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Old 12-11-2008, 01:46 PM   #1
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Default BMW M-Model Sales More Than 50% Up in the first 11 Months of 2008!




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Crisis? What crisis? While most car manufactures around the world are seeing their sales plummet in 2008, BMW's M-Division is flourishing in this harsh economic environment having exceeded the previous year's equivalent figures during the first 11 months of 2008 by over 50 per cent!

From January to November 2008, BMW has sold 22,340 M-Model cars worldwide compared to 14,092 vehicles in the same period in 2007. In November 2008 alone some 1,900 BMW M automobiles were delivered around the globe. As long ago as August 2008 the worldwide sales figures of BMW M GmbH reached 16,150 units, thus surpassing last year's total figure of 16,128 units.

"The fact that our dealers were able to supply significantly more vehicles than the average of the last nine months even in such dramatic times for the world economy demonstrates the fascination and attraction which BMW M automobiles exercise on our customers," said Ludwig Willisch, President of BMW M GmbH.


A major contribution to BMW M's runaway success in 2008 has been the introduction of the all-new M3 which is now offered in three body variations (Coupe, Sedan and Convertible). The high-performance sports car sold almost twice as well in its first year of production than its predecessor model did within the same period.

Currently, BMW M offers seven models that include three body types of the M3, the BMW M5 Sedan and Touring as well as the M6 Coupe and M6 Convertible.


Overall, BMW brand sales in 2008 for the first 11 months of the year, are down 3.5% compare to the same period in 2007 to 1,105,112 units.


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Old 12-11-2008, 02:06 PM   #2
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Wow, that's very impressive.
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Old 12-11-2008, 02:22 PM   #3
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I hate to say it, but the M series cars are the new cool.
I unfortunately know many people from our local Subaru scene who bought STI's because they were cool at the time. The moment the M3 came out, these same guys were selling their STI's and asking their parents for new M3's because they were now the big thing.

I love M cars. I love the style and performance, but having been to M meets locally, they put the douchebag Honda crowd to shame. It's too bad.



Why do the pretty ones always attract the jerks?

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Old 12-11-2008, 03:02 PM   #4
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^^ and asking their parents for M's,,Man I must be getting old...
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Old 12-11-2008, 03:08 PM   #5
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maybe this is the knock on the head that BMW needs to revitalize the m3 CSL project and drop the MSUV directive. Lets hope.
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Old 12-11-2008, 03:13 PM   #6
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The quality of M cars speak for themselves, this just backs up the fact they are as good as most people believe.
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Old 12-13-2008, 11:22 AM   #7
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Three body styles? What about the M roadster? Does noone like the Z4 M?
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Old 12-13-2008, 11:41 AM   #8
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I work at a bmw dealership and douchebag doesnt even begin to describe some of these guys
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Old 12-13-2008, 11:48 AM   #9
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Why do the pretty ones always attract the jerks?

Goes for cars and women, eh?


I'd amend that and ask why the pretty cars always attract the trust fund kids. I cannot express in words, how annoyed I am every time I see some snot-nosed teenager driving a car whose name they could barely pronounce, let alone drive.
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Old 12-13-2008, 11:49 AM   #10
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I work at a bmw dealership and douchebag doesnt even begin to describe some of these guys
Excluding said douchebags, I bet that's a pretty cool place to work.
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Old 12-13-2008, 12:34 PM   #11
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I'd amend that and ask why the pretty cars always attract the trust fund kids. I cannot express in words, how annoyed I am every time I see some snot-nosed teenager driving a car whose name they could barely pronounce, let alone drive.
It's OK, they can't drive for sure. When the trust fund kids hit the STIs they kept the insurance yards full of swap donors. Like they were almost doing us a favor. Swap might have been twice the price if it wasn't for the spoiled brats.
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Old 12-13-2008, 12:49 PM   #12
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I love M cars. I love the style and performance, but having been to M meets locally, they put the douchebag Honda crowd to shame. It's too bad.




Picture of me crashing a bmw club, lol.(my sti in the background)
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Old 12-13-2008, 01:04 PM   #13
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The quality of M cars speak for themselves, this just backs up the fact they are as good as most people believe.
Too bad BMW doesn't feel that way. Funny, I went an industry presentation about a month ago and the BMW guy said "We stand behind our products new/used". lol, he was quite mum when I asked about their M range.
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Old 12-13-2008, 01:13 PM   #14
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my friend has an M3 and he has this problem where the whole turn signal assembly flies off the car at high speeds. lol...
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Old 12-13-2008, 01:34 PM   #15
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Excluding said douchebags, I bet that's a pretty cool place to work.
Ya you see some pretty awsome cars rolling by, actually a local shop here has a carbon fiber shelled M5 its pure secks
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Old 12-13-2008, 03:16 PM   #16
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I'd love me a new M3. Couldn't be my daily driver though out of warranty, I'm sure with all that technology, the repair bills will be astronomical.
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Old 12-13-2008, 04:41 PM   #17
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I'd love me a new M3. Couldn't be my daily driver though out of warranty, I'm sure with all that technology, the repair bills will be astronomical.
If you get any beemer i would recommend a lease its not worth it after warranty
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Old 12-13-2008, 05:29 PM   #18
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There's this BMW dealership near here completely stock piled with M's: Coupe, sedan, convertible, 3, 5, 6. TONS of them (literally ). I saw a base white coupe with a cf roof and I melted inside :drool: but then I saw the sticker and sadly walked back to my Impreza.
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If you get any beemer i would recommend a lease its not worth it after warranty
I could say the same about a lot of STIs I've seen.
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There's this BMW dealership near here completely stock piled with M's: Coupe, sedan, convertible, 3, 5, 6. TONS of them (literally ). I saw a base white coupe with a cf roof and I melted inside :drool: but then I saw the sticker and sadly walked back to my Impreza.
seems like all they've been selling at my dealer is m3's the rates there going for right now are killer across all models
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Old 12-14-2008, 10:06 PM   #21
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22,000 is not a big sales number, when compared to Toyota selling 500,000 Camry's per year in the U.S. It's a very niche market the M series.
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I could say the same about a lot of STIs I've seen.
This is probably due to abusive driving style of the owner. My STI has been flawless and i drive it pretty hard. BMW's is definitely expensive to own if you are out of warranty.
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Old 12-15-2008, 09:13 AM   #23
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Of course the thing to keep in mind is that the M3 wasn't available last year so of course they will have an increase in sales. The M3 has always been the best selling M.
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Resident D-Bag chiming in...
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22,000 is not a big sales number, when compared to Toyota selling 500,000 Camry's per year in the U.S. It's a very niche market the M series.
It's more cars than Subaru sells WRXes in a year....
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