BMW Group reports best May sales ever

Posted on 30. Nov, 1999 by in BMW Canada

11.06.2012
BMW Group reports best May sales ever

156,957 vehicles delivered worldwide in May, an boost of 6.4%
Sales boost by 9.1% to 728,029 vehicles in a initial 5 months
Strong, double-digit expansion in Asia continues

Munich. BMW Group sales available plain expansion once again in May. With 156,957 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce code automobiles delivered worldwide (prev. yr. 147,565 / +6.4%), a BMW Group achieved a best-ever May sales result. A sum of 728,029 (prev. yr. 667,523 / +9.1%) vehicles have been delivered to business given a start of a year, surpassing a prior year’s initial 5 months by some-more than 60,000 units.

Ian Robertson, Member of a Board of Management, Sales and Marketing BMW, pronounced in Munich on Monday, “Our car portfolio continues to be in clever direct and once again we achieved record sales in a month of May. Exceptional new products such as a BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé, that we launched on a 1st of June, as good as a new BMW 7 Series, will continue to expostulate momentum. We are good on a approach to achieving a new all-time high for sales in a year 2012.”

The BMW Group done clever gains in Asia in a month underneath examination with 41,289 vehicles delivered (prev. yr. 32,839 / +25.7%). Mainland China accounted for 27,815 deliveries, an boost of 31.5% over a same month final year (prev. yr. 21,150). Year-to-date, 135,026 BMW and MINI vehicles have been sole in Mainland China (prev. yr. 100,456/ +34.4%).

Gains were plain opposite America with 35,127 vehicles delivered in May (prev. yr. 33,266 / +5.6%). In a U.S., 28,321 vehicles were delivered final month, an boost of +7.1% over a same month final year (prev. yr. 26,452). Year-to-date, a BMW Group is adult 12.2% on sales of 130,843 in a initial 5 months of 2012 compared to 116,656 in a same duration in 2011.

In Europe, sales remained during a prior year’s level, with 75,374 units sole (prev. yr. 76,668/
-1.7%). Several markets in northern and executive Europe gifted clever expansion in May, for instance a U.K. (13,438/ +8.9%), a Netherlands (2,500/ +33.8%), and Austria (2,137/ +10.5%). In Germany, a sum of 27,796 new BMW and MINI vehicles were purebred in May. (prev. yr. 29,350/
-5.3%). The BMW code accounted for 24,116 registrations (prev. yr. 24,768/ -2.6%) and MINI for 3,680 registrations (prev. yr. 4,582/ -19.7%). Year-to-date, 121, 202 BMW and MINI vehicles have been purebred in Germany, an boost of +1.1% (prev. yr. 119,873).

BMW: Worldwide sales of BMW code vehicles climbed to 129,150 units (prev. yr. 121,170 / +6.6%) in a month underneath review. A sum of 607,207 BMW code vehicles (prev. yr. 555,440) have been delivered to business worldwide given a start of a year – an boost of +9.3%. Demand for a BMW 1 Series 5-door Hatch stays clever with 14,748 vehicles delivered in May, an boost of 59.4% over a same month final year. The 3-door chronicle of a BMW 1 Series Hatch will be launched in September, along with a new BMW 3 Series Touring. The BMW 3 Series Sedan continued to reported healthy gains in May with a sum of 22,385 vehicles delivered to customers, an boost of 12.3% compared to final year (prev. yr. 19,931). Sales of a BMW X3 continued to climb, with 12,563 units sole in May, an boost of 23.4% over a prior year (10,181). The BMW 5 Series also reported clever gains in May with 32.236 vehicles delivered (prev. yr. 26,457/ +21.8%) and continues to authority a segment. Growth was serve driven by a BMW 6 Series that was delivered to 2,011 business worldwide in May (prev. yr. 846/ +137.7%).

MINI: Worldwide sales for MINI climbed 5.5% to 27,527 vehicles in a month underneath review
(prev. yr 26.104). MINI had an glorious month in tools of Asia, such as China (2,315/ +40.3%) and Japan (1,330/ +25.5%), as good as in a largest market, a U.S. (6,153/ +6.1%). Year-to-date, MINI sales are adult +7.9% with 119,532 units compared to 110,803 in a initial 5 months of 2011.

Motorcycles: In a initial 5 months of 2012, BMW Motorrad sole 48,918 (prev. yr. 48,749) vehicles. This represents a expansion of +0.3% compared to a same duration in 2011. Sales for a month of May fell by 8.8% to a turn next that of a prior year – a sum of 11,457 motorcycles (prev. yr. 12,568) were delivered to customers.
Husqvarna Motorcycles available a arise in deliveries for a fifth month in a row. Year-to-date, Husqvarna delivered 4,420 motorcycles (prev. yr. 3,080 units), an boost of +43.5 %. In May, 860 vehicles (prev. yr. 537 units) were delivered to a Husqvarna dealership network, +60.1 % some-more than in a same month of a prior year.

BMW Group sales in/up to May 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 26 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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