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BMW Group reports strongest initial half year ever in sales

06.07.2012
BMW Group reports strongest initial half year ever in sales

Sales boost by 8.1% to 900,539 vehicles in a initial 6 months
Robertson: We have a new sales record for 2012 good in sight

Munich. BMW Group achieved record sales for a initial 6 months of a year, with a sum of 900,539 vehicles delivered worldwide, an boost of 8.1% over a same duration final year
(prev. yr. 833,391). The association also achieved a second top sales volume ever in a singular month, with 172,516 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce code vehicles delivered worldwide in June
(prev. yr. 165,868/ +4.0%).

Ian Robertson, Member of a Board of Management, Sales and Marketing BMW, pronounced in Munich on Friday: “We are really gratified with a certain outcome for a initial half year. The BMW Group achieved record sales again in Jun and for a initial 6 months of a year and we have an altogether record for 2012 good in a sight. There will be additional new models nearing in a entrance months, that are approaching to move serve movement in a second half of a year. As a world’s highest-selling reward automobile company, it is critical to us to continue to say a good change between Europe, Asia and a Americas and to continue creation gains on all continents, in vast and tiny markets.”

The BMW Group done gains on all continents in a month underneath review. In Europe, sales increasing by 1.5% to 92,686 vehicles (prev. yr. 91,356). Year-to-date, BMW Group sales sojourn during final year’s turn with 437,066 vehicles delivered to business in Europe (prev. yr. 437,399/ -0.1%). The 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.

In Asia, a BMW Group delivered 237,875 vehicles in a initial 6 months of 2012 and reported a expansion of 25.7% compared to a same duration in 2011 (prev. yr. 189,254). In a month underneath review, 38,352 vehicles were delivered (prev. yr. 34,836 / +10.1%). Several Asian markets saw clever double number expansion in a initial half year including smaller markets such as Indonesia
(1,061/ +48.0%), and incomparable markets such as Japan (27,698/ +27.4%) and China. Mainland China accounted for 23,930 deliveries in June, an boost of 13.1% over a same month final year
(prev. yr. 21,158). Due to a indication changeover, some models were not accessible in a month underneath review. Year-to-date, 158,956 BMW and MINI vehicles have been sole in Mainland China
(prev. yr. 121,614) that reflects an boost of 30.7%. The uptake of a new BMW 3 Series Long Wheelbase, accessible as of mid-July, is approaching to yield for serve clever expansion in China in a second half of a year.

America saw a slight boost in expansion with 35,116 vehicles delivered in Jun
(prev. yr. 34,414 / +2.0%). In a initial 6 months, 194,620 vehicles have been delivered to business in America, that reflects an boost of +8.8% on a prior year (178,901).

In a U.S., 27,720 vehicles were delivered final month, an boost of +3.2% on a same month final year (prev. yr. 26,865). Year-to-date, a BMW Group is adult 10.5% on sales of 158,563 in a initial 6 months of 2012 compared to 143,521 in a same duration in 2011. The attainment of a new BMW 3 Series with xDrive, as good as a BMW X1 in Sep is approaching to give BMW sales in a US a clever boost in a second half of a year.

BMW: Worldwide sales of BMW code vehicles climbed to 139,869 units (prev. yr. 134,444 / +4.0%) in a month underneath review. A sum of 747,064 BMW code vehicles (prev. yr. 689,884) have been delivered to business worldwide given a start of a year – an boost of +8.3%. The BMW 1 Series 5-door Hatch was one of a brand’s expansion drivers in a initial half year with tighten to 90,000 units sold, an boost of 51.0% over a same duration final year (89,490/ prev. yr. 59,249) The
3-door chronicle of a BMW 1 Series Hatch will be accessible as of September. The BMW 3 Series Sedan reported healthy gains in a initial 6 months with a sum of 135,976 vehicles delivered to customers, an boost of 15.4% compared to final year (prev. yr. 117,802). Demand for a BMW X3 remained strong, with sales climbing 38.4% to 74,098 vehicles in a initial half year
(prev. yr. 53,520).
The BMW 6 Series has also had an glorious patron response with over 10,000 vehicles sole in a initial 6 months, an boost of 222.0% over a same duration final year (10,346/ prev. yr. 3,213). Revised editions of a flagship BMW 7 Series and BMW X1 will be rising in many markets opposite a creation in Jul and are approaching to yield serve movement for BMW code sales.

MINI: Worldwide sales for MINI climbed 3.9% to 32,337 vehicles in a month underneath examination
(prev. yr 31,112). Year-to-date, MINI sales are adult +7.0% to 151,875 units compared to 141,915 in a initial 6 months of 2011. Demand for a MINI Countryman remained clever with tighten to 50,000 cars delivered to business in a initial half year, an boost of +23.4% compared to a same duration in 2011 (49,588/ prev. yr. 40,174). MINI saw clever expansion in several Asian markets in a initial half year, including Mainland China with 11,356 cars (prev. yr. 8,445/ +34.5%) and Japan with 8,332 cars (prev. yr. 6,312/ +32%). In a U.S., MINI gifted plain expansion with sales adult 7.5% on volume of 32,059 compared to 29,816 in a initial 6 months of 2011.

ROLLS-ROYCE: Rolls-Royce continued a tolerable expansion that was foresee during a commencement of 2012. At half-year, a manufacturer of super-luxury engine cars reported sales of 1,600 engine cars worldwide, that is somewhat above a same duration in 2011 (prev. yr.: 1,592). Rolls-Royce looks brazen to another record year, with prolongation of Phantom Series II starting in Sep and smoothness to worldwide markets following shortly after.

Motorcycles: In a initial 6 months of 2012, BMW Motorrad sole 59,189 vehicles, that was somewhat next a same duration final year (prev. yr. 60,580/ -2.3%. In a month of June, 10,271 vehicles were sole (prev. yr. 11,831/ -13.2%). BMW Motorrad is awaiting stronger expansion in a second half of 2012 and aims to grasp an altogether sales record for a whole year. Husqvarna Motorcycles available a arise in deliveries for a sixth month in a row. Year-to-date, Husqvarna delivered 5,235 motorcycles (prev. yr. 3,530 units), an boost of +48.3%. In June, 815 vehicles (prev. yr. 450 units) were delivered to a Husqvarna dealership network, +81.1 % some-more than in a same month of a prior year.

BMW Group sales in/up to Jun 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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