BMW Group posts new sales record for January

News | February 11th, 2014 by 5
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The BMW Group’s record-breaking sales growth of last year continued in January 2014 with deliveries increasing by 7.8%. In the first month of the year, …

The BMW Group’s record-breaking sales growth of last year continued in January 2014 with deliveries increasing by 7.8%. In the first month of the year, a total of 132,892 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brand vehicles were delivered to customers (prev. yr. 123,302).

“This is a positive start, building on last year’s success,” said Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Sales and Marketing BMW. “Looking ahead, although the economic climate remains challenging in many markets, there are signs of improvement and we are aiming for continued growth in 2014. We are launching some very exciting new models over the next few months and our target is to increase overall global sales for a fourth successive year,” Robertson added.

BMW Group posts new sales record for January

BMW reported its best ever January: 117,164 BMW brand vehicles were delivered to customers, an increase of 9.2% (prev. yr. 107,302). Strong demand for the BMW 3 Series Sedan continues with 22,451 models delivered, an increase of 4.6% (prev. yr. 21,457). Sales of the BMW X3 saw significant growth of 18.2% to 12,095 units (prev. yr. 10,231) and the newly launched BMW 4 Series is proving popular with 4,046 4 Series Coupés delivered to customers in January. The BMW 5 Series was a significant growth driver with a total of 27,974 delivered worldwide (prev. yr. 24,529 / +14.0%). The BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé was also in high demand, with 993 deliveries in the first month of the year (prev. yr. 725 / +37.0%).

Despite the upcoming model change, MINI sales remained stable with 15,510 models (prev. yr.15,864 / -2.2%) delivered worldwide in January. Sales of the MINI Clubman increased 18.9% to 1,247 (prev. yr. 1,049) and the MINI Countryman continues to be in strong demand with 6,425 models delivered since the start of the year (prev. yr. 6,259 / +2.7%). The new MINI model is expected to bring further momentum to sales as of spring.

Following the strategy of balanced sales across the globe, the BMW Group maintained or increased sales in almost all sales regions. Deliveries of BMW and MINI models in Asia topped 50,000 for the first time in January with 50,841 deliveries (prev. yr. 43,114 / +17.9%). Deliveries in Mainland China were up 22.2% (37,137, prev. yr. 30,397) and South Korea also saw significant growth with deliveries up 24.0% (3,460, prev. yr. 2,790).

In the Americas, a total of 25,977 BMW and MINI vehicles were delivered to customers (prev. yr. 25,021 / +3.8%), with sales in the USA up 3.0% (20,796, prev. yr. 20,195). Sales in Brazil increased an impressive 32.4% (961, prev. yr. 726) and deliveries in Mexico increased by 26.4% (1,212, prev. yr. 959).

Despite continuing headwinds in Europe, BMW and MINI sales increased slightly, with 51,319 deliveries (prev. yr. 50,617 / +1.4%). Significant double-digit growth of 32.4% was recorded in the Netherlands (1,639, prev. yr. 1,238) and sales in Scandinavia also grew strongly with 2,959 automobile deliveries in January (prev. yr. 2,382 / +24.2%).

BMW Motorrad sales increased 12.9% year-on-year with a total of 5,438 motorcycles delivered to customers in January (prev. yr. 4,818).

BMW Group sales in January 2014 at a glance

  In January 2014 Compared to previous year
BMW Group Automobiles 132,892 +7.8%
BMW 117,164 +9.2%
MINI 15,510 -2.2%
BMW Motorrad 5,438 +12.9%

 

 

  • Sihle

    It truly shows that BMW are making wonderful cars

    • glasses lover

      BMW were bought out by Willy wonka last year. You are wrong, everything you say is wrong, everything you do is wrong. Your life is just a series of WRONG things. But you have a nice smile.

      • Sihle

        Well thanks for the heads up…. lol

  • Sihle

    BMW #RISE

  • zak

    Was your leased vehicle!! Now it’s not your problem???? You put a car back into the market place you know has major problems???

    From: Fran.Kirnum@bmwna.com [mailto:Fran.Kirnum@bmwna.com]
    Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 10:48 AM
    Cc: Jodi.Badagliacca@bmwnaext.com
    Subject: RE: 2011 328i

    Hi Sean,

    Thank you so much for providing all of the documents I asked you to. I sent this to the BMW Management team and unfortunately we cannot assist you.

    Kind regards,
    Fran

    ———————————————————
    BMW of North America, LLC
    Fran Kirnum
    Western Region Team Lead
    Customer Relations and Services
    B2-US-A-54
    P.O. Box 1227
    Westwood, NJ 07675-1227

    Tel: 201 263 8217
    Fax: 201 930 8484
    E-mail: fran.kirnum@bmwna.com
    Web: bmwusa.com

    From:
    Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 11:43 AM
    To: Kirnum Fran, B2-US-H-31
    Subject: RE: 2011 328i

    Fran,

    Attached is a copy of the lease details from BMW Financial Services that originally leased the vehicle. Section 19 and 32 clearly state that the lease holder is required to maintain the vehicle and keep copies of the maintenance. BMW leased this vehicle and is responsible for its condition. Your lease holder did not change the oil during the entire life of the lease, and then you sell the car to me without disclosing this and want me to pay you $7000 to install a new engine? THE CAR HAS 30,000 original miles and is still under manufactures warranty!

    Received a call from BMW North America today saying “Sorry not our Problem”! We know the car was sent into the market place like this but we are going to void the manufactures warranty and you need to pay us $7000 to fix. BMW of America CEO Ludwig Willisch said the company is intensifying its “customer-driven focus” with the changes, which take effect Jan. 1.

    Good Afternoon,
    I recently purchased a 2011 BMW 328i from a local dealership (not a BMW dealership), the vehicle had 30,000 original miles on the car and was still under manufactures warranty. Shortly after (about 2 days) I purchased the vehicle the check engine light came on and knowing that it was still under warranty I took it to my local dealer to get it check out. The day after I dropped the vehicle off they called and said they had found the problem and it would take a few days to fix. Several days later I received a call requesting I come down so that they could show me an issue they found with the vehicle. After I arrived they walked me out to the vehicle and showed me (picture attached) what they found as they began break down the vehicle to fix the known problem. Well, comes to find out that the previous owner that was leasing the car from BWM failed to do an oil change for the entire period of the lease. As you can see from the picture this has caused A LOT of damage. The dealer informed me that they would need to get approval to fix the vehicle do to this finding. The continued to hold the vehicle for the next 2 weeks waiting on approval or denial to make the necessary repairs. As of this morning I received a call from the local dealer telling my BMW has denied to cover the repairs and now has voided the warranty. I now own a vehicle that needs major repairs that when I purchased had a full warranty on anything that may has gone wrong. Here are a few reasons I disagree with BMW’s denial to repair:
    • This was a BMW lease and I would be surprised that they were not aware that the vehicle hadn’t had an oil change during the entire life of the lease. I know that BMW keeps records on every vehicle and would be aware that there is a red flag here.
    • Why did they sale the vehicle to another party knowing that there were red flags with the lack of regular maintenance performed on the vehicle
    • As you can see from the picture, the area just below the oil cap was cleaned in the case someone looked inside they would see the damage
    • This vehicle was looked at by 2 local BMW dealerships and GIVE A CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH. Neither flagged the lack of any records regarding the scheduled maintenance. Both of these dealerships looked at the car before I purchased it.
    o BMW of Fremont, CA did an inspection and Oil change on the vehicle and knew there was serious issues and still sold the car.
    I am asking you to reconsider the decision that has been made as I think there were multiple areas where this could have been caught prior to the resale of the vehicle. I am a single dad and I now am sitting on a vehicle that I purchased for $25,000 and unable to cover cost of the repairs and unable to drive.

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