BMW to Reach 1.8 Million Vehicles Sold in 2012 image

BMW’s CFO Friedrich Eichiner told a German newspaper the company has sold almost 1.8 million vehicles so far this year.

“One of our goals was to increase vehicle sales in 2012 and to reach a new record in deliveries. With about 1.8 million vehicles, we have achieved this,” the executive, Friedrich Eichiner, told Die Welt in an interview.

According to Friedrich Eichiner, the world’s largest premium carmaker has sold 1.66 million vehicles from January to November, an increase of 10.1% compared with the same period last year. Total sales for 2011 were 1.67 million vehicles. In November BMW reported record sales with 170,932 units sold, up 26.4% from November 2011.

“We posted solid gains in many of our markets last month and we aim to continue the momentum. This puts our record sales target for 2012 well within reach and we will once again be the number one premium car company worldwide,” said Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG.

In November, the German automaker sold 170,932 MW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles, an increase from 138,954 units in November 2011. The January-November period also accounted for the automaker’s best eleven months with sales of 1,664,088 units, compared with 1,510,857 units sold during the same period last year.