BMW Group India delivered 11,105 cars (BMW + MINI) in 2018, registering a growth of 13% as compared to 2017. BMW India achieved highest ever sales of 10,405 units clocking 11% growth. MINI India accelerated with unprecedented growth of 66% with 700 units, further strengthening its position in the small-premium car segment.
By selling 2,187 motorcycles in the first full year of operations, BMW Motorrad India has successfully created a good demand.
BMW 5 Series and BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo have contributed strongly to the growth story. BMW also saw significant contribution of upto 50% coming from the locally-produced Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) range with strong contribution from the new BMW X3. Presently, BMW X1, BMW X3 and BMW X5 are locally-produced at BMW Group Plant Chennai. In 2019, the plant will also start local production of BMW X4 and BMW X7.
The MINI Hatch and the now locally-produced MINI Countryman together commanded a share of over 60% in MINI sales making headway for its striking growth.
BMW G 310 R and BMW G 310 GS led the outstanding growth of BMW Motorrad India with over 75% contribution to sales. BMW S 1000 RR, BMW R 1200 GS and BMW R 1200 GSA received good response.