BMW Group U.S. Reports November 2010 Sales

Dec 01, 2010, 14:33 ET from BMW of North America, LLC

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported November sales of 22,883 vehicles, an increase of 27.1 percent from the 18,002 vehicles sold in November 2009.  Year-to-date, the BMW Group has sold 238,157 vehicles, up 9.3 percent from the 217,840 units sold through November 2009.

"November is normally a tough month but we increased our sales momentum thanks to strong demand for our all-wheel-drive vehicles, the X5 and X6 in particular, and now that it's available, the 5 Series with AWD," said Jim O'Donnell, President and CEO of BMW of North America, LLC.  "The overall market shows signs of improvement with consumer confidence increasing slightly but our dealers know they have to work for every sale and that work is paying off."  

BMW Brand Sales

Sales of BMW brand vehicles in November increased 30.2 percent for a total of 20,097 vehicles from the 15,438 units sold in November of last year.  Year-to-date, BMW sales are up 11.8 percent to 196,833 vehicles from the 176,104 units sold in the same period of 2009.

In November, best performing vehicles included the 5 Series, up 58 percent to 5,042 units, 1 Series, up 40.7 percent to 1,019 units, and the 3 Series, up 36.6 percent to 8,928 units.  The SAV segment continues to perform very well with the X5, up 24 percent to 3,436 units and the X6, up 30.8 percent to 561 units.

BMW Pre-Owned Vehicles

Sales of BMW's used vehicles (including certified pre-owned and pre-owned) increased 6.5 percent to 12,580 vehicles from the 11,815 units sold in November of last year.  Year-to-date, used vehicle sales were up 5 percent to 153,048 units from the 145,763 units sold in the same period of 2009.

MINI Brand Sales

MINI USA reported sales of 2,786 automobiles, an increase of 8.7 percent from the 2,564 cars sold last year.  Year-to-date, MINI USA is reporting sales of 41,324 automobiles, a decrease of 1 percent from the 41,736 cars sold in the same period of 2009.

Sales BMW of North America, LLC, November 2010



Nov. 10

Nov. 09

%

YTD Nov. 10

YTD Nov. 09

%

1 Series

1,019

724

40.7%

11,903

10,177

17.0%

3 Series

8,928

6,538

36.6%

90,843

81,997

10.8%

Z4

167

331

-49.5%

3,606

3,123

15.5%

5 Series

5,042

3,192

58.0%

34,443

35,925

-4.1%

6 Series

50

139

-64.0%

2,348

3,346

-29.8%

7 Series

803

1046

-23.2%

11,229

8,205

36.9%

BMW passenger cars

16,009

11,970

33.7%

154,372

142,773

8.1%

X3

91

268

-66.0%

5,226

5,548

-5.8%

X5

3,436

2,771

24.0%

31,837

23,558

35.1%

X6

561

429

30.8%

5,398

4,225

27.8%

BMW light trucks (SAVs)

4,088

3,468

17.9%

42,461

33,331

27.4%

BMW brand

20,097

15,438

30.2%

196,833

176,104

11.8%

Cooper /S Hardtop

2,030

1,623

25.1%

27,090

25,871

4.7%

Cooper /S Convertible

297

411

-27.7%

6,594

5,806

13.6%

Cooper /S Clubman

459

530

-13.4%

7,640

10,059

-24.0%

MINI brand

2,786

2,564

8.7%

41,324

41,736

-1.0%

TOTAL BMW of North America, LLC

22,883

18,002

27.1%

238,157

217,840

9.3%



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 and X3 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, 100 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 BMW and its products in the USA is available to journalists on-line at www.bmwusanews.com.  

SOURCE BMW of North America, LLC



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