Another OEM experiencing continued growth of the compact CUV segment. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Mar. 1, 2017 2017 BMW X3 RWD sDrive28i w/ the 240 hp 2.0L TwinPower Turbo I4 w/ Auto Stop/Start mated to an 8-speed AT RWD - $40,245 incl. the $995 D&H Charge while offering owners a 21/28 mpg city/highway rating. Unfortunately the X28d with the world class 2.0L Turbo Diesel is no longer offered. BMW February 2017 Sales Overview BMW (BMW and MINI combined) reported February sales of 24,712 vehicles, down 2.5 percent from the 25,337 sold in February of 2016. YTD, the group’s sales of 45,931 vehicles are down 1.6 percent compared to the 46,657 sold during the same period of 2016. BMW on its own experienced February sales of 22,528 vehicles, up 0.3 percent over the 22,498 vehicles sold in February of 2016. YTD sales of 40,667 vehicles are up 0.2 percent compared to 40,580 sold during the same period of 2016. MINI achieved February sales of 2,154, down 24.1 percent from the 2,839 sold in February of 2016. YTD, MINI sold 5,264 automobiles, down 13.4 percent from the 6,077 automobiles sold during the same period of 2016. The BMW X3 achieved a nice sales uptick with 4,020 vehicles sold in February, up 7.7 percent over the 3,733 sold in February of 2016. YTD sales of 7,174 vehicles is up an even stronger 25.1 percent over the 5,735 sold through the same period of 2016. 2017 BMW X3 U.S. February 2017 Sales vs. February 2016 Sales Ranks and Results for the top 18 Automobile Manufacturers GM February 2017 Sales Up 4.2% with 237,388 Vehicles sold Ford February 2017 Sales Down 4.0% with 208,440 Vehicles sold Toyota February 2017 Sales Down 7.2% with 174,339 Vehicles sold FCA February 2017 Sales Down 10.1% with 168,326 Vehicles sold Nissan February 2017 Sales Up 1.2 % with 122,003 Vehicles sold Honda February 2017 Sales Up 2.3% with 121,686 Vehicles sold Hyundai February 2017 Sales were flat with 53,020 Vehicles sold Subaru February 2017 Sales Up 8.3% with 45,500 Vehicles sold Kia February 2017 Sales Down 14.2% with 42,673 Vehicles Sold Mercedes-Benz February 2017 Sales Up 6.8% with 27,383 Vehicles Sold VW February 2017 Sales Up 12.7% with 25,145 Vehicles sold BMW February 2017 Sales Down 2.5% with 24,712 Vehicles sold Mazda February 2017 Sales Up 5.9% with 22,824 Vehicles sold Audi February 2017 Sales Up 17.3% with 13,741 Vehicles sold Mitsubishi February 2017 Sales Up 38.8% with 10,924 Vehicles sold Jaguar/Land Rover February 2017 Sales Up 16.4% with 9,231 Vehicles sold Volvo February 2017 Sales Down 11.6% with 4,651 Vehicles sold Porsche February 2017 Sales Up 2.1% with 3,637 Vehicles sold In February, BMW moved ahead of Mazda, Mitsubishi moved ahead of Jaguar/Land Rover, and Volvo moved ahead of Porsche. In terms of Market Share, GM was a clear winner in February with a 0.9 percent gain over February of 2016. Nissan was up 0.5 percent while both Kia and Toyota took a 0.5 and 0.8 percent hit respectively. Regarding segment sales totals, Silverado and Sierra outsold the F-Series. Consider the Niro’s first full month sales totals. From nothing to the 4th best-selling Hybrid in the country! The Prius moved back ahead of the surprisingly strong Fusion Hybrid. Remember the Fusion Hybrid outsold the Prius last month for the first time in history. YTD, sales of the Prius (9,971) are ahead of the Fusion Hybrid (9,795) by just 176 vehicles. With the Ioniq entering the C-segment hatch hybrid space, the Prius may lose more sales than the midsize sedan based Fusion Hybrid. It will be a very interesting year based on the monthly and yearly sales results. February sales exceeded 17 million vehicles for the eighth straight month although February sales were off 0.01 million vs. February of 2016. The seasonally adjusted annual selling rate (SAAR) for light vehicles was approximately 17.5 million vehicles.