BMW Motorrad continues to achieve record sales with 12,451 motorbikes and maxi-scooters delivered to customers worldwide in October, an increase of 13.5% compared to the same month last year. In the first ten months of 2017, sales at BMW Motorrad climbed 10.4% with 140,269 units delivered to customers. BMW Motorrad Canada reported 131 retail sales in October, an increase of 8.3% compared to October 2016. Year-to-date, the brand has sold 1,929 units, resulting in an increase of 9.7% over the same period last year. The top performers in the month were the R1200GS, F700GS and the F800GS. BMW Motorrad USA did not report sales in October.
For the first time ever at this point in the year, the BMW Group has delivered more than two million automobiles to customers around the world. A total of 2,008,849 vehicles have been sold in the first ten months of 2017, an increase of 3.4% on the same period last year. October sales of 197,601 (+0.8%) achieved the same high level as last year, despite the current changeover of the significant BMW X3 model, the new version of which is arriving in dealerships during November.
The BMW Group’s range of nine electrified vehicles boosted their sales by a total of 63.7% in the first ten months of 2017, with a total of 78,096 delivered to customers. Independent research** confirms the BMW Group’s leading position when it comes to combined sales of battery and plug-in hybrid electrified vehicles worldwide, with the company well ahead in Germany and Europe as a whole. In October, BMW i and iPerformance vehicles made up around 8% of total BMW sales in the USA, France, the UK and the Netherlands, with electrified sales in Scandinavia accounting for over 30% of total BMW deliveries. October sales of BMW i, BMW iPerformance and MINI Electric vehicles totalled 9,405, an increase of 60.3% on the same month last year. The BMW i3 increased sales in the month by 20.3% (2,851).
Global BMW brand sales in the first ten months of 2017 increased by 3.6% with a total of 1,706,020 customer deliveries worldwide. Global deliveries of MINI brand vehicles in the first ten months topped the 300,000 mark for the first time ever at this point in the year. A total of 300,212 MINIs were delivered worldwide, an increase of 2.5%.
With ongoing volatility in several significant markets, the BMW Group maintains its focus on achieving profitable, sustainable and balanced growth around the world. Despite ongoing, significant headwinds in the important UK market, BMW & MINI sales in Europe are stable at last year’s very high level, with a total of 901,718 (+0.5%) vehicles delivered to customers in the first ten months of the year. Asia continues to be a significant growth driver for BMW Group sales, with the Chinese market performing particularly strongly. Sales in Asia (691,319) are up 13.1% in the year-to-date. Ongoing volatility in the US automotive market is reflected in the BMW Group’s figures for the Americas (361,135), which in the year-to-date are 3.4% below last year’s level.
BMW Group sales in/ytd October 2017 at a glance
|In October 2017||Compared with previous year %||In ytd October 2017||Compared with previous year %|
|BMW Group Automotive||197,601||+0.8%||2,008,849||+3.4%|
|BMW Group electrified*||9,405||+60.3%||78,096||+63.7%|
*BMW i, BMW iPerformance, MINI Electric
**IHS / POLK report 5 October 2017; global new car registrations 2017 (BEV and PHEV combined).