Another tough month and ongoing year for the EfficientDynamics automaker. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Aug, 2, 2016 2016 BMW 5-Series BMW July 2016 Sales Overview The BMW Group (BMW and MINI combined) reported U.S. July sales of 30,551 vehicles, down 5.0 percent from the 32,161 vehicles sold in July of 2015. YTD BMW Group sales of 209,131 are down 9.5 percent compared to 231,044 sold through the same period in 2015. BMW on its own experienced sales of 25,777 vehicles, down 4.4 percent below the 26,970 vehicles sold in July of 2015. YTD sales of 179,213 vehicles was down 8.4 percent compared to 195,593 sold through the same period of 2015. MINI reported it sold 4,774 vehicles, down 8.0 percent from the 5,191 sold in July of 2015. YTD MINI USA reported it sold 29,918 vehicles, down 15.6 percent from the 35,451 sold through the same period of 2015. BMW July 2016 Sales Highlights The two BMW standouts include the 5-Series and X3. The 5-Series experienced sales of 3,303 vehicles in July, up 51.1 percent over the 2,186 sold in July of 2015. YTD sales of 23,578 was down 8.5 percent below the 25,767 sold through the same period of 2015. The X3 was picked up by 2,678 new owners in July, up 14.4 percent over the 2,340 sold in July of 2015. YTD sales of 22,506 is up an impressive 44.1 percent over the 15,623 sold through the same period of 2015. Market Share Detail In July, GM and Ford market share were both down a significant 0.5 percent. Honda on the other hand experienced an uptick of 0.4 percent while Hyundai and Kia share were up both 0.2 percent. On a volume basis, July of 2016 US Auto sales of 1.52 million vehicles was up 0.6 percent over July of 2015s 1.51 million vehicles result. 2016 YTD sales of 10.11 million is up 1.0 percent above the 10.01 million vehicles sold through the same period of 2015. U.S. July 2016 Sales vs. July 2015 Sales Ranks and Results for the top 14 Automobile Manufacturers GM July 2016 Sales Down 1.9% with 267,258 Vehicles Sold Ford July 2016 Sales Down 2.8% with 216,479 Vehicles Sold Toyota July 2016 Sales Down 1.4% with 214,233 Vehicles Sold FCA July 2016 Sales Up 1.3% with 180,727 Vehicles Sold Honda July 2016 Sales Up 4.4% with 152,799 Vehicles Sold Nissan July 2016 Sales Up 1.2% with 132,475 Vehicles Sold Hyundai July 2016 Sales Up 5.6% with 75,003 Vehicles Sold Kia July 2016 Sales Up 6.5% with 59,969 Vehicles Sold Subaru July 2016 Sales Up 3.1% with 52,093 Vehicles Sold Mercedes-Benz July 2016 Sales Up 7.2% with 32,288 Vehicles Sold BMW July 2016 Sales Down 5.0% with 30,551 Vehicles Sold VW July 2016 Sales Down 8.1% with 28,758 Vehicles Sold Mazda July 2016 Sales Up 2.8% with 27,915 Vehicles Sold Audi July 2016 Sales Up 4.0% with 18,364 Vehicles Sold In June, Toyota moved within 2,246 vehicles of overtaking Ford for the 2nd position, Honda overtook Nissan for the 5th spot, Mercedes-Benz overtook BMW for the 10 position, and VW moved ahead of Mazda to occupy the 12th spot. The seasonally adjusted annual selling rate (SAAR) for light vehicles in July was 17.9 million vehicles. On a YTD sales basis, light-vehicle SAAR was 17.3 million vehicles.