By The Numbers: November 2010 Automotive Sales – BMW at the top of Luxury sales

News | December 6th, 2010 by 10
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BMW Tops Lexus, Mercedes-Benz in U.S. Luxury Automobile Sales for November. November 2010 automotive sales have BMW as the top-selling luxury brand, overtaking  Mercedes-Benz in …

BMW Tops Lexus, Mercedes-Benz in U.S. Luxury Automobile Sales for November.

November 2010 automotive sales have BMW as the top-selling luxury brand, overtaking  Mercedes-Benz in year- to-date deliveries and closing in on  Lexus.

U.S. sales for BMW in November rose 30 percent from a year earlier to 20,097.  BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported November sales of 22,883 vehicles, an increase of 27.1 percent from the 18,002 vehicles sold in November 2009. Year-to-date, the BMW Group has sold 238,157 vehicles, up 9.3 percent from the 217,840 units sold through November 2009. Mercedes reported an 8.4 percent increase to 18,208, while Lexus’s deliveries fell 1.4 percent to 18,240.

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Lexus continues to hold the top spot in the year-to-date luxury sales, but the gap is closing more and more every month. Lexus delivered 201,769 vehicles in the country this year through November, topping the 196,833 for BMW and 196,288 for Mercedes.

A report by TrueCar shows that BMW reduced sales incentives and discounts 43 percent to an average of $3,162 per vehicle last month, while Mercedes’ decreased them 1 percent to $4,195. Lexus increased incentives to an average of $3,124 per vehicle from $1,476 last year.

The new BMW 5 Series sales continues to perform at high levels. In November, 5 Series sales rose 58 percent to 5,042. BMW’s all-wheel drive version of the sedan, released in October, improved the company’s sales by about 2,000 units, said Jim O’Donnell for Bloomberg.

The competitor, Mercedes-Benz E-Class have risen 47 percent this year, including a 3.4 percent gain in November.

Audi reported a 38 percent sales increase to 9,365 vehicles sold in November 2010. Year-to-date, Audi sold 91,083 cars and trucks in the United States.

From the domestic automakers group, Ford is the big winner in November 2010. After a 19 percent increase in October, Ford reports 24 percent gain in November thanks to strong sales in just about every segment, with standout performances by the Focus, Fusion and Edge.

As always, here is a sales chart provided by Autoblog.

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10 responses to “By The Numbers: November 2010 Automotive Sales – BMW at the top of Luxury sales”

  1. bob says:

    The notable thing is that NA’s results are despite the apparent fact that AG doesn’t want to sell as many cars in the US market as it might have; a trend that has continued since 2008, when 44,000 units were “diverted”.

  2. bob says:

    Interesting that Alfa Romeo’s logo is included in the graphic above. All of the others are represented in the US.

  3. Wooo hoo. says:

    Porsche has the most by Volume…..

  4. Efoza says:

    The 5 Gt is helping the sales figures with overwhelming sales success.

  5. GK says:

    Well, I may really tell that the new Audi A8 is a boring and also ugly car. Truely speaking, its interior is fabulous with some innovative designs but it is just an enlarged A4. I don’t agree with Audi’s designers, saying that the new A8 has sleek exterior designs. On the other hand, the new BMW designs, in my opinion, the new 5 series, and new x3 are not really beautiful cars : boring interiors (5 Series and 5GT has almost the same interior as the 7 Series) and the bottom design of the 5 series, apparently makes my think of Nissan’s infiniti. The 5GT is really the ugliest car of BMW I can tell, and many people agree. BMW still has good sales nowadays just because of its brand name, but after maybe 5 to 10 years, if it still doesn’t improve, Audi and Merc will definitely win the competition. For the upcoming cars for BMW , I truely hope that they would have better interior as well as exterior designs(the 6 Series and the Grancoupe), and I really hope that Vision couldbe produced in the near future. Let’s talk about the 7 Series again, it really does have great exterior design but it is just “as good as” the current S-class (newer than it for5 years and should be much better but not at all), for example it doesnt have seat adjustment at the back for 5 seaters and really dull at the back(passengers’ seats). Moreover, the seats are too big as my friend went for test drive one day and they are way too hard with no ventilation (extra option again! At this point, lexus is much better cause many extra options for BMW are standard on their cars). Moreover, it is really stupid as the 5 Series is almost as luxurious as the 7 Series excluding the legroom and the “7″ badge at the back – what’s the reason for buying a 7 Series then? Why not a 5 Series – practically? The only cars with better outlook left are the ones designed by Chris Bangle.

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