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      12-05-2019, 08:50 AM   #1
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BMW NA Reports 10 Percent Sales Increase in November 2019, Led by New 3 Series

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Woodcliff Lake, NJ – December 3, 2019… BMW sales totaled 31,213 vehicles in November 2019, an increase of 10.2 percent over the 28,330 vehicles sold in November 2018. Year-to-date, BMW sales in the U.S. are up 4.5 percent.

November highlights include the seventh generation BMW 3 Series sedan (6,283 units), as well as the BMW X3 (5,948 units) and X5 (5,359 units) Sports Activity Vehicles. The BMW X7 Sports Activity Vehicle, which represents the pinnacle of BMW’s X model lineup and features range topping luxury with seating for up to seven, enjoyed its best month since its launch in March (2,614 units).

“We enter the final month of 2019 in the midst of our annual ‘Road Home’ sales event with optimism for a strong year-end and a prosperous year ahead,” said Bernhard Kuhnt, president and CEO, BMW of North America. “We at BMW would like to wish all of our customers and dealers a very happy and healthy holiday season.”

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      12-05-2019, 09:02 AM   #2
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Looks like 4 Series GC sales (which make up the vast majority of 4 Series sales) are really starting to slide as more and more BMW car buyers favor the new G20 3 Series Sedan with the latest design language and technology over the elegant lines of the aging F36 4 Series Gran Coupe.
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Wow, nice jump!

I am ready for another purchase so bad
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Woodcliff Lake, NJ – December 3, 2019… BMW sales totaled 31,213 vehicles in November 2019, an increase of 10.2 percent over the 28,330 vehicles sold in November 2018. Year-to-date, BMW sales in the U.S. are up 4.5 percent.
Now THATS impressive!
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Figures most of the industry can only dream off.

Mini range needs a pep or promotion for some Qtrs now.
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Apparently BMW and Merc are neck in neck in total sales for 2019, if Merc doesn't sell ~2500 cars more than BMW in December, BMW will be able to take back the place of the #1 Luxury Automaker for the first time in years. Although anything can happen, especially since Merc beat BMW for November sales by >2000. It also seems Lexus is taking 3rd place.
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Figures most of the industry can only dream off.

Mini range needs a pep or promotion for some Qtrs now.
BMW only owns mini for their drivetrains. Though x1 and x2 are also down. People want larger, more capable SUVs
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A good month for the 6 series!
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The "death of the American sedan " was a manufacturer conspiracy ...
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Apparently BMW and Merc are neck in neck in total sales for 2019, if Merc doesn't sell ~2500 cars more than BMW in December, BMW will be able to take back the place of the #1 Luxury Automaker for the first time in years. Although anything can happen, especially since Merc beat BMW for November sales by >2000. It also seems Lexus is taking 3rd place from Audi.
Although you did not clarify whether you were talking about US or worldwide sales, the numbers you gave appear to indicate you are talking about the US (which makes sense since that is the topic of this thread):

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...uxury-car-race

Yet, Audi has never finished in front of Lexus in the US as far as I know. Certainly not last year:

https://motorillustrated.com/mercede...in-2018/16933/

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The "death of the American sedan " was a manufacturer conspiracy ...
It's true that the sedan is far from dead.

That said, BMW sold about 500 fewer passenger cars this November than they did last November, but over 3000 more light trucks. So the trend away from cars is very much alive.
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Time after time "BMW light trucks" saving BMW brand sales.
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Yeah I've been seeing a lot of G20's on the road here in Southern California. All looking very nice.
Damn, those MINI numbers are impressive.
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I would compare YTD vs YTD which basically flat with a lot passenger car down but prop up by SUV up, i.e. same story...
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Great numbers. Impressed by the 3 Series figures.
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I would compare YTD vs YTD which basically flat with a lot passenger car down but prop up by SUV up, i.e. same story...
Very true. 3 series YTD 2018 and 2018 numbers are flat which is the more alarming indicator for BMW product planners.

G20 is a very good car. I drove a loaner (albeit a 4 cylinder 330i) for 2 weeks. Yet it is no longer a convincing segment leader. Flat sales numbers suggest the same.
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YTD results are the story. 4.5% growth for BMW brand is strong in a flat North American market.

Sub story is the pronounced shift to SAVs, 3 series November result notwithstanding.
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BMW only owns mini for their drivetrains. Though x1 and x2 are also down. People want larger, more capable SUVs
BMW built the modern Mini from the ground up. The Mini brand and styling is probably the most important aspect of the acquisition.
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Impressed by 7 series. Especially considering many here think big grills won't sell. It looks like 7 series sales have increased both YTD and monthly.
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Impressed by 7 series. Especially considering many here think big grills won't sell. It looks like 7 series sales have increased both YTD and monthly.
Merc sold more than 1400 S Class models in November
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