Heiner Faust, BMW Motorrad Head of Sales and Marketing: "With 15,458 vehicles sold we have achieved a new record after the first two months of the year. This is a considerable increase in sales of 14.2% as compared to the equivalent period last year. What is more, last month showed the best February sales for the fifth time in succession in the company's history with 9,195 vehicles sold and an increase of 13.5 %. The main drivers of this success are the continuing high demand for the models we launched in 2014 and the new models of the current season. This spring will again see five new motorcycle launches."
The new BMW S 1000 RR has been considerably revised for the 2015 model year. The main features are 4 kg less weight, more output and even greater usability. Meanwhile there are two new boxer models lined up for the start next season: the new BMW R 1200 R and the R 1200 RS. The second generation of the BMW F 800 R makes a clear statement in the middle class segment and sets out to continue the success of the distinctive BMW Motorrad parallel twins. With the new S 1000 XR BMW Motorrad is introducing a high-performance, sports-oriented 4-cylinder motorcycle. It combines the qualities of the BMW Motorrad GS, Touring and Sports models to provide a completely new ride experience under the name "Adventure Sport".
In case of queries please contact:
Renate Heim, BMW Motorrad Communication
Tel.: +49 89 382-21615, Fax: +49 89 382-23927
Markus Sagemann, Head of Product- and Lifestyle Kommunikation MINI, BMW Motorrad
Tel.: +49 89 382-68796, Fax: +49 89 382-23927
The BMW Group
With its three brands BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, the BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services. As a global company, the BMW Group operates 30 production and assembly facilities in 14 countries and has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.
In 2014, the BMW Group sold approximately 2.118 million cars and 123,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax for the financial year 2014 was approximately € 8.71 billion on revenues amounting to € 80.40 billion. As of 31 December 2014, the BMW Group had a workforce of 116,324 employees.
The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain, comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy.
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