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+++ BMW Group sells 636,606 vehicles in Q1 (+33.5%) +++ Sales higher in all major regions of the world +++ Sales growth at BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce +++ Electrified vehicle sales more than double +++ Pieter Nota: “All-time sales high in first quarter underlines our ambitious growth targets” +++

 

Munich. In the first three months of the year, the BMW Group delivered a total of 636,606 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles to customers (+33.5%) and achieved a new all-time high for the first quarter. Between January and March, the company increased its sales year-on-year in all major regions of the world. All BMW Group brands posted sales growth worldwide during this period.

“We continued our growth momentum in the first quarter of this year, selling more vehicles than ever before in this period. This all-time high in sales underlines our ambitious growth targets for the year,” said Pieter Nota, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for Customer, Brands and Sales. “Our sales performance was boosted by strong demand for our electrified vehicles, in particular. In the past three months, we doubled our global sales of electrified vehicles compared to the same period last year. This puts us on track to deliver more than 100,000 fully-electric vehicles this year, with at least a million electrified vehicles on the roads in total by the end of this year,” Nota continued.

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New responsibilities at BMW Welt and BMW Group Classic

 

Munich. Change of leadership at BMW Welt – as of 1st July 2021 Tatjana Bister (51) will take over as head of the BMW Group's international experience and delivery centre. After five years as head of the BMW Group retail outlet in Vienna she moves to Munich and the BMW Welt, Bavaria's most popular tourist attraction. Before joining the BMW Group in 2016, she held various international management positions.

Tatjana Bister is going to take over this function from Helmut Käs (55), who will be appointed as the new head of BMW Group Classic and BMW Museum as of 1st May 2021 – after leading the BMW Welt for almost seven years he succeeds Ulrich Knieps, who retired at the end of 2020.

Helmut Käs has been with the BMW Group since 1990. Prior to his role at the BMW Welt, he was in charge of the BMW retail outlet in Fröttmaning and previously he was the long-time head of MINI Munich.

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+++ Daimler Mobility AG and BMW Group significantly strengthen the customer offering of Digital Charging Solutions GmbH (DCS) by adding bp as the third shareholder with a stake of 33.3%. +++ DCS is a leading developer of digital charging software for automotive manufacturers and vehicle fleet operators. Its in-car software integration provides EV drivers with seamless access to one of Europe’s largest charging networks. +++ DCS already offers access to 228,000 charging points in 32 countries. The addition of bp is expected to provide DCS customers access to an additional 8,700 charging points across Europe including ultra-fast charging (more than 150kw) and develop new integrated offers for fleets (including fuel and charge) as a first step +++ The partners intend to drive forward the transition to electrification. +++

 

London/Munich/Stuttgart. bp agreed to join BMW Group and Daimler Mobility AG in their drive to extend and significantly improve electrification, making electric vehicle charging more convenient, simpler and seamless for drivers.

Under their agreement, bp will become a 33.3% partner alongside BMW Group and Daimler Mobility AG in Digital Charging Solutions GmbH (DCS), one of Europe’s leading developers of digital charging solutions for automotive manufacturers and vehicle fleet operators. bp’s acquisition of the stake in DCS will be subject to regulatory approval. The terms of the transaction are not being disclosed.

DCS’s services are important for the electrification strategies of the automotive industry. The company works with OEMs to integrate its charging solutions into vehicle operating systems. The BMW Group and Daimler Mobility AG operate mobility services under the umbrella of the YOUR NOW Joint Ventures. Digital Charging Solutions GmbH stands behind the CHARGE NOW brand and operates charging services such as “Mercedes me Charge”, “BMW Charging” and “MINI Charging”. DCS already offers access to 228,000 charging points in 32 countries giving OEMs, fleet customers and EV drivers extensive access to charging infrastructure across Europe.

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Why invest in BMW?

FIRST-CLASS INDIVIDUAL MOBILITY – We play a pioneering role in setting standards for the individual premium mobility of tomorrow. It combines pleasure and responsibility without compromise.

SUSTAINABILITY – The BMW Group is a holistically sustainable company taking responsibility for sustainable future mobility. Every investment in BMW is a sustainable investment.

INNOVATION & FLEXIBILITY – The BMW Group is an innovation pioneer in the automotive industry. Our business model is based on constant transformation and flexibility – successful for over 100 years.

ELECTRIFICATION – Due to our flexibility and permanently transformed plants, we will have a convincing battery-electric vehicle offer covering 90% of our current market segments from 2023.

DIGITALIZATION – We set standards in the digitalization and connectivity of our vehicles and use our competitive edge in remote software upgrades.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE – We offer financial stability due to our strong balance sheet and industry-leading credit ratings*. We set ambitious profitability and cash flow targets and are a reliable dividend payer.

*Best credit rating in Europe, second best credit rating worldwide

Deliveries to customers BMW, MINI & Rolls-Royce.
Delivery figures have been adjusted retrospectively going back to 2015. The basis for the adjustments is a review of sales data in prior periods for the BMW Group’s 16 most important markets. The retrospective adjustment enables better comparability.

BMW Group Sales Distribution in major regions.
Sales Volume of Automobiles in 2020.

* Proposal to the Annual General Meeting on 12 May 2021.

DIVIDEND FOR THE FINANCIAL YEARS 2017 - 2020.
(PER ORDINARY STOCK IN €)

In g CO2 / km;
EU including Norway and Island.
Since 2018, adjusted value based on conversion to WLTP (Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure) and recalculated to New European Driving Cycle (NEDC).
* Value (internal calculation) takes into account the flexibilities defined in the regulatory requirements: phase-in with 5 g / km, supercredits BEV / PHEV with 7.5 g / km and eco-innovations with 2.4 g / km.

CO2 EMISSIONS New car fleet Europe.

MANAGEMENT SUMMARY.
OUTLOOK FOR THE BMW GROUP IN 2021.

BMW Group.

  • Profit before tax: significant increase
  • Workforce size at year-end: slight decrease
  • Share of women in management positions in the BMW Group: slight increase

MOTORCYCLES SEGMENT.

  • Deliveries to customers: solid increase
  • EBIT margin: between 8 and 10%
  • Return on capital employed2: significant increase

AUTOMOTIVE SEGMENT.

  • Deliveries to customers: solid increase
  • Share of electrified vehicles in deliveries: significant increase
  • CO2 emissions new vehicle fleet EU1: significant decrease
  • CO2 emissions per vehicle produced: moderate decrease
  • EBIT margin: between 6 and 8%
  • Return on capital employed2: significant increase

FINANCIAL SERVICES SEGMENT.

  • Return on equity (RoE): between 12 and 15%

Based on adjusted values; for a definition of the forecast ranges, see the glossary BMW Group Report 2020.
1
EU including Norway and Iceland.
2 Unlike the other key performance indicators, the RoCE forecast for the Automotive and Motorcycles segments is based on the change in percentage points.

Due to the continuing uncertainty surrounding the course and potential consequences of the pandemic going forward, it is difficult to make an accurate forecast of the BMW Group’s business performance in 2021.