Popular Mechanics were curious: What car was the most distinctive in each U.S. state? For example, what cars would you buy in Florida more than any other state?
Tom Libby of IHS Automotive and Esquire 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. Then, he did the same at the state level, and compared each state to the national average.
And for BMW cars the results are interesting.
In Florida, the BMW 760Li sells at 623 percent the national average. While Florida is a state known for its affection for luxury and high-end cars, the results are even more interesting in Louisiana. According to the data, the same BMW 760Li sells at 854 percent of the national average, a curious result since in Louisiana eight full-size SUVs have market shares more than twice their national market shares.
Stereotypes can be spotted across the data analysis. In Texas, the Cadillac Escalade XT does really well, while New England loves the Volvo brand and North Dakota is all about super-sized trucks with their GMC Yukon Denali XL.
Atlanta and overall Georgia have been known to be a huge market for electric cars, and the data set points to that as well. Nissan Leaf is quite a popular car there.
For the full results by state, visit Esquire.com.