October 11, 2019
BMW deliveries up four.eight% in September +++ BMW i3 gross sales climb 21.9% in first three quarters +++ Rolls-Royce model maintains robust gross sales development +++ Nota: “Mannequin offensive having actual influence additionally in luxurious phase” +++
Munich. Within the first 9 months of the 12 months, the BMW Group grew its worldwide gross sales by 1.7%, to 1,866,198 items. Deliveries in September had been up four.6% on the identical month final 12 months, with a complete of 248,684 premium BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce automobiles delivered to clients.
“Following the profitable market launch of the brand new BMW 7 Collection, BMW X7, BMW eight Collection Coup and the BMW eight Collection Convertible, the BMW eight Collection Gran Coup is now additionally in showrooms, since September. With this mannequin offensive, we’re persevering with to broaden our place within the extremely worthwhile luxurious phase,” stated Pieter Nota, member of the Board of Administration of BMW AG answerable for Buyer, Manufacturers and Gross sales. “We additionally provide the broadest electrified line-up of any of our rivals. In its sixth 12 months the fully-electric BMW i3 remains to be performing extraordinarily effectively and can subsequently proceed to be a part of our line-up within the coming years. We can be launching one other pure electrical automobile, the MINI Electrical, in direction of the top of the 12 months.”
Complete BMW model gross sales for the primary three quarters of the 12 months rose 2.2% to 1,601,397 items. Within the month of September, a complete of 210,427 BMW automobiles had been delivered to clients (+four.eight%). The BMW X3 (+74.zero%) and BMW X4 (+43.four%), specifically, posted excessive double-digit development within the 12 months so far. Inside six months of its introduction onto the market, 25,125 new BMW X7 luxury-class SAVs have already been delivered to clients all over the world.
Gross sales of BMW Group electrified fashions elevated by 10.1% in September to 16,zero35 items – due partly to the brand new BMW 330e*. BMW i gross sales for the month of September rose 23.9% to four,148 items. Gross sales of the MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4* plug-in hybrid climbed 35.9% within the first 9 months of the 12 months to succeed in a complete of 11,996 items.
The BMW Group intends to have a million electrified automobiles on the roads by the top of 2021. The corporate expects to have delivered a complete of half 1,000,000 fully-electric and plug-in hybrid BMW and MINI automobiles to clients by the top of this 12 months. The BMW Group additionally plans to supply 25 electrified fashions by 2023 – greater than half can be absolutely electrical.
MINI model gross sales reached 37,786 items worldwide in September: a rise of two.9%. In a extremely aggressive phase and with a deal with worthwhile gross sales growth, year-to-date gross sales totalled 261,zero24 items (-1.eight%). With development of just about 20%, the MINI Countryman, a preferred all-rounder, strongly contributed to greater model gross sales in September.
Gross sales development continued at Rolls-Royce, with a complete of three,777 Rolls Royce motor automobiles delivered to clients throughout the globe (+42.zero%) within the 12 months so far. Development was seen in each area worldwide, with sustained demand for all mannequin households. Gross sales of Wraith, notably in Black Badge variant, carried out particularly effectively in the course of the interval. Distinctive buyer demand for Cullinan continues and has resulted in a powerful order guide, stuffed effectively into the primary quarter of 2020. The marque stays on observe for a powerful 12 months in 2019.
BMW Motorrad posted stable gross sales development and was in a position to preserve the identical excessive degree because the earlier 12 months. Within the first three quarters of 2019, a complete of 136,932 bikes and maxi scooters had been delivered to clients across the globe (+eight.zero%). In September, 15,834 items (+12.1%) had been offered worldwide.
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The BMW Group elevated gross sales in its three important gross sales areas in September: Europe (+four.four%), the Americas (+four.zero%) and Mainland China (+5.eight%). For the primary time, greater than half 1,000,000 automobiles had been offered in Mainland China within the first three quarters of the 12 months. Because of the success of BMW X automobiles and the brand new BMW three Collection Sedan, the BMW model’s September gross sales had been 6.zero% greater year-on-year within the US. In Germany, as a result of mannequin changeovers within the compact phase, the BMW Group posted detrimental development for September (24,445 items/-15%**). Within the 12 months so far, the BMW Group reported a three.6% improve in gross sales, with 240,009 automobiles offered within the German market.
In a worldwide market atmosphere that continues to be unstable and extremely aggressive, the corporate expects to realize a slight improve in gross sales for the complete 12 months and stays dedicated to its technique of prioritising profitability over quantity.