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BMW Roundel BMW Group Stats

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BMW Group shows increased sales in September and for the year to September
10/09/2006

BMW brand grows by 2.2% in September+++
MINI records a minus due to availability issues+++

Munich. The BMW Group continued its sustained successful growth as the third quarter drew to a close. Sales of BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brand vehicles rose in the first nine months of 2006 by 3.3% to 1,021,534 (prev.yr.: 988,480). This meant that, for the first time in the company's history, over a million automobiles were sold by the end of the third quarter. On a monthly basis, the number of new vehicles handed over to customers reached 132,194 units (prev.yr.: 131,717/+0.4%). Never before have so many vehicles been sold during the month of September.

For the BMW brand, sales in the year to September 2006 rose by 5.5% to 874,208 automobiles (prev.yr.: 828.597). The core model series BMW 3, 5 and 7 Series all recorded sales increases. For the 3 Series, this increase was 20.5%. With this, the BMW Group's highest selling model series reached 374,996 vehicles sold (prev.yr.: 311,318). Within the 3 Series, the touring version is the leader of the pack in terms of sales growth. With 78,357 of the 3 Series touring sold, sales doubled here compared with the same period in the previous year (39,332/+99.2%). 169,595 of the 5 Series were sold in the year up to and including September, which is 2.1% higher than last year's already high level (166,132). The BMW flagship, the 7 Series, grew by 8.3% to reach 36,784 units (prev.yr.: 33,974). The BMW 1 Series also further expanded its market position. Sales rose by 2,2% to 116,684 automobiles (prev.yr.: 114,200).

Seen on a monthly basis, the BMW brand has grown by 2.2%, with 113,979 deliveries (prev.yr.: 111,524). The new generation of the BMW 3 Series Coupé and the model revision of the BMW X3 have been delivered to customers since 23 September. These models will provide an additional boost to growth over the next few months.

Because of the building measures to expand capacity and to change over production to the new generation of the MINI, it has not been possible, during the current year, to completely meet demand from the market.
The number of MINI vehicles delivered after the first three quarters of 2006 was therefore, at 146,851 units, 7.9% less than in the previous year (159,419).
On a monthly basis, sales of MINI fell to 18,140 units (prev.yr.: 20,118/-9.8%) compared with September 2005. The new generation of MINI in Europe will be launched on the market on 18 November. The expanded production capacities will thus also be available, and this will take sales of MINI to new record levels.

Rolls-Royce increased the number of Phantoms delivered in the months up to and including September by 2.4% to 475 automobiles (prev.yr.: 464). In September, 75 Rolls-Royce vehicles were delivered (prev.yr.: 75).

In the motorcycle segment, sales for the year ending September were slightly below the previous year, declining by 1.9% to 79,333 (prev.yr.: 80,840). In the month of September 2006, 7,926 BMW motorcycles were sold, which is a remarkable increase of 11.8% over the previous year's figure (7,089).

BMW Group Sales in/up to & incl. September 2006 at a glance
In Sept. 06 comp. w. prev.yr. Up to & incl. Sept. 06 comp.w. prev.yr.
BMW Group automobiles 132,194 +0.4% 1,021,534 +3.3%
BMW 113,979 +2.2% 874,208 +5.5%
MINI 18,140 -9.8% 146,851 -7.9%
Rolls-Royce 75 +/-0%- 475 +2.4%
BMW motorcycles 7,926 +11.8% 79,333 -1.9%

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..so, total motorcycle sales are down 1.9%?... in a new model year?... not what they ecpected, I bet.

Not exactly thrilling, but not scary either... people might have been holding out for what's to come at intermot
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Seen any numbers for North America? Here in Chicagoland, I do not see a whole lot of the marque other than the 3-series (rarely, if ever do I see a touring) and X5. A few 5 and 7 series. Never a 6 (thank god). I've come to the conclusion that this is Mercedes land!
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..so, total motorcycle sales are down 1.9%?... in a new model year?... not what they ecpected, I bet.

Not exactly thrilling, but not scary either... people might have been holding out for what's to come at intermot
I doubt it.

Who knew anything was even coming at Intermot until they read it here? I didn't.

I'd be very concerned. The US economy is almost at full employment, Europe is growing for the first time in years and even the perpetually depressed Japanese economy is starting to roll. In other words, all of BMWs main markets are prospering and there should be excess income for leiseure items like bikes.

Powersports usually suffer in a down turn, but you can't call the macroeconomic situation a down turn. I do not think H-D or Honda or any of the Japanese makes are experiencing a decline in sales.
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Aye, aye, aye.... 1967 R50/2... the US economy is about to hit a major bump again, with the housing market coming to a screetching halt in over 30 states now... California being by far the worst now.
Almost all US Car manufaturers are in major trouble and who knows what will follow... in light of that, I would not consider the US market such a strong one to begin with!

The fact that the US dollar has been very weak against all other major currencies does not help any either... especially since the bikes are coming from Germany and BMW has to compensate for a strong Euro...

...we will see what happens with the market in general... but BMW has plenty of staying power, even if their Motorcycle branch has a bit of a weak streak... and really, who knows how things will play out after InterMot?... I am curious!
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The fact that the US dollar has been very weak against all other major currencies does not help any either... especially since the bikes are coming from Germany and BMW has to compensate for a strong Euro...
Apparently the exchange rate hasn't hurt BMW's car sales. And those are much larger ticket items.

Also, the sales statistics give are global, which would not explain why Motorrad might be hurting in the Euro zone where there are no exchange rate issues.
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well, I believe - like I have always done and stated - that people look at the ticket price and then compare to a Gixxer, CBR, Z1 or something like that if they want a sport bike and other competing bikes if they want more like a tourer...

In the end, it is the price that is hurting them on almost all of their bikes... the few that have the means to fork out $16K+ for a new bike, may just not be enough... I know I would never do that... you can buy three of my 4 bikes with that kind of money and have a Superbike, a Sportbike and a Cruiser! ...and some money left over for expensive tire changes!
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Unless things have changed for US BMW Motorcycle Sales recently, I've always heard that BMW has ~3 or 4% of MC Market Share here.

And yes, I too assume the higher price is the major blocking point. On the other hand, one has to pay for the German Social System and 6-week Vacations somehow.

I bought my first BMW new, a '94 R100GS/PD, and rode it for 10 years. That was the longest I'd owned a single MC. The next one, my '99 R1100S, was bought used two years ago with ~18K Miles.

I had drooled over the R1100S when they first hit the market but it was always out of reach price wise. If my GS/PD hadn't thrown an Exhaust Valve I might still be riding it.

Fortunately when it did break, the Wifeypooh said "You need a new motorcycle." She was born and raised in Swabia (Stuttgart) but her Forefathers are Silesian (western Poland when it used to be part of Germany). If you're single and tired of meeting the same old 'muracun women, try German...you not only get a fine Wife, but a country with a long, rich history and the best tasting food IMO!
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I'd like to apply for a fine German wife.
Is there a website, or do I have to go visit and try and charm them?
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In the month of September 2006, 7,926 BMW motorcycles were sold, which is a remarkable increase of 11.8% over the previous year's figure (7,089).

I see. So when they finally got around to introducing the R1200S and pushing out to the dealers sales took off. I knew the new S bikes were selling like Vienna Hotdogs! (or was it hotcakes..)
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I'd like to apply for a fine German wife.
Is there a website, or do I have to go visit and try and charm them?
There should be some in your area...try the local university - international students.

I met mine at Church, but she was doing her Post-Doc at Purdue in Lafayette, Inidana.
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...Ah, a Boilermaker!

I once had a fine German wife... now she's a fine German friend and the mother of our son... did not work out, but she still is a great gal!
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In the month of September 2006, 7,926 BMW motorcycles were sold, which is a remarkable increase of 11.8% over the previous year's figure (7,089).

I see. So when they finally got around to introducing the R1200S and pushing out to the dealers sales took off. I knew the new S bikes were selling like Vienna Hotdogs! (or was it hotcakes..)
SSSSHHHHHhhhhhh - Chris has everyone convinced that he knows for a fact the for the reasons of less baggage and gas space - that BMW is sucking wind on R12s sales - He purports to know for a fact that dealers can't give these piece of tish machines away if they tried, cause they suck and no BMW owner in their right mind would own one - only cheesy posers that care about getting a mociattodecafaciatattto at Starbucks and looking good owns one (which tells me that Chris is probably ugly and insecure and a redneck at the same time) in any event - don't let the cat out of the bag, these R12s Bikes are supposed to suck
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