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Total of 112,163 automobiles sole in initial month ++ Best Jan ever for a BMW code ++ Positive sales trend approaching to continue in entrance months ++ Strong expansion in Asia and North America

08.02.2012
BMW Group creates successful start to new year

Total of 112,163 automobiles sole in initial month
Best Jan ever for a BMW brand
Positive sales trend approaching to continue in entrance months
Strong expansion in Asia and North America

Munich. The BMW Group increasing a sales significantly in January. A sum of 112,163 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce code vehicles were delivered to business (prev. yr. 105,193) – an boost of 6.6%.

“We done a successful start to a new year, offered some-more BMW code vehicles than ever before in a month of January. The BMW Group reported clever sales gains in a Asian and North American markets, among others,” pronounced Ian Robertson, member of a Board of Management of BMW AG, obliged for Sales and Marketing. The new BMW 3 Series Sedan, scheduled for worldwide recover in mid-February, will emanate certain procedure for expansion going forward. “We design a certain trend in sales to continue over a entrance months. In fact, we expect even some-more energetic expansion in a second half of a year in light of a launch of additional new models,” combined Robertson.

BMW with new Jan high
The BMW code reported a strongest Jan in a history. Sales climbed 5.9% to 96,183
(prev. yr. 90,858) vehicles. With a sum of 13,070 (prev. yr. 10,976/+19.1%) deliveries, a new
BMW 1 Series purebred estimable growth. In annoy of a entrance indication change, sales of a BMW 3 Series remained during a high turn with 22,710 (prev. yr. 23,475/-3.3%) units.

The BMW X1 volumes rose 5.6% to 7,445 units (prev. yr. 7,050). The BMW X3 also started a new year good with 9,348 vehicles sole (prev. yr. 5,984/+56.2%). The same relates to a BMW X5, that reported an 8.3% boost in sales to 8,872 (prev. yr. 8,194) units. Deliveries of a BMW X6 also rose 5.0% to 3,372 (prev. yr. 3,211) vehicles. Solid direct for a new BMW 6 Series gathering sales to 1,106 (prev. yr. 168) units. The flagship BMW 7 Series also continued to perform well, with sales climbing 37.1% to 5,844 (prev. yr. 4,263) vehicles.

MINI creates a clever start to a year
The MINI code also remained on a successful march worldwide. A sum of 15,768
(prev. yr. 14,125) vehicles were delivered to business – an boost of 11.6%. The MINI Countryman was among a models to post poignant growth, with sales rising 59.0% to 5,575 (prev. yr. 3,506) units.

Strong gains in Asia and North America
The BMW Group done clever gains in a series of markets, including North America and probably all of a Asian markets, in January. In Asia, deliveries climbed 25.6% to 36,422 (prev. yr. 29,006) vehicles. The energetic expansion also continued in China, a BMW Group’s third-largest marketplace final year: A sum of 26,505 (prev. yr. 20,308) vehicles were sole there final month – an boost of 30.5%. Other Asian markets, such as Japan (2,731/+22.9%) and South Korea (2,100/+12.9%), also reported poignant rates of growth.

A sum of 22,443 (prev. yr. 20,751) vehicles were delivered to business on a American continent in January. This represents an boost of 8.2%. In a US, a company’s largest singular market, sales increasing by 5.8% to 19,739 units (prev. yr. 18,656) in a month underneath review.

The BMW Group also reported clever expansion in a series of European markets: Customer deliveries climbed by 12.4% in Italy to 5,445 (prev. yr. 4,845) vehicles; by 10.6% in France to 3,342 (prev. yr. 3,022) vehicles; by 34.7% in Switzerland to 1,316 (prev. yr. 977) vehicles; by 31.8% in a Netherlands to 1,550 (prev. yr. 1,176) vehicles; and by 19.0% in Austria to 1,184 (prev. yr. 995) vehicles.

BMW Motorrad sales 11.1% higher
BMW Motorrad also achieved a estimable boost in sales in January. Deliveries climbed 11.1% to strech a sum of 5,237 (prev. yr. 4,714) motorcycles. Husqvarna delivered 544
(prev. yr. 362/+50.3%) motorcycles to customers.

BMW Group sales in Jan 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 2010 was euro 4.8 billion on revenues amounting to euro 60.5 billion. At 31 Dec 2010, a BMW Group had a workforce of approximately 95,500 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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