BMW Group is now announcing the results on a global scale and things are also looking good, however BMW Malaysia has not been able to increase it total sales in Malaysia in 2017 as Mercedes-Benz takes the lead over BMW in Malaysia.
Over the month of November, BMW Group’s sales worldwide have gone up by 5.2% boosted by the new BMW 5 Series which was already sold in over 300,000 units over the course of the year. A total of 220,649 units were delivered to customers last month, adding up to 2,229,497 vehicles so far this year which adds up to a year-to-date growth of 3.6%.
An unparalleled increase in sales was recorded for BMW i and iPerformance models, demand going up by 63.7% over the last 11 months, adding up to a total of 89,806 units and heading towards the goal set by BMW of delivering 100,000 of them this year. Since the 5 Series is so popular, the plug-in hybrid version is also proving to account for a large amount of the sales, 22% of the 5 Series models sold so far in the US wearing the 530e moniker on the boot.
The MINI brand reported growth of 7.6%, with the delivery of 33,993 vehicles to customers in November. This also had a positive impact on YTD sales, which rose 3.0% to 334,205 deliveries. With a 25.1% increase in global sales and 73,686 deliveries in the year to the end of November, the MINI Countryman made a significant contribution to this positive trend. More than one in ten MINI Countryman models delivered in November was a plug-in hybrid.