Another poor performance for the new 3 Series -- sales down 17% from September 2011 and YTD 3 Series sales are coming in slower than 2011 as well. The 5 and 7 did even worse last month, but they're slightly higher YTD from 2011. The 5 and 7 aren't new for 2012 models, though. Considering that the 3 sedan is a completely new car, the sales figures look even worse in context.
Like it or not, the X1 and X3 are basically saving BMW's bacon right now in the U.S.