X5 gains is a bright spot in BMW October sales

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Thursday, November 2, 2017

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X5 gains is a bright spot in BMW October sales


The Greer-produced BMW X5 was one of the positive October sales gains for BMW brand vehicles. The X5 increased 9.5 percent to 4,254 vehicles.

Overall the models – X3, X4, X5, X6 – produced in Greer showed a collective 22.5 percent decrease or 6,639 vehicles sold this year compared to 8,564 vehicles sold in 2016. Year-to-date overall sales are down -0.5 percent or 80,869 sold compared to 81,285 sold in 2016.

Sales of BMW brand vehicles decreased 3.4 percent in October for a total of 23,208 compared to 24,017 vehicles sold in October 2016. Year-to-date, the BMW brand is down 4.2 percent in the U.S. on sales of 243,383 vehicles compared to 254,150 sold in the first 10 months of 2016.

Notable vehicle sales in October include the new 5 Series and 4 Series, which both showed strong gains for the fourth straight month. The 5 Series increased 132.3 percent to 3,396 vehicles, while the 4 Series increased 11.5 percent to 3,181 vehicles.

“Both the new 5 Series and 4 Series continued to perform well in October, while X5 numbers were bolstered by increased availability in the market,” said Bernhard Kuhnt, President and CEO, BMW of North America.

“Electrified vehicles also showed strong momentum last month, with nearly 20% of all 5 Series sold as plug-in hybrids. With the launch of the all-new BMW X3 just days away, we have high anticipation for November,” said Kuhnt.




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