X3, X6 push BMW domestic sales in October ahead of 2011

Published on Friday, November 2, 2012

The Greer-manufactured BMW X3 and X6 continued to propel BMW Group sales in October. BMW Manufacturing Co. in Greer makes the X3, X5 and X6.

In the U.S., BMW and MINI combined reported October sales of 32,339 vehicles, an increase of 18.5 percent from the 27,288 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago.  Year-to-date, BMW Group is up 8.4 percent on sales of 267,267 in the first 10 months of 2012 compared to 246,602 in the same period in 2011.

“Momentum is increasing and the October figures show supply is finally catching up with demand as our new models arrive in greater numbers”, said Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America, LLC.  “At the same time, our thoughts are with colleagues and customers affected by the hurricane and its aftermath.  We are all working together in this difficult situation.”

Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 20.9 percent in October for a total of 26,451 compared to 21,873 vehicles sold in October 2011.  Year-to-date, the BMW brand is up 6.7 percent on sales of 212,848 compared to 199,552 sold in the first ten months of 2011.

In October, best performing vehicles included the 3 Series, up 25.6 percent to 9,729 units; the 6 Series, up 86 percent to 770 units; the X3 SAV, up 39.9 percent to 3,248 units and the X6 SAV, up 41.3 percent to 671 units. 


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