BMW Group sales reach record tally for July image

BMW AG, the world’s largest manufacturer of luxury autos, has reported sales of its BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce brands have reached a new record for the July month.

Deliveries across the group have surged 5.6 percent compared with the same period last year to a total of 173,195 units last month – also posting a new record for the tally concerning the first seven months of the year. January to July sales peaked at 1,272,953autos, rising 7.5 percent from the same period last year. “Despite the volatility we are seeing on some markets, the BMW Group continues to show steady sales growth around the world,” commented Ian Robertson, the group sales and marketing chief. “With our outstanding brands, we are seeing strong momentum in Europe and buoyant markets in the NAFTA region and much of Asia, so I remain confident that the positive sales development we have achieved so far this year will continue through the rest of 2015.” July sales for the namesake BMW brand soared 5.8 percent worldwide for a tally of 147,513 vehicles and the sales after the first seven months of the year have reached 1,079,563 units, a climb of 5.2 percent year-over-year. The British Mini brand managed to grow deliveries in July by 4.8 percent to 25,416 autos and after the seven months that have passed sales have jumped 22.5 percent to 191,355.

Deliveries for the group jumped 9.7 percent in Europe for the January to July period, with 563,670 BMW and Mini units. The best pace was achieved in Great Britain, where deliveries jumped 15.3 percent. Throughout the Americas, the group delivered so far this year a tally of 281,432 BMW and Mini autos, a growth of 8.4 percent year-over-year. In Asia, the year-to-date total has climbed to 389,015, a more modest surge of 4.1 percent.