BMW Group sales strech all-time high in March
Deliveries boost by 12% to 185,728 vehicles in March
Best ever initial entertain with 425,528 units sold
Record sales in initial entertain for all 3 brands
Munich. The BMW Group sole some-more vehicles in Mar than in any other month in a history. The association sole a sum of 185.728 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles in a past month, not usually significantly surpassing a figure for Mar of final year (165,846 units / +12%) though also a prior sales high of 165,855 vehicles available in Jun 2011. The association also achieved a new high for a initial 3 months: Retail volumes for a year to a finish of Mar increasing by some-more than 40,000 vehicles to 425,528 units (prev. yr. 382,763 units), that represents a expansion of 11.2% compared with a initial entertain of 2011.
Ian Robertson, Member of a Board of Management, Sales and Marketing BMW: “The BMW Group achieved an all-time high in sales final month and a best initial entertain in a history. These superb formula are due to a attractive, immature indication operation and a plan of healthy, offset expansion opposite a globe. We aim to continue a movement with additional new models this year, such as a lush BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé and a indication rider of a flagship BMW 7 Series”. The association skeleton to grow faster than a marketplace as a whole in 2012 and expects to grasp new sales volume annals for a BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brands.
BMW: Sales strech record high in March
With sales of 153,004 vehicles (prev. yr.: 134,895 / +13.4%), some-more BMW code vehicles were sole in a singular month than ever before. Sales for a year to a finish of Mar reached a record 356,548 vehicles (prev. yr. 321,180), an boost of 11.0% over a initial 3 months of final year. All models achieved good in March, including an glorious start for a new BMW 3 Series Sedan with 29,004 vehicles delivered (prev. yr. 24,331 / +19.2%). Strong gains were achieved by a BMW 1 Series
5-door Hatch with sales climbing +40.8% to 18,598 vehicles (prev. yr. 13,210) as good as for a BMW X3, with a +59.4% expansion in sales and 14,847 vehicles delivered (prev. yr. 9,316). Growth in Mar was also driven by a brand’s incomparable vehicles. Sales of a BMW X5 and X6 models continued to be clever with 9,496 (prev. yr. 7,932 / +19.7%) and 4,261 (prev. yr. 3,971 / +7.3%) vehicles sole respectively.
Sales of a BMW 6 Series increasing scarcely 6 overlay compared to a same month final year with a sum of 2,247 vehicles delivered to business (prev. yr. 405 / +454.8%). The stream BMW 7 Series reached a new miracle in Mar with a sum of over 200,000 vehicles sole given a introduction during a finish of 2008. This creates it a best behaving BMW 7 Series ever, reaching around +20% aloft sales than a predecessors in a same duration of time. With 6,648 vehicles delivered in March, a flagship indication achieved a 14.5% boost in sales (prev. yr. 5,804).
MINI brand: The success story continues
A sum of 32,421 MINI code vehicles were delivered worldwide to business in Mar
(prev. yr. 30,690 / +5.6%) and 68,210 (prev. yr. 60,860) vehicles were sole in a initial entertain of 2012. This represents a sales boost of 12.1% compared with a initial 3 months of final year and a new record in initial entertain sales for a brand. Continued clever direct for a MINI Countryman contributed to a brand’s certain opening in a initial 3 months. With 22,001 vehicles delivered, sales climbed +36.8% over a same duration final year (prev. yr. 16.079).
Rolls-Royce: Record sales in initial quarter
Rolls-Royce continued a success with a record initial entertain in sales. For a year to a finish of March, a series of Rolls-Royce engine cars delivered climbed 6.5% to 770 (prev. yr. 723) vehicles.
Motorcycles: Best initial entertain ever
BMW Motorcycles exceeded a prior year’s sum in a initial 3 months of a year, so achieving a best initial entertain outcome in a history. Sales rose +5.5% to 24,373 vehicles
(prev. yr. 23,109). A sum of 12,295 BMW motorcycles were delivered in Mar 2012 – an boost of 5.3% (prev. yr. 11,675). Husqvarna delivered 1,182 (prev. yr. 676 / +74.9%) motorcycles final month to a play network. Year to date, deliveries grew +36.2% to 2,642 motorcycles compared with a initial 3 months of 2011 (prev. yr. 1,940).
Record initial buliding in a U.S. and China; clever Mar in Germany
The BMW Group increasing sell volumes in a 3 largest singular markets of Germany, a U.S. and China, among others. In Germany a association reported a +11.6% boost
(30,981 / prev. yr. 27,755) for BMW Group car registrations in March. A sum of 66,222 vehicles have been purebred year-to-date in Germany, an boost of +2.0% over a initial entertain in 2011 (prev. yr. 64,923). Record initial buliding in both a U.S. and China contributed to a BMW Group’s superb initial entertain sales results. In a U.S., sales climbed +13% in Mar to 29,806 vehicles (prev. yr. 26,382). Year to date, 75,729 vehicles have been delivered in a U.S., an boost of +16.6% over a prior year (64,957). BMW Group sales in China remained high in a month underneath examination – 30,593 (prev. yr. 21,687 /+41.1%) vehicles were delivered. From Jan to a finish of Mar a sum of 80,014 vehicles were delivered, an boost of 36.8% compared with a same duration final year (prev. yr. 58,506).
BMW Group sales in/up to Mar 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 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.