Official Release: The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported April sales of 25,247 vehicles, an increase of 19.6 percent from the 21,111 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago.

Year-to-date, BMW Group is up 18.4% on sales of 90,204 in the first four months of 2011 compared to 76,162 in the same period in 2010.

BMW Brand Sales

Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 8.9% in April for a total of 18,801 compared to 17,268 vehicles sold in April, 2010.

Year-to-date, the BMW brand is up 12.3% on sales of 71,417 January to April compared to 63,591 sold in the first four months of 2010.

In April, best performing segment was BMW SAV, up 65.0%. The new X3 SAV – now on sale in the U.S. for three full months – was up 253% to 2,277 units; the X5 was up 12.5% to 2,360 units and the X6 was up 36.3% to 522 units. The BMW SAV segment (X3, X5, X6) continues to show growth with sales for the year-to-date up 43.3% to 19,600 in the first four months of 2011 compared with 13,675 in the same period of 2010.

BMW Pre-Owned Vehicles

In April, sales of BMW used vehicles (including certified pre-owned and pre-owned) totaled 14,521, a decrease of 6.1% from the 15,472 sold in April 2010.

Year-to-date, BMW used vehicle sales are down 2.9% on volume of 53,735 compared to 55,320 in the first four months of 2010.