For the first six months of 2012 BMW declared global record sales of 900,539 vehicles, up 8.1% from the same period last year.
BMW also achieved for the second time the highest sales volume in a single month in June, with 172,516 BMW, Rolls-Royce and MINI models sold globally.
“We are very pleased with the positive result for the first half year. The BMW Group achieved record sales again in June and for the first six months of the year and we have an overall record for 2012 well in our sight,” said Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management, Sales and Marketing BMW.
The company plans to bring new models in the following months, which are expected to boost sales even more and bring BMW new record sales in the second half of the year. BMW will continue to focus on important markets such as Asia, Europe and the Americas, but also on the emerging markets.
In Europe sales in June were up 1.5% to 92,686 units, but year-to-date sales were the same as last year with 437,066 vehicles. In Asia BMW sold 237,875 vehicles in the first half of 2012, and 38,352 vehicles in June.