BMW 3-Series Sales Figures


BMW 3 Series Sales Reports

U.S & Canada Auto Sales for BMW 3-Series

Here you will find monthly and yearly U.S. sales figures for the BMW 3-Series. The BMW 3 Series is an entry-level luxury car manufactured by the German automaker BMW since May 1975. It is an icon. The 3 Series is BMW’s best-selling model, accounting for around 30% of the BMW brand’s annual total sales. The BMW 3 Series has won numerous awards throughout its history, largely due to its balance as an everyday car that has strong performance credentials and luxury to boot. For instance, the 3 Series has been on Car and Driver magazine’s annual Ten Best list 22 times, from 1992 through 2014, making it the longest running entry in the list. As car nuts here at GoodCarBadCar it helps that the M3 is one of our favorite all time cars. Motorsports magazine named the BMW 3 Series as the second-most important performance car built during the previous 25 years, but has the marquee stumbled more recently as volume has fallen in the last few years.

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Our Take On Sales Numbers
Annual Sales – US & Canada (table, chart)
Sales Data Growth Rates
Monthly Sales – US (table, chart)
Monthly Sales – Canada (table, chart)

Don’t forget to check out the BMW Group Sales Reports and the BMW brand compared with all other brands in the monthly Auto Sales By Brand post. See the BMW 3-Series compared with its rivals in the monthly Small/Entry Luxury Car Sales chartsSpecific BMW related sales reports can also be found here at: BMW Brand, 1-Series, 2-Series, 3-Series, 4-Series, 5-Series, 6-Series, 7-Series, Z4 ,Z8 , i-Series, i3i8, X1X3, X4X5, X6

From September 2013 forward through May 2015, BMW USA displayed 4-Series sales in the 3-Series’ total. BMW Canada began reporting 4-Series sales in October 2013. June 2015 marked the first month that BMW USA broke down 3-Series and 4-Series sales.


Our Take On BMW 3-Series Sales Numbers

Globally, the BMW 3 Series went from selling 397,103 units in 2009 (US sales were 90,960) to 500,332 in 2013 (US sales were 119,521). However, in the last few years that success has dwindled, with global 3 series sales at the lowest in 4 years with 411,844 units sold. In the U.S, peak sales of 142,232 3 series units happened in 2014 and that has dropped to 106,221 in 2016. In fairness a lot of this is due to accounting because BMW U.S started to split 3-Series and 4-Series sales in June 2015 when it was clear they were going to focus on those two models being distinct.

However, not everything can be explained by accounting changes and things are not rosy. BMW brand sales in the U.S decreased 7.7 percent in August 2017 (down 5 percent year to date) and the 3-series isn’t helping. BMW 3 Series sales have been down year on year every month in 2017 except for January. The accounting change was made in 2015 so we are looking at clean data when comparing 2017 sales to 2016.

We believe that aggressive competition from Mercedes-Benz C Class, Audi A4 as well as strong showings from Jaguar, Cadillac and now Alfa Romeo are the big drivers as is the continued market move towards SUVs and crossovers.


Annual 3-Series Sales Figures

BMW 3-Series Sales Figures – By Year

This sales table of BMW 3-Series cars sold in the United States and Canada is helpful in seeing how annual sales stack up for the brand. Note that this table is sortable and that it fees the chart below. You can easily change the chart by filtering and sorting the below table.

Year Total
2004 10,569
2005 106,950
2006 120,180
2007 142,488
2008 112,464
2009 90,060
2010 100,910
2011 94,471
2012 107,705
2013 119,521
2014 141,632
2015 140,609
2016 72,290
2017 59,449
2018 44,578

BMW 3-Series Sales Figures – By Year (Chart)

Below is a chart showing total BMW 3-Series sales figures for the United States and Canada. Simply click on the legend at the bottom of the chart to see each country by itself. This chart is synched with the above sales table so you can sort and edit that table to see different cuts of the data in this chart.

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BMW 3-Series Sales Data Growth Rates

In this table we look at the last twelve months of BMW 3-Series sales data and compare it to the previous month and the previous year. While month to month growth rates are important to look at the U.S and Canadian auto markets are also very seasonal so looking at the year on year comparison for any given month is important.

For reference US = United States Sales, CAN – Canadian Sales, LM = Last Month, LY = Last Year and TTL = Total U.S and Canada.

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Monthly BMW 3-Series Sales Reports – United States

BMW 3-Series U.S Sales Reports – by Month

- Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2004 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10,569
2005 7,033 7,181 7,555 6,994 10,608 9,582 8,561 9,159 8,693 10,719 10,273 10,592
2006 8,546 9,140 10,093 11,151 10,865 10,561 8,585 8,842 9,616 9,503 10,114 13,164
2007 10,197 11,735 11,259 13,142 13,930 12,738 11,568 12,470 9,519 11,410 11,579 12,941
2008 6,844 8,943 11,226 11,401 11,913 9,581 11,303 10,756 6,303 9,059 6,645 8,490
2009 5,013 6,414 8,464 6,013 8,621 8,347 7,992 8,933 6,523 8,239 6,538 8,963
2010 5,418 6,817 9,413 8,712 9,659 7,195 8,897 8,339 8,945 8,520 8,928 10,067
2011 5,763 4,872 8,603 7,452 8,117 9,155 8,640 8,775 9,289 7,748 7,568 8,489
2012 6,698 16,206 9,897 9,003 6,321 6,740 7,653 6,206 7,731 9,729 10,776 10,745
2013 4,831 6,973 8,858 8,236 9,307 10,957 9,890 10,357 8,512 11,715 13,148 16,737
2014 6,494 7,191 10,120 9,794 10,915 11,543 12,497 12,477 12,814 13,621 14,702 19,464
2015 7,348 8,748 14,835 10,374 12,868 13,516 10,919 13,103 11,871 14,307 11,857 10,863
2016 5,119 4,595 6,218 4,681 7,376 6,819 6,799 5,885 7,432 5,215 5,411 6,740
2017 4,032 4,408 6,197 3,494 4,453 5,123 4,084 5,379 6,045 4,497 6,181 5,556
2018 4,551 4,255 4,845 3,550 3,428 3,551 3,185 3,751 3,615 3,445 3,218 3,184

BMW 3-Series U.S Sales Reports – by Month (Chart)

Below is a chart showing U.S BMW sales figures by month. The chart is interactive and you can simply click on the legend at the bottom of the chart to turn months on/off.

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Monthly BMW 3-Series Sales Reports – Canada

BMW 3-Series Canada Sales Reports – by Month

Month
BMW
3-Series
Canadian Sales 2010
BMW
3-Series
Canadian Sales 2011
BMW
3-Series
Canadian Sales 2012
BMW
3-Series
Canadian Sales 2013
BMW
3-Series
Canadian Sales 2014
January
448
443
700
676
374
February
691
706
521
626
593
March
1233
957
1008
1244
697
April 
1218
1191
760
1099
719
May 
1018
1057
921
1156
954
June
1554
1618
1241
1180
1056
July 
1128
943
671
1391
956
August
1347
949
1075
1114
1099
September
1631
985
1487
1369
1014
October
1152
635
1000
1079
946
November
1362
1000
910
915
894
December
1227
742
940
658
784
Month
BMW 3-Series Canadian Sales 2015
BMW 3-Series Canadian Sales 2016
BMW 3-Series Canadian Sales 2017
BMW 3-Series Canadian Sales 2018
BMW 3-Series Canadian Sales 2019
January
512
507
459
311
February
765
429
686
 384
March
723
493
459
532
April 
784
567
513
659
May 
851
731
778
642
June
843
544
713
646
July 
862
612
 549 611
August
875
654
 810 566
September
876
725
 704 608
October
873
1199
 503
November
1167
624
 798
December
459
367
 422

BMW 3-Series Canada Sales Reports – by Month (Chart)

Below is a chart showing Canada Acura sales figures by month. The chart is interactive and you can simply click on the legend at the bottom of the chart to turn months on/off.

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Other BMW Sales Reports

Don’t forget to check out the BMW Group Sales Reports and the BMW brand compared with all other brands in the monthly Auto Sales By Brand post. See the BMW 3-Series compared with its rivals in the monthly Small/Entry Luxury Car Sales charts. Specific BMW related sales reports can also be found here at: BMW Brand, 1-Series, 2-Series, 3-Series, 4-Series, 5-Series, 6-Series, 7-Series, Z4 ,Z8 , i-Series, i3i8, X1X3, X4X5, X6

 

From September 2013 forward through May 2015, BMW USA displayed 4-Series sales in the 3-Series’ total. BMW Canada began reporting 4-Series sales in October 2013. June 2015 marked the first month that BMW USA broke down 3-Series and 4-Series sales.


Here you will find monthly and yearly Canadian and U.S. sales figures for the BMW 3-Series. Use the dropdown at the top right of this page or at GCBC’s Sales Stats home to find sales figures for any other vehicle currently on sale in North America.

From September 2013 forward through May 2015, BMW USA displayed 4-Series sales in the 3-Series’ total. BMW Canada began reporting 4-Series sales in October 2013.

 

Year
BMW 3-Series
Canadian Sales
2002
n/a
2003
n/a
2004
7727
2005
8800
2006
10,721
2007
13,102
2008
11,754
2009
12,610
2010
14,009
2011
11,226
2012
11,234
2013
12,507
2014
10,086
2015
9590
2016
7452
2017 
7694
2018
 4959