Official Release: Sales of BMW Group vehicles achieved a new record for November with total sales of 209,743 units, an increase of 6.2% on the same month last year. This result brings the year-to-date sales total to 2,152,393, an increase of 5.8% compared with the same period last year.
“We have achieved yet another month of solid growth across all the BMW Group’s premium brands,” said Dr Ian Robertson, Member of the BMW AG Board of Management with responsibility for Sales and Marketing BMW. “We have grown our sales every month since November 2011 – five years of continuously increasing sales, in line with the expansion of our model range. The addition of our electrified vehicles has made a significant contribution to that growth and that segment is growing month for month,” he added.
To the end of November, 1,824,490 BMW brand vehicles were sold around the world, 5.6% more than in the same period last year. In November, a total of 177,740 BMW brand vehicles were delivered to customers, an increase of 5.9% year-on-year. The global trend towards SUVs continues to be reflected in strong sales growth within the BMW X family. November sales of the BMW X1 are up 74.4% (22,595) compared with the same month last year, while monthly sales of the BMW X5 increased by 17.6% (15,143). Sales of BMW X vehicles in the first eleven months of the year total 579,718, an increase of 22.4% on the same period last year. Meanwhile sales of the BMW 7 Series continue to develop strongly with November sales up 70.3% (6,883) compared with last year; a total of 54,306 models of the BMW brand’s luxury flagship vehicle have been sold in the year-to-date (+67.6%)
In the first eleven months of the year, 54,857 electrified BMW vehicles were delivered to customers worldwide. November was a particularly strong month for these innovative models with, for example, more than one in three BMWs sold in the Netherlands having an electrified drivetrain, while the BMW i3 was Norway’s top-selling car across all manufacturers and models. “It’s clear that those markets which actively support electro-mobility are seeing the fastest growth when it comes to alternative-drive vehicles,” commented Dr Ian Robertson. “The addition of the BMW 5 Series and MINI Countryman plug-in hybrid versions in the first half of 2017 is set to increase sales of BMW Group electrified models significantly next year – we have set ourselves the ambitious target of 100,000 units,” he continued.