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BMW Group sold 121,615 BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce cars worldwide in August, up 9.7 percent over August 2011.

It is BMW Group’s best-ever August sales result. Since the beginning of the year, the BMW Group has delivered 1,157,777 vehicles globally, an increase of 7.9 percent compared with the first eight months of 2011, when it sold 1,073,396 units.

“We achieved record sales once again in August. Models such as the BMW 1 and BMW 3 Series, the BMW X1 and X3, as well as the BMW 6 Series reported strong gains and made a positive contribution to our record sales performance last month,” said Ian Robertson, member of the board of management of BMW AG, responsible for Sales and Marketing BMW.

BMW brand worldwide sales increased by 8.3% in August to 102,730 vehicles. From January to August, 963,110 BMW brand vehicles were delivered, up 7.8% than for the same period in the previous year (893,505). One of the best sold models in August was the BMW 1 Series – sales rose to 14.565 units, an increase of 91.0% over the previous year.

Solid growth was also achieved by the BMW 3 Series Sedan with 20.951 units sold (+15.9%), BMW 5 Series with 23,337 vehicles (+3.7%) and the BMW X1 with 11.039 vehicles delivered (33.4%).

MINI brand sales climbed 18.5 percent to 18,671 vehicles worldwide in August.