BMW M5 Forum and M6 Forums banner

1 - 6 of 6 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,158 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Looks like the last of the 2000 M5's trickled in in September. Only 36 cars were sold. After running at ~ 250 - 300 per month. This is due to the model changeover & plant closing in August.

Therefore the unofficial final number for the Y2k model year is .... drum roll please ... 2,874 units (from October 1999 thru September 2000) very impressive. I'ts probably the best selling $80k car during that period.

It's unlikely that we'll see a repeat in '01.


Source BMW NA

Full text below:


BMW Sales Jump 16.3 Percent for First Nine Months; September Sales Skyrocket by 30 Percent


WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- BMW of North America, Inc.
reported an increase of 16.3 percent in sales for the first nine months of
2000, with 135,257 vehicles compared to 116,308 automobiles sold in the same
period a year ago. BMW also reported September sales of 14,494, a 30 percent
increase over 11,126 sales in September 1999.

Automobile sales
Automobile sales increased 3 percent year-to-date, to 119,728 compared to
116,308 in 1999. BMW reported automobile sales of 11,376 for September,
compared to 11,126 a year ago, an increase of 2 percent.

Sports Activity Vehicle Sales
The company also reported September Sports Activity Vehicle sales of
3,118, an increase of 32 percent over August sales. Year-to-date, BMW
reported SAV sales of 15,529. The BMW X5 Sports Activity Vehicle is sold at
315 authorized BMW SAV centers nationwide.

Certified Pre-owned Vehicle Sales
Certified Pre-owned (CPO) vehicle sales were strong in September, too.
BMW reported monthly sales of 3,530, up 25 percent over last year.
Year-to-date, sales of CPO BMWs jumped more than 70 percent to 34,838.

BMW in America

BMW of North America, Inc. was established in 1975. Since then, the
company has grown to include marketing, sales and financial service
organizations in the United States; a South Carolina manufacturing operation;
DESIGNWORKS/USA, an industrial design firm in California; a technology office
in Palo Alto and various other operations throughout the country. BMW is
represented in the U.S. through a network of more than 340 car, 315 Sports
Activity Vehicle and 160 motorcycle retailers. BMW US Holding Corp., the
Group's headquarters for North, Central and South America, is located in
Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.
Information about BMW products is available to consumers via the World
Wide Web on the BMW homepage. The address is: http://www.bmwusa.com.

BMW Car Sales Report for September 2000

2000 1999

September 11376 11126
Year-to-Date 119728 116308

September Year-to-Date September Year-to-Date
2000 2000 1999 1999

318ti 1 5 27 633
318is 0 0 1 13
318i 4-door 0 33 20 222
318i convertible 0 2 0 4
323i (E46) 1580 24735 2313 22285
323is 427 429 3 2716
323i sport wagon (E46) 350 3025 0 0
323i convertible 1 350 457 4302
323Ci (E46) 235 7193 1084 2539
323Ci convertible (E46) 177 5759 0 0
325i (E46) 292 292 0 0
325Ci (E46) 102 102 0 0
325Ci convertible (E46) 77 77 0 0
325i sport wagon (E46) 23 23 0 0
328is 0 4 6 1536
328Ci (E46) 7 3340 720 1788
328i 4-door 0 12 10 279
328i (E46) 60 9578 1635 13435
328i convertible 1 36 246 2699
330i 1762 3932 0 0
330Ci 934 2359 0 0
330Ci convertible 1503 2969 0 0
M3Ci (E46) 0 0 0 0
M3Cic (E46) 0 0 0 0
M3 2-door 0 1 3 3152
M3 4-door 0 1 0 61
M3 convertible 0 24 316 3049
3 Series 7532 64281 6841 58713

Z3 1.9 (US) 2 37 9 252
Z3 2.3 (US) 316 7274 845 7950
Z3 2.5 (US) 0 0 0 0
Z3 2.8 roadster (US) 22 1771 278 3231
Z3 2.8 coupe (US) 1 106 17 550
Z3 3.0 roadster (US) 559 1474 0 0
Z3 3.0 coupe (US) 28 59 0 0
M roadster (US) 8 1708 314 2501
M coupe (US) 27 576 39 528
Z3 Series 963 13005 1502 15003

525i 19 19 -- --
525T/A 6 6 -- --
528i 1283 20659 1265 19423
528i sport wagon 73 1576 220 3381
530i/A 44 44 -- --
540i sport wagon 40 339 20 724
540i 0 0 0 0
540i (E39) 264 4666 391 5281
M5 36 2174 -- 0
5 Series 1765 29483 1896 28809

740i 285 3937 245 4063
740iL 722 8360 604 9186
740iL Protection 0 13 0 3
750iL 40 462 38 524
750iL Protection 1 10 -- 3
7 Series 1048 12782 887 13779

840CiA 0 0 0 4
850CiA 0 1 0 0
8 Series 0 1 -- 4

Z8 68 176 0 0
Z8 Series 68 176 0 0


BMW Sports Activity Vehicle (light trucks) Sales Report for September 2000

2000 1999

September 3118 0
Year-to-Date 15529 0

September Year-to-Date September Year-to-Date
2000 2000 1999 1999

X5 3.0i (US) 2361 7869 0 0
X5 4.4i (US) 757 7660 0 0
Total 3118 15529 0 0


SOURCE BMW of North America, Inc.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

(Today's News) (Company News On-Call) (Search) (Feature News) (Automotive) (Energy)
(Entertainment) (Financial) (Health/Biotech) (Hispanic) (Latin America) (Sports) (Technology)
(Washington) (Mountain News) (PRN Products & Services) (Ask PRN) (Links) (PRN Events)


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


©1996-1999 PR Newswire. All rights reserved.
Redistribution, retransmission, republication or commercial exploitation of the contents of this site are expressly prohibited without the written consent of PR Newswire.

These pages have been optimized for Netscape v.2.0 or later
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
286 Posts
I heard from a dealer today that BMW is planning to increase MY2001 allocation -- but I guess seeing is believing. Max, any info on future allocations?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,158 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
I have no info on future allocations. However, I expect the market to soften in year 2. The first year for a car of this caliber is always a blowout. I can't speak for CA, but in the NYC metro area there's only a 2 - 3 month wait. The number of used 2000's that are for sale have skyrocketed. Prices are falling as we speak.

Stay tuned.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
385 Posts
Does anyone have an "in" with BMW such that they could get a further breakdown of M5 sales? Volume by color, sport / exclusive, all leather vs. extended?

I am curious to know how many other Avus Blue with black all leather exclusive interior with split folding rear seats (but no PDC) M5s there are (in Massachusetts).

What combination is most popular? What is rarest?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,158 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
Actually I just came back from Spartanburg for O'fest. According to our guide on the plant tour, the most popular color for any BMW sold in the US is silver by a wide margin. The M5 is no exception. As far as breakdown by color, combos. That data resides deep inside NA's computers. Only a true insider would have access to that information.

Anyway, Ofest was a blast. They actually had an M5 available for test drives. By the time I left on Tuesday night, at least 3 speeding tickets were handed out to test pilots. The local gendarmes clearly knew something was up when all these BMW's from all over the map converged on Spartanburg.

As usual BMW was a great host.

Next year's event will be in Waterville Valley NH. It should be equally impressive.

Max
 
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
Top