A combination of factors are weighing down the BMW group at the moment:
- MINI production is temporarily limited as the U.K. plant undergoes a major expansion
- 3 Series coupe sales are slumping ahead of the new model's rollout in September
- SUV customers are sitting on the sidelines, waiting for BMW's X3 and X5 models to get an overdue freshening (scheduled for August and late this year, respectively)
- MINI sales are likely to taper off ahead of the introduction of the new model later this year.