Woodcliff Lake, NJ (Vocus) July 2, 2009
The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported June sales of 20,849 vehicles, a decrease of 20.3 percent from the 26,155 vehicles sold in the same month of 2008. The BMW Group also reported a year-to-date sales volume of 114,448 vehicles, down 27.5 percent, compared to 157,913 vehicles sold in the first half of 2008.
BMW Brand Sales
Sales of BMW brand vehicles decreased 20.1 percent in June for a total of 16,744 vehicles compared to 20,944 vehicles reported in the same month a year ago. After the first six months of 2009, BMW continued to increase its market share even though sales were down 28.9 percent to 93,563 vehicles compared to 131,513 vehicles sold in the same period of 2008.
"June sales were similar to the current weather in the Northeast - rainy but warm with some bright spots," said Jim O'Donnell, President of BMW of North America, LLC. "The premium market continues to react to rational products. So, it's not surprising our best performing vehicles were the core BMW X5 and 3 Series."
BMW Certified Pre-Owned (CPO)
Sales of BMW's Certified Pre-Owned vehicles were up 21 percent, to 9,571 CPO vehicles versus 7,909 vehicles reported in June 2008. After the first half of 2009, CPO sales were up 11.5 percent, to 57,981 over the 51,986 reported in the same period of 2008.
MINI Brand Sales
MINI USA reported sales of 4,105 automobiles, down 21.2 percent from the 5,211 cars sold in June 2008. Year-to-date, MINI USA also reported sales of 20,885 automobiles, a decrease of 20.9 percent, compared to the 26,400 cars reported after the first six months of 2008.
"This month, we saw consumers coming back into dealerships in some metro areas like Boston, New York and Los Angeles and that's encouraging," said Jim McDowell, Vice President of MINI USA. "The positive results in those three areas have helped to decouple MINI somewhat from the industry decline and we continue to outperform the market by a wide margin."
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; DesignworksUSA, a strategic design consultancy 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 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 Sports Activity Coupes. The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 338 BMW passenger car centers, 335 BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 142 BMW motorcycle retailers, 83 MINI passenger car dealers, and 30 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.
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Business Communications Manager
BMW of North America, LLC
(201) 307-3789 / jan.ehlen(at)bmwna.com