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%|
|Rolls-Royce Motor Cars||266||+48.6%||110,802||+28.7%|