BMW Worldwide sales up 8.3 percent in October image

BMW AG, the world’s largest luxury carmaker on Tuesday said the group delivered 139,276 vehicles in October – up 8.3 percent compared to the same period of 2010. Year-to-date sales were up 15.2% to 1,371,863 cars.

The BMW brand sold 115,136 vehicles, up from 107,796 in October 2010, while Mini sales rose 16 percent to 23,839 units in October.

BMW said the new 5 Series maintains its position as the clear segment leader with strong sales of over 25,000 units in October (26,370; prev. yr. 23,808/+10.8%). In addition, the new X3 is very popular – sales soaring 333.8 percent last month to 10,949 vehicles (prev. yr. 2,524).

Sales for the new BMW 6 Series have gained strong momentum, with 1,152 units sold in October, an increase of 506.3% over the same month last year (prev. yr. 190). Also, the 7 Series limousine continues to perform well, with October sales of the BMW flagship rising 36.4% to 6,271 units (prev. yr. 4,597).

‘Our vehicles continue to be in strong demand worldwide and once again we achieved record sales for the month of October,’ Ian Robertson, the board member responsible for sales, said in a statement.

The German automaker noted that sales for the month of October was boosted by a 33.5 percent vehicle sales surge in China, a 17.5 percent increase in the United States., and a 4.9 percent growth in Germany.