BMW Group Reports Best May Sales Ever

BMW Group Reports Best May Sales Ever 
166,397 Group Vehicles Sold Worldwide in May, an Increase of 6.0%;
BMW Sales Increase by 7.8% to 139,161 Vehicles Last Month; Solid
Double-Digit Growth Posted in Several Markets 
MUNICH, GERMANY -- (Marketwired) -- 06/10/13 --  BMW Group sales
recorded solid growth once again in May. With 166,397 BMW, MINI and
Rolls-Royce automobiles delivered worldwide (prev. yr. 156,954/
+6.0%), the BMW Group achieved its best-ever May sales result. A
total of 770,025 (prev. yr. 728,038/ +5.8%) vehicles have been
delivered to customers since the start of the year, the highest sales
figures ever for the company in the first five months of the year. 
Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management, Sales and Marketing
BMW, said in Munich on Monday, "Our vehicle portfolio continues to be
in strong demand and once again our sales volume rose to an all-time
high last month. We could offset the headwinds in Europe through
solid gains in other markets such as the U.S., China, Japan and
Russia. We expect further successful months ahead, assisted by the
launch of exceptional new products such as the BMW 3 Series Gran
Turismo on the 15th June and the newly modified BMW 5 Series in
Worldwide sales of BMW brand vehicles climbed 7.8% to 139,161 units
(prev. yr. 129,141) in the month under review. Demand for the BMW X1
remains strong with 14,718 vehicles delivered in May, an increase of
29.3% over the same month last year (11,380). The BMW 3 Series
continued to report healthy gains in May with a total of 41,811
vehicles delivered to customers, an increase of 27.5% compared to
last year (prev. yr. 32,785). All in all, the sixth generation of the
BMW 3 Series has been delivered to over 400,000 customers since its
launch at the start of 2012. Sales of the BMW X3 continued to climb
with 14,199 units sold in May, an increase of 13.0% over the previous
year (12,564). Growth was also driven by the BMW 6 Series which was
delivered to 2,391 customers worldwide last month (prev. yr. 2,011/
+18.9%). A total of 651,168 BMW brand vehicles (prev. yr. 607,210)
have been delivered to customers worldwide since the start of the
year -- an increase of +7.2%. 
MINI achieved a new milestone in the past month by reaching a total
of more than 2.5 million deliveries to customers since its relaunch
under the BMW Group in 2001. Nearly 3,000 MINI Paceman vehicles, the
latest addition to the MINI family, have been sold since its launch
in mid-March this year. Worldwide sales for MINI were slightly down
last month with 26,955 cars delivered (prev. yr 27,533/ -2.1%).
Year-to-date, MINI worldwide sales are at around last year's level
with 117,694 units sold in the first five months (119,538/ -1.5%). 
BMW Motorrad had a successful May with sales climbing 14.2% to 13,081
vehicles (prev. yr. 11, 457). In the first five months of 2013, BMW
Motorrad increased sales by 7.1% to 52,400 (prev. yr. 48,918)
The BMW Group made double-digit gains in many markets in the month
under review.  
In Asia a total of 46,838 vehicles were delivered (prev. yr. 41,289/
+13.4%). Healthy gains were reported in Japan (4,810/ +16.2%) and
South Korea (3,340/ +11.3%). Mainland China accounted for 31,938
deliveries, an increase of 14.8% over the same month last year (prev.
yr. 27,815). Year-to-date, 148,319 BMW and MINI vehicles have been
sold in Mainland China (prev. yr. 135,026/ +9.8%).  
Gains were solid across America with 38,771 vehicles delivered in May
(prev. yr. 35,127/ +10.4%). The U.S. contributed to this growth with
31,174 deliveries, an increase of +10.1% over the same month last
year (prev. yr. 28,321). A total of 139,142 BMW and MINI vehicles
have been sold in the U.S. since the beginning of the year (prev. yr.
130,843/ +6.3%) 
In Europe, sales remained at the previous year's level in May with
74,918 units sold (prev. yr. 75,371/ -0.6%). Russia continued to
experience robust growth with sales increasing 19.9% to 3,891 units
(prev. yr. 3,244). Year to date, BMW Group sales in Europe have
climbed 2.2% to a total of 352,013 vehicles (prev. yr. 344,395). 
BMW Group sales in/up to May 2013 at a glance 

                 In May 2013    Comp. to       Up to/incl.    Comp. to      
                                previous year  May 2013       previous year 
BMW Group               166,397          +6.0%        770,025          +5.8%
BMW                     139,161          +7.8%        651,168          +7.2%
MINI                     26,955          -2.1%        117,694          -1.5%
BMW Motorrad             13,081         +14.2%         52,400          +7.1%

The BMW Group
 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 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 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. 
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 eight years. 
If you have any queries, please contact: 
Corporate Communications 
Linda Croissant
Business and Finance Communications
Telephone: +49 89 382-35617
Fax: +49 89 382-24418 
Mathias Schmidt
Business and Finance Communications
Telephone: +49 89 382-24118
Fax: +49 89 382-24418 
Media website:
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.