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Source: BMW Group Munich. With 675,680 vehicles in the third quarter, the BMW Group achieved solid sales growth of 8.6 percent compared to the previous year. As expected, the sales result from January to September meanwhile reflects the global effects of the corona pandemic; During this period, the company sold 1,638,316 (-12.5%) vehicles of the premium brands BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce worldwide.

“Despite the ongoing effects of the corona pandemic, we managed to increase our sales in the third quarter thanks to our strong model range compared to the previous year,” said Pieter Nota, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, responsible for customers, brands and sales. “We are extremely satisfied with the sales growth of almost fifty percent for electrified vehicles. This makes electromobility a substantial growth driver. Since the beginning of the year we have been able to deliver around 10,000 fully electric MINI *. That shows how popular this vehicle is with our customers, ”continues Nota.

Strong product portfolio leads to sales growth in the third quarter In the third quarter, 9.8 percent more BMW vehicles (585,336 units) were sold than in the same period of the previous year. With new models such as the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé, the revised BMW 5 Series or the BMW X3, which has recently become available with a total of four different drive variants, the company has set important product impulses. Overall, 11.3 percent fewer BMW automobiles were delivered in the first nine months of the year due to Corona.

As of September, the MINI brand was able to sell a total of 208,144 (-20.0%) vehicles to customers. In the third quarter, MINI recorded a pleasing increase in sales of 1.9 percent.

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars delivered a total of 2,651 (-28.5%) vehicles in the first three quarters of the year. Global demand is still strong for all models: In the third quarter, sales rose by 54% compared to the previous quarter (Q2 2020). A rising order intake points to a robust fourth quarter and a strong end of the year. The new Ghost was presented in September and the first deliveries are planned for the end of the fourth quarter.

From January to September, 129,599 motorcycles were also sold (-5.4%), of which 52,892 units were sold in the third quarter, which corresponds to a sales increase of + 20.9% compared to the previous year.

Electromobility as a substantial growth driver In the first nine months of the year, the BMW Group delivered a total of 116,381 (+ 20.0%) electrified BMW and MINI vehicles worldwide. With 54,719 units, the company achieved a sales increase of 46.6 percent for electrified vehicles in the third quarter compared to the same period last year.

The new plug-in hybrid versions of the BMW X2 *, the BMW 3 Series or the BMW 5 Series underline the leading role that the BMW Group plays in Europe and worldwide in the premium segment in electrification. Delivery of the fully electric BMW iX3 * will start in 2020.

In the coming year, the BMW Group will continue to electrify its model range with the fully electric BMW i4 and the BMW iNEXT. By 2030, the company plans to have more than seven million electrified vehicles on the road; two thirds of it is fully electric. In 2023, the group will already be offering 25 electrified models, including a fully electric version of the next BMW 7 Series as well as the BMW X1 and BMW 5 Series. Customers will be able to choose between the all-electric vehicle, the plug-in hybrid, an efficient diesel and the gasoline engine with 48-volt technology.

The models of the MINI brand also contribute to the sales success in the field of electric mobility. The fully electric MINI Cooper SE * is particularly popular with customers over the course of the year, with around 10,000 units sold to date.

Sales situation of BMW and MINI in the most important world regions Germany On its home market, the BMW Group achieved a sales increase of 12.1% in the third quarter (85,579 vehicles). Corona-related, a total of 16 percent fewer automobiles have been sold since the beginning of the year with 201,865 units. Sales of electrified vehicles have developed very positively since the beginning of the year and, with an increase of around 44%, achieved a share of around twelve percent in total sales.

In the Europe region, 648,107 (-19.7%) automobiles of the BMW and MINI brands have been delivered since the beginning of the year. Sales in the third quarter rose by 7.1 percent compared to the previous year (275,618 units). Sales of electrified vehicles (+ 85.1%) were particularly gratifying during this period. Overall, the situation in Europe continues to vary regionally due to the corona pandemic.

America: With 99,052 vehicles sold in the third quarter (-17.0%) and 251,154 units as of September (-25.7%), the sales situation in the Americas region is currently hardest hit by the effects of the pandemic. Customer demand for BMW vehicles in the USA recovered faster than expected in the past quarter. Sales of electrified vehicles in the Americas region rose by more than a quarter (+ 28.2%) in the past quarter.

In China, sales in the first nine months of the year were 559,681 BMW and MINI vehicles, up 6.4 percent over the same period in the previous year. After a positive second quarter, the recovery in China continued in the third quarter with a significant increase in sales to 230,612 units (+ 31.1%). As of September, sales of electrified vehicles in China rose 7.4 percent (20,713 units). BMW Group sales in the 3rd quarter and as of September 2020 at a glance

3rd quarter 2020

Compared to previous year%

until / per 09/2020

Compared to previous year%

BMW Group Automobile 1


+ 8.6%





+ 9.8%





+ 1.9%



BMW Group electrified * 1


+ 46.6%


+ 20.0%

Rolls-Royce 1





BMW motorcycle


+ 20.9%



* BEV and PHEV BMW & MINI sales in the regions / markets

3rd quarter 2020

Compared to previous year%

until / per09 / 2020

Compared to previous year%

Europe 1


+ 7.1%



Germany * 1


+ 12.1%



Asia 1


+ 24.9%


+ 3.0%


+ 31.1%


+ 6.4%

America 1









* Preliminary registration figures 1 In the context of a review of its sales and related disclosure practices, the BMW Group has reviewed its sales figures for deliveries and determined that certain deliveries were not reported for the correct time periods. Further information can be found in the BMW Group Annual Report 2019 on p. 54f. In order to update the information there, the BMW Group has revised the data for deliveries in its sixteen most important markets retrospectively up to 2015.

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MINI Cooper SE: combined fuel consumption: 0.0 l / 100 km, combined power consumption: 16.8-14.8 kWh / 100 km, combined CO2 emissions: 0 g / km BMW X2 xDrive25e: combined fuel consumption: 1.9 l / 100 km; Combined power consumption: 13.7 kWh / 100 km; Combined CO2 emissions: 43 g / km BMW iX3: Combined fuel consumption: 0.0 l / 100 km; Combined power consumption: 17.8-17.5 kWh / 100 km; Combined CO2 emissions: 0 g / km


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