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BMW Group U.S. Reports May 2017 Sales

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Sales of BMW brand vehicles decreased 11.0 percent in May for a total of
25,818 compared to 29,017 vehicles sold in May 2016. Year-to-date, the
BMW brand is down 3.6 percent in the U.S. on sales of 120,124 vehicles
compared to 124,581 sold in the first five months of 2016.

Notable vehicle sales in May include the BMW 5 Series which increased
12.7 percent to 3,677 cars, the BMW X1 which increased 12.6 percent to
2,489 vehicles, and the BMW X3 which increased 21.7 percent to 4,011
vehicles.

"Our all-new BMW 5 Series is now showing its strength as availability
increases and production begins to match demand," said Bernhard Kuhnt,
President and CEO, BMW of North America. "At the same time, demand for
BMW Sports Activity Vehicles remains solid with the X1 and the X3
delivering the standout numbers for May."

BMW Group Sales

In total, the BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported May
sales of 29,878 vehicles, a decrease of 11.1 percent from the 33,612
vehicles sold in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, BMW Group
sales are down 4.8 percent on sales of 137,916 vehicles in the first
five months of 2017 compared to 144,811 in the same period in 2016.

MINI Brand Sales

For May, MINI USA reported 4,060 automobiles sold, a decrease of 11.6
percent from the 4,595 sold in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date,
MINI USA reported a total of 17,792 automobiles sold, a decrease of 12.1
percent from 20,230 automobiles sold in the first five months of 2016.

     

Table 1: New Vehicle Sales BMW of North America, LLC, May 2017

                           
    May 2017   May 2016   % YTD May 2017 YTD May 2016 %
i3 506 696 -27.3% 2,425 2,272 6.7%
i8 18 146 -87.7% 198 451 -56.1%
2 Series 976 1,322 -26.2% 4,073 6,503 -37.4%
3 Series 4,453 7,376 -39.6% 22,584 26,157 -13.7%
4 Series 3,895 3,641 7.0% 15,857 16,092 -1.5%
5 Series 3,677 3,264 12.7% 13,431 17,428 -22.9%
6 Series 204 474 -57.0% 1,233 1,591 -22.5%
7 Series 524 1,012 -48.2% 3,621 4,197 -13.7%
Z4 14 126 -88.9% 469 447 4.9%
X1 2,489 2,210 12.6% 11,658 10,157 14.8%
BMW passenger cars 16,756 20,267 -17.3% 75,549 85,295 -11.4%
X3 4,011 3,295 21.7% 20,784 15,928 30.5%
X4 406 371 9.4% 1,585 2,208 -28.2%
X5 4,098 4,372 -6.3% 19,570 18,186 7.6%
X6 547 712 -23.2% 2,636 2,964 -11.1%
BMW light trucks 9,062 8,750 3.6% 44,575 39,286 13.5%
BMW brand     25,818   29,017   -11.0%   120,124   124,581   -3.6%
Cooper /S Hardtop 2 Door 983 974 0.9% 4,434 5,408 -18.0%
Cooper /S Hardtop 4 Door 668 908 -26.4% 3,113 5,336 -41.7%
Cooper /S Convertible 507 643 -21.2% 2,258 1,183 90.9%
Cooper /S Clubman 596 825 -27.8% 3,046 3,404 -10.5%
Coupe 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0%
Roadster 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0%
Countryman 1,306 1,236 5.7% 4,933 4,851 1.7%
Paceman 0 9 0.0% 8 48 -83.3%
MINI brand     4,060   4,595   -11.6%   17,792   20,230   -12.1%
TOTAL BMW of North America, LLC     29,878   33,612   -11.1%   137,916   144,811   -4.8%
 

BMW Pre-Owned Vehicles

  • Sales of BMW Certified Pre-Owned set a May record with 12,698
    vehicles, an increase of 18.9 percent from May 2016.
  • Total BMW Pre-Owned sales also set a May record with 20,245 vehicles,
    an increase of 15.7 percent from May 2016.
  • Total BMW Pre-Owned cars sold year-to-date were 101,036, a 24.2
    percent increase from the first five months of 2016.

MINI Pre-Owned Vehicles

  • In May, MINI Certified Pre-Owned sold 1,005 vehicles, a decrease of
    1.8 percent from May 2016.
  • Total MINI Pre-Owned sales were 2,676 vehicles in May 2017, an
    increase of 15.3 percent from May 2016.
  • Total MINI Pre-Owned sales year-to-date were 13,171 a 15.7 percent
    increase from the first five months of 2016.

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; Designworks, a strategic design consultancy based
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 and X3 Sports Activity Vehicles
and X6 and X4 Sports Activity Coupes. The BMW Group sales organization
is represented in the U.S. through networks of 342 BMW passenger car and
BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 152 BMW motorcycle retailers, 127
MINI passenger car dealers, and 36 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.

Journalist note: Information about BMW Group and its products in
the USA is available to journalists on-line at www.bmwusanews.com
and www.press.bmwna.com.

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