BMW Group U.S. Reports June 2010 Sales

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- June sales of BMW and MINI vehicles in the U.S. increased 11.9 percent to 23,331 units, delivering the best sales month for the company this year.  During the first half of the year, the BMW Group reported a total sales volume of 121,585 vehicles, up 6.2 percent from the same period last year.

"We've been anticipating this month as it welcomed the all-new 5 Series into a market of waiting customers, and provides another vital link to our aggressive model introduction cycle," said Jim O'Donnell, President of BMW of North America, LLC.  "While economic improvement has been, and looks to continue to be slow this year, nevertheless new core products such as the 5 Series, major upgrades to the perennial best selling X5 and 3 Series, and the new six cylinder 740i and 535i Gran Turismo are now giving us the vehicles to once again play offense in the market."

The BMW 5 Series – the traditional leader of the midsize sports-sedan segment in the U.S. – kicks off a model offensive replacing more than 60 percent of BMW's current model line-up with all-new products until 2012.  Today, the BMW brand has leadership in the compact segment with the 3 Series, the small coupe/roadster segment with the Z4 and the large luxury sedan segment with the 7 Series.  On the MINI side, starting in 2011, the product range will double from three to six models creating additional growth perspectives for the premium small car brand.

BMW Brand Sales

BMW brand showed an overall performance increase of 14.6 percent to 19,182 vehicles in June.  Key drivers of June's sales results were high volume models – 5 Series, up 40.2 percent to 3,865 units; X5, up 44.4 percent to 3,273 units; and 7 Series, up 112.6 percent to 1,716 units.  Year-to-date, overall BMW brand sales increased 7.6 percent to 100,632 units.

BMW Pre-Owned Vehicles

In June, sales of BMW's used vehicles (including certified pre-owned vehicles) sold through the BMW dealership network increased 1.4 percent to 13,445 vehicles.  Year-to-date, used vehicle sales were up 4.9 percent to 83,723 vehicles.

MINI Brand Sales

MINI USA reported sales of 4,149 cars in June, an increase of 1.1 percent compared to last year.  MINI Convertible performed best and sales were up 35 percent compared to last year.  After the first six months, MINI continued to show a stable volume development with sales slightly up 0.3 percent to 20,953 cars while at the same time increasing its share of the small car premium segment that has lagged the general market trend. 

Table: Sales BMW of North America, LLC – June 2010




June

2010

June

2009

%

YTD

2010

YTD 2009

%

BMW brand


19,182

16,744

14.6

100,632

93,563

7.6

  BMW passenger cars


14,490

13,592

6.6

78,423

75,443

4.0

  BMW light trucks

  (SAVs)

4,692

3,152

48.9

22,209

18,120

22.6

MINI brand


4,149

4,105

1.1

20,953

20,885

0.3

TOTAL Group


23,331

20,849

11.9

121,585

114,448

6.2




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 the Rolls-Royce brand of Motor Cars; DesignworksUSA, a strategic design consultancy 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 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 Sports Activity Coupes.  The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 338 BMW passenger car centers, 336 BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 143 BMW motorcycle retailers, 97 MINI passenger car dealers, and 31 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.

Information about BMW Group products is available to consumers via the Internet at: www.bmwgroupna.com

Journalist note: Information about the BMW Group and its products is available to journalists on-line at the BMW Group PressClub at the following address: www.press.bmwna.com.  Additional information, images and video may be found at www.bmwgroupusanews.com.  Broadcast quality video footage is available via The NewsMarket at www.thenewsmarket.com.

Sales BMW of North America, LLC, June 2010



June 10

June 09

%

YTD June 10

YTD June 09

%

1 Series

1,312

1,046

25.4%

5,804

5,621

3.3%

3 Series

7,195

8,347

-13.8%

47,214

42,872

10.1%

Z4

228

361

-36.8%

1,728

820

110.7%

5 Series

3,865

2,757

40.2%

15,846

20,807

-23.8%

6 Series

174

274

-36.5%

996

2,126

-53.2%

7 Series

1,716

807

112.6%

6,835

3,197

113.8%

BMW passenger cars

14,490

13,592

6.6%

78,423

75,443

4.0%

X3

724

459

57.7%

3,439

2,956

16.3%

X5

3,273

2,266

44.4%

15,985

13,091

22.1%

X6

695

427

62.8%

2,785

2,073

34.3%

BMW light trucks (SAVs)

4,692

3,152

48.9%

22,209

18,120

22.6%

BMW brand

19,182

16,744

14.6%

100,632

93,563

7.6%

Cooper /S Hardtop

2,488

2,753

-9.6%

12,535

13,794

-9.1%

Cooper /S Convertible

791

585

35.2%

3,652

2,327

56.9%

Cooper /S Clubman

870

767

13.4%

4,766

4,764

0.0%

MINI brand

4,149

4,105

1.1%

20,953

20,885

0.3%

TOTAL BMW of North America, LLC

23,331

20,849

11.9%

121,585

114,448

6.2%



SOURCE BMW of North America, LLC



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