Best ever November with 170,932 BMW Group vehicles delivered
BMW brand sales volume up 26.4%
Robertson: Record sales year well within reach
MUNICH, Dec. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - The BMW Group experienced growth on all
continents in November and achieved another record month in sales. With
170,932 (prev. yr. 138,954) BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brand automobiles
delivered worldwide, sales were 23.0% higher than in the same month
last year. It was also the best first eleven months for the company,
with sales up 10.1% compared to the same period last year. A total of
1,664,088 BMW Group vehicles were delivered during this time (prev. yr.
1,510,857), just short of the total number of vehicles delivered in the
whole of 2011 (1,668,982).
Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, responsible
for Sales and Marketing BMW: "Our attractive product portfolio
continues to be in strong demand right across the globe and we have
achieved another record month in sales. The success of our models
proves the strength of our premium brands and that we are building the
vehicles people desire. We posted solid gains in many of our markets
last month and we aim to continue the momentum. This puts our record
sales target for 2012 well within reach and we will once again be the
number one premium car company worldwide."
BMW brand worldwide sales increased by 26.4% in November to 145,452
vehicles (prev. yr. 115,106). Sales of the BMW X3 remained strong with
14,653 units delivered last month (prev. yr. 11,397/ +28.6%). The
current BMW X3 has been one of the growth drivers for BMW over the past
two years, with over 250,000 BMW X3 vehicles delivered to customers
since its launch in November 2010. Sales for the current BMW X3 have
risen by over 23.0% compared to its predecessor in the same period of
time. The BMW X1 continued its momentum with sales climbing by 37.3% to
14,711 vehicles (prev. yr. 10,714).
Demand for the BMW 1 Series remained high, with sales climbing 37.3% to
20,914 units (prev. yr. 15,234). Strong gains were achieved by the BMW
3 Series, with sales jumping by 35.7% to 40,700 vehicles last month
(prev. yr. 29,998). The new BMW 3 Series Touring contributed to this
growth with 7,766 units sold last month, an increase of 35.3% compared
to the previous year (5,739). Sales of the BMW 5 Series increased by
28.1% to 30,232 vehicles (prev. yr. 23,607) and demand for the BMW 6
Series continued to be strong with 2,166 vehicles delivered last month
(prev. yr. 1,391/ +55.7%).
From January to November, 1,388,274 BMW brand vehicles were delivered,
which was 10.9% higher than for the same period in the previous year
MINI delivered 25,077 vehicles worldwide in November (prev. yr. 23,528),
which was an increase of 6.6% compared to the previous year. In the
U.S., MINI sales increased by 10.5% to 5,248 (prev. yr. 4,750) and in
Mainland China sales soared by 66.1% to 2,085 vehicles (prev. yr.
1,255). Worldwide sales for the MINI Hatch grew by 10.5% in November to
11,820 vehicles (prev. yr. 10,694) and MINI Countryman sales remained
solid with 8,602 vehicles delivered (prev. yr. 8,199/ +4.9%). In the
first eleven months of the year, MINI sales have increased by 6.7% to
272,773 vehicles (prev. yr. 255,593).
In Europe, where conditions remain challenging, the BMW Group increased sales of
its vehicles by 9.9% to 76,084 in November (prev. yr. 69,237). For the
period from January to November, BMW Group sales increased slightly in
Europe, with a total of 787,286 vehicles delivered (prev. yr. 775,837/
In Asia, BMW Group sales soared by 48.9% last month to 45,990 vehicles (prev.
yr. 30,886). The company made strong gains in Asia in the first eleven
months of the year, with sales climbing 30.0% to 444,859 vehicles
(prev. yr. 342,176). Mainland China accounted for 31,090 deliveries in
November, an increase of 62.3% over the same month in the previous year
(19,155). The substantial growth is due to the current ramp-up of the
locally-produced BMW X1 and BMW 3 Series Long Wheelbase, as well as the
year-on-year effect related to the run-out of the BMW 3 Series at the
end of last year. Year-to-date, 295,974 BMW and MINI vehicles have been
sold in Mainland China (prev. yr. 215,023), which reflects an increase
In the Americas, the BMW Group also experienced strong growth in November with 43,356
vehicles delivered, an increase of 29.0% on the previous year (33,599).
Since the beginning of the year, 373,398 vehicles have been delivered
to customers in the Americas (prev. yr. 339,789/ +9.9%). In the U.S.,
BMW Group sales climbed 38.8% in November to 36,461 vehicles (prev. yr.
26,271). Year-to-date, the BMW Group is up 11.3% on sales of 303,728
vehicles in the first eleven months of 2012 compared to 272,873 in the
same period in 2011.
BMW Motorrad delivered 6,749 units in November (prev. yr.: 6,112/ +10.4%). Supplies
of motorcycles and maxi scooters from January up to and including
November totaled 100,289 units (prev. yr.: 100,054/ +0.2%). Husqvarna Motorcycles supplied a total of 9,484 vehicles (prev. yr.: 7,956/ +19.2%) to the
Husqvarna dealer network from January up to and including November.
Supplies in the month of November totaled 1,155 vehicles (prev. yr.:
BMW Group sales in/up to November 2012 at a glance
BMW Group Automobiles
The BMW Group
The BMW Group is one of the most successful manufacturers of automobiles
and motorcycles in the world with its BMW, MINI, Husqvarna Motorcycles
and Rolls-Royce brands. As a global company, the BMW Group operates 29
production and assembly facilities in 14 countries and has a global
sales network in more than 140 countries.
In 2011, the BMW Group sold about 1.67 million cars and more than
113,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax for the financial
year 2011 was euro 7.38 billion on revenues amounting to euro 68.82
billion. At 31 December 2011, the BMW Group had a workforce of
approximately 100,000 employees.
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. As a result
of its efforts, the BMW Group has been ranked industry leader in the
Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes for the last eight years.
SOURCE: BMW Group
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