The BMW Group has accomplished its best first-half-year sales result with 1,242,507 (+1.8%) BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles delivered to clients.
Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG in charge of Sales and Brand BMW Pieter Nota said sales were up 2.7% to add up to 238,920 units around the world.
“Our solid sales performance in June implies we’ve now accomplished 35 consecutive quarters of growth and we are certain this pattern will proceed.
With the production of the BMW X3 in China and South Africa on the increase, we will satisfy the strong customer demand for our celebrated X models and the second half of the year ought to be positive.
I’m also delighted with the ongoing popularity of our electrified vehicles, which accomplished their best-ever month in June, keeping us well on track to accomplish more than 140,000 electrified sales before the year’s over,” clarified Nota.
June deliveries of BMW I, BMW iPerformance and MINI Electric vehicles totalled 13,806 vehicles around the world, an increase of 47.6% on the same month a year ago and the highest ever for BMW Group electrified.
Year-to-date sales of electrified BMW and MINI vehicles totalled 60,660 (+42.5%), affirming the BMW Group’s position as a main worldwide supplier of premium electrified mobility.
“We can perceive how well clients react in business sectors where they bolster electro mobility by a scope of measures.
For instance, we electrify three quarters [75%] of the vehicles we offer in Norway, while one of every three BMW 5 Series delivered in California is now a plug-in hybrid,” said Nota.
With the introduction of the locally assembled BMW 5 Series plug-in hybrid (fuel utilisation combined: 2.3-2.1 l/100 km; electricity consumption combined: 14.1-13.1 kWh/100 km, CO2 emanations joined: 52-47 g/km) in China, electrified sales in the BMW Group’s largest overall market have increased five-overlap in the initial a half year-on-year, with a sum of 6,295 units sold so far in 2018.
To begin with half-year jolted sales increased essentially in a few other real markets, including the USA (12,015/+51.3%) and the UK (8,823/+41.4%).
The BMW brand sold in excess of 200,000 vehicles without precedent for June, growing sales 4.0% in the month to add up to 200,610. Sales in the year-to-date are up 2.0% with 1,059,296 vehicles delivered to clients worldwide in the principal half of the year.
Every real sales region added to this growth. A scope of models added to the sales increase in the year-to-date, including the BMW 1 Series (98,396/+7.2%), the BMW X1 (152,866/+11.8%) and the BMW 5 Series (191,185/+14.9%).
Because of its improved availability in June, the BMW X3 accomplished a 24.6% increase in month to month sales, with an aggregate of 17,584 units delivered.
First half-year sales at MINI achieved an indistinguishable abnormal state from a year ago, with a sum of 181,430 (+0.1%) vehicles delivered to clients around the world.
MINI deliveries in June were down 3.8% (37,955).
Sales of Rolls-Royce motor autos in the first half of 2018 were up 13.1% (1,781) year‑on‑year.
Interest for all Rolls‑Royce models stays solid in many regions, incorporating positive energy in China, anyway economic situations in the Middle East stay disrupted.
Notwithstanding amazing sales of new Phantom, interest for Black Badge variations of Dawn, Ghost and Wraith keeps on outperforming desires.
The new Rolls-Royce Cullinan was unveiled in May to incredible recognition and as of now has a solid order book extending admirably into next year.
First customer deliveries of the new all-terrain model are due in the first quarter of 2019.
The process of adjusting all BMW models to the new WLTP testing process is going to plan and the vast majority of models have now completed the retesting cycle.
In addition, around 190 models already fulfil the Euro 6d TEMP emissions requirements, which only become compulsory from 1 September 2019.
These models include petrol, diesel, BMW i, BMW iPerformance and BMW M vehicles.
“We’re now able to offer our customers in Europe a broad range of models which not only have the WLTP type-registration but also already fulfil the Euro 6d TEMP emissions standards,” said Nota.
Deliveries of BMW Motorrad premium motorcycles [cruisers] and maxi-bikes in the first half of the year were close the extremely high level achieved last year.
In the year-to-date, a total of 86,975 units were delivered to clients, a decrease of 1, and 6% year-on-year.
BMW Motorrad is significantly refreshing its model line-up in 2018, with nine new models being introduced, and the related adjustments in production are affecting deliveries.
BMW Motorrad continues to strive for sales growth across the full calendar year.