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BMW Group reports record sales in July

07.08.2012
BMW Group reports record sales in July

Over one million vehicles sole given start of year
Robertson: Further gains approaching in entrance months

Munich. After achieving record sales in a initial half of 2012, a BMW Group reported a best-ever sales outcome for July. With a sum of 135,537 (prev. yr. 129,102) BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce code vehicles delivered worldwide final month, a association augmenting a sales by 5.0% compared to a prior year. It was also a initial time in a company’s story that over one million vehicles had been delivered in a initial 7 months. From Jan to Jul a series of deliveries climbed 7.6% to 1,036,088 vehicles (prev. yr. 962,493).

Ian Robertson, Member of a Board of Management, Sales and Marketing BMW, pronounced in Munich on Tuesday: “The BMW Group continued on a successful march in Jul and we are assured that we will continue to make plain gains via a second half of a year. Our new vehicles have been really well-received – a lush BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé has had an glorious start – and we are assured that a new BMW 7 Series and X1 that are launched this month will yield for serve success.”

Markets:
In a initial 7 months of a year, a BMW Group done clever gains in Asia, with sales climbing by 25.0% to 274,058 vehicles (prev. yr. 219,204). In a month underneath review, sales augmenting by 20.8% to 36,128 vehicles (prev. yr. 29,950). Several pivotal markets in Asia gifted clever double series expansion final month including Japan (3,909/ +13.8%), Korea (3,164/ +27.8%) and China. Mainland China accounted for 23,092 deliveries in July, an boost of 22.5% over a same month in a prior year (18,858). Year-to-date, 182,048 BMW and MINI vehicles have been sole in Mainland China (prev. yr. 140,472) that reflects an boost of 29.6%. The new BMW 3 Series Long Wheelbase and a BMW X1 are approaching to yield for serve clever expansion in China in a second half of a year.

In Europe, sales of BMW Group vehicles remained fast in Jul with 60,855 units delivered (prev. yr. 62,350/ -2.4%). In a initial 7 months, BMW Group sales remained during final year’s level, with a sum of 497,932 vehicles delivered (prev. yr. 499,749/ -0.4%). The new BMW 3 Series Touring, that accounts for dual thirds of BMW 3 Series registrations in a German home market, is approaching to move serve movement to European markets with a launch in September.

BMW Group sales in a Americas grew by +3.4% in July, with 33,076 vehicles delivered (prev. yr. 31,975). In a initial 7 months, 227,696 vehicles were delivered to business in a Americas, that reflects an boost of +8.0% on a prior year (210,876). The BMW Group in a U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported Jul sales of 27,152 vehicles, an boost of 4.0% from a 26,120 vehicles sole in a same month a year ago. Year-to-date, a BMW Group is adult 9.5% on sales of 185,715 in a initial 7 months of 2012 compared to 169,641 in a same duration in 2011.The attainment of a new BMW 3 Series with xDrive, as good as a BMW X1 in Sep are approaching to yield for stronger movement in a U.S. in a second half of a year.

The BMW Group achieved clever double-digit expansion in many of a markets, including: Russia (2,989/ +16.8%); Middle East (1,598/ +31.3%) and South Africa (2,500/ +18.9%).

BMW:
Worldwide sales of BMW code vehicles climbed to 113,253 units (prev. yr. 108,728/ +4.2%) in a month underneath review. A sum of 860,327 BMW code vehicles (prev. yr. 798,612) have been delivered to business worldwide given a start of a year – an boost of +7.7%. One of a expansion drivers in a initial 7 months was a BMW 1 Series 5-door Hatch with 103,160 units sold, an boost of 56.9% over a same duration final year (prev. yr. 65,728) The 3-door chronicle of a BMW 1 Series Hatch, offering for a initial time with xDrive, will be accessible as of subsequent month. Sales of a BMW 3 Series Sedan climbed +12.6% from Jan to a finish of July, with 155,809 vehicles delivered (prev. yr. 138.326). Demand for a BMW X3 continued to be strong, with sales climbing 33.4% to 84,394 vehicles year-to-date (prev. yr. 63,283). Sales of a BMW 5 Series Sedan also remained clever in a initial 7 months with 160,912 units delivered (prev. yr. 147,508/ +9.1%) The BMW 6 Series validated a position as shred personality with 12,435 vehicles sole year-to-date (prev. yr. 4,098/ +203.4%). Sales were increased by a new BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé that was delivered to 1,462 business given a launch in June.

MINI:
MINI reported a best Jul ever, with worldwide sales climbing 9.6% to 22,083 vehicles in a month underneath examination (prev. yr 20,154). In a largest market, a U.S., MINI achieved clever expansion with sales of 5,855 cars, an boost of 24.3 percent from a 4,711 sole in Jul 2011. MINI also reported energetic expansion in many Asian markets final month, including Mainland China, where sales climbed by +31.6% to 1,392 vehicles (prev. yr. 1,058). The MINI Countryman continued to perform well, with sales augmenting in Jul by 15.5% to 7,718 vehicles (prev. yr. 6,684). Year-to-date, MINI sales are adult +7.3% to 173,960 units compared to 162,069 in a initial 7 months of 2011.

Motorcycles: From Jan adult to and including Jul 2012, BMW Motorrad granted 69,329 (prev. yr: 71,634 units / -3.2%) motorcycles and maxi scooters to a customers. Of this figure, 10,140 (prev. yr: 11,054 units / -8.3%) vehicles fell within a month of July. For Husqvarna Motorcycles, a series of bureau reserve as of Jul was 5,729 vehicles (prev. yr: 4,394 units / +30.4%). In July, 494 vehicles (prev. yr: 864 units / -42.8%) were granted to a Husqvarna play network.

BMW Group sales in/up to Jul 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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