BMW Group Starts the Year With Record Sales

                 BMW Group Starts the Year With Record Sales

  PR Newswire

  MUNICH, February 8, 2013

MUNICH, February 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Total of 123,276 automobiles sold in first month, an increase of 9.9%

Robertson: Further growth expected in 2013 in worldwide sales

The BMW Group continued its positive momentum into the new year with sales
increasing by 9.9% in January. A total of 123,276 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce
brand vehicles were delivered to customers (prev. yr. 112,164).

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"We made a successful start to the new year, selling more BMW Group vehicles
than ever before in the month of January. We remain true to our strategy of
balanced sales across the globe by achieving growth on all continents last
month," said Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management, Sales and
Marketing BMW. "Looking ahead, we expect the headwinds in Europe to remain,
however we are confident of healthy sales growth in other regions, especially
Asia and the Americas. With new models arriving this year to enhance our
already successful portfolio, we are aiming for further growth in BMW Group
worldwide sales in 2013 and are targeting a new all-time high for the third
consecutive year," added Robertson.

BMW reported the strongest January in its history. Sales climbed 11.5% to
107,276 (prev. yr. 96,184) units, the first time that over 100,000 BMW
vehicles were delivered worldwide to customers in that month. The growth
drivers were the BMW 3 Series with 29,053 vehicles sold (22,708/+27.9%) and
the BMW X1, with volumes soaring 57.8% to 11,753 units delivered (prev. yr.
7,446). The BMW X3 also continued to be in high demand with 10,230 vehicles
delivered to customers (9,348/+9.4%). The BMW 1 Series reported solid gains
with 14,222 units sold (13.073/+8.8%) and the BMW 5 Series continued to
perform well with sales climbing 6.4% to 23,049 vehicles (prev. yr. 21,665).
BMW 6 Series sales increased by 22.4% to 1,354 units (prev. yr. 1,106).

In January, MINI worldwide sales reached 15,864 vehicles (15,768/+0.6%), a new
all-time high for that month. The MINI Countryman recorded 11.3% growth, with
a total of 6,261 deliveries (prev. yr. 5.625). In its fourth largest market of
China, MINI sales jumped by 20.3% to 1,800 vehicles (prev. yr. 1,496). The
introduction of the MINI Paceman is expected to bring further momentum to
global sales as of spring.

The BMW Group made gains in volume on all continents in January. In Asia,
deliveries climbed 18.4% to 43,114 (prev. yr. 36,422) vehicles. The
double-digit growth continued in Mainland China, with a total of 30,397 (prev.
yr. 26,505) vehicles delivered last month - an increase of 14.7%. Other Asian
markets, such as Japan (3,250/+19.0%) and South Korea (2,790/+32.9%), also
reported significant rates of growth.

A total of 25,021 (prev. yr. 24,419) vehicles were delivered to customers in
the Americas in January, an increase of 2.5%. In the US, company sales
increased by 2.3% to 20,195 units (prev. yr. 19,739) in the month under

The BMW Group also achieved growth in Europe last month, where a total of
50,594 deliveries were reported, an increase of 8.0% on the previous year
(46,831). In Germany the company could report a 9.9% increase with a total of
18,709 (prev. yr. 17,028) BMW Group vehicle registrations. BMW Group sales in
Russia climbed 39.8% in the month under review to 2,311 vehicles (prev. yr.

BMW Motorrad deliveries reached a total of 4,818 (5,237/-8.0%) vehicles.
Husqvarna Motorcycles supplied a total of 587 vehicles (544/+7.9%) to the
Husqvarna dealer network in January.

BMW Group sales in January 2013 at a glance

                                                                 Comp. to
                                January 2013   January 2012    prev. year

    BMW Group Automobiles            123,276        112,164         +9.9%
    BMW                              107,276         96,184        +11.5%
    MINI                              15,864         15,768         +0.6%
    BMW Motorrad                       4,818          5,237         -8.0%
    Husqvarna Motorcycles                587            544         +7.9%

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 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 2011 was
euro 7.38 billion on revenues amounting to euro 68.82 billion. At 31 December
2012, the BMW Group had a workforce of approximately 105,000 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
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