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      12-03-2012, 02:37 PM   #1
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3 Series Sales Up 42% for November 2012 and 3.5% For the Year
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From BMW's November 2012 sales report, here are some updated sales stats for the 3 series.

10,776 3 Series were sold in November 2012, representing a 42.4% increase over November 2011.

88,857 3 Series have been sold year-to-date in 2012, an increase of 3.5% over same period last year.

It appears that 3 Series sales are doing just fine, contrary to what some naysayers may claim.


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      12-03-2012, 02:41 PM   #2
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3-series dominates everything. fitting that 5-series is just behind considering it's the big brother.
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      12-03-2012, 02:43 PM   #3
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Half the passenger cars sold are 3 series, wow.

And I guess the F30 is doing just fine as far as the market is concerned.
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The x1 isn't even considered a "truck."

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      12-03-2012, 03:11 PM   #5
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With all the F30's sold I only seen 1 on the road in my area.
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      12-03-2012, 03:25 PM   #6
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I've seen a lot of F30s lately. there are 2 or 3 in my garage at work now.
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I am wondering what are the numbers for Mcars.
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      12-03-2012, 03:32 PM   #8
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down in the Miami/Brickell area there are quite a few f30's
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      12-03-2012, 03:50 PM   #9
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Must revise my earlier comment on another thread regarding BMW sales report for November. Good news, data proves the F30 is doing extremely well.
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People are buying F30s because there is finally a selection on dealer lots. I think the average buyer doens't order a car. They pull from dealer inventory.
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F30's here in the GTA are getting pretty common - with most of them being all sport lines.
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So they couldn't get the EPA to consider the X1 a light truck? Or maybe CAFE credits worked out better by calling it a passenger car.

Anyway, good showing by BMW.
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No surprise that 3 & 5 series are the best selling!
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I am wondering what are the numbers for Mcars.
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Falsely inflated #s for the F30

42% increase in sales over November 2011 is because the e90 was on its last legs and who would buy an e90 with the f30 coming out in a couple of months.

Better number to look at is the 2011 vs 2012 YTD #s. 3.5% increase and you introduced a brand new model? F30s aren't selling too hot for a new model.

In contrast, for the year 2006 (first year of e90), BMW sold 17% more 3 series world wide compared to 2005. I wasn't able to pull up US sales numbers, nor see a breakdown between coupe/sedan, but regardless 17% is a much higher number than 3.5%.

You can attribute several factors such as the stagnant global economy in 2012 vs. the boom year of 2006. Bottom line, F30s are not selling well enough to the point that BMW right now is offering $1,000 Holiday Cash for a brand new model 3 series.
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...Better number to look at is the 2011 vs 2012 YTD #s. 3.5% increase and you introduced a brand new model? F30s aren't selling too hot for a new model...
This is only semi-accurate. You've omitted the fact that half of the "3-series" lineup is the old E92 coupe, which is obviously selling less because many buyers will be waiting for the upcoming F32.

Fact is, you can't establish F30 versus E90 numbers at all from the provided figures.

I agree that it's much more effective to look at the year to date figures, because there's only a 3,000 unit difference, which was almost entirely achieved in November.
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I honestly think that the increase in sales and popularity is due to the F30 styling and considerably upgraded interior styling and tech. For the most part, I've always liked the 3series but just couldn't deal with the interior and some of the missing tech other manufacturer offered for less money. The F30 solves that problem for me and adds a killer exterior to boot.
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I assume this # also accounts for cars sold in the hurricane Sandy region. Car sales artificially increased in November due to people replacing hurricane damaged cars.
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What would also be interesting is to see the sales figures for Acura, Cadillac, Infiniti, MBZ, etc. Then we'd see how the 3 is doing relative to its competitors and if some portion of the sales increase is attributable to a general increase in U.S. car sales.
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What would also be interesting is to see the sales figures for Acura, Cadillac, Infiniti, MBZ, etc. Then we'd see how the 3 is doing relative to its competitors and if some portion of the sales increase is attributable to a general increase in U.S. car sales.
For November:
Acura: Up 24%
Cadillac: Up 30%
Infiniti: Up 41%
Mercedes: Up 15%

http://m.leftlanenews.com/november-s...-chrysler.html

The US economy is picking-up.
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So with all this extra revenue they should be able to engineer us m fans the m car we desire!! The the engine should still be high revving if you go turbo, remove engine noise from speakers, lightweight, non electric steering, etc.
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For November:
Acura: Up 24%
Cadillac: Up 30%
Infiniti: Up 41%
Mercedes: Up 15%

http://m.leftlanenews.com/november-s...-chrysler.html

The US economy is picking-up.
Wow, that was fast. Thanks!
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