BMW sales slipped 2% in January, mostly because of a 30% falloff in Mini Cooper sales.
Feb. 2, 2007

BMW Group sales fell 2% in January to 21,811 BMWs and Minis, vs. 22,218 the year before. The falloff was due to the scarcity of Mini Coopers; the new Mini Coopers are on sale Feb. 17. And it's a decline of 35% from December's best-ever (any month of the year) 33,417 sales. Since 2005, the only months with lower sales were January (19,795) and February (21,527) 2005.