BMW Group Global sales up 7.7 percent in November image

The BMW Group, BMW, Mini, BMW Motorrad and Husqvarna Motorcycles, on Wednesday said sales rose 7.7 percent to 138,978 vehicles in November, with the X3, 5 series, 6 Series and new 1 Series proving popular.

Global sales of BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brand automobiles rose to 1,510,862 (prev. yr. 1,319,808) units in the first eleven months of the year, 14.5 percent more than in the same period last year and a new record for the company.

“This was our best ever November sales month, with growth right across the world. We have already sold more vehicles in the first eleven months of this year than in the whole of 2010 and we have also broken our sales record from 2007 (1,500,678).

This puts our record sales target for the full year of more than 1.6 million vehicles well within reach. In November, the main impetus for growth came from the BMW X3, the BMW 5 Series and the BMW 6 Series – with further momentum from the new BMW 1 Series, which has been available on the market since 18 September and has already received several awards from automotive media.” Ian Robertson, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG said.

In the United States, BMW Group reported November sales of 26,271 vehicles, an increase of 14.8% from the 22,883 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, BMW Group sales are up 14.6% to 272,873 in the first eleven months of 2011 compared to 238,157 in the same period in 2010.

China’s dynamic sales growth continued: Sales have risen over 40% since the start of the year to 215,023 vehicles (40.7%/prev. yr. 152,866).

In Germany, the number of new BMW Group vehicles registered in November rose by 2.8% to 25,705 (prev. yr. 25,007). A total of 270,116 new vehicles have been registered since the start of the year – a substantial increase of 11.1% (prev. yr. 243,176).

BMW brand only sold 115,124 vehicles globally in November – up 6.4% (prev. yr. 108.185). BMW deliveries climbed 12.9% from the start of the year to 1,252,205 units (prev. yr. 1,108,710). The BMW X1 also remained on track for success, with 115,185 deliveries since the start of the year (+25.7%/prev. yr. 91,622), the company said.

The new 5 series also went very well. 283,065 BMW 5 Series vehicles were delivered to customers between January and November – up 52.1% (prev. yr. 186,060).

The BMW 7 Series also continues to perform well, with year-to-date deliveries of the BMW flagship reaching 61,529 vehicles (+6.8%/prev. yr. 57,587), while the 6 Series soared 733.5% to1,392 automobiles (prev. yr. 167).

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