May 2018: BMW

crack sales of one Million vehicles

Despite a slight sales decline in may 2018, the BMW Group has cracked for the first time after five months, the mark of one Million vehicles. Responsible for the Minus of 2.1 percent compared to the same month last year, the single most important market, because in China, the high level of the previous year could not be reached: 45.860 units, China is still by far the largest market for the BMW Group, in the last year, but 10 percent more vehicles were sold.

In combination with a slight decline in Europe, which is also due to the limited availability of individual models in the course of the changeover to the WLTP cycle with RDE measurement, do not meet the growth in other markets around the world for an increase. With 204.041 units with the brands BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, the BMW Group was able to achieve, nevertheless, a strong may 2018, and is thanks to a strong year-opening continues to exceed the record level of the previous year.

One of the sales drivers of the electric cars and Plug were also in may 2018-in Hybrid, BMW i, BMW iPerformance and MINI Electric. From January to may, the sales were the vehicle numbers increased with the electrified powertrain to 41.0 percent on 46.849 units. The demand is still regionally very different: In Norway and Malaysia, more than half of all sold BMW Group vehicles, an electric car or Plug-in Hybrid, but also in large markets such as the USA or the United Kingdom, this is the theme for a remarkable 7 percent of the sales.

With 303.202 units (+3,4%) up to and including may, 2018, the BMW X-models were their special role for the BMW Group. In the next few months will be new products such as the new edition of the BMW X4 (G02) and BMW X5 (G05) , as well as the all-new BMW X7 (G07) further impulses. Continued strong Performance of the BMW 1 series (82.828 / +11.6%) and the BMW 5-series (156.105 / +12,5%).

To have disposed of Pieter Nota (member of the Board of management of BMW AG, responsible for sales and brand BMW): “this time of the year for the first time, over a Million vehicles, is a real milestone. We are particularly pleased that our X vehicles for the customers are as popular as never before, and that we have to pay despite the lack of availability of the BMW X3 in China record sales. In the second half of the year, the X3 will be worldwide to the full extent available and in order in the third and fourth quarter, a further boost. Sales of our electrified vehicles continues to grow strongly. Here, the number of customers increased deliveries by more than 40%.”

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