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bmwgroup.com: BMW Group increases sales by 22.1% in May
Most successful May ever for BMW Group sales
Solid double-digit growth across Europe, America and Asia
Munich. The BMW Group is well on its way to a record year with another all-time sales high for the month of May. A total of 147,563 BMW, MINI and Rolls Royce brand vehicles were delivered to customers (prev. yr. 120,850/ +22.1%). Deliveries for the year to the end of May climbed 20.7% to 667,511 vehicles (prev. yr. 552,866).
In the motorcycle segment the news is mixed and not as strong.
BMW Motorrad: Global sales rose by 3.5% to 12,568 units in May. Worldwide a total of 48.749 BMW motorcycles were delivered to customers in the year to the end of May 2011. This represents an increase of 7.3% year-on-year. The strongest market for BMW Motorrad is Germany with 9,496 deliveries (prev. yr. 7,240 / +31.1%) per Mai.
Husqvarna Motorcycles delivered 3,080 motorcycles (-4.6%) in the first five months of the year. 537 motorcycles were delivered in May (-59,5%).
BMW Motorrad continues to buck the market trend. Without a model break down it is hard to tell which bikes are leading the way. Other news sources have the RR supplanting the GS as the number one BMW seller in the UK. The introduction of the K1600 no doubt plays a role in the good BMW sales numbers.
While Husqvarna appears to be struggling it may be a victim of its own trickle marketing plan. News has been leaking about the 900cc street bike and several other new lines to be introduced at the Milano show. Customers may be delaying a purchase at a Husqvarna dealer until these models show.
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