May 13th, 2013
It’s the calm before the storm as MINI prepares to launch one of the most important models in its history late this year with the F56. But for now we’re focused on the current line-up with the Paceman recently joining the ranks and doing rather well. continued →
May 2nd, 2013
Official Release: The BMW Group continued to perform well in the first quarter of 2013. Group revenues totalled € 17,546 million (2012: € 18,293 million; -4.1%). Despite higher expenditure on new technologies, increased personnel expenses and challenging market conditions worldwide, the profit before financial result (EBIT) for the three-month period totalled € 2,039 million (2012: € 2,134 million; -4.5%), the second highest result ever achieved by the Group in a first quarter. The EBIT margin for the Group was 11.6%. continued →
May 1st, 2013
MINI USA reported small sales growth for April, with sales only rising 1% over April of 2012. Year-to-date sales are also flat, actually down slightly at -0.4%. MINI’s official statement and sales chart follow after the jump, but one word of clarification: BMW has transposed the Hardtop and Clubman numbers.
Apr 10th, 2013
Official release: A total of 31,763 MINI brand vehicles were delivered worldwide to customers in March (prev. yr. 32,422/-2.0%) and 66,154 (prev. yr. 68,211/-3.0%) vehicles were sold in the first quarter of 2013. The slight decrease in the first quarter is attributed to the four-week closure of the MINI Oxford plant for renovations at the beginning of the year. continued →
Apr 4th, 2013
Official News from MINI USA: It’s official: MINI has sold its 500,000th vehicle in America. A few days after the 11-year anniversary of its launch in the U.S, and the introduction of the all-new MINI Paceman (the seventh model in the lineup), MINI USA welcomes its 500,000th new car owner.
Apr 2nd, 2013
MINI’s off to a good start for 2013 with March up over 3%. The increase came from strong sales of the Roadster and continued success of the Countryman. Additionally MINI USA moved 169 Paceman(s) in its first few weeks of limited availability. You can see the full numbers after the break. continued →
Mar 9th, 2013
Official Release: The MINI brand reported 18,527 cars delivered worldwide in February (prev. yr. 20,021/-7.5%). In the first two months of the year, 34,391 MINI cars were delivered to customers (prev. yr. 35,789 / -3.9%). The MINI Countryman climbed to 13,645 cars, an increase of 9.6% compared to the same period last year (prev. yr. 12,448). The launch of the MINI Paceman in mid-March is expected to bring further momentum to global sales for the brand. continued →