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      12-11-2017, 04:29 AM   #1
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December 11, 2017

Munich. BMW Group sales continued their positive trend last month with a total of 220,649 vehicles delivered to customers, an increase of 5.2% and a new all-time high for the month of November. With its three premium brands, BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, the BMW Group has sold a total of 2,229,497 vehicles so far this year, + 3.6% compared with the same period last year.

“With our strong premium brands, BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, the BMW Group covers all segments and is the world’s leading manufacturer of premium vehicles,” commented Dr. Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, responsible for Sales and Brand BMW. “Strong demand for our new BMW 5 Series shows just how popular this new model is with customers around the globe. We also sold more electrified vehicles in November – 11,710 – than ever before in a single month. We are now looking forward to celebrating delivery of our 100,000th electrified vehicle before the end of the year,” Robertson added.

The 63.7% increase in sales of electrified BMW i and BMW iPerformance models, with a total of 89,806 units delivered in the first 11 months, reflects dynamic customer demand for vehicles with alternative drive trains. For example, the plug-in hybrid version of the BMW 5 Series already accounts for 22% of 5 Series sedans delivered in the US. In the UK, one in three BMW 3 Series sedans sold in November was a plug-in hybrid. More BMW i3s were delivered to customers worldwide in the year to the end of November (28,040 units) than in the whole of 2016 (25,528 vehicles).

Global BMW brand sales increased by 3.7% in the first 11 months of 2017, with a total of 1,892,365 vehicles delivered to customers worldwide. A variety of different models across the portfolio contributed to the record number of 186,346 vehicles sold in November (+4.8%). The new BMW 5 Series leads the way, following its successful model changeover, with November sales up 19.7% to 33,403 deliveries. As a result, the BMW 5 Series sedan topped its segment for the third month in a row. Within the X family, the BMW X1 (26,776 / +18.5%) and the BMW X5 (17,631 / +16.4%) were strong growth drivers in November.

The MINI brand reported growth of 7.6%, with the delivery of 33,993 vehicles to customers in November. This also had a positive impact on YTD sales, which rose 3.0% to 334,205 deliveries. With a 25.1% increase in global sales and 73,686 deliveries in the year to the end of November, the MINI Countryman made a significant contribution to this positive trend. More than one in ten MINI Countryman models delivered in November was a plug-in hybrid.

BMW Motorrad deliveries reached 12,053 units in November, a significant increase of 28.6% over the same month last year. In the first 11 months, a total of 152,322 motorcycles and maxi-scooters were delivered to customers. This 11.7% growth reflects the successful development of the brand.

BMW & MINI sales in the regions/markets at a glance

Facing volatility in a number of important markets, the BMW Group continues to pursue its strategy of balanced distribution of sales to achieve profitable and sustainable growth. In November, the company made gains in all three major regions of the world.

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we need stronger residuals
incentives have been nice though, def has been helping
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Haven't you heard? BMW is lost and headed for disaster!



I wonder how G01 X3 sales will translate next month. With production in full swing, no doubt the X3 will join the X1/X5 in the sales blitz. Looks like 2018 is going to be a very good year.
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Completely agree.
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I wonder how G01 X3 sales will translate next month. With production in full swing, no doubt the X3 will join the X1/X5 in the sales blitz. Looks like 2018 is going to be a very good year.
IMO the X3 is a run away hit. Great job BMW and interior finish definitely on the up.
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Haven't you heard? BMW is lost and headed for disaster!

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Many cars sold is the opposite of "disaster"?

Quantity is NOT synonymous w/ quality.
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Many cars sold is the opposite of "disaster"?

Quantity is NOT synonymous w/ quality.
Very true...that's why you should check out the new 5er and X3. You could easily argue that each is best in class.
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Anyone have insights on how BMW is doing against Mercedes? I know that Mercedes killed it this year with the C300 and GLC.
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it's going to be tough with a 4 cylinder.
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it's going to be tough with a 4 cylinder.
some may say that but I thought that would be the case with the M3/4 when they ditched the v8 but that hasn't been an issue. If the power is there the community for the most part will be happy. But doesn't matter how fast it is if the programing is horrible. But we will see, time will tell! Hope you have a great week
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Very true...that's why you should check out the new 5er and X3. You could easily argue that each is best in class.


Going to dealer for first X5 F15 servicing I took a look to both... the X3 is better than what it appears on videos/YT and the interiors are not bad, even if I still don't like some things as the chrome trims (...too many... making difficult to read/see the letters on the dash buttons)... the 5 series looked like to be lesser a boat, but it's still too big for my needs/taste, even if I'm owning a X5, inside it has a similar if not the same X3 cluster (...I don't like the digital clusters on BMWs... they're not so well implemented... they could show much more informations, it could more flexible... for now it's just a waste of "space"... and I say this having the full digital one on X5... if I had to choose again I'd prefer to have the standard analog one).


Regarding the best in class, I agree 'bout 5 series, not so for the X3... BTW what would not make me buying neither of two is the missing of the MT for versions having >300CV... I'm not interested to have a second car w/ AT (...whatever type of automatic transmission) and I don't see any advantage to change a X5 for 5 series or even a X3... for me these two models are not a step forward.
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Haven't you heard? BMW is lost and headed for disaster!

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Many cars sold is the opposite of "disaster"?

Quantity is NOT synonymous w/ quality.
Pretty sure he was joking. Every time the monthly sales stats are posted, and if unit sales happen to be down, some clown inevitably chimes in to say BMW is failing and Merc is better, Audi is killing them....blah blah....same $hit different month.
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Rebates or residuals. You get one.
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Going to dealer for first X5 F15 servicing I took a look to both... the X3 is better than what it appears on videos/YT and the interiors are not bad, even if I still don't like some things as the chrome trims (...too many... making difficult to read/see the letters on the dash buttons)... the 5 series looked like to be lesser a boat, but it's still too big for my needs/taste, even if I'm owning a X5, inside it has a similar if not the same X3 cluster (...I don't like the digital clusters on BMWs... they're not so well implemented... they could show much more informations, it could more flexible... for now it's just a waste of "space"... and I say this having the full digital one on X5... if I had to choose again I'd prefer to have the standard analog one).


Regarding the best in class, I agree 'bout 5 series, not so for the X3... BTW what would not make me buying neither of two is the missing of the MT for versions having >300CV... I'm not interested to have a second car w/ AT (...whatever type of automatic transmission) and I don't see any advantage to change a X5 for 5 series or even a X3... for me these two models are not a step forward.
Was commenting on you mentioning quality in your post. You not needing a MT in a second car or disliking the digital cluster has nothing to do with quality, just personal needs/taste. Funny you mention size as both these platforms are more nimble than an X5... so you must need the space/riding height the X5 offers. As my space needs shrink, so will my vehicle.

I think they did a great job with the 5er and X3. The X3 is a huge step forward in all aspects. You wouldn't need to spend much time driving in either X3 chassis to see a big evolutionary step forward.

Certain features that you don't like...you don't have to get. Unlike here in the US, you have more flexibility to filter through and edit options...digital cluster included. All that chrome in the X3 is not available here in the US and I agree it is too much.
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By your metric, Toyota makes the best cars on the planet.
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YES! Not only this planet...but all planets!

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Pretty sure he was joking. Every time the monthly sales stats are posted, and if unit sales happen to be down, some clown inevitably chimes in to say BMW is failing and Merc is better, Audi is killing them....blah blah....same $hit different month.


Hi, I'm a clown w/ a BMW as many if not all others members of this forum.



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Was commenting on you mentioning quality in your post.
It depends what U (...and I) mean w/ "quality"... something that does never break/fail?... something that has very low percentage of fails?... something whose materials are better than most others competitors?... for these 3, then BMW doesn't seem better than the most part of the automotive manifacturers.

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You not needing a MT in a second car or disliking the digital cluster has nothing to do with quality, just personal needs/taste.
Not JUST my personal taste... a digital cluster is something that is more subject to break/fail/malfunction... and who has bought a M2 LCI recently knows what does it means... same for a transmission 'cos an automatic transmission is more prone to break than a manual one... when a maker choose digital vs analog the reason is cost savings.

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Funny you mention size as both these platforms are more nimble than an X5... so you must need the space/riding height the X5 offers. As my space needs shrink, so will my vehicle.

Having parkin' mine aside the 5 series I can tell (again) that the 5 series has just lower height and ground clearance than a X5... just this... others dimensions are 'bout the same, that makes the 5 series big, really big...

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4886 x 1938 x 1762 (X5)
4942 x 1868 x 1498 (5 series touring)
4708 x 1891 x 1676 (X3)


...if numbers worth something.


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I think they did a great job with the 5er and X3. The X3 is a huge step forward in all aspects. You wouldn't need to spend much time driving in either X3 chassis to see a big evolutionary step forward.

I don't discuss this... I'm pretty sure that it is really good driving... I have just considered what the eye see when U jump for the first time in it... the eye is sure pleased but the question I've asked myself is if all the technology is used as it could be and as others makers have yet done (...and if it's necessary... at least for some models).



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Certain features that you don't like...you don't have to get. Unlike here in the US, you have more flexibility to filter through and edit options...digital cluster included. All that chrome in the X3 is not available here in the US and I agree it is too much.


I wouldn't have choosen some features/options if I could have seen/tried before but it was not possible... the next BMW surely will be w/o digital cluster 'cos it's pretty useless (...almost the same I could say for the center console display... it's really beautiful but having a so much big display just to see a map or to split it has not so much sense considering how much big is a today smartphone display.
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Pretty sure he was joking. Every time the monthly sales stats are posted, and if unit sales happen to be down, some clown inevitably chimes in to say BMW is failing and Merc is better, Audi is killing them....blah blah....same $hit different month.


Hi, I'm a clown w/ a BMW as many if not all others members of this forum.



P.S.: No... Audi is a gun loaded w/ blanks and Merc is not better.
Suggest you go back and search previous month's stats....you'll see what I mean.
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Suggest you go back and search previous month's stats....you'll see what I mean.


I read some posts in other threads here where some "enjoy" (...if I could say so) 'bout any decreasing sales even if it was marginal... but that's not my case... I was just considering that many cars sold is not quality warranty... I'm "frightened" that BMW becomes a "mass-production" maker 'cos I know what that will imply.
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