BMW Group U.S. Reports July 2015 Sales

- BMW brand up 2.1 percent

- MINI brand sales down 10.7 percent

- BMW Motorcycle sales increase 11.1 percent

Aug 03, 2015, 13:27 ET from BMW of North America, LLC

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Aug. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 2.1 percent in July for a total of 26,970 compared to 26,409 vehicles sold in July, 2014.

"July kept the momentum going that we've seen throughout the year, producing another strong result for BMW and clearly showing the trend toward our luxury Sports Activity Vehicles," said Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America.  "Now we're looking forward to the new model introductions of the months ahead including the new 7 Series, the new X1, and the refreshed 3 Series."

In July, notable vehicle sales included the BMW 2 Series which increased 61.1 percent to 1,028 vehicles, the BMW X3 which increased 49.5 percent to 2,340 vehicles and the BMW X5 which increased 123.6 percent to 6,011 vehicles.

BMW Group Sales
In total, the BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported July sales of 32,161 vehicles, a decrease of 0.2 percent from the 32,220 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago.

MINI Brand Sales
For July, MINI USA reports 5,191 automobiles sold, a decrease of 10.7 percent from the 5,811 sold in the same month a year ago.

BMW Pre-Owned Vehicles
In July, BMW Certified Pre-Owned sold 9,645 vehicles, up 6.6 percent over July 2014, with a year-to-date gain of 21.0 percent to 68,041 vehicles sold over the same period in 2014. Total BMW Pre-Owned sales continue to be challenged by low availability with 15,247 vehicles sold in July 2015, a 9.7 percent decrease from July 2014. The Total BMW Pre-Owned cars sold for the first seven months were 108,388, a 5.6 percent decrease from the same period in 2014.

MINI Pre-Owned Vehicles
In July, sales of MINI NEXT (certified pre-owned) were 1,108 vehicles, up 31.7 percent over July 2014, with a year-to-date gain of 30.2 percent to 6,791 cars over the same period in 2014.  Total MINI Pre-Owned sales were 2,537 cars, an increase of 20.0 percent from July 2014. Total MINI Pre-Owned sales for the first seven months were 15,509, a 7.3 percent increase from the same period in 2014.

Table 1: New Vehicle Sales BMW of North America, LLC, July 2015


July 2015

July 2014

%

YTD July 2015

YTD July 2014

%

i3

935

363

158.0%

5,391

1057

410.0%

i8

217

0

0.0%

950

0

0.0%

1/2 Series

1,028

638

61.1%

6,370

3,906

63.1%

3 Series

7,729

8,789

-12.1%

50,512

50,310

0.4%

4 Series

3,190

3,708

-14.0%

28,096

19,110

47.0%

5 Series

2,186

5,676

-61.5%

25,767

33,293

-22.6%

6 Series

311

384

-19.0%

5,395

5,451

-1.0%

7 Series

916

544

68.4%

6,139

5,255

16.8%

Z4 

118

120

-1.7%

1,190

1,333

-10.7%

X1

1,189

1,003

18.5%

7,094

12,314

-42.4%

BMW passenger cars

17,819

21,225

-16.0%

136,904

132,029

3.7%

X3

2,340

1,565

49.5%

15,623

23,367

-33.1%

X4

407

318

28.0%

3,553

318

1017.3%

X5

6,011

2,688

123.6%

35,162

25,126

39.9%

X6

393

613

-35.9%

4,351

2,951

47.4%

BMW light trucks 

9,151

5,184

76.5%

58,689

51,762

13.4%

BMW brand

26,970

26,409

2.1%

195,593

183,791

6.4%

Cooper /S Hardtop 2 Door

2,479

2,632

-5.8%

12,706

10,353

22.7%

Cooper /S Hardtop 4 Door

1,036

0

100.0%

9,297

0

100.0%

Cooper /S Convertible

272

363

-25.1%

1,979

2,100

-5.8%

Cooper /S Clubman

3

250

-98.8%

21

2,160

-99.0%

Coupe

25

84

-70.2%

283

596

-52.5%

Roadster

78

150

-48.0%

751

874

-14.1%

Countryman

1,203

2,183

-44.9%

9,481

12,804

-26.0%

Paceman

95

149

-36.2%

933

1,076

-13.3%

MINI brand

5,191

5,811

-10.7%

35,451

29,963

18.3%

TOTAL BMW of North America, LLC

32,161

32,220

-0.2%

231,044

213,754

8.1%

BMW Motorrad Sales
With 1,445 retails BMW motorcycles posted their second best July ever. This figure was also 11.1 percent above the 1,301 motorcycles sold in July 2014.

The R 1200 GS was the best-selling model in July with 210 units (+30%), and in combination with the new for 2015 R 1200 RS, grew boxer model retails by 56.3 percent to 702 units compared to 449 in July of 2014.

With 196 retails (+44%) the new S 1000 RR helped post S-Series growth of 22.2 percent with sales of 336 units compared to 275 this time last year. 

Table 2: Motorcycle Sales BMW of North America, LLC, July 2015


July

 2015

July

 2014

%

YTD July

2015

YTD July
2014

%

BMW Motorcycles

1,445

1,301

11.1

10,699

9,649

10.9

BMW Group In America
BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975.  Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003.  The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars; Designworks, a strategic design consultancy based in California; a technology office in Silicon Valley and various other operations throughout the country.  BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group's global manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant for all X5 and X3 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 and X4 Sports Activity Coupes.  The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 339 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 148 BMW motorcycle retailers, 123 MINI passenger car dealers, and 36 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers.  BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group's sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.

SOURCE BMW of North America, LLC