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BMW Group reports best Aug sales ever

07.09.2012
BMW Group reports best Aug sales ever

121,615 vehicles sole in August, an boost of 9.7%
Robertson: Further gains approaching in entrance months

Munich. With 121,615 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce code automobiles sole worldwide final month (+9.7%, prev. yr. 110,903 units), a BMW Group achieved a best-ever Aug sales result. Since a commencement of a year a BMW Group has delivered 1,157,777 vehicles worldwide, an boost of 7.9% compared with a initial 8 months of a prior year (1,073,396).

Ian Robertson, member of a Board of Management of BMW AG, obliged for Sales and Marketing BMW: “We achieved record sales once again in August. Models such as a BMW 1 and BMW 3 Series, a BMW X1 and X3, as good as a BMW 6 Series reported clever gains and done a certain grant to a record sales opening final month. We design serve gains in a entrance months and we are positively on lane to grasp a new sales record in 2012. We will continue to aim for a healthy change in sales between Europe, Asia and a Americas, in both mature and rising markets.”

BMW code worldwide sales augmenting by 8.3% in Aug to 102,730 vehicles (prev. yr. 94,893). From Jan to August, 963,110 BMW code vehicles were delivered, that was 7.8% aloft than for a same duration in a prior year (893,505). One of a categorical expansion drivers in Aug was a BMW 1 Series – sales surged to 14.565 units, an boost of 91.0% over a prior year (7,627). Solid gains were achieved by a BMW 3 Series Sedan with 20.951 (prev. yr. 18.069/ +15.9%) units sold. Sales of a BMW 5 Series augmenting by 3.7% to 23,337 vehicles (prev. yr. 22,515). The newly mutated BMW X1 had a successful start in a initial full month in Aug with 11.039 vehicles delivered, an boost of 33.4% over a same month final year (prev. yr. 8,274). The BMW X3 continued a sales movement with worldwide sales augmenting 7.6% to 9,817 units (prev. yr. 9,126) in August. Sales for a BMW X6 climbed 22.0% in a reported month to 3,430 vehicles (prev. yr. 2,811).
The BMW 6 Series stays a transparent personality in a shred with 1,747 vehicles delivered in August, an boost of 276.5% over a same month final year (prev. yr. 464).

MINI code sales climbed +18.5% to 18,671 vehicles worldwide in Aug (prev. yr. 15,762). MINI had an glorious month in many of a incomparable markets such as a U.S. (5,718/ +83.9%), Great Britain (1,503/ +24.4%) and China (1,877/ +61.5%). Sales for MINI have augmenting by 8.3% to 192,652 vehicles in a initial 8 months of 2012 (prev. yr. 177,831).
The MINI Countryman stays one of a pivotal expansion drivers with 63.817 vehicles sole given a commencement of a year, an boost of +22.9% over a same duration in 2011 (51,920).

Markets:
The BMW Group reported healthy gains in many of a markets final month.

In Asia, sales surged by 29.6% in Aug to 37,994 vehicles (prev. yr. 29,311). The BMW Group done clever gains in Asia in a initial 8 months of a year, with sales climbing by 25.6% to 312,052 vehicles (prev. yr. 248,515). Mainland China accounted for 25,377 deliveries in August, an boost of 37.5% over a same month in a prior year (18,462). Year-to-date, 207,425 BMW and MINI vehicles have been sole in Mainland China (prev. yr. 158,934) that reflects an boost of 30.5%.

In Europe, BMW Group sales grew final month by 5.0% to 49,349 vehicles (prev. yr. 47,021). In a initial 8 months, BMW Group sales were somewhat over final year’s level, with a sum of 547,355 vehicles delivered (prev. yr. 546,770/ +0.1%). The new BMW 3 Series Touring, that accounts for dual thirds of BMW 3 Series registrations in Germany, is approaching to move serve movement to sales in European markets with a launch this month.

In a Americas, a BMW Group delivered 29,142 vehicles in Aug (prev. yr. 29,916/ -2.6%). Since a commencement of a year, 256,838 vehicles were delivered to business in a Americas, that reflected an boost of +6.7% on a prior year (240,792). The BMW Group in a U.S. reported Aug sales of 22,553 vehicles (prev. yr. 23,924/ -5.7%). Year-to-date, a BMW Group is adult 7.6% on sales of 208,268 vehicles in a initial 8 months of 2012 compared to 193,565 in a same duration in 2011. Sales in a U.S. are approaching to accelerate in a entrance months with a launch of a new BMW 3 Series with xDrive and a BMW X1 this month.

In a energetic immature markets of Russia (3,230 units / +27.2%), South Korea (2,766 units / +28.4% and Turkey (1,507 / +68.2%), BMW Group sales continued to be clever in August.

With 7,400 units, BMW Motorrad granted some-more vehicles than ever before in a month of August. 11.3 % some-more vehicles were handed over to business than in Aug 2011 (6,564). From Jan adult to and including Aug 2012, BMW Motorrad granted 76,729 (prev.yr. 78,280 units / -2.0 %) motorcycles and maxi scooters to a customers. Husqvarna Motorcycles granted a sum of 6,101 vehicles (prev.yr. 4,729 units / +29.0 %) to a Husqvarna play network adult to and including Aug 2012. Supplies in a month of Aug totaled 372 vehicles (prev.yr. 335 units / +11%).

BMW Group sales in/up to Aug 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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