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      02-09-2013, 11:31 AM   #1
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Munich - February 8, 2013... The BMW Group continued its positive momentum into the new year with sales increasing by 9.9% in January. A total of 123,276 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brand vehicles were delivered to customers (prev. yr. 112,164).

“We made a successful start to the new year, selling more BMW Group vehicles than ever before in the month of January. We remain true to our strategy of balanced sales across the globe by achieving growth on all continents last month,” said Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management, Sales and Marketing BMW. “Looking ahead, we expect the headwinds in Europe to remain, however we are confident of healthy sales growth in other regions, especially Asia and the Americas. With new models arriving this year to enhance our already successful portfolio, we are aiming for further growth in BMW Group worldwide sales in 2013 and are targeting a new all-time high for the third consecutive year,” added Robertson.

BMW reported the strongest January in its history. Sales climbed 11.5% to 107,276 (prev. yr. 96,184) units, the first time that over 100,000 BMW vehicles were delivered worldwide to customers in that month. The growth drivers were the BMW 3 Series with 29,053 vehicles sold (22,708/+27.9%) and the BMW X1, with volumes soaring 57.8% to 11,753 units delivered (prev. yr. 7,446). The BMW X3 also continued to be in high demand with 10,230 vehicles delivered to customers (9,348/+9.4%). The BMW 1 Series reported solid gains with 14,222 units sold (13.073/+8.8%) and the BMW 5 Series continued to perform well with sales climbing 6.4% to 23,049 vehicles (prev. yr. 21,665). BMW 6 Series sales increased by 22.4% to 1,354 units (prev. yr. 1,106).

In January, MINI worldwide sales reached 15,864 vehicles (15,768/+0.6%), a new all-time high for that month. The MINI Countryman recorded 11.3% growth, with a total of 6,261 deliveries (prev. yr. 5.625). In its fourth largest market of China, MINI sales jumped by 20.3% to 1,800 vehicles (prev. yr. 1,496). The introduction of the MINI Paceman is expected to bring further momentum to global sales as of spring.

The BMW Group made gains in volume on all continents in January. In Asia, deliveries climbed 18.4% to 43,114 (prev. yr. 36,422) vehicles. The double-digit growth continued in Mainland China, with a total of 30,397 (prev. yr. 26,505) vehicles delivered last month – an increase of 14.7%. Other Asian markets, such as Japan (3,250/+19.0%) and South Korea (2,790/+32.9%), also reported significant rates of growth.

A total of 25,021 (prev. yr. 24,419) vehicles were delivered to customers in the Americas in January, an increase of 2.5%. In the US, company sales increased by 2.3% to 20,195 units (prev. yr. 19,739) in the month under review.

The BMW Group also achieved growth in Europe last month, where a total of 50,594 deliveries were reported, an increase of 8.0% on the previous year (46,831). In Germany the company could report a 9.9% increase with a total of 18,709 (prev. yr. 17,028) BMW Group vehicle registrations. BMW Group sales in Russia climbed 39.8% in the month under review to 2,311 vehicles (prev. yr. 1,653).

BMW Motorrad deliveries reached a total of 4,818 (5,237/-8.0%) vehicles. Husqvarna Motorcycles supplied a total of 587 vehicles (544/+7.9%) to the Husqvarna dealer network in January.


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Yet the odd thing is I see NO F30's on the road. They have been out for quite some time, and I have only seen 3 or 4 to date. I live in a well populated area of people that do pretty well for themselves. I understand it was a different economic climate then, but when the E90 came out, they were everywhere.

While I do see a bunch of F10's and X5's, I almost never see F30's. For BMW's typically best selling series, I don't see them around at all.
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Could be where you live. I was in Cali a few weeks ago and saw ton's of F30's. When I go up to Scottsdale, AZ i see a lot also. Could be the demographics of the area you live in. BMW is a low volume car compared to Toyota, GM, Ford or Honda so it is all relative.
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Yet the odd thing is I see NO F30's on the road. They have been out for quite some time, and I have only seen 3 or 4 to date. I live in a well populated area of people that do pretty well for themselves. I understand it was a different economic climate then, but when the E90 came out, they were everywhere.

While I do see a bunch of F10's and X5's, I almost never see F30's. For BMW's typically best selling series, I don't see them around at all.
I agree. My dealer is still selling CPo e90s more than f30s. I'm sure that'll change in the fall now that the xdrive variant is out.
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Could be where you live. I was in Cali a few weeks ago and saw ton's of F30's. When I go up to Scottsdale, AZ i see a lot also. Could be the demographics of the area you live in. BMW is a low volume car compared to Toyota, GM, Ford or Honda so it is all relative.
BMW is certainly not a low volume car in my area. There are a ton. I just see very few F30's.
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Maybe with all this money they could go back to building exceptional cars that are not M cars. But oh well, we can dream at least.
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I don't see they mentioned the M3 volume on this sales tally.
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How about a limited edition base car with minimum software. How many enthusiasts ll buy that....just saying
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Congrats to BMW! Happy Chinese New Year I suppose.
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Yet the odd thing is I see NO F30's on the road. They have been out for quite some time, and I have only seen 3 or 4 to date. I live in a well populated area of people that do pretty well for themselves. I understand it was a different economic climate then, but when the E90 came out, they were everywhere.

While I do see a bunch of F10's and X5's, I almost never see F30's. For BMW's typically best selling series, I don't see them around at all.
I live in SoCal and I can tell you that I see the new 3 all over the place. It's become a normal scene that I almost don't notice anymore.

It is possible that if you are living on the East Coast,NE, or Midwest that you are seeing the X5's out due to the time of the year. The F10 could be an X as well so. Just a theory but I can tell you that I don't see a shortage of them on the road
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I live in SoCal and I can tell you that I see the new 3 all over the place. It's become a normal scene that I almost don't notice anymore.

It is possible that if you are living on the East Coast,NE, or Midwest that you are seeing the X5's out due to the time of the year. The F10 could be an X as well so. Just a theory but I can tell you that I don't see a shortage of them on the road
Same here in the GTA. They've become pretty popular now.
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Yet the odd thing is I see NO F30's on the road. They have been out for quite some time, and I have only seen 3 or 4 to date. I live in a well populated area of people that do pretty well for themselves. I understand it was a different economic climate then, but when the E90 came out, they were everywhere.

While I do see a bunch of F10's and X5's, I almost never see F30's. For BMW's typically best selling series, I don't see them around at all.
I live in SoCal and I can tell you that I see the new 3 all over the place. It's become a normal scene that I almost don't notice anymore.

It is possible that if you are living on the East Coast,NE, or Midwest that you are seeing the X5's out due to the time of the year. The F10 could be an X as well so. Just a theory but I can tell you that I don't see a shortage of them on the road
Yep they are everywhere now in SoCal
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In Perth, Western Australia, it's very hard to spot F30s. I don't know why, it's same with the new 5 and 7 series. According to the dealer principal it's a struggle to get cars out of the showroom. Heavily discounted and the profit margin is taking a big hit. I think hook or crook, BMW is try to maintain the No1 mantle in the luxury car market.
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In Perth, Western Australia, it's very hard to spot F30s. I don't know why, it's same with the new 5 and 7 series. According to the dealer principal it's a struggle to get cars out of the showroom. Heavily discounted and the profit margin is taking a big hit. I think hook or crook, BMW is try to maintain the No1 mantle in the luxury car market.
They're all at the private hospital car parks
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