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BMW Group Reports 8.7 Percent Increase in May Sales
Year-to-Date Sales of BMW Group up 4.2 Percent
WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The BMW Group in the U. S. (BMW and MINI brands combined) reports strong demand for its vehicles in May, with sales of 30,819 vehicles, up 8.7 percent over the 28,360 vehicles sold in the same month of 2006. The BMW Group also reports an increase of 4.2 percent in year-to-date sales, for 134,944 vehicles over the 129,511 vehicles reported in May 2006.
BMW Brand Sales Increase in May
Sales of BMW brand vehicles rose 8.1 percent in May for a total of 26,689 compared to 24,688 reported in the same month a year ago.
BMW brand sales are up 5.6 percent year-to-date, as the company reports sales of 119,359 vehicles compared to 113,041 vehicles sold in first five months of 2006.
BMW Automobile Sales
BMW's automobile sales are up 9 percent in May to 21,421 versus 19,645 in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date sales also are up 6.1 percent, to 93,328 automobiles compared to 87,956 in the same period of 2006.
BMW Sports Activity Vehicle Sales
Sales of BMW Sports Activity Vehicles are up 4.5 percent in May to 5,268 vehicles over the 5,043 sold last May. Year-to-date, sales of BMW Sports Activity Vehicles also increased by 3.8 percent, to 26,031 vehicles compared to the 25,085 sold in the same period of 2006.
BMW Certified Pre-Owned reports its best sales month ever in May 2007 with 8,468 CPO vehicles sold versus 8,259 vehicles reported last May, an increase of 2.5 percent. Year-to-date, CPO sales are down 5.5 percent, to 34,844 over the 36,889 reported in the same period in 2006.
MINI USA reports May sales of 4,130 automobiles, up 12.5 percent from the 3,672 cars sold in May 2006. Year-to-date, the division reports sales of 15,585 automobiles, down 5.4 percent, compared to the 16,470 cars reported in the first five months of 2006.