The new BMW 5 Series and the current generation 7 Series made the top of America’s Hardest-To-Get cars. This past May BMW reported 22,092 units sold with total sales up 5% over the same time last year. It was BMW’s best result so far this year, despite a year-to-date decline of almost 4%.
With the new 5 Series entering the US market, BMW executives expect a great financial quarter and satisfactory numbers of 5 Series units sold.
“Sales are where we expected them to be,” says Thomas Salkowsky, a spokesman for BMW North America, for Yahoo Autos. “We expect the new 5-Series to have a strong Q3 and Q4.”
As Yahoo Autos points out, it may be difficult to get your hands on one of the 5 Series models. BMW’s 5 Series vehicles rank with the Subaru Legacy and Volkswagen GTI among the hardest-to-get cars in the U.S.
The competitors are represented in this top as well. Audi S4 and S6 are also among the hardest-to-get cars. In May, the A5/S5 model line (which includes A5/S5 cabrio sales) sold 1,757 cars, a year-over-year increase of 145%. The $114,200 Audi R8 is being mentioned as well. Audi’s supercar runs 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds, with a 190-mph top speed.
For a more accurate report and data, Yahoo Autos used inventory reports from Wards Auto, an automotive data and analysis firm based near Detroit. They calculated average day-supply rates of 2010 model-year vehicles for March, April and May to figure out, on average, just how quickly these cars leave the lot.
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