MINI USA reported July sales of 3,528 automobiles, down 3.7 percent from the 3,662 cars sold in July 2005. Year-to-date, the division reported sales of 23,554 automobiles, a drop of 8.1 percent, compared to the 25,641 cars reported in the first seven months of 2005.

For those keeping score at home, here’s the entire press release including numbers from the entire BMW Group:

>Year-to-Date Sales of BMW Group Up 5.3 Percent; July sales off 12 Percent
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – August 1, 2006… The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI brands combined) reported year-to-date sales of 180,857 vehicles, an increase of 5.3 percent over the 171,683 vehicles sold in the first seven months of 2005. The BMW Group also reported a decrease of 12 percent in July sales for 23,611 vehicles over the 26,840 vehicles reported in 2005.

>BMW Brand Sales Increase in July
BMW brand sales were up 7.7 percent year-to-date, to 157,303 vehicles compared to 146,042 vehicles sold in first seven months of 2005.

>Sales of BMW brand vehicles dropped 13.4 percent in July for a total of 20,083 compared to 23,178 reported in the same month a year ago.

>BMW Automobile Sales
Year-to-date, sales of BMW brand automobiles were up 15 percent, to 123,197 automobiles compared to 107,152 in the same period of 2005. Automobile sales were off 6.1 percent in July to 15,546 versus 16,555 in the same month a year ago.

>BMW Sports Activity Vehicle Sales
Sales of BMW Sports Activity Vehicles were down 31.5 percent in July to 4,537 vehicles over the 6,623 sold last July. Year-to-date, sales of BMW Sports Activity Vehicles were also off 12.3 percent, to 34,106 vehicles compared to the 38,890 sold in the first seven months of 2005.

>Certified Pre-Owned
Sales of BMW’s Certified Pre-Owned vehicles were up 3.5 percent, and the company reported its sales of 6,977 CPO vehicles versus 6,738 vehicles reported last July. Year-to-date, CPO sales were up 19.2 percent, to 51,416 over the 43,150 reported in the same period in 2005.

Source: MINI USA Press