BMW Group Sales at Record for June and Six months

The BMW Group announced this morning in Munich that it delivered more vehicles in June than ever before in any month. A total of 165.855 BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce brand vehicles were sold, which is an increase of +15.9% compared to sales in June last year (2010 – 143,156 units).

The company also achieved a new sales record for the first six months. Group retail volume for the year to the end of June increased by more than 137.000 units to 833.366 vehicles, an increase of 19.7% compared to the first half of 2010.

In June, the BMW brand delivered 134,432 (119,663) vehicles to worldwide – an increase of 12.3%. Year-to-date, BMW brand sales rose 17.8% to 689,861 automobiles (585,750).

Mini reported sales of 31,111 vehicles in June, a new record for the month and an increase of 34.1% over the 23,202 cars sold in June, 2010. Year-to-date, Mini sales are up 29.8% with 141,913 compared to 109,302 in the first six months of 2010.

Rolls-Royce had a record first half of the year with 1,592 motor cars sold (970 or +64.1%).

“We aim to continue our balanced growth, in both mature and emerging markets. Due to the model cycle and the year-on-year base effect we do anticipate a somewhat slower rate of growth in the second half of the year.” Said Ian Robertson, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, responsible for Sales and Marketing

Double-digit growth across all continents contributed to the Group’s record first half in 2011: Sales rose in Europe (437,373 vehicles / +12.3%) and in the Americas (178,903 vehicles / +18.7%) as well as in Asia (189,254 vehicles / +47.3%).

In the first half of 2011, BMW Group had more vehicle registrations in its home market of Germany (149,786, +10.6), than in any other country. The US reported the sale of 143,521 vehicles in the same period, which represents a growth of 18% over the first half of 2010. China continues to see double digit growth with the sale of 121,614 vehicles year-to-date, which is a growth of 61% over 2010. The Group also saw growth in the young markets of Brazil (+69%) Russia (+32%), India (+107%), Korea (+72%) and Turkey (+180%) in the first six months of 2011.

About Kenneth Zino

Ken Zino is an auto industry veteran with global experience in print, broadcast and electronic media. He has auto testing, marketing, public relations and communications expertise garnered while working in Asia, Europe and the U.S.
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