BMW announced in a statement it delivered a record 165, 851 BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce vehicles in October.
The numbers point to a 5.2 % rise from the year-earlier period lifted by a 5.4 % increase in deliveries of BMW brand vehicles. Between January and October 2013, sales increased by 7.3% to reach a new all-time high of 1,602,018 vehicles (previous year:1,493,154).
Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, responsible for Sales and Marketing BMW: “We remain on track with a new all-time high in sales in October and in the first ten months, despite the continued headwinds in some European markets. We are confident that sales will continue to develop positively until the end of the year and we will continue to strive for profitable growth. The BMW Group maintains its position as the leading manufacturer of premium vehicles worldwide.”
BMW brand sales climbed 5.4% to 140,057 vehicles in October (prev. yr.: 132,826). In the first ten months of the year, BMW delivered 1,349,642 vehicles, an increase of 8.6% (prev. yr.: 1,242,819).
MINI reported an all-time sales high of 25,420 vehicles worldwide in October (prev. yr.: 24,483/ +3.8%) and a new record for the first ten months of the year, despite persistent market challenges in Europe: MINI sold 249,702 cars worldwide (prev. yr.: 247,697/ +0.8%) during this period.
In Europe, BMW Group sales to the end of October remained at the same level as last year, with a total of 711,918 vehicles delivered (prev. yr.: 711,199/ +0.1%).
In Asia, sales for the first ten months climbed 17.7% to 469,434 vehicles. In Mainland China, the company increased retail sales by 20.0% year-on-year with 317,822 deliveries. Year-to-date, the BMW Group also reported strong gains in other Asian markets, including Japan (51,091/ +12.0%) and South Korea (32,641/ +18.8%).
In the Americas, the BMW Group sold 366,661 vehicles from January to October, an increase of 11.1% over the previous year. Over the same period, the company delivered a total of 295,474 vehicles to customers in the U.S. (+10.6%).