It appears that BMW Group, which includes Bmw and MINI brands, sold 26,793 vehicles, a 6.1 percent increase from 25,247 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago. According to the official press release, BMW Group sold 102,522 vehicles in the first four months of this year, a 13.7% increase compared to 90,204 vehicles in the same period in 2011. Bmw brand sales increased 12.0 percent in April as the Germans sold 21,062 vehicles compared to 18,801 vehicles sold in April, 2011.
Year-to-date, the BMW brand is up 15.7 percent on sales of 82,611 compared to 71,417 sold in the first four months of 2011. According to Bmw, the best performing vehicles were the X5 (3,561 units), the 3-Series (9,003) and 6-Series (513). MINI brand reported sales of 5,731 automobiles in April and this means a decrease of 11.1 percent from the record 6,446 sold in April 2011. Year-to-date, MINI sales in the U.S. are up 6.0 percent on volume of 19,911 compared to 18,787 in the first four months of 2011. Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America said that he expects a solid growth through the rest of Spring and into Summer.