BMW reported sales up 7.5% in April to 130, 598 units, due to strong demand in the Americas and Asia.
The BMW Group sales were up 6.8% to 155,419 vehicles in April and sales during the first four months of the year also increased 5.7% to a record 603,619 vehicles, compared with 571,084 units sold during the same period last year.
“We have achieved our most successful April worldwide sales ever, despite the current weakness of some car markets in Europe. We reported a growth of 2.8% in Europe last month and made strong gains in Asia and the Americas,” said Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management, Sales and Marketing BMW, in Munich.
He also said that the automaker will continue to increase as it prepares to add new model throughout the entire year, such as the new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo. Demand for the BMW X1 was high with 11,837 units sold last month, up 14.8%, the BMW 3 Series also increased 16.0% to 38,491 units and the BMW 3 Series Touring was up 104.6% to 8,358 units. The BMW 5 Series remained the segment leader with 29,955 units sold, up 11.9% and the BMW 6 Series increased 41.1% to 2,200 units. Since the beginning of the year BMW sold 512,000 vehicles worldwide, up 7.1%.
The MINI sold 24,581 units last month, up 3.3%, while BMW Motorrad was up 11.5% to 14,587 motorcycles. BMW’s sales in Asia increased 10.3% to 39,769 units, in China sales were up 11.4% to 30,311 units and in the Americas sales increased 11.7% to 36,547 units. Deliveries in the US rose 8.3% to 29,011 units and in Europe sales jumped 2.8% to 69,957 units.