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Best initial entertain ever for BMW and MINI + + BMW 5 Series strengthens shred leadership

BMW Group sells some-more vehicles in Mar than ever before

Best initial entertain ever for BMW and MINI
BMW 5 Series strengthens shred leadership

Munich. The BMW Group sole some-more vehicles in Mar than ever before in a month. The association sole a sum of 165.842 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce code vehicles in a past month, not usually significantly surpassing a figure for Mar of final year (141,717 units / +17%) though also a prior sales high of 152,721 vehicles accessible in Dec 2007. The BMW and MINI brands also set new monthly records.

The association also achieved a new high for a initial 3 months: Sales started a year stronger than ever for a BMW Group, and a 3 brands. Retail volumes for a year to a finish of Mar increasing by some-more than 67,000 vehicles to 382,758 units (prev. yr. 315,630 units), that represents expansion of 21.3% compared with a initial entertain of 2010.

Broad informal expansion opposite all continents and in probably all countries contributed to this development. Mar sales rose in Europe (93,540 vehicles / +7.8%) and in Asia (35,048 vehicles / +52%), as good as in a Americas (32,020 vehicles / +18.6%).

Ian Robertson, member of a Board of Management of BMW AG, obliged for Sales and Marketing: 2011 got off to an glorious start for a BMW Group with new sales records. This certain expansion is especially interjection to a appealing indication operation and healthy automobile markets in many tools of a universe in a determined markets of Europe and a U.S., and in a rising markets of South America and Asia. Sales volume of a year 2011 is approaching to arise to good over 1.5 million units, a new all-time high, with a BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brands all achieving new sales volume records.

BMW brand: BMW 5 Series doubles sales and strengthens shred leadership
With sales of 134,892 vehicles (prev. yr.: 117,706), some-more BMW code vehicles were sole in a singular month than ever before. Volumes climbed 14.6% from Mar 2010. Sales for a year to a finish of Mar reached 321,175 vehicles (prev. yr. 265,819). This represents an boost of 20.8% over a initial 3 months of final year.

The expansion seen in Mar was driven partly by a brands vast vehicles. The strongest sales expansion within a indication operation was posted by a BMW 5 Series. The sum of 30,954 5 Series sole is double a figure for Mar 2010 (+114.5%). Since sales commenced accurately a year ago, a association has sole some-more than 200,000 units. The new BMW 5 Series continues to be a rarely successful indication and is a transparent personality in a top midrange segment. The BMW 5 Series GT (2,272 vehicles / +15.9%) and a flagship BMW 7 Series (5,803 vehicles / +9.9%) also achieved good on a tellurian scale.

The German marketplace also saw a clever boost in new registrations of upper-class vehicles and a BMW 5 Series and a BMW 7 Series lead their segments after a initial quarter.

The BMW X1 and X3 also met with really clever direct on a tellurian scale. The new BMW X3, accessible given late Nov 2010, was purchased by 9,315 new business (+93.5%). The BMW X1 achieved a sales volume of 12,660 vehicles (+28.2%).

MINI brand: Countryman drives sales to record level
MINI also reported record figures. At 30,689 units (+28.5%), MINI sales simply exceeded a brands prior monthly best from 2008. A sum of 60,860 vehicles were sole in a initial entertain of 2011. This represents a sales boost of 22.9% compared with a initial 3 months of final year.

The MINI Countryman, introduced final September, contributed to a brands certain opening so distant this year. With 8,392 vehicles sold, a newest MINI chronicle accounted for some-more than a entertain of MINI sell in March.

The Rolls-Royce code continued to grow boldly in March. A sum of 261 (prev. yr. 125 / +108.8%) automobiles were perceived by business in a duration underneath review. For a year to a finish of March, a series of Rolls-Royce engine cars delivered so climbed 159.1% to 723 (prev. yr. 279) vehicles.

BMW Motorcycles significantly exceeded a prior years sum in a initial 3 months of a year. Sales rose 10.9% to 23,109 units. BMW Motorcycles so achieved a best quarterly outcome in a history. A sum of 11,675 BMW motorcycles were delivered in Mar 2011 an boost of 1.2%. Husqvarna Motorcycles delivered 1,940 motorcycles (+18.3%) to business in a initial entertain and 676 motorcycles (-17%) in a month of March.

BMW Group sales in/up to Mar 2011 during a glance

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The BMW Group

The BMW Group is one of a many successful manufacturers of automobiles and motorcycles in a universe with a BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brands. As a tellurian company, a BMW Group operates 24 prolongation comforts in 13 countries and has a tellurian sales network in some-more than 140 countries.

The BMW Groups tellurian sales volume for a 2010 financial year amounted to approximately 1.46 million automobiles and over 98,000 motorcyles. For a 2009 financial year, a BMW Group achieved a tellurian sales volume of approximately 1.29 million automobiles and over 87,000 motorcycles. Revenues totalled euro 50.68 billion. At 31 Dec 2009, a association employed a tellurian workforce of approximately 96,000 associates.

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 6 years.

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