BMW Group electrified sales up 52% in April ++ Significant double-digit electrified growth in all sales regions ++ Overall BMW Group sales continue to grow in April ++ Deliveries in year-to-date +2.5%: 799,520 units sold worldwide ++ April sales +1.2%: 194,889 vehicles delivered to customers
Munich. Following its best-ever first-quarter sales results, the BMW Group continues to grow sales around the world. A total of 194,889 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles were delivered to customers in April, a slight increase (+1.2%) on last year’s figure. The company has sold a total of 799,520 vehicles to customers worldwide in the first four months of the year, up 2.5% on the same period last year.
The company’s highly successful electrified vehicles are contributing strongly to the ongoing sales success and April saw the achievement of a significant milestone. “We are delighted to announce that there are now over a quarter of a million electrified BMW Group vehicles on the world’s roads,” said Pieter Nota, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for Sales and Brand BMW. “Combined sales of BMW i, BMW iPerformance and MINI Electric vehicles were up 52% in April (9,831), bringing the total number of electrified BMW Group cars sold to over 250,000,” Nota continued. “We are well on track to deliver on our stated target to sell over 140,000 electrified vehicles this year,” he concluded.
Munich. At today’s Annual General Meeting, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Harald Krüger, unveiled an initial design concept for the BMW iNEXT. The pure-electric BMW iNEXT will be built at Plant Dingolfing from 2021. The company’s new technology flagship incorporates all major strategic areas of innovation in a road-ready vehicle.
Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, said: “The iNEXT project is our building kit for the future. It will benefit the entire company and all our brands. For the first time, we are combining all key technologies for future mobility in one vehicle. The iNEXT is fully electric, fully connected and also offers highly automated driving. Today, we gave our shareholders a very first glimpse of the design of the BMW iNEXT. Later this year, we will be presenting the BMW iNEXT as a Vision Vehicle.”
1,003,573 BMW Group vehicles sold in year-to-date, +1.6% ++ Year of X: More customers buy BMW X models than ever before ++ Electrified sales grow 41.0%: 46,849 units worldwide ++ BMW i production to ramp up over 50% due to increased demand
Munich. The BMW Group has sold more vehicles than ever before in the first five months of the year: more than a million customers worldwide have already taken delivery of their new BMW, MINI or Rolls-Royce vehicle in 2018 (1,003,573 / +1.6%). This record result was achieved despite the ongoing global ramp-up of BMW X3 production and volatility in China due to changes in import duties. These factors contributed to a slight decrease in the company’s monthly sales in May (204,041 / -2.1%).
“To have sold over a million cars by this point in the year is a real milestone,” said Pieter Nota, BMW AG Management Board member responsible for Sales and Brand BMW. “We’re particularly pleased to see that our X vehicles are more popular with our customers than ever, with record sales figures despite the lack of X3 availability in China. In the second half of the year, the X3 will once again become fully available worldwide, bringing increased sales momentum in the third and fourth quarters. Meanwhile, sales of our electrified vehicles are growing really strongly, with customer deliveries up by over 40%,” Nota continued.
Balanced Sales Distribution. Sales growth in all major regions.
BMW Group Automobiles Q1-2018.
MINI brand: 86,375
Rolls-Royce brand: 807
AUTOMOTIVE DELIVERIES BMW GROUP.
BMW, MINI & ROLLS-ROYCE.
Global Growth 3.0% as of March 31, 2018.
SALES VOLUME OF AUTOMOBILES Q1-2018.
CO2 EMISSIONS OF BMW GROUP AUTOMOBILES (EU-28).
EBIT MARGIN AUTOMOTIVE SEGMENT.
BMW GROUP TARGET 8-10%
EBIT automotive segment 7,695 mn. €
EBIT automotive segment 7,863 mn. €
EBIT automotive segment 1,881 mn. €
CAPITAL EXPENDITURE RATIO.
BMW GROUP TARGET <5%
Capital expenditure* 3,731 mn. €
Capital expenditure* 4,688 mn. €
Capital expenditure* 734 mn. €
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT RATIO (HGB).
BMW GROUP TARGET 5-5.5%
Research and development expenditure (HGB) 5,164 mn. €
Research and development expenditure (HGB) 6,108 mn. €
Research and development expenditure (HGB) 1,272 mn. €
DIVIDEND FOR THE FINANCIAL YEARS 2014 – 2017.
(PER ORDINARY STOCK IN €)
OUTLOOK FOR THE BMW GROUP IN 2018.
The BMW Group.
- Profit before tax: at previous year's level.
- (If approved by the relevant authorities in the course of this year, the formation of the joint venture between BMW Group and Daimler AG to combine mobility services will trigger a one-time valuation and earnings effect in BMW AG’s group financial statement and thus lead to an adjustment of the company’s guidance: Under these circumstances, pre-tax earnings on Group level would increase slightly in 2018 compared with the previous year.)