WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ – August 2, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported July sales of 27,152 vehicles, an increase of 4 percent from the 26,120 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, BMW Group is up 9.5 percent on sales of 185,715 in the first seven months of 2012 compared to 169,641 in the same period in 2011.
“High summer is typically a time for vacations rather than car buying which makes the July result satisfying, especially with the unsteady economy and the very short supply of new models in our dealerships,” said Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America, LLC. “August will be the tightest month as we complete the model year transition, so we’re very much looking forward to September and Fall and the much stronger availability of our popular new models.”
BMW Motorrad Sales
BMW Motorrad USA reported sales of 1,027 motorcycles in July, a decrease of 2.8 percent from the total of 1,057 motorcycles sold in July, 2011. Year-to-date, BMW Motorrad is up 16.3 percent on sales of 7,480 compared to 6,433 sold in the first seven months of 2011. In July, the best performing models included the S 1000 RR, up 78.9 percent to 272 units; and the R 1200 GS Adventure, up 23.8 percent to 104 units.
Motorcycle Sales BMW of North America, LLC, July 2012
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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 338 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 139 BMW motorcycle retailers, 114 MINI passenger car dealers, and 32 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.
Information about BMW Group products is available to consumers via the Internet at: www.bmwgroupna.com
SOURCE: BMW of North America, LLC