November 2010 Auto Sales

BMW GROUP +27%
BMW +30%

BMW's increase came mostly on the strength of its volume models, the 5-series (+58%), the 3-series (+37%), and the X5 (+24%). The 7-series (-23%) and the Z4 (-50%) both dropped, as did the X3 (-66%), although the X3 is about to be replaced by a new model.
Mini +9%
The new, mildly revised Cooper experienced a mild sales increase. The big gains won't come until the Countryman arrives early next year.
Rolls Royce -7%
As in October and September, Rolls Royce delivered 26 cars in November. But last November, Rolls delivered 28.

SUBARU +22%
Subaru's winning ways continued in November. What was different this time is that the Impreza (+33%) marked the biggest increase; what was even more out of the ordinary was that the Tribeca actually participated in the fun, with 3 more sold than a year ago.

DAIMLER A.G. +10%
Mercedes-Benz +13%

Mercedes' increase was disappointing because it trailed the industry overall, and -- probably more so given the intensity of the rivalry amongst the German luxury brand -- because it was less than half of that seen at BMW and Audi. Mercedes cars were flat overall; the only real good news came from the truck side, particularly the GL (+48%) and the M (+30%).
Smart -68%
Smart's ongoing sales decline accelerated a bit in November.
Maybach -50%
The 3 Maybach deliveries were half the number of last November, but no fewer than in October.

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