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BMW Group Reports 10 Percent Jump In First Half Sales
 
  • Monthly Sales Increase 10.5 Percent In June

  • Best BMW Group Sales Month and First Half of Year Ever

Woodcliff Lake, NJ. - The BMW Group (BMW and MINI brands combined) reported a year-to-date sales increase of 10 percent to 137,098 vehicles compared to 124,475 automobiles sold for the first six months of 2002. June sales for the BMW Group were up 10.5 percent to 24,820, compared to 22,465 for the same month in 2002. Both sales figures represent the best June ever for the BMW Group in the U.S., as well as the best first half ever recorded.

BMW Brand

BMW reported a 10.2 percent increase in June sales, with 21,904 vehicles compared to 19,868 in June 2002. Year-to-date, sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 1.6 percent to 119,568 compared to 117,736 vehicles sold in the same period last year.

 

BMW Automobile Sales

BMW's automobile sales were up 16 percent in June, with 18,560 cars reported versus 15,999 in the same month one year ago. Year-to-date, BMW automobile sales rose 6.6 percent to 102,353 in 2003 compared to 96,038 units reported for the first half of 2002.

BMW Sports Activity Vehicle Sales

BMW reported 3,344 sales of its X5 Sports Activity Vehicles in June, a dip of 13.6 percent compared to the 3,869 sold in June 2002. Year-to-date, SAV sales declined 20.7 percent, with 17,215 vehicles reported compared to 21,698 sold in the same period last year, in 2002.

Certified Pre-owned Vehicle Sales

BMW reported June sales of 5,439 vehicles, up 11 percent over the 4,905 reported in the same month a year ago. First-half sales of Certified Pre-owned BMWs were up 16 percent to 33,562 compared to 28,980 units in the same period one year ago.

MINI Brand

MINI Automobiles

Demand for MINI brand automobiles remains strong in June even with factory production constraints. MINI USA reported June 2003 sales of 2,916 automobiles-a 12.3 percent jump over the 2,597 figure reported in June 2002. Sales of MINI automobiles for the first six months of 2003 totaled 17,530. MINI went on sale in the U.S. on March 22, 2002 and last year, MINI USA reported sales of 6,739 through June 30, 2002.

(July 1, 2003)


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