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      11-01-2012, 10:11 PM   #1
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Woodcliff Lake, NJ – November 1, 2012… The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported October sales of 32,339 vehicles, an increase of 18.5 percent from the 27,288 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, BMW Group is up 8.4 percent on sales of 267,267 in the first ten months of 2012 compared to 246,602 in the same period in 2011.

“Momentum is increasing and the October figures show supply is finally catching up with demand as our new models arrive in greater numbers”, said Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America, LLC. “At the same time, our thoughts are with colleagues and customers affected by the hurricane and its aftermath. We are all working together in this difficult situation.”

BMW Brand Sales

Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 20.9 percent in October for a total of 26,451 compared to 21,873 vehicles sold in October, 2011. Year-to-date, the BMW brand is up 6.7 percent on sales of 212,848 compared to 199,552 sold in the first ten months of 2011.

In October, best performing vehicles included the 3 Series, up 25.6 percent to 9,729 units; the 6 Series, up 86 percent to 770 units; the X3 SAV, up 39.9 percent to 3,248 units and the X6 SAV, up 41.3 percent to 671 units.

BMW Pre-Owned Vehicles

In October, sales of BMW used vehicles (including certified pre-owned and pre-owned) decreased 5.3 percent to 12,563 vehicles from the 13,262 vehicles sold in October 2011. January through October, BMW used vehicle sales are up 1.8 percent on volume of 135,138 compared to 132,686 in the same period of 2011.

MINI Brand Sales

MINI USA reported the best October ever with sales of 5,888 automobiles, an increase of 8.7 percent from the 5,415 sold in October, 2011. Year-to-date, MINI sales in the U.S. are up 15.7 percent on volume of 54,419 compared to 47,050 in the first ten months of 2011.

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BMW Motorrad Sales

Despite the impact of Hurricane Sandy, BMW Motorrad USA reported sales of 865 motorcycles in October, an increase of 1.4 percent from the total of 853 motorcycles sold in October 2011. Year-to-date, BMW Motorrad is up 13.5 percent on sales of 10,362 compared to 9,133 sold in the first ten months of 2011.

In October, the best performing models included the K 1300 S, up 137.5 percent to 38 units; the S 1000 R, up 58.1 percent to 136 units and the K 1600 GT, up 27.7 percent to 60 units.

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It's an important increase, but the trend must be maintained to achieve again the No.1 in sales for Premium cars!
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      11-02-2012, 09:27 AM   #3
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Well, there's a sign the US economy is looking up. Struggling folks certainly don't buy BMWs.
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bravo...
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I think the important number here is the number of 3-Series sold with the addition of the Cadillac ATS. Perhaps a little too early to tell with possible supply issues (as a new model) but the ATS did not even come close to 3-Series sales in the U.S.. While it's too early to tell and despite it being a very good car in terms of driving dynamics, I don't think the trend is going to change. Foolish for all those to think that the ATS was going to affect 3-Series sales.
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I think the important number here is the number of 3-Series sold with the addition of the Cadillac ATS. Perhaps a little too early to tell with possible supply issues (as a new model) but the ATS did not even come close to 3-Series sales in the U.S.. While it's too early to tell and despite it being a very good car in terms of driving dynamics, I don't think the trend is going to change. Foolish for all those to think that the ATS was going to affect 3-Series sales.
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Well, there's a sign the US economy is looking up. Struggling folks certainly don't buy BMWs.
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Well, there's a sign the US economy is looking up. Struggling folks certainly don't buy BMWs.
Most middle class earners generally don't buy and cannot afford BMWs, either.
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Same trend in Norway too. Increased sales 17 % this year, number five in october , behind VW, Toyota, Ford, Volvo .
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Well, there's a sign the US economy is looking up. Struggling folks certainly don't buy BMWs.
Most middle class earners generally don't buy and cannot afford BMWs, either.
People always buy cars that they can not afford. They rather have a nice car and live in a apartment then have a house. To each there own
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People always buy cars that they can not afford. They rather have a nice car and live in a apartment then have a house. To each there own
So true. It's not my business how people spend their money but a buddy of mine bought a E92 335 that costs more than he makes...I don't see the rationalization in that.
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People always buy cars that they can not afford. ...
Really? Is car repossession on the upswing too?
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