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BMW of North America Reports December 2019 and Year-End U.S. Sales.

  • BMW Brand Sales Increase 4.0% in December; Close 2019 Up 4.4%

BMW sales totaled 35,746 vehicles in December 2019, an increase of 4.0 percent over the 34,357 vehicles sold in December 2018. For the full year 2019 BMW sales increased 4.4 percent on total sales of 324,826, compared to the 311,014 vehicles sold in 2018.

In 2019, BMW brand sales in the U.S. continued to rise on the strength of new model launches from the company’s ongoing product offensive, and the increased availability of its U.S.-built Sports Activity Vehicles, including the best-selling X3 and X5 and first-ever X7. The all-new, seventh-generation of the iconic BMW 3 Series launched in February and was a top performer in the premium sedan segment.

"We’ve talked a lot over the course of the past two years about having the right product mix for the market, and we believe that with all of our recent launches, we have just that," said Bernhard Kuhnt, president and CEO, BMW of North America. "BMW currently has the youngest and most exciting product portfolio in the segment. We are very pleased with our results in 2019 and wish to thank both our customers and dealers for their tremendous support."

Table 1: New Vehicle Sales BMW of North America, LLC, December 2019

 Dec. 2019 Dec. 2018 % YTD Dec. 2019 YTD Dec. 2018 %
i3  

214

 

356

 

40.0%

 

4,854

 

6,117

 

-20.6%

i8  

51

 

97

 

-47.4%

 

1,102

 

772

 

42.7%

2 Series  

765

 

718

 

6.5%

 

8,015

 

9,208

 

-13.0%

3 Series  

5,245

 

3,184

 

64.7%

 

47,827

 

44,578

 

7.3%

4 Series  

891

 

1,916

 

-53.5%

 

18,621

 

31,379

 

-40.7%

5 Series  

2,733

 

4,756

 

-42.5%

 

38,709

 

43,937

 

-11.9%

6 Series  

8

 

330

 

-97.6%

 

1,139

 

3,762

 

-69.7%

7 Series  

763

 

983

 

-22.4%

 

8,823

 

8,271

 

6.7%

8 Series  

1,066

 

223

 

378.0%

 

4,410

 

223

 

1877.6%

Z4  

233

 

0

 

0.0%

 

2,941

 

4

 

73425.0%

X1  

1,788

 

3,411

 

-47.6%

 

17,815

 

29,060

 

-38.7%

X2  

1,093

 

1,454

 

-24.8%

 

11,293

 

16,154

 

-30.1%

BMW passenger cars  

14,850

 

17,428

 

-14.8%

    

-14.4%

X3  

8,090

 

8,511

 

-4.9%

 

70,110

 

61,351

 

14.3%

X4  

1,333

 

612

 

117.8%

 

8,758

 

4,323

 

102.6%

X5  

7,757

 

7,323

 

5.9%

 

54,595

 

45,013

 

21.3%

X6  

557

 

483

 

15.3%

 

4,240

 

6,862

 

-38.2%

X7  

3,159

 

0

 

0.0%

 

21,574

 

0

 

0.0%

BMW light trucks  

20,896

 

16,929

 

23.4%

 

159,277

 

117,549

 

35.5%

BMW brand  

35,746

 

34,357

 

4.0%

 

324,826

 

311,014

 

4.4%

Cooper /S Hardtop 2 Door  

594

 

760

 

-21.8%

 

8,462

 

9,950

 

-15.0%

Cooper /S Hardtop 4 Door  

450

 

448

 

0.4%

 

6,065

 

6,450

 

-6.0%

Cooper /S Convertible  

247

 

134

 

84.3%

 

4,031

 

5,334

 

-24.4%

Cooper /S Clubman  

323

 

277

 

16.6%

 

3,565

 

4,385

 

-18.7%

Countryman  

696

 

1,178

 

-40.9%

 

13,969

 

17,565

 

-20.5%

MINI brand  

2,310

 

2,797

 

-17.4%

 

36,092

 

43,684

 

-17.4%

TOTAL BMW of North America, LLC  

38,056

 

37,154

 

2.4%

 

360,918

 

354,698

 

1.8%

MINI Brand Sales

  • For December, MINI USA reported 2,310 vehicles sold, a decrease of 17.4 percent from the 2,797 in the same month a year ago. For the full year 2019 MINI sales decreased 17.4 percent on total sales of 36,092 compared to the 43,684 vehicles sold in 2018.

BMW Pre-Owned Vehicles

  • BMW Certified Pre-Owned sold 11,516 vehicles, an increase of 16.8 percent from December 2018.
  • Total BMW Pre-Owned sold 23,242 vehicles, an increase of 8.7 percent from December 2018.

MINI Pre-Owned Vehicles

  • MINI Certified Pre-Owned sold 930 vehicles, a decrease of 5.9 percent from December 2018.
  • Total MINI Pre-Owned sold 2,341 vehicles, a decrease of 4.9 percent from December 2018.

Table 2: Pre-Owned Vehicle Sales BMW of North America, LLC, December 2019

Dec.
2019

Dec.
2018

%

TOT 2019

TOT
2018

%

BMW CPO

11,516

9,858

16.8%

119,679

123,290

-2.9%

BMW Total Pre-Owned

23,242

21,388

8.7%

253,450

244,664

3.6%

 

MINI CPO

930

988

-5.9%

12,648

13,539

-6.6%

MINI Total Pre-Owned

2,341

2,461

-4.9%

29,760

31,867

-6.6%

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 Rolls-Royce Motor Cars; Designworks, a strategic design consultancy based in California; technology offices in Silicon Valley and Chicago, and various other operations throughout the country. BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is the BMW Group global center of competence for BMW X models and manufactures the X3, X4, X5, X6 and X7 Sports Activity Vehicles. The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 348 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 149 BMW motorcycle retailers, 121 MINI passenger car dealers, and 38 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.

Journalist note: Information about BMW Group and its products in the USA is available to journalists on-line at www.bmwusanews.com and www.press.bmwna.com.

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Contacts

Phil DiIanni
BMW of North America, LLC
(201) 571-5660 / phil.diianni@bmwna.com

Mariella Kapsaskis
BMW of North America, LLC
(201) 930-3166 / mariella.kapsaskis@bmwna.com