BMW Group posts record sales for April

Posted on 30. Nov, 1999 by in BMW Canada

08.05.2012
BMW Group posts record sales for April

145,505 vehicles sole in April, an boost of 6.1%
Most successful initial 4 months ever with 571,040 units sold
Robertson: Well on march to grasp record year in 2012

Munich. The BMW Group continued on a successful march as a world’s heading reward automobile association once again in Apr with an boost of 6.1% in sales. A sum of 145,505 (prev. yr. 137,195) BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce code automobiles were sole worldwide final month. Over a past 4 months a series of deliveries climbed 9.8% to a new record of 571,040 vehicles
(prev. yr. 519,958).

“Following on from a best initial entertain in a company’s history, we have only reported a many successful Apr sales ever. We are good on march to achieving a record year in 2012. We are clearly benefitting from a really appealing product choice that is anticipating success with business right opposite a globe. This movement will continue as we supplement new vehicles via a year, such as a BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé in June”, pronounced Ian Robertson, Member of a Board of Management, Sales and Marketing BMW, in Munich on Tuesday.

The BMW Group done clever gains in scarcely all regions and in many markets in a month underneath review. Sales continued to grow boldly in Asia with 39,770 vehicles delivered (prev. yr. 31,803/ +25.1%). China accounted for 27,197 deliveries, an boost of 30.8% over a same month final year (prev. yr. 20,800) in China. Sales were plain opposite America with 32,705 vehicles delivered in Apr (prev. yr. 31,491/ +3.9%). In a U.S., 26,793 vehicles were delivered in Apr that reflects an boost of +6.1% over a same month final year (prev. yr. 25,247).

In Europe, sales remained during final year’s turn with 68,033 vehicles sole (prev. yr. 69,409/ -2.0%). Several markets in northern and executive Europe achieved healthy expansion in April, for instance a Netherlands (2,100/ +29.0%), France (5,150/ +9.2%) and Austria (2,057/ +9.4%). In Germany, a sum of 27,192 new BMW and MINI vehicles were purebred in April, an boost of +6.2% over final year (prev. yr. 25,600). The BMW code accounted for 23,420 registrations (prev. yr. 21,866/ +7.1%) and MINI for 3,772 registrations (prev. yr. 3,734/ +1.0%).

BMW: Worldwide sales of BMW code vehicles climbed to 121,476 (prev. yr. 113,090 / +7.4%) in a month underneath review. The code has delivered a sum of 478,030 (prev. yr. 434,270) vehicles to business worldwide given a start of a year – an boost of 10.1%. At a finish of April, a BMW 1 Series, a X1, a BMW 3 Series Sedan and Convertible, a BMW 5 Series, a BMW X5 and a BMW 6 Series were all leaders in their segments. Demand for a BMW 1 Series 5-door Hatch stays clever with 14,551 vehicles delivered in April, an boost of 68.3% over a same month final year. The BMW 3 Series Sedan also reported clever gains in Apr with a sum of 24,006 vehicles delivered to customers, an boost of 26.3% compared to final year (prev. yr. 19,010). Sales of a BMW X3 continued to climb, with 12,229 units sole in April, an boost of 23.5% over a prior year (9,903). Growth was serve driven by a BMW 6 Series that was delivered to 1,561 business worldwide in Apr (prev. yr. 702/ +122.4%).

MINI: With 23,789 vehicles delivered in April, worldwide sales for MINI remained during final year’s turn (prev. yr. 23,839/ -0.2%). In a month underneath review, MINI achieved clever expansion in several European countries such as France (1,569/ +22.2%) and Italy (1,652/ +13.9%), however there was reduce direct in southern European countries such as Spain and Portugal. The code also gifted energetic expansion in Asia, such as in Japan (1,353/ +32.4%), China (1,905/ +36.1%) and Korea (450/ +50.0%). The new MINI Roadster has had an glorious start with scarcely 2000 units (1,976) already delivered to business given a launch during a finish of February. Year-to-date, MINI sales are adult +8.6% with 92,000 units compared to 84,699 in a initial 4 months of 2011.

Motorcycles: In a initial 4 months of 2012, BMW Motorrad sole 37,461 (prev. yr. 36,181) vehicles. This represents a expansion of 3.5% compared to a same duration in 2011. A sum of 13,088
(prev. yr. 13,072 / +0.1%) BMW Motorrad vehicles were delivered to business in April.
Husqvarna delivered 918 (prev. yr. 603 / +52.2%) motorcycles final month to a play network. Year to date, deliveries grew +40.0% to 3,560 motorcycles compared with a initial 4 months of 2011 (prev. yr. 2,543).

BMW Group sales in/up to Apr 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 25 prolongation and public comforts in 14 countries and has a tellurian sales network in some-more than 140 countries.

In 2011, a BMW Group sole about1.67 million cars and some-more than 113,000 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 7 years.

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