BMW Motorrad deliveries reached 12,053 units in November, a significant increase of 28.6% over the same month last year. In the first 11 months, a total of 152,322 motorcycles and maxi-scooters were delivered to customers. This 11.7% growth reflects the successful development of the brand. BMW Motorrad Canada reported 108 retail sales in November, an increase of 80% compared to November 2016. Year-to-date, the brand has sold 2,037 units in Canada, resulting in an increase of 12% over the same period last year, establishing an all-time record for November and a new annual retail sales. Notable top performers in the month were the G310GS, F800GT and F800R. BMW Motorrad USA did not report November sales.
BMW Group sales continued their positive trend last month with a total of 220,649 vehicles delivered to customers, an increase of 5.2% and a new all-time high for the month of November. With its three premium brands, BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, the BMW Group has sold a total of 2,229,497 vehicles so far this year, +3.6% compared with the same period last year.
The 63.7% increase in sales of electrified BMW i and BMW iPerformance models, with a total of 89,806 units delivered in the first 11 months, reflects dynamic customer demand for vehicles with alternative drive trains. For example, the plug-in hybrid version of the BMW 5 Series already accounts for 22% of 5 Series sedans delivered in the US. In the UK, one in three BMW 3 Series sedans sold in November was a plug-in hybrid. More BMW i3s were delivered to customers worldwide in the year to the end of November (28,040 units) than in the whole of 2016 (25,528 vehicles).
Global BMW brand sales increased by 3.7% in the first 11 months of 2017, with a total of 1,892,365 vehicles delivered to customers worldwide. The MINI brand reported growth of 7.6%, with the delivery of 33,993 vehicles to customers in November. This also had a positive impact on YTD sales, which rose 3.0% to 334,205 deliveries.
BMW Group sales in/ytd November 2017 at a glance
|In November 2017||Compared with previous year %||In ytd November 2017||Compared with previous year %|
|BMW Group Automobiles||220,649||+5.2%||2,229,497||+3.6%|
|BMW Group electrified*||11,710||+63.5%||89,806||+63.7%|
*BMW i, BMW iPerformance, MINI Electric