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BMW Group U.S. Reports January 2014 Sales

-- BMW brand sales up 10.5 percent

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported January sales of 20,796 vehicles, an increase of 3 percent from the 20,195 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago.

"Coming right after a historic December, the January numbers are a momentum jump-start for 2014; a pace we expect to accelerate as the partnership between BMW and Team USA hits the air this weekend at the Sochi Olympics," said Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America.  "During the Olympics, viewers will get a sense of the full breadth of the BMW model range with focus on the new X5, the 2 Series, the i3 and the i8 especially."

BMW Brand Sales
Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 10.5 percent in January for a total of 18,253 compared to 16,513 vehicles sold in January, 2013.

In January, best performing vehicles included the BMW 3 and 4 Series segment which increased 34.4 percent to 6,494 vehicles, the BMW 5 Series increased 26.5 percent to 3,269 vehicles, and the BMW 6 Series increased 19.6 percent to 507 vehicles.

BMW Pre-Owned Vehicles
In January, sales of BMW used vehicles (including certified pre-owned and pre-owned) increased 6.2 percent to 14,143 vehicles compared to the 13,322 vehicles sold in January, 2013.

MINI Brand Sales
For January, MINI USA reports 2,543 automobiles, a decrease of 30.9 percent from the 3,682 sold in the same month a year ago. MINI USA is currently in transition from the current hardtop to the new model arriving in the second quarter.

MINI Pre-Owned Vehicles – Best January Ever
In January, MINI used automobiles (including MINI NEXT certified pre-owned and pre-owned) reported sales of 1,881 automobiles, an increase of 22 percent from the 1,542 sold in January, 2013.

Table 1: Vehicle Sales BMW of North America, LLC, January 2014


Jan. 2014

Jan. 2013

%

YTD Jan. 2014

YTD Jan. 2013

%

1/2 Series

75

304

-75.3%

75

304

-75.3%

3/4 Series

6,494

4,831

34.4%

6,494

4,831

34.4%

Z4 

166

152

9.2%

166

152

9.2%

5 Series

3,269

2,585

26.5%

3,269

2,585

26.5%

6 Series

507

424

19.6%

507

424

19.6%

7 Series

575

583

-1.4%

575

583

-1.4%

X1

1,332

1165

14.3%

1,332

1165

14.3%

BMW passenger cars

12,418

10,044

23.6%

12,418

10,044

23.6%

X3

2,699

2,005

34.6%

2,699

2,005

34.6%

X5

2,754

4,084

-32.6%

2,754

4,084

-32.6%

X6

382

380

0.5%

382

380

0.5%

BMW light trucks 

5,835

6,469

-9.8%

5,835

6,469

-9.8%

BMW brand

18,253

16,513

10.5%

18,253

16,513

10.5%

Cooper /S Clubman

221

209

5.7%

221

209

5.7%

Cooper /S Hardtop

832

1,654

-49.7%

832

1,654

-49.7%

Cooper /S Convertible

163

141

15.6%

163

141

15.6%

Coupe

84

97

-13.4%

84

97

-13.4%

Roadster

58

165

-64.8%

58

165

-64.8%

Countryman

1,074

1,416

-24.2%

1,074

1,416

-24.2%

Paceman

111

0

N/A

111

0

N/A

MINI brand

2,543

3,682

-30.9%

2,543

3,682

-30.9%

TOTAL BMW of North America, LLC

20,796

20,195

3.0%

20,796

20,195

3.0%

BMW Motorrad Sales
BMW Motorrad USA reported sales of 591 motorcycles in January, a decrease of only 0.5 percent from the total of 597 motorcycles sold in January 2013 despite adverse weather across much of the country.

Table 2: Motorcycle Sales BMW of North America, LLC, January 2014


January

2014

January

2013

%

 

YTD

2014

YTD

2013

%

 

BMW Motorcycles

591

597

-0.5

591

597

-0.5

BMW Group In America
BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975.  Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003.  The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and the Rolls-Royce brand of Motor Cars; DesignworksUSA, a strategic design consultancy in California; a technology office in Silicon Valley and various other operations throughout the country.  BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group's global manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant for all X5 and X3 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 Sports Activity Coupes.  The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 339 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 139 BMW motorcycle retailers, 119 MINI passenger car dealers, and 34 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers.  BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group's sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.

SOURCE BMW of North America, LLC

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