189,675 vehicles sold in September, an increase of 6.7%
Worldwide sales reach all-time high at the end of third quarter
Company maintains sales growth in nearly all regions
MUNICH, Oct. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - The BMW Group continued its successful
course in September with another record month in sales. With 189,675
(prev. yr. 177,726) BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles delivered
worldwide, sales were 6.7% higher than in the same month last year. In
the first nine months of 2013, sales increased by 7.5% to the new
all-time high of 1,436,178 vehicles (prev. yr. 1,335,502).
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Ian Robertson, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, responsible
for Sales and Marketing BMW: "We achieved record global deliveries for
the month of September and the first nine months of the year. Despite
initial signs of stabilisation in the European automobile market,
conditions in many countries remain challenging. However, we have been
able to keep our European sales on a similar level year over year and
once again reported major gains in the U.S. and Asia. We are therefore
well on our way to another increase in deliveries for the full year
2013 and a new sales record."
BMW brand worldwide sales climbed by 7.6% to 158,029 vehicles in the month
under review (prev. yr. 146,852). Growth was primarily driven by the
BMW 3 Series, which amounted to 44,752 vehicles, an increase of 13.9%
on the previous year (39,304).
Year-to-date, the BMW brand has delivered 1,209,598 vehicles, an
increase of 9.0% on the same period in 2012 (1,109,962). Demand for the
BMW X1 remained strong with 116,451 vehicles sold in the first nine
months, an increase of 13.6% on the previous year (102,519). The BMW X1
has proven to be yet another success story for the BMW Group with over
500,000 units delivered to customers since its launch at the end of
2009. The BMW 3 Series increased sales by 27.6% year-to-date, with a
total of 365,772 vehicles delivered (prev. yr. 286,622). Sales of the
BMW X3 continued to be strong, climbing 5.7% to 113,945 vehicles (prev.
The BMW 5 Series reaffirmed its clear segment leadership with 270,902
units sold (prev. yr. 263,738/ +2.7%) and the BMW 6 Series continued to
perform well with 20,360 vehicles delivered year-to-date (prev. yr.
MINI posted its best ever September sales with 31,313 vehicles delivered
worldwide (prev. yr. 30,563/ +2.5%). The brand recorded growth in
several of its key markets including the U.S. (5,306/ +8.3%), Mainland
China (2,740/ +4.1%) and Japan (1,700/ +5.7%). MINI also had its most
successful first nine months ever, despite continued headwinds in
Europe. In the period up to and including September, MINI sold 224,280
vehicles (prev. yr. 223,214/ +0.5%).
Sales of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in the first three quarters of the year totalled 2,300 units (prev. yr.
2,326/ -1.1%). Strong performances were seen in China and the Middle
East, although some markets, particularly in mainland Europe, remained
challenging. Pleasing global sales were seen in September (333/ +7.1%)
with third quarter sales up 13.6% (825) on last year. This growth,
together with the overwhelmingly positive response to the new
Rolls-Royce Wraith, reflects the cautious optimism that was expressed
by Rolls-Royce at the beginning of the year. A strong finish to 2013 is
BMW Motorrad achieved a new all-time retail high in September with 9,264 units
(prev. yr.: 9,215 units/ +0.5%). Supplies of motorcycles and maxi
scooters from January up to and including September totalled 93,154
units (prev. yr.: 85,944 units/ +8.4%).
The BMW Group reported gains in nearly all of its markets last month.
In Asia, sales grew by 18.0% in September to 54,014 vehicles (prev. yr.
45,782). The BMW Group made strong gains in Asia in the first nine
months of the year, with sales climbing 17.8% to 421,456 vehicles
(prev. yr. 357,841). The company achieved robust growth in Mainland
China, which accounted for 35,804 deliveries in September, an increase
of 20.8% over the same month in the previous year (29,631).
Year-to-date, 284,964 BMW and MINI vehicles have been sold in Mainland
China (prev. yr. 237,056) which reflects an increase of 20.2%. The BMW
Group posted solid gains in other Asian markets in the first nine
months of the year, including Japan (46,502/ +10.8%) and South Korea
In the Americas, the BMW Group delivered 36,889 vehicles in September (prev. yr.
34,050/ +8.3%). Since the beginning of the year, 325,078 vehicles were
delivered to customers in the Americas, which is an increase of +11.8%
on the previous year (290,888). The BMW Group in the U.S. reported
September sales of 28,874 vehicles (prev. yr. 26,660/ +8.3%).
Year-to-date, company sales in the U.S. are up 11.6% with a total of
262,200 vehicles sold, compared to 234,928 in the same period in 2012.
In Europe, BMW Group sales in September were slightly above last year's level
with a total of 93,073 vehicles delivered (prev. yr. 92,450/ +0.7%). In
the first nine months, BMW Group sales remained at last year's level,
with a total of 641,195 vehicles delivered (prev. yr. 639,828/ +0.2%).
BMW Group sales in/up to September 2013 at a glance
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The BMW Group
The BMW Group is the leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and
motorcycles in the world with its BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brands. As
a global company, the BMW Group operates 28 production and assembly
facilities in 13 countries and has a global sales network in more than
In 2012, the BMW Group sold about 1.85 million cars and more than
117,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax for the financial
year 2012 was euro 7.82 billion on revenues amounting to euro 76.85
billion. At 31 December 2012, the BMW Group had a workforce of 105,876
The success of the BMW Group has always been built on long-term thinking
and responsible action. The company has therefore established
ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain,
comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to
conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy.
SOURCE: BMW Group
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