Certified pre-owned sales of luxury vehicles were up between 5% to 18% in August:
Audi of America, Inc: Audi Certified pre-owned sales set an all-time record of 3,366 vehicles sold, amounting to the best August in Audi history, despite the reduced inventory of available models for the program.
BMW Group U.S.: In August, sales of BMW used vehicles (including certified pre-owned and pre-owned) increased 5.1% to 14,012 vehicles from the 13,335 vehicles sold in August 2011. January through August, BMW used vehicle sales are up 2.5 percent on volume of 108,951 compared to 106,295 in the same period of 2011.
Mercedes-Benz USA: Separately, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) program, MBUSA sold 6,921 vehicles in August; an increase of 17.3% when compared to August 2011 (sales of 5,901 vehicles). On a year-to-date basis, MBCPO sold 52,859 vehicles, an increase of 2.3% over the comparable period (with sales of 51,651 vehicles).
Porsche Cars North America, Inc.: Porsche Approved Certified Pre-Owned vehicle sales were 870 for August 2012, an 18% increase over August 2011. Year-to-date, Porsche has sold 6,500 CPO models, an eleven percent increase versus 2011 (5,879).