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I will try my best to provide detailed info on various cars and what is like to live with them, I have already produced a few for Jaguar-car-forums, I will do my best to be unbiased, but it will be hard for some cars. I will re-produce press releases and copy from other motoring news.

Saturday, 4 June 2016

USA SALES MAY - BMW Group, Motorbikes down a HUGE 40%, Cars down 6.4% & MINI down a large 21.2%

  • BMW brand sales decrease 6.4 percent
  • MINI brand sales decrease 21.2 percent
  • BMW Motorcycle sales decrease 0 percent
Sales of BMW brand vehicles decreased 6.4 percent in May for a total of 29,017 compared to 31,003 vehicles sold in May, 2015. Year-to-date, BMW brand is down 8.7 percent on sales of 124,581 compared to 136,447 sold in the first five months of 2015.
Sales of BMW Sports Activity Vehicles gave a boost to May with the new BMW X1 leading the way, increasing 93.9 percent, the BMW X3 increasing 28.0 percent and the BMW X6 increasing 26.0 percent.

The shorter number of selling days in May no doubt affected the month totals but the ongoing transition to X models remains clear,” said Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America. “The BMW X1 grows more popular each month with its siblings X3 and X6 giving it strong support.  The X5 was limited only by availability but that will continue improving in the months ahead.” 
BMW Group Sales
In total, the BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported May sales of 33,612 vehicles, a decrease of 8.8 percent from the 36,836 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, BMW Group sales are down 9.8 percent on sales of 144,811 in the first five months of 2016 compared to 160,533 in the same period in 2015.
MINI Brand Sales
For May, MINI USA reported 4,595 automobiles sold, a decrease of 21.2 percent from the 5,833 sold in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, MINI USA reported a total of 20,230 automobiles sold, a decrease of 16.0 percent from 24,086 automobiles sold in the first five months of 2015. 
Table 1: New Vehicle Sales BMW of North America, LLC, May 2016

May
2016
May
 2015
%
YTD May 2016
YTD May
 2015
%
BMW brand
29,017
31,003
-6.4
124,581
136,447
-8.7
BMW passenger cars
20,267
21,691
-6.6
85,295
98,556
-13.5
BMW light trucks
8,750
9,312
-6.0

39,286
37,891
3.7

MINI brand
4,595
5,833
-21.2

20,230
24,086
-16.0

TOTAL Group
33,612
36,836
-8.8

144,811
160,533
-9.8

BMW pre-owned and MINI pre-owned vehicle sales.
BMW of North America is currently experiencing a technical issue which has delayed numbers for pre-owned sales. Sales numbers will be added online once the issue is resolved. 
BMW Motorrad Sales
Sales of BMW motorcycles decreased 40.0 percent in May with 1,221 motorcycles sold compared to the 2,034 sold in May 2015. 
Table 2: Motorcycle Sales BMW of North America, LLC, May 2016
May.
 2016
May
 2015
%
YTD May
2016
YTD May 2015
%
BMW Motorcycles
1,221
2,034
-40.0
5,641
6,821
-17.3