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BMW Motorrad’s Best First Half of Year in History

BMW Motorrad’s Best First Half of Year in History

For the fourth time in a row, BMW Motorrad has set a new record for sales for the first half of a year. A total of 80,754 motorcycles and maxi scooters were supplied to customers worldwide through June 2016 (prev. yr.: 78,418 units). This is an increase of 3.0% and it’s the first time BMW Motorrad was able… Continue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Continues Sharp Sales Decline in North America but Increases Globally in May

BMW Motorrad Continues Sharp Sales Decline in North America but Increases Globally in May

Worldwide sales continue to grow for BMW Motorrad, which saw motorcycle and maxi-scooter deliveries increase 1.2% in May 2016 compared to same month last year. Year-to-date figures show an increase of 4.5% to 65,761 units. BMW Motorrad USA, however, have had sales drop, year-over-year, for four out of the first five months. In May 2016, just 1,221 motorcycles were sold, which is a 40.0% decrease from the 2,034 sold in… Continue Reading »

BMW Motorrad’s April 2016 Sales Up Worldwide, Fall in North America

BMW Motorrad’s April 2016 Sales Up Worldwide, Fall in North America

BMW Motorrad continued its run of record global sales in April with deliveries up 1.4% (16,793). A total of 50,581 BMW motorcycles and maxi-scooters have been delivered to customers around the world so far in 2016 (+5.5%). Volatility continues for BMW Motorrad USA, however, which saw sales decrease 26.3% in April with 1,244 motorcycles sold compared to… Continue Reading »

BMW Motorrad To Open New Factory in Brazil

BMW Motorrad To Open New Factory in Brazil

The BMW Group will open its own motorcycle production facility in Manaus, Brazil at the end of 2016. They already plan to produce more than 10,000 BMW motorcycles there in 2017 for the Brazilian market and expect a significant increase in sales volume there through the local assembly of the new BMW G310R. This Manaus plant will create about 170 jobs. In addition to the entry-level,… Continue Reading »

BMW R1200RT for Emergency Physicians Shown at German Trade Fair

BMW R1200RT for Emergency Physicians Shown at German Trade Fair

The BMW Group will be presenting their range of emergency and special safety vehicles at the RETTmobil trade fair in Fulda, Germany on May 11-13, 2016. Four automobiles including the new BMW X1, X3, electric i3 and 2 Series Gran Tourer will be shown as emergency physicians and fire service command vehicles. BMW will also have the latest BMW R1200RT… Continue Reading »

BMW Motorrad USA Sales Rebound in March — Set Global Record

BMW Motorrad USA Sales Rebound in March — Set Global Record

BMW Motorrad achieves its best start to a new motorcycle season with solid growth of 7.7%. In the first three months of 2016, 33,788 motorcycles and maxi scooters were delivered to customers (prev. yr.: 31,370 units) — 2.418 units more than in the equivalent period last year. For March, BMW Motorrad delivered 16,465 vehicles worldwide (prev. yr.: 15,912 units)… Continue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Sales Up Globally in February but Fall in the USA

BMW Motorrad Sales Up Globally in February but Fall in the USA

In its centenary year, BMW Group continues to grow its global sales but USA sales declined. BMW Motorrad saw strong global sales growth with deliveries in February 2016 up 12.1% compared to the same month last year. Around the world, a total of 17,323 BMW motorcycles and maxi-scooters have been delivered to customers so far in 2016.… Continue Reading »

BMW Group 2015 Record Earnings, Motorrad Profit Up 62%

BMW Group 2015 Record Earnings, Motorrad Profit Up 62%

The BMW Group released their 2015 financials today, which showed their sixth record-breaking year in succession, posting new highs for sales volumes, revenues, and profit before tax despite a volatile market environment. “We have met all of our ambitious targets for the financial year,” stated Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG on… Continue Reading »

BMW Turns 100 — A Fascination for Mobility

BMW Turns 100 — A Fascination for Mobility

BMW Group celebrates 100 years as a company today, March 7, 2016. Over the last century, a small aero-engine manufacturer from the north of Munich has transformed into a world-leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles. BMW has also continuously innovated, defining change and looking to the future. Today, the BMW Group is an international group… Continue Reading »

BMW Group Wins 19 Design Awards

BMW Group Wins 19 Design Awards

The BMW Group’s BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad brands have been recognized for outstanding design by winning recent iF design, Good Design and Festival Automobile International awards. In the iF design award 2016, BMW Group Design picked up 10 prizes mostly in the “Product” category with the exceptions being the MINI AR Glasses 2014… Continue Reading »