Sales of BMW cars in the UK smashed through the 2,000,000 mark during September, the automaker said in a statement.

The first BMW sold in Britain was an E12 5 Series saloon on January 1st 1980.

Ken Haynes, the proud owner of the landmark purchase, said “I’m delighted to find out I’m the two million man for BMW. The BMW 530d Gran Turismo is the perfect car for me as I like the space, versatility and high standard specification”.

BMW launched the 5-Series GT in the UK market in 2009 and has sold nearly 2,500 units of the corssover sedan.

Steve Mills, Dealer Principal at Benham BMW, said: “Ken’s been a delight to deal with and is just the sort of person who buys a BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo; he’s someone who used to drive Mercedes and lately was in a Volkswagen Phaeton, but has now moved to BMW. Clearly BMW products are the way forward for the Haynes household, as a MINI Countryman also sits on the drive.”

The announcement comes a month after BMW’s Mini brand managed to produce two million cars in ten years.

“It’s a real privilege to drive this true British icon off the production line today. The 2 millionth Mini to be made here in Oxford is a fantastic symbol of the UK’s strength in the global automotive industry and a great British manufacturing success story. BMW’s continued investment in its UK operations, together with its export success – selling to over 90 countries worldwide – is contributing to a real renaissance for the UK car industry and a brilliant example of the sustainable, balanced growth we are determined to achieve”, said David Cameron at the event.

In September, the automaker sold 18,184 BMWs and 9,690 MINI vehicles in UK.


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