BMW Group reports best Feb sales ever
127,634 automobiles delivered, an boost of 14.2%
Solid double-digit expansion in America and Asia
Robertson: We intend to continue a certain trend
Munich. With 127,634 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce code automobiles delivered worldwide (+14.2% / prev. yr. 111,724), a BMW Group achieved a best-ever Feb sales result. A sum of 239,800 (prev. yr. 216,917) vehicles have been delivered to business given a start of a year – an boost of +10.5% compared with a same duration final year.
“February was another record month for a BMW Group and we intend to continue a certain development. We aim to surpass a 2011 record sales in 2012 and to say a position as a series one reward automobile association worldwide”, pronounced Ian Robertson, Member of a Board of Management of BMW AG, Sales and Marketing. Robertson continued: “The new BMW 3 Series, that was launched worldwide in mid-February, will play an critical purpose in pushing serve expansion for a BMW Group. It has had an glorious start, with incoming orders surpassing a expectations. Additional new models such as a lush BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé, that we denounced during a Geneva Auto Salon, will also yield for serve procedure in a second half of a year.”
BMW: Strong direct for BMW X models
A sum of 107,359 BMW code vehicles were sole worldwide in February, an boost of +12.5% (prev. yr. 95,427). Year-to-date, sales are +9.3% aloft during 203,545 vehicles than for a same duration final year (prev. yr. 186,285). There was quite clever direct for all BMW X models final month: BMW X1, 9,059 (prev. yr. 7,531/+20.3%); BMW X3, 11,053 (prev. yr. 7,393/+49.5%); BMW X5, 8,194 (prev. yr. 7,022/+16.7%); BMW X6, 3,414 (prev. yr. 2,533/+34.8%). Demand for a BMW 6 Series was also clever final month, with sales surging +500.9% to 1,298 vehicles delivered (prev. yr. 216). Since a introduction final year, a BMW 6 Series has consistently achieved good and has now surfaced sales of 10,000 cars. The BMW flagship 7 Series continues to news gains, with 5,294 vehicles sole final month, an boost of +11.4% over a prior year (prev. yr. 4,754). The BMW 1 Series 5-door continued a certain development, with sales augmenting +41.1% to 12,950 vehicles in Feb (prev. yr. 9,176).
MINI: Countryman continues clever performance
The MINI code reported another glorious month, with 20,020 MINI cars delivered worldwide, an boost of +24.8% over Feb 2011 (prev. yr. 16,045). 35,788 MINI cars have been sole year-to-date, an boost of +18.6% compared with a initial dual months of 2011 (prev. yr. 30,170). The MINI Countryman contributed to over one third of MINI’s sales in a initial dual months with sell climbing to 12,388 cars, an boost of +61.2% compared to a same duration final year (prev. yr. 7,687).
Ian Robertson said, “The success of a MINI Countryman is testimony to MINI’s ability to try into new segments. We are anxious to announce that a MINI Clubvan, that we denounced yesterday during a Geneva Auto Salon, will turn a new member of a family in a second half of 2012”.
Markets: Solid double-digit expansion in America and Asia
BMW Group sell volumes rose on all continents and in probably all markets in February. In Europe sales remained fast and grew +0.1% to 57,434 units (prev. yr. 57,386). Asia accounted for 34,701 units (prev. yr. 25,722) and climbed +34.9% while sales in a Americas were adult +25.9% to strech 31,025 vehicles (prev. yr. 24,640) in February. In a U.S., sales climbed +31.5% to 26,184 units in a month underneath examination (prev. yr. 19,919). The energetic expansion continued in China, with a sum of 22,916 (prev. yr. 16,511) vehicles sole there final month – an boost of +38.8%. Other Asian markets, such as Japan with 4,183 units (prev. yr. 3,092/+35.3%) and South Korea with 2,370 units (prev. yr. 1,797/+31.9%), also reported strong growth. In Germany, new registrations of BMW Group vehicles remained around final year’s turn during 18,219 vehicles (prev. yr. 18,880). Strong gains were reported in Feb from critical rising markets such as Russia where sell volumes increasing +61.1% to 2,548 units (prev. yr. 1,582). Sales in India rose +18.7% to 736 deliveries (prev. yr. 620).
BMW Motorrad: Year-to-date sales boost 5.6%
BMW Motorrad also achieved an boost in sales in February. Deliveries climbed +1.8% to strech a sum of 6,841 (prev. yr. 6,720) motorcycles. Year-to-date, 12,078 BMW motorcycles were sold, an boost of +5.6% (prev. yr. 11,434). Husqvarna delivered 916 (prev. yr. 902/+1.6%) motorcycles final month to a play network. Year to date, deliveries grew +15.5% to 1,460 motorcycles compared with a initial dual months of 2011 (prev. yr. 1,264).
BMW Group sales in / adult to Feb 2012 during a glance
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