Official Release: The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported May sales of 31,174 vehicles, an increase of 10.1 percent from the 28,321 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, the BMW Group (BMW and MINI combined) is up 6.3 percent on sales of 139,142 in the first five months of 2013 compared to 130,843 in the same period in 2012.
“May usually gives us a strong boost as we head into summer and it did so again this year with the newly introduced 320i bringing significant numbers of entirely new customers to the brand,” said Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America. “All the indicators from our dealers confirm that consumer confidence is increasing and we expect more successful months ahead.”
BMW Brand Sales
Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 13.8 percent in May for a total of 25,230 compared to 22,168 vehicles sold in May, 2012. Year-to-date, the BMW brand is up 8.2 percent on sales of 113,357 compared to 104,779 sold in the first five months of 2012.
In May, best performing vehicles included the 3 Series, up 47.2 percent to 9,307 units; the Z4 Roadster, up 19 percent to 338 units; the 6 Series, up 26.1 percent to 914 units; and the X6 SAV, up 18.4 percent to 887 units.
BMW Pre-Owned Vehicles
In May, sales of BMW used vehicles (including certified pre-owned and pre-owned) increased 13.6 percent to 15,831 vehicles compared to the 13,930 vehicles sold in May, 2012. January through May, BMW used vehicle sales are up 5.7 percent on volume of 72,700 compared to 68,793 in the same period of 2012.
MINI Brand Sales
MINI USA reported sales of 5,944 automobiles in May, a decrease of 3.4 percent from the 6,153 sold in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, MINI sales in the U.S. are down 1.1 percent on volume of 25,785 compared to 26,064 in the first five months of 2012.
MINI Pre-Owned Vehicles
In May, sales of MINI used automobiles (including MINI NEXT certified pre-owned and pre-owned) increased 18.8 percent to 1,964 automobiles from the 1,653 sold in May, 2012. January through May, MINI used vehicle sales are up 19.0 percent on volume of 8,447 compared to 7,096 in the same period of 2012.