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BMW Group sales achieve best-ever August

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MIL OSI – Source: BMW Group – English – Press Release/Statement

Headline: BMW Group sales achieve best-ever August

Munich. August saw a new record achieved in BMW Group
sales with deliveries in the month totalling 169,913 worldwide, a 2.7%
increase year-on-year. The company also sold more vehicles than ever
before in the first eight months of the year, with a total of
1,571,467 (+4.2%) vehicles delivered to customers around the world.

“When we announced our second quarter results in early August, we
reported yet another quarter within our profit guidance and
profitability remains our clear focus,” said Dr Ian Robertson,
Management Board Member for Sales and Brand BMW. “While we continue to
see headwinds in several key markets and have the model changeover of
the BMW X3 and the BMW 5 Series in China, we have nonetheless achieved
a new record level of sales for August. Our nine electrified vehicles
continue to enjoy increasing success, with the two newest additions –
the BMW 5 Series and the MINI Countryman plug-in hybrid variants –
achieving strong sales,” he continued.

Global BMW brand sales in August increased 3.1% on
the same month last year, with a total of 146,926 vehicles delivered
to customers. The brand’s sales for the first eight months of the year
were also higher than ever before, with 1,338,475 vehicles sold, up
4.4% on the same period last year. Many models in the portfolio
contributed to these record figures. Despite the current model
changeover of the BMW X3, the BMW X family continues to be a major
growth driver with overall BMW X sales up 13.9% (457,442). The BMW 1
Series (121,415 / +10.1%) and BMW 7 Series (41,536 / +16.9%) also
achieved significant growth. Meanwhile in August, the new BMW 5 Series
achieved sales growth of 50.7% (16,762) in markets excluding China,
where the BMW 5 Series is currently in model changeover.

August was also a record month for MINI brand with
22,736 units delivered to customers around the world, an increase of
0.7% compared with the same month last year. In the first eight months
of 2017, a total of 230,925 MINI vehicles were sold, an increase of
3.1% year on year. The MINI Convertible (23,311 / +20.3%) has achieved
very positive sales growth in the year to date, while the new MINI
Countryman was the main growth driver in August, with sales up 43.6%
(5,693) in the month. In August, the BMW Group released the first
pictures of the MINI Electric Concept, which had its World Premiere at
the Frankfurt Motor Show yesterday.

 
Sales of the BMW Group’s unrivalled range of electrified
vehicles continue to grow strongly. A total of 57,895 BMW i,
BMW iPerformance and electrified MINI vehicles have been delivered to
customers around the world since the start of the year, an increase of
67.0%. With a total of nine electrified automobiles on sale today,
ranging from the BMW i3 (combined fuel consumption in the EU test
cycle 0,0 /0,6 l/100 km; combined electricity consumption 13,1 /11,5
kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions 0 /13 g/km) through the MINI
Countryman (fuel consumption in the EU test cycle: 2.3 – 2.1
litres/100 km, electricity consumption 14 kWh/100 km, CO2 emissions:
52 – 49 g/km) to the BMW 7 Series, the BMW Group has an 11% share of
the global electrified market, far ahead of any other traditional car
maker. In Europe, the BMW Group has a 21% market share (Source: IHS /
POLK, 31 August 2017). The two newest additions to the electrified
fleet are already achieving significant sales: the new BMW 530e (fuel
consumption combined: 1.9-2,1 l/100 km; combined electricity
consumption: 13,1-14,1 kWh/100 km, CO2 emissions combined: 44-49 g/km.
Fuel consumption and CO2 figures were calculated as per the EU test
cycle and may vary depending on the tyre format) was delivered
to more than 1,000 customers in markets excluding China in August,
meaning that over 6% of BMW 5 Series sold in those markets in the
month were plug-in hybrids. It’s a similar story with the MINI
Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 (fuel consumption in the EU test
cycle: 2.3 – 2.1 litres/100 km, electricity consumption 14 kWh/100 km,
CO2 emissions: 52 – 49 g/km): with a total of nearly 500 sold in
the month, nearly 9% of MINI Countryman models delivered to
customers around the world were a plug-in hybrid.

BMW Motorrad also achieved strong sales in August,
with 10,504 motorbikes and maxi-scooters delivered to customers. This
was an increase of 13.2% compared to the previous year. In the first
eight months of the year, 113,728 units were delivered to customers –
an increase of 9.5% compared to the same period last year. Both
figures are better than ever before.

BMW & MINI sales in the regions/markets at a glance

With the economic situation remaining volatile in several markets,
the BMW Group continues to follow its policy of balancing sales around
the world, in order to achieve profitable, sustainable growth.

Despite significant headwinds in the important UK market, BMW &
MINI sales in Europe remained at the same high level
they achieved in August last year, with a total of 62,734 vehicles
delivered in the month. Year-to-date sales in the region total
696,204, an increase of 1.6%.

Asia continues to be a significant growth driver for
BMW Group sales, with the Chinese market performing particularly
strongly. Sales there were up 12.2% (47,385) in August and 16.4%
(383,976) in the year-to-date.

The ongoing downturn in the US automotive market is reflected in the
BMW Group’s figures for the Americas, which in the
year to date are 3.7% below last year’s level.

 
In August 2017
Compared with

previous year %
In ytd

August 2017
Compared with

previous year %
Europe62,734+0.1696,204+1.6-        Germany 21,863+7.1203,673+0.4-        UK6,377-11.4144,867+0.5
Asia65,662+11.2543,332+14.0-        China
(Mainland)47,385+12.2383,976+16.4-        Japan5,345+7.749,722+6.4
Americas36,245-5.1287,709-3.7-        USA28,001-8.2225,655-5.8-        Latin
America4,558+12.832,208+9.8
 

 

B
MW Group sales in/ytd August 2017 at a glance

 

 
In August 2017
Compared with

previous year %
In ytd

August 2017
Compared with

previous year %
BMW Group Automotive169,913+2.71,571,467+4.2
BMW146,926+3.11,338,475+4.4
MINI22,736+0.7230,925+3.1
BMW Group electrified*7,184+26.857,895+67.0
BMW Motorrad
10,504
+13.2
113,728
+9.5*BMW i, BMW iPerformance, MINI Electric

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Telephone: +49 89 382-24118

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The BMW Group

 
With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW
Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and
motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services.
As a global company, the BMW Group operates 31 production and assembly
facilities in 14 countries and has a global sales network in more than
140 countries.

In 2016, the BMW Group sold approximately 2.367 million cars and
145,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax was approximately
€ 9.67 billion on revenues amounting to € 94.16 billion. As of 31
December 2016, the BMW Group had a workforce of 124,729 employees.

The success of the BMW Group has always been based 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.

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BMW i3 (combined fuel consumption in the EU test cycle 0,0 /0,6 l/100
km; combined electricity consumption 13,1 /11,5 kWh/100 km; combined
CO2 emissions 0 /13 g/km).
BMW 530e (fuel consumption combined: 1.9-2,1 l/100 km; combined
electricity consumption: 13,1-14,1 kWh/100 km, CO2 emissions combined:
44-49 g/km. Fuel consumption and CO2 figures were calculated as per
the EU test cycle and may vary depending on the tyre format).
MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 (fuel consumption in the EU test
cycle: 2.3 – 2.1 litres/100 km, electricity consumption 14 kWh/100 km,
CO2 emissions: 52 – 49 g/km)

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