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X6 spurs uptick in BMW Group May sales

Published on Monday, June 3, 2013

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The X6 SAV, assembled at the Greer BMW Manufacturing Co. plant, was up 18.7 percent or 887 units compared to the same month last year. 

The X6 SAV, assembled at the Greer BMW Manufacturing Co. plant, was up 18.7 percent or 887 units compared to the same month last year. 

The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported May sales of 31,174 vehicles, an increase of 10.1 percent from the 28,321 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago.  Year-to-date, the BMW Group is up 6.3 percent on sales of 139,142 in the first five months of 2013 compared to 130,843 in the same period in 2012.

The X6 SAV, assembled at the Greer BMW Manufacturing Co. plant, was up 18.7 percent or 887 units compared to the same month last year. Other best performing vehicles included the 3 Series, up 47.2 percent to 9,307 units; the Z4 Roadster, up 19 percent to 338 units and the 6 Series, up 26.1 percent to 914 units.

“May usually gives us a strong boost as we head into summer and it did so again this year with the newly introduced 320i bringing significant numbers of entirely new customers to the brand,” said Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America. “All the indicators from our dealers confirm that consumer confidence is increasing and we expect more successful months ahead.” 

Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 13.8 percent in May for a total of 25,230 compared to 22,168 vehicles sold in May, 2012. Year-to-date, the BMW brand is up 8.2 percent on sales of 113,357 compared to 104,779 sold in the first five months of 2012.

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