The BMW Group in the U.
S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported February sales of 25,613 vehicles, a decrease of 2.2 percent from the 26,184 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago.
"The February results showed there's a strong underlying demand ready to fuel momentum in the coming months," said Ludwig Willisch , President and CEO, BMW of North America. "We'll all be glad to leave the harsh February weather behind and welcome Spring and the new models that come with it."
BMW Brand Sales
Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 0.5 percent in February for a total of 21,311 compared to 21,204 vehicles sold in February, 2012.
In February, best performing included the 5 Series, up 5.1 percent to 4,248 units; the 6 Series, up 45.6 percent to 770 units; and the X5 Sports Activity Vehicle, up 21.9 percent to 3,931 units.
BMW Pre-Owned Vehicles
In February, sales of BMW used vehicles (including certified pre-owned and pre-owned) increased 1.3 percent to 13,544 vehicles compared to the 13,375 vehicles sold in February, 2012.
MINI Brand Sales
MINI USA reported sales of 4,302 automobiles in February, a decrease of 13.6 percent from the 4,980 sold in the same month a year ago.
MINI Pre-Owned Vehicles
In February, sales of MINI used automobiles (including MINI NEXT certified pre-owned and pre-owned) increased 15.5 percent to 1,583 automobiles from the 1,371 sold in February, 2012.