German automaker BMW AG, the largest in the world when it comes to luxury autos, announced recently that its namesake passenger car brand has registered an increase in April sales of 5.6 percent year-over-year, reaching a record tally of 148,896 units.
Total group sales jumped 8.4 percent to a tally of 175,972 vehicles, with three of the core brands reaching record sales – BMW, Mini and BMW Motorrad. After the first four months of the year, BMW Group sales have reached more than 700,000 units, up 8.2 percent from the same period last year. The core BMW brand had its best April in history, with 148,896 units and a rise of 5.6 percent from the same month last year. “Following on from our best ever first quarter, April has seen further sales growth in all regions around the world,” commented Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Sales and Marketing BMW. “We are succeeding in our aim to expand sales in a balanced way globally and I’m certain that the exciting new models we’re bringing to the market in 2015 will ensure this positive trend continues.”
For the BMW brand, the first four months brought a total of 600,473 units, up 5.5 percent from the same period last year, for the best tally for the period in history. The biggest premium brand in the world saw its tally buoyed by increased sales of the new 2 Series van at home in Europe and of the X family of sport utility vehicles in the United States, which offset lower demand in China.