September sales up 5.6%
Total 3 Series sales were up only 5.6% this month when compared to September, 2004. Sales of the new E90 3 Series continued to do well as the new E90s comprised 73.8% of this month’s total sales. In spite of the success of the new 3 Series model YTD sales for the first three-fourths of 2005 were down 6.3% when compared to the same period of last year. Although production of the 325xi and 330xi models started this September BMW did not report any sales of the E90 325xi and 330xi models. Did they not sell any or did they include the sales with those of the E46 models? My guess is that they forgot to break-out the sales of the E90 models.
For comparison, Mercedes Benz sold only 5,050 C Class units this month, up 3.6% from the 4,876 units sold last September. YTD sales of the C Class were down 16.1% for the first 9 months of 2005.
Please note that I am report only the United States sales data.
Last edited by FDMeloan; 10-04-2005 at 03:10 PM.
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