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Global vehicle sales boost by 9.1% New orders for new MINI Countryman surpass expectations BMW Motorrad stays on expansion track

09.08.2010
BMW Group sales continue to accelerate in July

Global vehicle sales boost by 9.1%
New orders for new MINI Countryman surpass expectations
BMW Motorrad stays on expansion track

Munich. The BMW Group continued on a successful expansion lane as a worlds heading reward manufacturer once again in Jul with an boost in sales of 9.1%. A sum of 119,982 (prev. yr. 109,933) BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce code automobiles were sole worldwide final month. Over a past 7 months, a series of deliveries climbed 12.5% to 816,014 vehicles (prev. yr. 725.403).

Ian Robertson, member of a Board of Management of BMW AG, obliged for Sales and Marketing: We saw poignant expansion again in July. We are reaping a advantages not usually of a tellurian mercantile liberation though also of business certain response to a vehicles. Robertson continued: Sales increasing for a eleventh true month given Sep 2009. We also pattern a sales opening to sojourn clever over a entrance months. For 2010 as a whole, we are aiming for expansion of around 10% to strech a sum of over 1.4 million vehicles.

The BMW Group done estimable gains in many markets in July. In a US, a association delivered 10.1% (23,390 / prev. yr. 21,253) some-more vehicles. With 19,064 (+16.4% / prev. yr. 16,381) sales final month, a BMW code was once again a best-selling reward vehicle code in a US market. Among a European markets, a BMW Group reported a largest increases with +25.6% in Great Britain / Ireland (11.748 / prev. yr. 9.352). The association once some-more reported a strongest expansion in Asia, where 52.1% some-more vehicles (22.629 / prev. yr. 14.882) were sole final month. The trend in a largest Asian market, China, remained intensely positive, with an boost in sales volumes of 81.7% to 13,852 automobiles (prev. yr. 7,623). The association also managed to make gains in Germany opposite a clever downward trend (-30%) in a altogether market. A sum of 23,384 (prev. yr. 22,570) new BMW and MINI vehicles were purebred here in Jul an boost of 3.6%.

Sales of BMW code automobiles climbed to 101,490 units (prev. yr. 90,605 / +12.0%) in a month underneath review. The code has delivered a sum of 687,250 (prev. yr. 604,214) units to business given a start of a year an boost of 13.7%.

Ian Robertson: We are good positioned for a destiny with a clever product portfolio. A whole operation of appealing new vehicles will be rising in a second half of a year. These embody a new BMW 5 Series Sedan Long Wheelbase chronicle that will be introduced in China in September. A four-wheel chronicle is also entrance onto a market. From a autumn onwards, a
5 Series Touring will finish a new BMW 5 Series range, and a second era of a BMW X3 will also turn available. A serve prominence will be a new MINI Countryman, that will be launched in Europe from mid-September onwards and will boost sales of a code dramatically: Orders for MINIs new Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) are already good over plan.

As approaching due to a arriving endless revisions to a stream MINI indication range, a MINI code delivered somewhat fewer vehicles in a month underneath examination (18,241 / -5.4%) than in a same duration final year (19,283). From mid-September onwards, all models will accept distinguished pattern modifications, additional engine variants and new diesel engines, as good as innovative new apparatus options. In a initial 7 months, MINI delivered 127,543 (prev. yr. 120.815) vehicles to customers: Volumes are therefore 5.6% aloft than a same duration final year.

Rolls-Royce enjoyed another clever month and was means to boost sales some-more than five-fold year-on-year: 251 automobiles were delivered to business (prev. yr. 45 / +457.8%) in July. In a year to a finish of July, 1,221 Rolls-Royce business worldwide took possession of their vehicles (prev. yr. 347 / +226.5%).

BMW Motorrad posted another vital boost in sales in Jul and continued on a expansion track. Against a determined downward trend in a motorcycle shred over 500 cc, BMW Motorrad sales rose by 4.4% to 10,022 (prev. yr. 9,604) units in July. With a immature and appealing operation of models, BMW Motorrad reported sales expansion of 18.5% to 67,037 (prev. yr. 56,578) vehicles in a year to a finish of July. The vast long-distance enduro, a BMW R 1200 GS, stays a best-selling indication in a BMW motorcycle range. The GS will be celebrating a 30th anniversary this year. It is a many successful BMW motorcycle ever built and has turn a worlds best-selling motorcycle in a 500 cc and above range.

BMW Group sales in / adult to Jul 2010 during a glance

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BMW Group: Megacity Vehicle to launch in 2013

22.04.2010
BMW Group: Megacity Vehicle to launch in 2013

Vehicle to be marketed underneath a sub-brand of BMW
Sustainability along a whole value-added chain
Joint try to build New Energy Vehicle for Chinese market

Munich / Beijing. With a launch of a Megacity Vehicle in 2013, a BMW Group will be bringing a initial series-production electric-drive indication to market. With this innovative vehicle, designed from a belligerent up, we will be formulating new benchmarks for electric mobility from 2013 on. Our Megacity Vehicle will be significantly lighter than required cars and, in terms of sustainability, will set a new customary opposite a whole value-added chain, pronounced Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of a Board of Management of BMW AG, on Thursday forward of a Auto China 2010 uncover in Beijing.

The Megacity Vehicle will be a zero-emission civic automobile for a worlds civil regions. It is now being grown as partial of plan i and will be accessible from 2013 underneath a sub-brand of BMW. When it comes to a choice of materials, a association is broaching wholly new territory. This is given weight plays a pivotal purpose in a operation practicable by electrically driven vehicles. The ultra-light nonetheless high-strength combination CFRP (carbon fibre-reinforced plastic), for example, plays a poignant partial in a materials mix.

This automobile will radically change a engine attention as we know it. The BMW Group is now a usually association that will be rising a volume-production automobile on a marketplace that comforts CO fibre-reinforced material, explained Reithofer. We were among a initial manufacturers to collect adult on a trend towards electric mobility and to act accordingly. More and some-more people around a creation are really penetrating on electric driving. Research shows, moreover, that some-more than half of a race around a universe already live in conurbations, Reithofer added.

The BMW Group has been gleaning insights into a day-to-day use of electric vehicles given mid-2009, when it launched a tellurian margin exam involving some-more than 600 MINI E models. During a exam proviso some 50 MINI E cars are also being delivered to business in China in 2010.
I am assured that a Chinese clients will uncover a same unrestrained for a automobile as MINI E drivers in Germany, a USA and Britain, emphasised Reithofer. 2011 will see a handover to Chinese business of a serve swift formed on a BMW Concept ActiveE. The eminent China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC) and a state-owned appetite supply association State Grid are concerned as partners in a preparation, doing and comment of a unsentimental use of these vehicles. The plan has a subsidy of both a Chinese and a German governments.

The formula will filter into a growth of electrically powered vehicles for a Chinese market. In a destiny we will also be charity a New Energy Vehicle in China. This will be grown and constructed locally together with a corner try partner Brilliance, settled Reithofer.

BMW collected a initial practice with electric-drive vehicles some 40 years ago pleasantness of a mutated BMW 1602 that led a long-distance walking and marathon regulating events in a 1972 Summer Olympics. In successive decades this choice expostulate record was serve followed regulating many mobile exam beds, including a insubordinate BMW E1.

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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 and Rolls-Royce brands. As a tellurian company, a BMW Group operates 24 prolongation comforts in 13 countries and has a tellurian sales network in some-more than 140 countries.

The BMW Group achieved a tellurian sales volume of approximately 1.29 million automobiles and over 87,000 motorcycles for a 2009 financial year. The pre-tax distinction for 2009 was euro 413 million, revenues totalled euro 50.68 billion. At 31 Dec 2009, a association employed a tellurian workforce of approximately 96,000 associates.

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 5 years.

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BMW Group on expansion lane in Asia and a Middle East

05.02.2010
BMW Group on enlargement lane in Asia and a Middle East

Sales in China some-more than double in January
2009 with 183,111 vehicles successful year for a shred
Production capacities and sell network in Asia slated for enlargement

Munich. The BMW Group has done an glorious start to a new year in China with a estimable boost in sales of some-more than 122%. A sum of 11,919 BMW and MINI code vehicles (prev. yr. 5,360 units) were sole in January, some-more than double a volume sole in a same month final year. At 11,369 vehicles, a BMW code for a initial time exceeded a threshold of 10,000 units sole in one month. The BMW 7 Series achieved intensely well, with sales of 1,705 vehicles (prev. yr.: 844 units/+102%). China so stays a largest singular marketplace for this pivotal indication series. We will continue on a enlargement lane in a Chinese marketplace in 2010. Although we already saw a really clever opening there final year, we are once again aiming for enlargement in a double-digit commission operation in this country, pronounced Ian Robertson, member of a Board of Management of BMW AG, obliged for Sales and Marketing, in Munich on Friday. Last year a association sole 90,536 BMW and MINI code vehicles in China: an boost of 37.5%.

The Asia and Middle East region, with a different markets, is apropos increasingly critical to a BMW Group. In 2009 a association done estimable gains of 10.5% in this region, with sales for a BMW and MINI brands totalling 183,111 automobiles. As such, Asia accounts for around 14% of Group retail. In comparison, North America comprises 21% of sum sell and Europe 59%.

Following a origination of a initial sales auxiliary in 1981 in Japan where a BMW code is now marketplace personality in a reward shred a BMW Group began to usually enhance a impasse in Asia in a mid-1990s by adding a possess sales locations and prolongation facilities. Our plan of investing early in rising markets with a high enlargement potential, and assisting to figure a enlargement there, is now profitable dividends, combined Robertson. This is also clearly illustrated by a instance of India, where a association sole usually 227 units in 2005. Establishing a possess sales auxiliary in 2006 done it easier to rise marketplace intensity and already by 2007 sell volumes surged some-more than fivefold to 1,387 units. Last year, a BMW code was a marketplace personality in Indias reward shred with sales climbing 24.4% to 3,619 vehicles. BMW was also series one in a reward shred in Korea in 2009 for a third uninterrupted year with a marketplace share of 23.8%. Korea is a fourth largest marketplace for a BMW 7 Series after China, a US and Germany.

Besides China, India and Korea a markets served by import partners in Asia and a Middle East also achieved really good in 2009. Despite a tellurian mercantile crisis, a BMW Group reported a slight boost of 1.5% in sales volumes in a markets in Southeast Asia served by importers to strech a sum of 5,840 units. Growth was driven in sold by Indonesia (901 units/+25%), Vietnam (334 units/+106%) and Brunei (213 units/+16%).

In a Middle East a BMW code was means to enhance a marketplace share by 4% in a 14 markets served by importers. The best-selling car in these markets was a BMW 7 Series with 4,620 units sold: an boost of 75% over a prior year. Markets with quite clever enlargement enclosed Syria with an boost of 53% (878 units), Lebanon with 48% (1,001 units) and Saudi Arabia with 27% (2,555 units). The BMW Group is also behaving good in a markets of Southeast Asia and a Middle East. We intend to say this march again this year, says Robertson.

A pivotal success cause for appearance in Asias clever enlargement is a light enlargement of prolongation capacities from 41,000 units now to 100,000 units during a Shenyang plcae in China in a future. Since 2003, BMW 3 Series and 5 Series vehicles for a domestic marketplace have been built jointly with BMW Groups Chinese Joint Venture Partner Brilliance.

Towards a finish of a year a Indian CKD plant in Chennai will also start branch out a BMW X1 alongside a BMW 3 Series and 5 Series. This will form a basement for a BMW brands entrance into Indias sports activity/sports application segment. At a same time, a association will also be expanding a Indian sell network, substantiating sell and use outlets in 10 serve cities opposite a Indian subcontinent.

Asia is not only an appealing sell marketplace and prolongation plcae for a BMW Group. Rising sales volumes also go palm in palm with some-more endless buying activities. For this reason, a BMW Group determined a new purchasing bureau in South Korea in Nov 2009. An general sourcing organization facilitates buying of a top peculiarity accessible worldwide and is also well-positioned to equivalent banking fluctuations. The BMW Groups pivotal suppliers in a Asian shred are formed in China, Japan and South Korea. The squeeze of state-of-the-art battery record from SB LiMotive, a 50:50 Joint Venture between Bosch and Samsung SDI, outlines a miracle in a team-work with suppliers in a Asian region. As formerly announced, SB LiMotive will supply a lithium-ion storage units for a BMW Groups Megacity Vehicle that will come onto a marketplace by 2015.

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The BMW Group achieved a tellurian sales volume of approximately 1.29 million automobiles and over 87,000 motorcycles for a 2009 financial year. Revenues for 2009 totalled euro 50.68 billion. At 31 Dec 2009, a association employed a tellurian workforce of approximately 96,000 associates.
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 5 years.

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BMW Group once again zone personality in Dow Jones Sustainability Index

13.09.2012
BMW Group once again zone personality in Dow Jones Sustainability Index

World’s many tolerable automotive association for eighth uninterrupted year.

Munich. The BMW Group has been named a world’s many tolerable automotive association for a eighth uninterrupted year in a ranking published currently by a SAM Group for a Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI). Among a 3 automotive attention enterprises listed any year, a BMW Group is a usually one to underline in a eminent index any year for a past 14 years.

“We strongly trust that sustainability is a pivotal cause in a long-term mercantile success of a BMW Group. For that reason, we are gay to be recognized once again by a Dow Jones Sustainability Index. We are unapproachable to be a zone personality in this critical ranking for a eighth uninterrupted year– during a same time, it motivates us to continue to be a colonize in corporate sustainability in a future,” pronounced Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of a Board of Management of BMW AG.

Sustainability is resolutely embedded in a BMW Group’s enlightenment and corporate strategy. In 2001, a BMW Group committed itself to a United Nations Environment Programme, a UN Global Compact and a Cleaner Production Declaration. It was also a initial association in a automotive attention to designate an environmental officer behind in 1973. Today, a Sustainability Board, comprising all members of a Board of Management, defines a vital fixing by contracting targets.

The certain rating in a Dow Jones Sustainability Index outlines a second arise in a week that a association has been recognized for a joining to sustainability. The BMW Group was also listed in a Global 500 Leadership Index published yesterday by a Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), achieving a all-time best score. With 99 of 100 probable points, a BMW Group is not usually zone personality though is also among a tip 3 companies from all sectors worldwide.

Further information on a BMW Group’s sustainability activities is accessible at: www.bmwgroup.com/responsibility

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The SAM Group analyses a economic, environmental and amicable opening of approximately 2,500 companies and selects a best in any attention for a Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. General sustainability criteria are deliberate as good as industry-specific hurdles such as meridian change. The Dow Jones Sustainability Index was a initial tellurian sustainability index to be created, in 1999, and has given been published any year by a SAM Group, formed in Zurich, in team-work with Dow Jones Indexes and STOXX Limited. More information is accessible during www.sustainability-indexes.com.

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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 29 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 about 1.67 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 8 years.

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BMW Group posts record sales for April

08.05.2012
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 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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127,634 automobiles delivered, an boost of 14.2% ++ Solid double-digit expansion in America and Asia ++ Robertson: We intend to continue a certain trend

07.03.2012
BMW Group reports best Feb sales ever

127,634 automobiles delivered, an boost of 14.2%
Solid double-digit expansion in America and Asia
Robertson: We intend to continue a certain trend

Munich. With 127,634 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce code automobiles delivered worldwide (+14.2% / prev. yr. 111,724), a BMW Group achieved a best-ever Feb sales result. A sum of 239,800 (prev. yr. 216,917) vehicles have been delivered to business given a start of a year – an boost of +10.5% compared with a same duration final year.

“February was another record month for a BMW Group and we intend to continue a certain development. We aim to surpass a 2011 record sales in 2012 and to say a position as a series one reward automobile association worldwide”, pronounced Ian Robertson, Member of a Board of Management of BMW AG, Sales and Marketing. Robertson continued: “The new BMW 3 Series, that was launched worldwide in mid-February, will play an critical purpose in pushing serve expansion for a BMW Group. It has had an glorious start, with incoming orders surpassing a expectations. Additional new models such as a lush BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé, that we denounced during a Geneva Auto Salon, will also yield for serve procedure in a second half of a year.”

BMW: Strong direct for BMW X models
A sum of 107,359 BMW code vehicles were sole worldwide in February, an boost of +12.5% (prev. yr. 95,427). Year-to-date, sales are +9.3% aloft during 203,545 vehicles than for a same duration final year (prev. yr. 186,285). There was quite clever direct for all BMW X models final month: BMW X1, 9,059 (prev. yr. 7,531/+20.3%); BMW X3, 11,053 (prev. yr. 7,393/+49.5%); BMW X5, 8,194 (prev. yr. 7,022/+16.7%); BMW X6, 3,414 (prev. yr. 2,533/+34.8%). Demand for a BMW 6 Series was also clever final month, with sales surging +500.9% to 1,298 vehicles delivered (prev. yr. 216). Since a introduction final year, a BMW 6 Series has consistently achieved good and has now surfaced sales of 10,000 cars. The BMW flagship 7 Series continues to news gains, with 5,294 vehicles sole final month, an boost of +11.4% over a prior year (prev. yr. 4,754). The BMW 1 Series 5-door continued a certain development, with sales augmenting +41.1% to 12,950 vehicles in Feb (prev. yr. 9,176).

MINI: Countryman continues clever performance
The MINI code reported another glorious month, with 20,020 MINI cars delivered worldwide, an boost of +24.8% over Feb 2011 (prev. yr. 16,045). 35,788 MINI cars have been sole year-to-date, an boost of +18.6% compared with a initial dual months of 2011 (prev. yr. 30,170). The MINI Countryman contributed to over one third of MINI’s sales in a initial dual months with sell climbing to 12,388 cars, an boost of +61.2% compared to a same duration final year (prev. yr. 7,687).

Ian Robertson said, “The success of a MINI Countryman is testimony to MINI’s ability to try into new segments. We are anxious to announce that a MINI Clubvan, that we denounced yesterday during a Geneva Auto Salon, will turn a new member of a family in a second half of 2012”.

Markets: Solid double-digit expansion in America and Asia
BMW Group sell volumes rose on all continents and in probably all markets in February. In Europe sales remained fast and grew +0.1% to 57,434 units (prev. yr. 57,386). Asia accounted for 34,701 units (prev. yr. 25,722) and climbed +34.9% while sales in a Americas were adult +25.9% to strech 31,025 vehicles (prev. yr. 24,640) in February. In a U.S., sales climbed +31.5% to 26,184 units in a month underneath examination (prev. yr. 19,919). The energetic expansion continued in China, with a sum of 22,916 (prev. yr. 16,511) vehicles sole there final month – an boost of +38.8%. Other Asian markets, such as Japan with 4,183 units (prev. yr. 3,092/+35.3%) and South Korea with 2,370 units (prev. yr. 1,797/+31.9%), also reported strong growth. In Germany, new registrations of BMW Group vehicles remained around final year’s turn during 18,219 vehicles (prev. yr. 18,880). Strong gains were reported in Feb from critical rising markets such as Russia where sell volumes increasing +61.1% to 2,548 units (prev. yr. 1,582). Sales in India rose +18.7% to 736 deliveries (prev. yr. 620).

BMW Motorrad: Year-to-date sales boost 5.6%
BMW Motorrad also achieved an boost in sales in February. Deliveries climbed +1.8% to strech a sum of 6,841 (prev. yr. 6,720) motorcycles. Year-to-date, 12,078 BMW motorcycles were sold, an boost of +5.6% (prev. yr. 11,434). Husqvarna delivered 916 (prev. yr. 902/+1.6%) motorcycles final month to a play network. Year to date, deliveries grew +15.5% to 1,460 motorcycles compared with a initial dual months of 2011 (prev. yr. 1,264).

BMW Group sales in / adult to Feb 2012 during a glance

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BMW Group increases sales by 13.2% in October

09.11.2012
BMW Group increases sales by 13.2% in October

Best Oct ever with 157,618 BMW Group vehicles delivered
BMW code sales volume adult 15.4%
Robertson: We aim to continue a momentum

Munich. The BMW Group’s sales expansion was once again in a double-digit operation in October. A sum of 157,618 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles were delivered to customers, an boost of 13.2% compared to a same month in a prior year (139,284) and a new record high for a month. For a year to a finish of October, sales volumes climbed to 1,493,153 units, an boost of 8.8% compared to a same duration in 2011 (1,371,903) and a new all time high for a company.

Ian Robertson, Member of a Board of Management of BMW AG, obliged for Sales and Marketing BMW: “Following a record third quarter, a BMW Group posted a top ever sales for a month of October. We achieved plain gains in many of a markets final month, generally in Asia and a Americas and we aim to continue a movement in a subsequent months. We are good on march to grasp a new sales record in 2012, notwithstanding a headwind benefaction in some European markets.”

In Asia, BMW Group sales surged by 36.5% in Oct to 41,028 vehicles (prev. yr. 30,067). The association done clever gains in Asia in a initial 10 months of a year, with sales climbing by 28.1% to 398,870 vehicles (prev. yr. 311,290). Mainland China accounted for 27,828 deliveries in October, an boost of 51.7% over a same month in a prior year (18,346). The estimable gains can be attributed to a stream ramp-up of a locally-produced BMW X1 and BMW 3 Series Long Wheelbase, as good as a year-on-year outcome due to a run-out of a BMW 3 Series during a finish of final year. Year-to-date, 264,884 BMW and MINI vehicles have been sole in Mainland China (prev. yr. 195,868), that reflects an boost of 35.2%.

In a Americas, a BMW Group also gifted clever expansion in Oct with 39,154 vehicles delivered, an boost of 20.0% on a prior year (32,626). Since a commencement of a year, 330,042 vehicles were delivered to business in a Americas (prev. yr. 306,190/ +7.8%). In a U.S., BMW Group sales climbed 18.5% in Oct to 32,339 vehicles (prev. yr. 27,288). Year-to-date, a BMW Group is adult 8.4% on sales of 267,267 vehicles in a initial 10 months of 2012 compared to 246,602 in a same duration in 2011.

In Europe, a BMW Group delivered 71,368 vehicles final month (prev. yr. 71,587/-0.3%). For a duration from Jan to October, BMW Group sales remained during around final year’s level, with a sum of 711,197 vehicles delivered (prev. yr. 706,600/ +0.7%).

BMW code worldwide sales increasing by 15.4% in Oct to 132,823 vehicles (prev. yr. 115,141). Demand for a BMW 1 Series remained strong, with sales climbing 36.3% to 19,986 units (prev. yr. 14,668). Solid gains were also achieved by a BMW 3 Series, with 37,123 vehicles delivered final month (prev. yr. 31,768/ +16.9%). Sales of a BMW 5 Series increasing by 0.1% to 26,404 vehicles (prev. yr. 26,371). The BMW X1 continued a movement with sales jumping by 38.4% to 14,090 vehicles (prev. yr. 10,178). Sales for a BMW X3 continued to be clever with 12,668 units delivered (prev. yr. 10,951/ +15.7%).

BMW vehicles in a top shred also achieved well: 2,113 units of a BMW 6 Series were sold, an boost of 83.3% on a prior year (1,153); sales of a BMW X5 increasing by 16.4% to 9,630 units (prev. yr. 8,273) and sales of a BMW X6 climbed by 24.4% to 3,794 units (prev. yr. 3,050). From Jan to October, 1,242,817 BMW code vehicles were delivered, that was 9.3% aloft than for a same duration in a prior year (1,137,096).

MINI delivered 24,483 vehicles worldwide in Oct (prev. yr. 23,842), that was a slight boost of 2.7%. MINI saw sales boost by 8.7% to 5,888 units in a largest market, a U.S. (prev. yr. 5,415) and by 32.3% to 1,648 (prev. yr. 1,246) units in a fourth largest market, Mainland China. Sales for MINI have increasing by 6.7% to 247,698 vehicles in a initial 10 months of 2012 (prev. yr. 232,065).

BMW Motorrad delivered 7,596 units in Oct (prev. yr.: 7,050 / +7.7%). Supplies of motorcycles and maxi scooters from Jan adult to and including Oct totaled 93,540 units (prev. yr.: 93,942 / -0.4%). Husqvarna Motorcycles granted a sum of 8,329 vehicles (prev. yr.: 6,775 / +22.9%) to a Husqvarna play network from Jan adult to and including October. Supplies in a month of Oct totaled 973 vehicles (prev. yr.: 675 / +44.1%).

BMW Group sales in/up to Oct 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 29 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 about 1.67 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 8 years.

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