Slightly down month for the EfficentDynamics brand. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – June 1, 2016 2016 BMW X3 xDrive28d – 27/34 mpgUS city/highway rated and retails for $43,445 incl. the $995 D&H charge to start. TrueCar shows it can be purchased for between $39k and $40k in base trim across the country. Bypass the i3, skip the 330e, forgo the Active Hybrid 5-Series and reconsider the X5 xDrive40e. The 2.0L TD in the 3-Series and X3 continues to be the most efficient and least costly choice in the BMW lineup. Do not ask me how I know but a short drive loop in the 330e just over a weeks ago told me everything I needed to know. BMW May 2016 Sales Overview With two fewer selling days (24 vs 26 in May of 2015), BMW achieved sales of 33,612, down 8.8 percent below the 36,836 sold in May of 2015. On a daily selling rate (DSR) basis, May sales were down just 1.1 percent. Year to date sales of 144,811 are down 9.8 percent below the 160,533 sold through the same period of 2015. On a DSR basis, YTD sales were off 9.1 percent. BMW branded vehicles sales of 29,017 was down 6.4 percent in May compared to 31,003 vehicles sold in May of 2015. Year-to-date, the BMW brand is down 8.7 percent on sales of 124,581 compared to 136,447 sold in the first five months of 2015. MINI USA reported it sold 4,595 vehicles in May, down 21.2 percent from the 5,833 sold in May of 2015. Year-to-date, MINI USA sales of 20,230 vehicles s down 16.0 percent from the 24,086 sold in through the same period of 2015. BMW May 2016 Sales Highlights X3 sales were notably strong as the model achieved May sales of 3,295 vehicles, up 28.0 percent over the 2,575 sold in May of 2015. On a DSR basis, sales were up 38.6 percent. YTD sales of 15,928 was up 45.0 percent over the 10,982 sold during the same period of 2015. On a DSR basis, YTD sales were up 46.2 percent. Market Share Detail In May, Hyundai and Nissan each picked up 0.5 percent market share while GM took a hit losing 1.6 percent vs. April of 2016. On a volume basis, May sales of 1.53 million vehicles was down 6.1 percent below May of 2015s 1.63 million vehicles sold result. On a DSR basis however (24 vs. 26 days), May sales were up 1.7 percent. 2016 YTD sales of 7.08 million is up 0.7 percent ahead of the 7.03 million vehicles sold through the same period of 2015. On a DSR basis (126 vs. 127 days), U.S. 2016 sales were up 1.5 percent. U.S. May 2016 Sales vs. May 2015 Sales Ranks and Results for the top 14 Automobile Manufacturers GM May 2016 Sales Down 18.0% with 240,450 Vehicles Sold Ford May 2016 Sales Down 5.9% with 235,997 Vehicles Sold Toyota May 2016 Sales Down 9.6% with 219,339 Vehicles Sold FCA May 2016 Sales Up 1.1% with 204,452 Vehicles Sold Honda May 2016 Sales Down 4.8% with 147,108 Vehicles Sold Nissan May 2016 Sales Down 1.0% with 133,496 Vehicles Sold Hyundai May 2016 Sales Up 11.6% with 71,006 Vehicles Sold Kia May 2016 Sales Up 0.8% with 62,926 Vehicles Sold Subaru May 20165 Sales Up 1.1% with 50,083 Vehicles Sold BMW May 2016 Sales Down 8.8% with 33,612 Vehicles Sold Mercedes-Benz May 2016 Sales Down 1.9% with 32,567 Vehicles Sold VW May 2016 Sales Down 17.2% with 28,779 Vehicles Sold Mazda May 2016 Sales Down 4.3% with 28,328 Vehicles Sold Audi May 2016 Sales Up 1.6% with 18,728 Vehicles Sold In May, BMW moved back ahead of Mercedes-Benz. Ford was just 4,453 units off of overtaking GM as the number one OEM in the U.S. sales tally and Mazda was just 451 vehicles from taking over VWs 12th position. The seasonally adjusted annual selling rate (SAAR) for light vehicles in May was approximately 17.0 million vehicles. Calendar-year-to-date, the light vehicle SAAR was 17.2 million vehicles.