For the first time at the 10-month stage of the calendar year, the BMW Group has delivered more than two million vehicles to customers around the world. A total of 2,008,849 vehicles have been sold in the first ten months of 2017, an increase of 3.4% on the same period last year.

October sales of 197,601 (+0.8%) achieved the same high level as last year, despite the current changeover of the significant BMW X3 model, the new version of which is arriving in dealerships during November, BMW said.

"Our sales results for the first ten months of the year confirm the broad range and appeal of our model line-up," said Ian Robertson, BMW AG Management Board Member for Sales and Brand BMW. "Despite significant model changeovers and headwinds in some of our biggest markets, we have delivered over two million vehicles to customers in the first ten months of the year. Vehicles as wide-ranging as the BMW X1, the BMW 5 Series, 7 Series and the BMW i3, to name just a few, have all contributed to that growth," he added.

The BMW Group's range of nine electrified vehicles boosted their sales by a total of 63.7% in the first ten months of 2017, with a total of 78,096 delivered to customers. 

In October, BMW i and iPerformance vehicles made up around 8% of total BMW sales in the US, France, the UK and the Netherlands, with electrified sales in Scandinavia accounting for over 30% of total BMW deliveries. October sales of BMW i, BMW iPerformance and MINI Electric vehicles totalled 9,405, an increase of 60.3% on the same month last year. The BMW i3 increased sales in the month by 20.3% (2,851).

Global BMW brand sales in the first ten months of 2017 increased by 3.6% with a total of 1,706,020 customer deliveries worldwide. BMW says the record figures can be attributed to increased sales across a variety of models in the portfolio. For example, the BMW X family continues to be a strong growth driver, despite availability of the BMW X3 being significantly affected by the current model changeover. Total BMW X sales were up 11.3% (578,336) in the first ten months of the year. Other models contributing significantly to sales growth this year include the BMW 1 Series (161,804 / +12.5%) and the BMW 7 Series (53,043 / +11.9%). Meanwhile in October, the new BMW 5 Series was delivered to a total of 29,370 (+8.5%) customers worldwide. This increase was achieved despite the ongoing ramp-up in the 5 Series' biggest market, China.

BMW says other new or refreshed models such as the BMW 2 Series Coupe and Convertible (4,689 / +5.0%) and the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe (6,001 / +21.6%) also made significant contributions to the brand's sales growth.

Global deliveries of MINI brand vehicles in the first ten months topped the 300,000 mark for the first time ever at this point in the year. A total of 300,212 MINIs were delivered worldwide, an increase of 2.5%. With a sales increase of 19.3% and 64,339 units delivered, the MINI Countryman was the brand's major growth driver. October sales of that model grew by 45.0% (7,503) with more than one in ten of those cars the plug-in hybrid MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 (fuel consumption in the EU test cycle: 2.3-2.1 litres/100 km, electricity consumption 14 kWh/100 km, CO2 emissions: 52-49 g/km).

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

Despite ongoing, 'significant headwinds' in the UK market, BMW and MINI sales in Europe are stable at last year's very high level, with a total of 901,718 (+0.5%) vehicles delivered to customers in the first ten months of the year.

Asia continues to be a significant growth driver for BMW Group sales, with the Chinese market performing particularly strongly. Sales in Asia (691,319) are up 13.1% in the year-to-date.

Ongoing 'volatility' in the US automotive market is reflected in the BMW Group's figures for the Americas (361,135), which in the year-to-date are 3.4% below last year's level.

  • Europe: October 2017 - 86,023 units; change - (-)5%; YTD 2017 - 901,718 units; change - 0.5%
  • Germany: October 2017 - 22,457 units; change - (-)6.4%; YTD 2017 - 255,821 units; change - 0.0%
  • UK: October 2017 - 15,677 units; change - (-)19.8%; YTD 2017 - 202,207 units; change - (-)3.2%
  • Asia: October 2017 - 71,032 units; change - 12.7%; YTD 2017 - 691,319 units; change - 13.1%
  • China (Mainland): October 2017 - 50,412 units; change - 14.2%; YTD 2017 - 487,069 units; change - 15.1%
  • Japan: October 2017 - 5,663 units; change - 8.1%; YTD 2017 - 64,311 units; change - 6.3%
  • Americas: October 2017 - 35,328 units; change - (-)3.9%; YTD 2017 - 361,135 units; change - (-)3.4%
  • US: October 2017 - 26,877 units; change - (-)3.9%; YTD 2017 - 281,839 units; change - (-)5.1%
  • Latin America: October 2017 - 4,187 units; change - (-)8.6%; YTD 2017 - 40,708 units; change - 5.8%

BMW Group sales in/ytd October 2017 at a glance

  • BMW Group Automotive: October 2017 - 197,601 units; change - 0.8%; YTD 2017 - 2,008,849 units; change - 3.4%
  • BMW: October 2017 - 168,509 units; change - 1.0%; YTD 2017 - 1,706,020 units; change - 3.6%
  • MINI: October 2017 - 28,818 units; change - 0.2%; YTD 2017 - 300,212 units; change - 2.5%
  • BMW Group electrified: October 2017 - 9,405 units; change - 60.3%; YTD 2017 - 78,096 units; change - 63.7%
  • BMW Motorrad: October 2017 - 12,451 units; change - 13.5%; YTD 2017 - 140,269 units; change - 10.4%

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