BMW Motorrad Sales Continue to Increase in May

BMW Motorrad Sales Continue to Increase in May

BMW Motorrad saw their global sales rise 3.5% (to 12,568 units) in May. Worldwide a total of 48,749 BMW motorcycles were delivered to customers in 2011 up through the end of May. This represents an increase of 7.3% year-on-year. The strongest market for BMW Motorrad  continues to be Germany with 9,496 deliveries which is up from 7,240 – an increase of +31.1%.

Husqvarna Motorcycles showed a sharp, 59.5% sales drop in May with only 537 motorcycles delivered. This brings Husqvarna’s sales total for the first fives months of the year to 3,080. A decrease of 4.6% compared to the same time period last year

On the Automobile side, BMW Group increases sales by 22.1% in May making it their best ever May for sales. A total of 147,563 BMW, MINI and Rolls Royce brand vehicles were delivered to customers (prev. yr. 120,850/ +22.1%). Deliveries for the year to the end of May climbed 20.7% to 667,511 vehicles (prev. yr. 552,866).

In the German market 29,372 (prev.yr. 22,993/ +27.7%) BMW Group vehicles were registered in May. Sales continued to increase in the U.S. with the delivery of 26,452 (prev. yr. 22,092/ +19.7%) vehicles in May. In Mainland China, 21,150 customers took delivery of a new BMW Group vehicle (prev. yr. 13,998 units/ +51.1%). Solid double-digit growth was also reported by the Group in all major European markets in May, as well as in the so-called BRIKT markets: Brazil (+57.3%), Russia (58.3%), India (+160.9%), Korea (+49.1%) and Turkey (+130.2%).

Regarding the individual brands: BMW brand volumes increased by 19% in May to 121,168 vehicles (prev. yr. 101,781). Sales of BMW brand vehicles were 19.2% higher than the previous year at 555,429 units (466,088) at the end of May.

MINI brand sales climbed to 26,104 vehicles (prev. yr. 18,849) – an increase of 38.5% over the same period last year. The number of MINI vehicles through May rose this year to 110,802 (prev. yr. 86,100/ +28.7%) vehicles.

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars saw sustained sales growth in all markets during the period.

BMW Group sales in/up to May 2011 at a glance

In May 2011 Comp to previous year Up to/incl. May 2011 Comp to previous year
BMW Group Automobiles 147,563 +22.1% 667,511 +20.7%
BMW 121,168 +19.0% 555,429 +19.2%
MINI 26,104 +38.5% 84,698 +25.9%
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars 266 +48.6% 110,802 +28.7%
BMW Motorcycles 12,568 +3.5% 48,749 +7.3%
Husqvarna Motorcycles 537 -59,5% 3,080 -14.6%

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