German brands US sales: March 2006 = Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volkswagen

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    German brands US sales: March 2006 = Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volkswagen

    Audi

    6,994 (+7.6%) ... YTD 17,884 (+6.2%)


    Positive sales for First Quarter

    Positive sales for First Quarter

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Audi of America, Inc. sold 6,994 vehicles for the month of March, an increase of 7.6 percent above March 2005 when sales were 6,502. For the first quarter, Audi reported a 6.2 percent gain with 17,884 total sales compared to 16,835 in 2005.

    "Our 2006 plan is focused solely on profitable growth," said Johan de Nysschen, executive vice president in charge of Audi of America, Inc. "We will not grow our sales just for the sake of volume, rather we will grow strategically."

    Strong A4 sales led the sales momentum for the month representing a 12.5 percent increase with a total of 3,161 for the month.

    For the quarter, positive sales of the A6 sedan and Avant and A8 models have spurred the increase for 2006, up 7.9 percent and 10.6 percent respectively. With the upcoming launches of the Audi Q7 performance SUV, the next generation A4 and S4 Cabriolets, and the S6 and S8 performance sedans, Audi is looking at a record-breaking sales year for 2006.




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    BMW

    BMW: 24,501 (+21.6%) ... YTD 63,103 (+14.0%)

    MINI: 3,851 (-6.7%) ... YTD 9,485 (-6.9%)

    BMW + Mini: 28,352 (+16.8%) ... YTD 72,588 (+10.8%)


    BMW Group Reports 11 Percent Increase in First Quarter Sales

    BMW Brand Sales Jump 14 Percent Year-To-Date

    WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The BMW Group (BMW and MINI brands combined) reported year-to-date sales of 72,588 vehicles, an 11 percent increase over the 65,536 sold in the first quarter of 2005. The BMW Group also reported an increase of 17 percent in March sales, for 28,352 vehicles over the 24,276 vehicles reported in March 2005.

    BMW Brand Reports Sales
    Year-to-date, sales of BMW brand vehicles were up 14 percent, as the company reported sales of 63,103 vehicles compared to 55,352 vehicles sold in first quarter of 2005. March sales jumped 22 percent for a total of 24,501 vehicles compared to 20,149 reported last March.

    BMW Automobile Sales
    BMW's automobile sales rose 31 percent in March, to 18,966 versus 14,475 in the same month a year ago. First quarter sales were up 23 percent, to 49,884 automobiles compared to 40,427 in the first three months of 2005.

    BMW Sports Activity Vehicle Sales
    March sales of BMW Sports Activity Vehicles are off slightly, down 2 percent to 5,535 vehicles over the 5,674 sold last March. Year-to-date, sales of BMW Sports Activity Vehicles are down 11 percent, to 13,219 vehicles compared to the 14,925 sold in the first three months of 2005.

    Certified Pre-Owned
    BMW experienced its strongest month ever for Certified Pre-Owned BMW sales. The company reported sales of 8,137 CPO sales in March 2006, almost 1,400 vehicles higher than the previous record set in April 2005, and an increase of 24 percent over March 2005. Year-to-date, CPO sales were up 20 percent, to 20,262 over the 16,878 reported in the same period in 2005.

    MINI Brand
    MINI Automobiles
    MINI USA reported March sales of 3,851 automobiles, down 7 percent from the 4,127 cars sold in March 2005. Year-to-date, the division reported sales of 9,485 automobiles, 7 percent less than the 10,184 cars reported in the first quarter of 2005.




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    Re: German brands US sales: March 2006 = Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volkswagen

    Mercedes - Benz

    21,417 (+17.9%) ... YTD 51,242 (+17.0%)


    Mercedes-Benz USA Reports Best March Sales Ever

    MONTVALE, N.J., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported its highest March on record with sales of 21,417 new vehicles, an increase of 17.9 percent over last March, bringing year-to-date total sales to 51,242 new vehicles, a 17.1 percent increase compared to the first quarter of 2005.

    Passenger car sales of 16,756 units, showed an increase of six percent (955 units) over March 2005. Highlights include E-Class sedan and wagon sales of 3,884, an increase of 7.6 percent over last March, and CLK-Class coupe and convertible sales of 2,551, a 33.8 percent increase from March 2005, making this the model line's best March ever.

    As a group, sales for Mercedes vehicles in the luxury light truck segment -- M-, R- and G-Classes -- had a significant 96 percent increase over March 2005. In May, Mercedes will continue to expand its presence in the luxury light truck segment with the introduction of the GL-Class, the first European full-sized luxury SUV.

    Separately, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned program, MBUSA sold 3,926 vehicles in March, bringing annual sales for the year to a total of 10,451 units.

    In 2005, MBUSA achieved its twelfth consecutive year of sales growth by setting the highest sales volume in its history with 224,421 new vehicle sales. Headquartered in Montvale, N.J., MBUSA is responsible for the sales, marketing and service of all Mercedes-Benz products in the United States.




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    Porsche

    3,185 (+13.8%) ... YTD 9,117 (+26.3%)


    Record March for U.S. Porsche Sales

    ATLANTA, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), importer and distributor of Porsche sports cars and Cayenne SUVs in the United States and Canada, today announced its best-ever March sales in the United States. The company sold a total of 3,185 Porsches, an increase of 14 percent compared to March of 2005. Of this total 1,127 are Porsche 911s, the most ever sold in one month in the United States in the model's history. Year-to-date sales are up 26 percent to a total of 9,117 units compared to 7,219 sold in the first three months of last year.

    PCNA has marked record sales in each of the three months of 2006. This remarkable performance was mainly due to sharp increases in sports car sales. The Boxster/Cayman series first-quarter sales of 3,248 units were 85 percent ahead of the same period last year, while the 911 series total of 2,839 units was 23 percent greater than the three-month total in 2005. Cayenne sales in
    March were up 2 percent compared to the same period of 2005, bringing the first-quarter total of 2,997 units close to last year's three-month volume of 3,093.

    In addition, dealers sold 567 Porsche Approved Certified Pre-Owned vehicles in March, compared to 470 for the same period last year.




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    Volkswagen

    20,730 (+23.8%) ... YTD 53,296 (+24.3%)


    VOLKSWAGEN REPORTS MARCH SALES

    New models contribute significantly to increase of 23.8 percent

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Volkswagen of America, Inc. today reported March sales of 20,730 units, a 23.8 percent increase over prior year sales.

    The new Jetta sedan continues to be the volume car for Volkswagen, selling 9,587 cars, up 39.6 percent as compared to last year’s sales of 6,869. GTI sales posted its best month in over 20 years, selling 2,127 total units of which 2,073 were the all-new GTI, which launched just last month. Passat sedan also showed a considerable increase with sales of 3,946, an increase of 64.8 percent.

    Year to date, Volkswagen sales are up 24.3 percent as compared to last year. Below is a breakdown of the model line for the Volkswagen brand for March, 2006:




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    Re: German brands US sales: March 2006 = Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volkswagen

    Comparisons:

    Lexus: 27,592 (+8.3%) ... YTD 68,377 (+7.8%)

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    BMW 3er: 10,093 (+33.6%) ... 7,956 of E90 sedans (1,526 of 330i; 894 of 330xi --> 2,420 of 330)
    Acura TL: 6,767 (-6.2%)
    MB C-class + CLK: 6,457 (-5.1%)
    Infiniti G35: 5,829 (-17.9%) ... incl. Coupe
    Cadillac CTS: 5,386 (-0.8%)
    Lexus IS: 5,210 (+1086.8%) ... 1,389 of them IS350
    MB C-class: 3,906 (-20.3%)
    Audi A4: 3,771 (+3.0%) ... incl. Cabrio

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    BMW 5er: 5,265 (+33.6%)
    MB E-class: 3,884 (+7.6%)
    Infiniti M45: 2,629 (+16.7%)
    Lexus GS: 2,483 (-22.6%)
    Cadillac STS: 2,217 (-24.9%)
    Audi A6: 1,669 (+1.1%)
    Acura RL: 1,117 (-18.8%)

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    MB S-class: 3,335 (+141.0%)
    BMW 7er: 1,970 (+77.5%)
    Lexus LS: 1,341 (-47.1%)
    Audi A8: 470 (-14.5%)

    *****
    BMW X5: 2,462 (-7.8%)
    MB ML-class: 2,740 (+20.0%)

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    Re: German brands US sales: March 2006 = Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volkswagen

    Glad to see there all doing well would be nice to see them top the japanese cars but an increase is an increase i guess. if people wanna buy a lexus and think its not a toyota so be it we all know better then that....

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    Re: German brands US sales: March 2006 = Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volkswagen

    Boblikesbunnies-

    Sorry but saying a lexus is just a toyota is like saying that all an audi is is a volkswagen. The only Lexus car that shares a platform with a toyota is the es330, yet that car only shares 25% parts with its toyota camry cousin. Audis actually share more in common with volkswagen than lexus shares with toyota.

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    Re: German brands US sales: March 2006 = Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volkswage

    Quote Originally Posted by BobLikesBunnies
    Glad to see there all doing well would be nice to see them top the japanese cars but an increase is an increase i guess. if people wanna buy a lexus and think its not a toyota so be it we all know better then that....
    This sounds pathetic coming from a VW owner, since Audis are nothing more than overglorified VWs. A8 = Phaeton with Audi badges slapped on. Truly Pathetic.

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    Re: German brands US sales: March 2006 = Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volkswagen

    never said Audi isnt an upscale VW Im talking about the lexus IS/Altezza at least vw/audi look diff. and the Audi name was around long before they were joined. Unlike Lexus that appeared only cause no one would pay that much for a Toyota.

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    Re: German brands US sales: March 2006 = Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volkswage

    Quote Originally Posted by ben72227
    A8 = Phaeton with Audi badges slapped on. Truly Pathetic.
    Actually its the other way around the Phaeton is an Audi with Phaeton badges and the Audi has an alluminum frame where as the VW does not

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