BMW USA Sales Up 5% for May

Official Release: Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 4.7 percent in May for a total of 31,003 compared to 29,602 vehicles sold in May, 2014.

“The summer driving season is getting underway and judging by the record May for BMW it’s clear the demand is still strong for new cars across the U.S.,” said Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America. “The momentum continues as we celebrate 40 years of the iconic BMW 3 Series and look for more news to come from BMW in the days ahead.”

To see and hear more of Ludwig Willisch’s perspective on the May sales, click here.

In May, notable vehicle sales included the BMW 3 / 4 Series which increased 17.9 percent to 12,868 vehicles, the BMW 2 Series which increased 16.9 percent to 1,119 vehicles and the BMW X5 which increased 34.4 percent to 5,797 vehicles.

BMW Group Sales

In total, the BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported May sales of 36,836 vehicles, an increase of 4.3 percent from the 35,331 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago.

BMW Pre-Owned Vehicles

In May, BMW Certified Pre-Owned sold 11,105 vehicles, up 21.0 percent over May 2014, with a year-to-date gain of 25.2 percent to 49,070 vehicles sold over the same period in 2014. Total BMW Pre-Owned sales continue to be challenged by low availability with 17,416 vehicles sold in May 2015, a 3.6 percent decrease from May 2014. The Total BMW Pre-Owned cars sold for the first five months were 78,072, a 5.6 percent decrease from the same period in 2014.

MINI Brand Sales

For May, MINI USA reports 5,833 automobiles sold, an increase of 1.8 percent from the 5,729 sold in the same month a year ago.

MINI Pre-Owned Vehicles

In May, sales of MINI NEXT (certified pre-owned) were 1,100 vehicles, up 40.3 percent over May 2014, with a year-to-date gain of 28.7 percent to 4,632 cars over the same period in 2014. Total MINI Pre-Owned sales were 2,591 cars, an increase of 13.5 percent from May 2014. Total MINI Pre-Owned sales for the first five months were 10,549, a 1.3 percent increase from the same period in 2014.


May 2015

May 2014

%

YTD May 2015

YTD May 2014

%

i3

818

336

143.5%

3,905

336

1062.2%

i8

117

0

0.0%

596

0

0.0%

1/2 Series

1,119

957

16.9%

4,275

2,588

65.2%

3/4 Series

12,868

10,915

17.9%

54,173

45,114

20.1%

Z4

78

108

-27.8%

967

1,099

-12.0%

5 Series

4,257

4,752

-10.4%

20,616

19,677

4.8%

6 Series

351

401

-12.5%

4,846

5,011

-3.3%

7 Series

943

607

55.4%

4,391

3,163

38.8%

X1

1,140

1,161

-1.8%

4,787

10,259

-53.3%

BMW passenger cars

21,691

19,237

12.8%

98,556

87,247

13.0%

X3

2,575

5,723

-55.0%

10,982

19,697

-44.2%

X4

375

0

0.0%

2,756

0

0.0%

X5

5,797

4,313

34.4%

21,643

18,466

17.2%

X6

565

329

71.7%

2,510

1,771

41.7%

BMW light trucks

9,312

10,365

-10.2%

37,891

39,934

-5.1%

BMW brand

31,003

29,602

4.7%

136,447

127,181

7.3%

Cooper /S Hardtop 2 Door

1,731

2,248

-23.0%

8,802

5,417

62.5%

Cooper /S Hardtop 4 Door

1,578

0

100.0%

6,375

0

100.0%

Cooper /S Convertible

318

351

-9.4%

1,314

1,369

-4.0%

Cooper /S Clubman

3

378

-99.2%

11

1,549

-99.3%

Coupe

48

92

-47.8%

207

434

-52.3%

Roadster

136

175

-22.3%

550

597

-7.9%

Countryman

1,768

2,315

-23.6%

6,237

8,665

-28.0%

Paceman

251

170

47.6%

590

745

-20.8%

MINI brand

5,833

5,729

1.8%

24,086

18,776

28.3%

TOTAL BMW of North America, LLC

36,836

35,331

4.3%

160,533

145,957

10.0%

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