BMW Group posts top sales ever in 2012

Posted on 30. Nov, 1999 by in BMW Canada

10.01.2013
BMW Group posts top sales ever in 2012

1,845,186 BMW Group vehicles sold, an boost of 10.6%
Record year for all 3 brands
BMW Group aims for serve expansion in sales in 2013

Munich. The BMW Group achieved a top ever sales outcome in 2012, with a sum of 1,845,186 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles delivered worldwide. This was an boost of 10.6% over a prior record year in 2011 (1,668,982). All 3 brands posted record sales for a whole year and a association strengthened a position as a heading provider of reward vehicles worldwide.The BMW Group finished a year on a clever note with 181,571 vehicles sole in December, 14.8% aloft than in a same month final year (prev. yr. 158,125).

“2012 was a really successful year for us. The BMW Group achieved a best ever sales outcome for a second year in a quarrel and stretched a lead in a reward segment. Our success can be attributed to a appealing indication portfolio, a strength of a reward brands, as good as a plan of offset sales opposite all continents,” pronounced Ian Robertson, Member of a Board of Management of BMW AG, obliged for Sales and Marketing BMW. He continued “We enter a new year with certain movement and notwithstanding a prevalent headwinds in some markets, we aim to grasp another record year in sales in 2013. This year outlines a commencement of a new epoch for a BMW Group, as we launch a all-electric BMW i3 towards a finish of a year.”

BMW sales rose 11.6% in 2012 to strech a sum of 1,540,085 vehicles, a best sales turn in a story of a code (prev. yr. 1,380,384). In December, a sum of 152,286 vehicles were delivered – an boost of 18.8% (prev. yr. 128,182). One of a frontrunners in terms of expansion was a rarely successful BMW 1 Series, with a sum of 226,829 vehicles sole in 2012, an boost of 28.6% over a prior year (176,418). The BMW X1 also continued to news clever gains in 2012 with a sum of 147,776 vehicles sole (+16.9%; prev. yr. 126,429). The BMW 3 Series Sedan claimed a position of shred personality with 294,039 vehicles delivered, an boost of 22.4% over final year (240,278). Sales of a BMW 3 Series rose by 5.8% to a sum of 406,752 vehicles (prev. yr. 384,464). Demand for a BMW X3 remained high with sales climbing 27.1% to 149,853 units sole final year (prev. yr. 117,944). The BMW 5 Series solidified a position as shred leader, with a sum of 337,929 vehicles delivered to business in 2012 (+9.0%; prev. yr. 310,050). Strong gains were also achieved by a BMW 6 Series, with 23,193 vehicles delivered to business (+146.8; prev. yr. 9,396).

MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad achieved record sales in 2012
Harald Krueger, Member of a Board of Management of BMW AG, MINI, Motorrad, Rolls-Royce, Aftersales BMW Group stated, “The sales annals for MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad uncover that a products and services are fit for a destiny in a face of increasingly severe marketplace conditions, overdue to a strength of a brands, fascinating record and a globally offset placement strategy.”

Global sales for MINI reached a new miracle by climbing to a record 301,526 vehicles in 2012 (+5.8%; prev. yr. 285,060). In December, sales remained around final year’s turn with 28,751 vehicles sole (-2.4%; prev. yr. 29,467). The MINI Countryman available double-digit growth, with a sum of 102,250 deliveries in 2012 (+14.8%; prev. yr. 89,036). Further movement for a code is approaching with a launch of a MINI Paceman in open this year. The U.S. stays a largest marketplace for MINI, with a record-breaking 66,123 cars sole final year, followed by a U.K. with 50,367.

Rolls-Royce stays a transparent marketplace personality in a ultra-luxury-class segment. Sales for a full year 2012 reached a record sales outcome of 3,575 engine cars, a top annual sales in a 108-year story of Rolls-Royce and a third uninterrupted record. Rolls-Royce also reported 534 deliveries in Dec (+12%). Demand for all Phantom and Ghost variants was strong. Phantom Series II was denounced in Mar during a Geneva Motor Show to worldwide commend and prolongation has been increasing during a company’s Goodwood prolongation plant to cope with patron demand. Bespoke sales in 2012 reached record levels.

With a sum of 106,358 motorcycles (+2.0%; prev. yr. 104,286), BMW Motorrad delivered some-more vehicles in 2012 than ever before in a scarcely 90-year history. In December, 6,069 Motorcycles were delivered worldwide, that reflects an boost of 43.4% over a same month in 2011 (4,232). Husqvarna delivered 10,751 motorcycles in 2012 (+15.8%; prev. yr. 9,286). Dec accounted for 1,267 deliveries (-4.7%; 1,330).

The BMW Group underlined a plan of a offset placement of sales worldwide by achieving expansion on all continents in 2012. Despite a hurdles in Europe, a BMW Group increasing sales of a vehicles in a largest sales segment to 864,812 final year (+0.8%; prev. yr. 857,792). In a region, a association achieved a best ever sales in a U.K. with a sum of 174,215 vehicles (prev. yr. 167,108; +4.3%) and BMW once again claimed a pretension of series one reward code in a market. BMW Group sales in a energetic marketplace of Russia climbed by 33.1% to a record 40,144 vehicles (prev. yr. 30,167).

In Asia, BMW Group sales soared by 31.6% final year to 491,512 vehicles (prev. yr. 373,613). Mainland China accounted for 326,444 deliveries of BMW and MINI vehicles, an boost of 40.4% over a prior year (232,586). The BMW Group posted double series expansion in several other Asian markets including South Korea (33,500; +22.3%), Middle East (21,314; +14.2%) and Japan (56,607; +18.9%).

In a Americas, a BMW Group also achieved double-digit gains in 2012 with 424,379 vehicles delivered, an boost of 11.9% on a prior year (379,332). In a U.S., BMW Group sales climbed by 13.8% to 347,583 units (prev. yr. 305,418) and BMW once again claimed a pretension of series one reward code in a U.S.

Sales on a continent of Africa climbed by 14.5% in 2012 to 37,649 units (prev. yr. 32,890) and a segment of Oceania increasing sales by 8.0% to 23,000 vehicles (prev. yr. 21,297).

BMW Group sales in/up to Dec 2012 during a glance

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The BMW Group is one of a many successful manufacturers of automobiles and motorcycles in a universe with a BMW, MINI, Husqvarna Motorcycles and Rolls-Royce brands. As a tellurian company, a BMW Group operates 29 prolongation and public comforts in 14 countries and has a tellurian sales network in some-more than 140 countries.

In 2012, a BMW Group sole about 1.85 million cars and some-more than 117,000 motorcycles worldwide. The distinction before taxation for a financial year 2011 was euro 7.38 billion on revenues amounting to euro 68.82 billion. At 31 Dec 2011, a BMW Group had a workforce of approximately 100,000 employees.

The success of a BMW Group has always been built on long-term meditative and obliged action. The association has therefore determined ecological and amicable sustainability via a value chain, extensive product shortcoming and a transparent joining to conserving resources as an constituent partial of a strategy. As a outcome of a efforts, a BMW Group has been ranked attention personality in a Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes for a final 8 years.

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