BMW May 2016 Sales Down 8.8% with 33,612 Vehicles Sold

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  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    [​IMG] Slightly down month for the EfficentDynamics brand.

    [​IMG]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

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    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.
  2. dr61

    dr61 Well-Known Member

    Any further observations on the 330e would be appreciated.
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  3. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Dr61:

    After locking out the few miles of charge still left in the 330e PHEV-14s pack, this was the result on the 2016 MAMA Spring Rally 5.5 mile drive loop.

    2016 MAMA Spring Rally Logo

    2016 BMW 330e PHEV-14

    2016 BMW 330e PHEV-16 - 31.7 mpg indicated after the 5.5 mile drive loop with the SoC locked.​

    This was the worst performance by a long shot of any hybrid I have ever driven on any drive loop in the past 5 years. Just a few minutes prior I was in the Toyota Tacoma w/ the V6 and it achieved an indicated 28.5 mpg on the same exact 5.5 mile drive loop. Here is that display.

    2016 Toyota Tacoma V6


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