BMW Group U.S. Reports April 2017 Sales

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  • BMW brand sales decrease 9.3 percent
  • MINI brand sales decrease 27.4 percent

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sales of BMW brand vehicles decreased 9.3 percent in April for a total
of 22,624 compared to 24,951 vehicles sold in April, 2016. Year-to-date,
the BMW brand is down 1.3 percent in the U.S. on sales of 94,306
vehicles compared to 95,564 sold in the first four months of 2016.

“For BMW, tight supply of key models had a strong effect in April,” said
Bernhard Kuhnt, President and CEO, BMW of North America. “Our very
popular new 5 Series is still ramping up production as the latest
variants are making their way to our dealerships. Our Sports Activity
Vehicles are still in high demand with the X1 and X3 turning in good
results.”

Notable vehicle sales in April include the BMW X3 which increased 32.3
percent to 3,204 vehicles, the BMW X1 which increased 29.4 percent to
1,872 vehicles, and BMW 7 Series which increased 14.0 percent to 994
cars.

BMW Group Sales

In total, the BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported
April sales of 26,105 vehicles, a decrease of 12.2 percent from the
29,747 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, BMW
Group sales are down 2.8 percent on sales of 108,038 vehicles in the
first four months of 2017 compared to 111,199 in the same period in 2016.

MINI Brand Sales

For April, MINI USA reported 3,481 automobiles sold, a decrease of 27.4
percent from the 4,796 sold in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date,
MINI USA reported a total of 13,732 automobiles sold, a decrease of 12.2
percent from 15,635 automobiles sold in the first four months of 2016.

 

Table 1: New Vehicle Sales BMW of North America, LLC, April 2017

 
 

Apr. 2017

  Apr. 2016   %   YTD Apr. 2017   YTD Apr. 2016   %
i3 516 814 -36.6% 1,919 1,576 21.8%
i8 23 130 -82.3% 180 305 -41.0%
2 Series 848 1,780 -52.4% 3,097 5,181 -40.2%
3 Series 3,494 4,681 -25.4% 18,131 18,781 -3.5%
4 Series 3,882 3,226 20.3% 11,962 12,451 -3.9%
5 Series 3,113 4,454 -30.1% 9,754 14,164
6 Series 240 278 -13.7% 1,029 1,117 -7.9%
7 Series 994 872 14.0% 3,097 3,185 -2.8%
Z4 186 104 78.8% 455 321 41.7%
X1 1,872 1,447 29.4% 9,169 7,947 15.4%
BMW passenger cars 15,168 17,786 -14.7% 58,793 65,028 -9.6%
X3 3,204 2,422 32.3% 16,773 12,633 32.8%
X4 291 364 -20.1% 1,179 1,837 -35.8%
X5 3,400 3,771 -9.8% 15,472 13,814 12.0%
X6 561 608 -7.7% 2,089 2,252 -7.2%
BMW light trucks 7,456 7,165 4.1% 35,513 30,536 16.3%
BMW brand   22,624   24,951   -9.3%   94,306   95,564   -1.3%
Cooper /S Hardtop 2 Door 883 1,142 -22.7% 3,451 4,434 -22.2%
Cooper /S Hardtop 4 Door 652 976 -33.2% 2,445 4,428 -44.8%
Cooper /S Convertible 436 536 -18.7% 1,751 540 224.3%
Cooper /S Clubman 551 884 -37.7% 2,450 2,579 -5.0%
Coupe 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0%
Roadster 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0%
Countryman 955 1,249 -23.5% 3,627 3,615 0.3%
Paceman 4 9 -55.6% 8 39 -79.5%
MINI brand   3,481   4,796   -27.4%   13,732   15,635   -12.2%
TOTAL BMW of North America, LLC   26,105   29,747   -12.2%   108,038   111,199   -2.8%
 

BMW Pre-Owned Vehicles

  • April 2017 sales of BMW Certified Pre-Owned were 12,757 vehicles, an
    increase of 13.1 percent from April 2016.
  • Total BMW Pre-Owned sales for April were 20,608 vehicles, an increase
    of 8.2 percent from April 2016.
  • Total BMW Pre-Owned cars sold year-to-date were 80,791, a 26.5 percent
    increase from the first four months of 2016.

MINI Pre-Owned Vehicles

  • In April, MINI Certified Pre-Owned sold 1,055 vehicles, a decrease of
    3.6 percent from April 2016.
  • Total MINI Pre-Owned sales were 2,940 vehicles in April 2017, an
    increase of 15.9 percent from April 2016.
  • Total MINI Pre-Owned sales year-to-date were 10,495, a 15.8 percent
    increase from the first four months of 2016.

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; 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 341 BMW passenger car and
BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 152 BMW motorcycle retailers, 127
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.

Journalist note: Information about BMW Group and its products in
the USA is available to journalists on-line at www.bmwusanews.com
and www.press.bmwna.com.

Contacts

BMW of North America, LLC
Kenn Sparks, 201-307-4467
Manager,
U.S. Corporate Communications
Kenn.Sparks@bmwna.com
or
Eric
Valtos, 201-307-3714
Business Communications Specialist
Eric.Valtos@bmwna.com