Munich. BMW Group reported its highest ever sales for
the month of August, with a total of 139,648 vehicles delivered
worldwide, an increase of 14.8% over the same month last year (prev.
yr. 121,628). Worldwide sales year-to-date also reached an all-time
high with 1,246,528 vehicles sold, an increase of 7.7% over the same
period in 2012 (1,157,807).
“The BMW Group achieved an all-time high in sales for the month of
August. For the very first time, we sold over one million BMW brand
vehicles in the first eight months of the year. The company is well on
course to attain growth in sales for the full year. Today we presented
new models such as the BMW 4 Series Coupé and the third generation BMW
X5, which will provide for additional momentum towards the end of the
year”, said Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management of BMW
AG, Sales and Marketing BMW, at the 65th International Motor Show in Frankfurt/Main.
In the month under review, worldwide sales of BMW
brand vehicles climbed 15.6% to 118,743 units (prev. yr. 102,742).
Strong growth was achieved in many model segments. Sales of the BMW 3
Series surged 38.6% to 34,943 units (prev. yr. 25,215). Demand for the
BMW X3 remained high, with sales increasing 7.3% to 10,532 vehicles
(prev. yr. 9,816). The BMW 5 Series continued its success story with
28,364 units sold last month (prev. yr. 23,341/ +21.5%). Upper segment
BMW vehicles also performed well with 1,976 BMW 6 Series
vehicles sold (prev. yr. 1,747/ +13.1%) and the company’s flagship,
the BMW 7 Series, was delivered to 4,764 customers (prev. yr. 3,787/
+25.8%). A total of 1,051,595 BMW brand vehicles (prev. yr. 963,141)
have been delivered to customers worldwide since the start of the year
– an increase of 9.2%.
MINI also reported its best August figures ever with
20,653 deliveries worldwide (prev. yr. 18,672/ +10.6%). Sales of the
MINI Hatch climbed by 22.5% last month to 9,662 units (prev. yr.
7,886) and MINI Convertible deliveries increased by 8.2% to 1,548 cars
(prev. yr. 1,431). The brand continued to record strong growth in
Asia: Mainland China (2,460/ +31.1%) and South Korea (550/ +22.2%).
Year-to-date, MINI worldwide sales are at around last year’s level
with 192,966 vehicles delivered to customers in the first eight months
(prev. yr. 192,651/ +0.2%).
Demand for BMW Group vehicles was particularly high
in Asia and the Americas, where the company achieved strong
double-digit growth in the month under review.
In Asia, the company delivered 48,620 vehicles, an increase of 27.9%
compared to August last year (38,002). Mainland China accounted for
34,166 deliveries, an increase of 34.6% on the previous year (25,377).
Sales in South Korea climbed 37.7% to 3,810 vehicles (prev. yr.
2,766). Year to date, the BMW Group has sold 367,441 vehicles in Asia
(prev. yr. 312,059/ +17.7%), including 249,160 units in Mainland China
(prev. yr. 207,425/ +20.1%).
The company posted strong gains in the Americas last month with a
total of 37,672 vehicles sold to customers, an increase of 29.3% on
the previous year (29,142). In the U.S., a total of 30,546 BMW and
MINI vehicles were delivered, an increase of 35.4% on August last year
(22,553). From January through August, the BMW Group has sold 288,189
vehicles in the Americas (prev. yr. 256,838/ +12.2%), including
233,326 units in the U.S. (prev. yr. 208,268/ +12.0%).
In Europe, sales for the BMW Group were slightly lower than August
last year, with 48,218 vehicles delivered (prev. yr. 49,354/ -2.3%).
The company reported a total of 20,241 registrations in Germany, a
plus of 12.8% compared to the previous year (17,952). The main growth
driver was the BMW 3 Series. Year to date, company sales have remained
stable in Europe with a total of 548,148 vehicles delivered to
customers (prev. yr. 547,378/ +0.1%). In Germany, 180,262 BMW Group
vehicles were registered from January through August (prev. yr.
BMW Motorrad achieved an all-time high for August
with sales climbing 4.2% to 7,708 vehicles delivered (prev. yr.
7,400). Year-to-date, BMW Motorrad has sold 83,890 vehicles, an
increase of 9.3% on the same period in the previous year (76,729).
BMW Group sales in/up to August 2013 at a glance
In August 2013
Comp. to previous year
Up to/incl. August 2013
Comp. to previous year
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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 employees.
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