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BMW Group sales achieve best-ever August

MUNICH, September 14, 2017

BMW Group achieved a new record in sales during August with deliveries in the month totalling 169,913 worldwide, a 2.7 per cent 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 per cent) vehicles delivered to customers around the world, it said.

 “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 per cent 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 per cent on the same period last year. Many models in the portfolio contributed to these record figures.

August was also a record month for MINI brand with 22,736 units delivered to customers around the world, an increase of 0.7 per cent 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 per cent year on year.

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 per cent.

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 per cent 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 per cent compared to the same period last year. Both figures are better than ever before, the company said. - TradeArabia News Service
 




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