Double-digit growth at BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce again in June Rolls-Royce sells more cars than ever before Positive sales trend continues in Motorcycles segment

Munich. The BMW Group has ended the first half-year with substantial growth in sales. A total of 696,026 (prev. yr. 615,454) BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brand automobiles were delivered to customers worldwide in the first six months of the year – an increase of 13.1%. In June, sales volumes rose 12.2% to 143,157 (prev. yr. 127.556) vehicles. The company made gains in virtually all markets during the first half-year, with sales in China, the American and European markets in particular reporting the strongest growth. On the product side, the BMW X1, 5 Series GT and Z4 models, together with the BMW 7 Series, were among the main growth drivers in the first half of the year. The new BMW 5 Series Sedan also got off to a strong start – roughly 25,000 models have already been sold since its European launch in mid-March.

Ian Robertson, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, responsible for Sales and Marketing: “In some cases, the automobile markets are recovering much faster than expected. We had a successful first half-year with retail growth of 13.1%, and were able to maintain our position as the world’s leading premium manufacturer.” Robertson added, “We aim to continue this upward trend in the second half of the year. Besides the new BMW 5 Series Sedan, a large number of new models, including the new BMW 5 Series Touring, the new BMW X3, and the MINI Countryman, will help us achieve this.”

The company reported sales growth in almost all regions and all automobile markets in the first half of the year. In Europe, deliveries increased 3.9%, to reach a total of 389,601 (prev. yr. 374,923) units. Most of this increase came from high-volume markets such as the U.K. (73,000 / +20.4%), France (34,235 / +11.6%), Spain (23,426 / +35.9%) and Belgium/Luxemburg (20,474 / +16.5%).

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