BMW Motorcycle Sales Continue to Climb in May

BMW Motorcycle Sales Continue to Climb in May

After an excellent global sales start to the year, BMW Motorrad has grown continuously and steadily. In May, 17,578 motorcycles and maxi-scooters were delivered to customers worldwide, an increase of 15.8% compared with the same month last year. In the first five months of the year, sales at BMW Motorrad were up by 8.2% (71,129). Within the BMW Motorrad model line-up, the R nineT family has continued to contribute decisively to this growth, alongside high demand for the GS models. May motorcycle sales in the US and Canada have not been released.

The expanded range of R nineT derived models, including the R nineT Pure (left) and R nineT Racer (right), have helped increase BMW Motorrad sales.

The BMW Group continued the positive sales trend of the past months, with sales in May totaling 208,447 vehicles, a 5.1% increase year-on-year. With its three premium brands, BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, the BMW Group sold 988,185 vehicles in the first five months, up 5.7%.

BMW brand sales in the first five months increased by 6.0% compared with the same period last year, to 845,147 units. Customer demand for automobiles with alternative drive trains continues to evolve: Sales of BMW i and BMW iPerformance models increased by 73.4% in May (7,336 vehicles). Year-to-date deliveries of electrified models reached 33,221, up 80.6%. Sales of the MINI brand continue to show stable growth: 141,767 vehicles were delivered in the first five months of the year, an increase of 3.8%.

Europe is the largest sales market for BMW and MINI, with 446,050 deliveries in the first five months of the year (up 3.1%). Unusually strong sales growth, with a year-to-date increase of 19.9%, was seen in China (242,683). In May, deliveries there increased by 27.1% (50,986 units). Sales in the Americas were significantly influenced by the declining market in the United States. By the end of May, 174,570 vehicles were delivered to customers (down by 3.1%). The sales figures in Mexico and Latin America developed very positively, with growth of 17.3% to 14,558 vehicles.

BMW Group sales in/ytd May 2017 at a glance

  May 2017 Compared with
previous year %
In ytd
May 2017
Compared with
previous year %
BMW Group Automotive 208,447 +5.1 988,185 +5.7
BMW 177,050 +5.3 845,147 +6.0
MINI 31,124 +4.2 141,767 +3.8
BMW Motorrad 17,578 +15.8 71,129 +8.2

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