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BMW Group posts record sales for April

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

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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