The FINANCIAL -- BMW Group said with 141,952 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce automobiles delivered, sales increased by 7.4% over the same month last year.
"The market has recognised that, with our EfficientDynamics measures, we are way ahead of our competitors”, said Stefan Krause, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for Sales and Marketing. “We offer our customers the ultimate driving experience whilst also optimising performance and consumption at the same time. This is paying off. This is why I am certain that we will achieve our sales target for this year - growth in the higher single-digit percentage range."
“In Europe alone, in the month under review, 25,295 automobiles with a CO2 emission level not exceeding 140 g/km were delivered in total. This is 33% of the BMW Group's total European automobile sales in September. In the course of the fourth quarter, this figure is set to rise again to about 40%. In total, the BMW Group programme now includes 20 models that emit no more than 140 g CO2 per kilometre.“
For the year to September and thus the end of the third quarter, the BMW Group delivered 1,094,849 vehicles to customers worldwide. This is an increase of 73,299 automobiles or 7.2% compared with the same month last year (1,021,550).
Sales of the BMW brand rose in September by 3.5% to 118,027 automobiles (prev.yr.: 113,986). For the year to September, the BMW dealerships delivered 6.3% more cars (929,379/prev.yr.: 874,223).
MINI sets monthly record
Sales of the MINI brand continued to develop extremely satisfactorily. In September 2007, 23,805 MINI were sold. This is an increase of 31.2% compared with the corresponding month last year (18,141 units). Never since the market launch of this vehicle - the world's most successful premium small car - in summer 2001 have so many MINI been delivered in one month as in the month under review. For the year to September, the number of MINI sales rose by 12.3% to 164,891 vehicles (prev.yr.: 146,852). For the year as a whole, the company is aiming to sell more than 220,000 MINI.
Phantom Drophead Coupé powers Rolls-Royce sales
In total, the number of deliveries of Rolls-Royce vehicles delivered in September rose by 60.0% to 120 vehicles (prev.yr.: 75). The new open-top Phantom Drophead Coupé has been available since July of this year. In the month under review, 49 customers took reception of this new Rolls-Royce model. For the year to the end of September, Rolls-Royce sales reached 579 vehicles, which is 21.9% above the level of the previous year (475 units).
Motorcycle sales for September 2007 totalled 7,661 vehicles
(prev.yr.: 7,926 / - 3.3%). For the nine months ending September, the number of BMW motorcycles delivered rose by 4.3% to 82,779 units (prev.yr.: 79,333).
BMW Group sales in/up to and including September 2007 at a glance
In Sept. 07 comp. w. prev.yr. Up to & incl. Sept. 07 comp.w. prev.yr.
BMW Group automobiles 141,952 + 7.4% 1,094,849 + 7.2%
BMW 118,027 + 3.5% 929,379 + 6.3%
MINI 23,805 + 31.2% 164,891 + 12.3%
Rolls-Royce 120 + 60.0% 579 + 21.9%
BMW motorcycles 7,661 - 3.3% 82,779 + 4.3%