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2014-07-09 10:35

1-MILLION SALES IN SIXTH MONTHS: The BMW Group has reached more than 1-million sales in the first six months of 2014. Pictured above is the new 7 Series at the international press event in St. Petersburg, Russia. Image: BMW

MUNICH, Germany -  The BMW Group sold more than a million vehicles in the first half of 2014. A total of 1 020 211 vehicles were delivered to customers worldwide, an increase of 6.9% over the same period in 2013 (954 501).

Member of the BMW AG board of management, sales and marketing, Ian Robertson, said: “This is the first time we’ve sold more than a million cars in the first half of the year and underscores the strength of our premium brands within the BMW Group.

“June is the latest in a long line of record months and the figures confirm we’re on the right track to achieve our target of delivering more than two million vehicles in 2014. We aim to continue our sales growth in the second half of the year, when exciting new vehicles like the X4 and 2 Series Active Tourer will come onto the market.”


Global BMW brand vehicle sales in June climbed 7.3% to 164 214 units. Since the start of 2014, 886 347 BMWs have been delivered to customers worldwide – an increase of 10.2% over the 2013 figure of 804 227.

Sales of the BMW 2 Series reached 11 067 by July 2014.

BMW-owned Rolls-Royce reported a steep increase in sales globally. Since January 2014, the automaker sold 1968 units.

BMW SALES HIGHLIGHTS IN 2014: January to June

3 Series: 233 438 cars delivered (216 593 in 2013), 7.8% increase
4 Series – available since September 2013 – reached 47 031 in the year-to-date.
5 Series rose 7.6% in the same period (193 560 /2013: 179 863).
7 Series sales increased 6.4% in June with a total of 5358 deliveries (5035 in 2013)
X1 sales remained steady in the first half of 2014 with 79 344 units delivered
X3 demand continued to grow in June with a total of 82 830 customer deliveries (2013: 77 950 / +6.3%).
X5 was a significant growth driver in June with 13 097 deliveries (2013: 9661 / + 35.6%)
X6 saw an increase of 18.4% (3341 / 2822 in 2013)
• 1241 i3s were delivered to customers, bringing the year-to-date sales for the electric vehicle up to 5396.


The group said: “As expected the recent model change means overall Mini sales continue to be down in 2014 with a total of 131 896 deliveries in the first six months of the year (148 799 /-11.4% in 2013). In June, 28 738 Minis were delivered (2013: 31 102 / -7.6%).

Sales of the new Mini, the core model which arrived in showrooms in March 2014, are beginning to reflect the positive customer reaction to the third generation of this iconic car, believes the automaker.

In June, 12 862 units were sold, an increase of 3.2% on the same month in 2013 (12 460). This positive trend in Mini sales is expected to continue through the rest of 2014, claims the automaker.


Global sales for BMW Motorrad totalled 70 978 motorcycles and maxi-scooters in the first half of 2014 (2013: 64941 / +9.3%). In June 11 827 vehicles were sold.

In line with its strategy of balanced global growth, the BMW Group made gains in all three major sales regions in the first half of 2014.

In Asia, the BMW Group has delivered 321 915 BMW and Mini brand vehicles in the year to date, an increase of 18.3% on the same period in 2013( 272 100). Several markets in the region experienced double-digit growth in the first six months of the year including South Korea, where a total of 21 972 vehicles were delivered to customers with sales rising in mainland China to 23.1%, says the automaker.

The Americas recorded steady growth with overall sales of BMW and Mini vehicles up 3.4% (220 764). In the US, sales rose 5.1% with a total of 181 534, sales in Mexico were up 6.2% in the same period.

BMW Group sales in Europe are also positive with total deliveries increasing by 2.1% to 445 808 units (2013: 436 460) with customer registrations in the company’s home market Germany are up 2.4% (26 100).
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