BMW Group Canada (BMW and MINI brands combined) reported 3,366 retails for May 2011, an increase of 17.6 per cent over May 2010. Strong sales of its 5 Series, 6 Series and X3 models, and the recent introduction of the all-new BMW X1 helped spur the strong results.
BMW Brand Sales.
The BMW brand reported a record 2,813 sales in May, an increase of 19.1 per cent over the same month last year. Year-to-date sales of 10,942 units represent an increase of 9.9 per cent compared to the same period last year. BMW set new best-ever records for the month of May and for its year-to-date figure.
MINI reported sales of 553 units in May, an increase of over 10 per cent compared to May 2010. On the year, MINI has sold 1,788 units, an increase of nearly 13 per cent over the same period last year.
Motorrad Brand Sales.
BMW Motorrad Canada reported sales of 275 units in May, a decrease of 8.3 per cent compared to May 2010. Year-to-date, 760 units have been retailed, a decrease of 20% over the same period last year.
BMW Pre-Owned reported 1,128 units retailed in May, representing an increase of 4.1 per cent over May 2010. Year-to-date, a total of 5,261 units have been sold, an increase of 10.1 per cent compared to the same period last year
On the MINI side, 174 pre-owned units were sold, an increase of 21.7 per cent over May 2010. On the year, 987 MINI pre-owned units have been sold, an increase of 89.1 per cent over the same period last year.