Greer manufactured SAVs boost BMW Group sales

Published on Thursday, December 1, 2011

The BMW Group in the U.S. reported November sales of 26,271 vehicles, an increase of 14.8 percent from the 22,883 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago.  Year-to-date, BMW Group sales are up 14.6 percent to 272,873 in the first 11 months of 2011 compared to 238,157 in the same period in 2010.

Sales of BMW Sports Activity Vehicles (X3, X5 and X6) increased by 90.6 percent in November to 7,793 vehicles from the 4,088 sold last November.  Year-to-date, sales of SAVs were also up 51.3 percent, to 64,232 vehicles compared to the 42,461 sold in the first 11 months of 2010.

“The numbers show this is the buying season, consumer optimism is increasing and we are seeing the most showroom traffic in our dealerships so far this year,” said Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America, LLC.  “I am particularly pleased to see MINI setting a new sales record and I am looking forward to a strong December especially with our X Drive momentum, X3 and X5 in particular.”

Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 7.1 percent last month for a total of 21,521 compared to 20,097 vehicles sold in November 2010.  Year-to-date, the brand is up 12.3 percent on sales of 221,073 January through November compared to 196,833 sold in the first 11 months of 2010.

BMW’s automobile sales were down 14.2 percent in November to 13,728 versus 16,009 in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date sales are up 1.6 percent, to 156,841 automobiles compared to 154,372 in the same period of 2010. 

GREER PRODUCTION CLIMBS: BMW Manufacturing Co. in Greer is on target to produce 270,000 vehicles this year.

Vehicles produced during the week of Nov. 20 including Thanksgiving:• 1,303 X5s• 518 X6s• 1,510 X3 units• 3,331 totalOctober production• 10,506 X5s• 3,460 X6s•12,330 X3s• 26,296 totalYear to date• 101,647 X5s• 39,957 X6s• 110,831 X3s• 252,435 total

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