.

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