Finally, BMW USA has decided, like BMW Canada, to separate the sales figures of the 3-Series and its 4-Series offshoot. We’ve continued to combine the June 2015 figures for the sake of consistency through the halfway point, but we do now know the numerical differences between the cars, which we first published on their individual sales tracking pages last Wednesday and then again last Friday.
BMW sold 42,783 copies of the 3-Series – that’s sedan and wagon – in the first six months of 2015, equal to 63% of the duo’s total year-to-date volume. That represented a 3% year-over-year improvement.
BMW also sold 24,906 copies of the 4-Series – coupe, convertible, and four-door Gran Coupe hatchback – in the first-half of 2015, a 62% year-over-year increase.
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But in June, specifically, the numbers were much tighter. 49% of the combined 3-Series/4-Series’ sales in the United States were generated by the 4-Series, up from 34% a year ago. 4-Series sales jumped 69% to 6625 units in June 2015; 3-Series sales slid 10% to 6891 units.
These are hugely consequential figures not only because BMW is America’s luxury leader, but because the 3-Series/4-Series tandem dominates the sales charts.
As separate entities, they won’t appear so dominant when we report July’s figures. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class, which includes both sedan and coupe figures, outsold the 3-Series by 1425 units in June; by 554 units in the first-half of 2015.
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