The BMW Group, the largest luxury automaker in the world, has reached its best ever delivery quota for the month of September, with sales across the three brands it owns surging 7.8 percent year over year.
BMW, Mini and ultra-luxury marquee Rolls-Royce sold a total of 215,413 autos last month, also nailing the company’s top three quarters to date with deliveries rising 7.5 percent to 1,644,810 units. The namesake BMW brand has seen a September growth of 7.7 percent, with a tally of 180,475 autos, while the sales for the three quarters that have passed so far have expanded by 5.8 percent compared to the first nine months of 2014 to 1,395,780 vehicles. “Despite ongoing headwinds in certain markets, BMW Group sales continue to grow steadily,” commented Ian Robertson, BMW’s chief of sales and marketing. “We are seeing strong momentum in many European markets, while sales in much of Asia and the NAFTA region are also moving positively.” The Mini brand also increased its tally to 34,600 cars sold in September, which is up 8.6 percent from the same month last year. During the first nine months of the year the British marquee has seen a jump of 18.7 percent to a tally of 246,426 units. Rolls-Royce continues to lose momentum because of the China issues, with the first three quarters seeing a drop of 8.9 percent to a total of 2,604 autos.
In Europe BMW and Mini combined to jump 10.3 percent during the first nine months of the year to a total of 731,065 autos. Great advancements were seen in the UK (up 13.8 percent), France (up 19.6 percent) or Portugal (up 25.7 percent). Sales across the Americas have remained steady, rising 7 percent for the two main brands to 360,700 vehicles. Asia’s headwinds have seen the advances slowing to 4.3 percent and a quota of 502,046 autos.