BMW brand sales rise 6% in August image

The world’s largest premium automaker, BMW, reported core brand sales grew 6% in August to 126,152 units, boosted by strong demand in China and the U.S.

The automaker stated its vehicle sales rose 10% in the past eight months to 1.15 million cars, helping BMW maintain the lead in the global premium sales. Audi, which comes in a close second, announced its eight-month sales increased 11% to 1.13 million cars sold, while Mercedes-Benz scores the last position in the top three car sellers up until now, with 1.09 million cars and SUVs delivered until September, with a growth of 11%.

BMW registrations, which include the Mini and Rolls-Royce brands, inched up 5% in August to 145,902 and scored a 7% increase to 1.33 million in the first eight months.

Ian Robertson, BMW sales and marketing chief, stated that “While external factors continue to influence some market all three major sales regions are delivering more vehicles than ever before this year and we remain confident that we will hit our target of breaking the 2 million mark in 2014.”

The Group’s sales were up a massive 20% in China in the first eight months of 2014 to 298,752 cars, while the U.S. sales rose 5% in the same period to 245,974. The European sales also went up 3% to 563,246 until September.

By Gabriela Florea