After rival carmakers Audi and Mercedes-Benz reported very strong September sales, the Bavarian producer also announced record high sales for the month.
With a total of 189,675 units (177,726 in 2012) for the BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce delivered globally, sales were 6.7% higher than in September 2012. So far, for the first nine months of the year, sales have risen 7.5% to a new record of 1,436,178 autos (1,335,502 in 2012).
Ian Robertson, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, responsible for Sales and Marketing BMW: “We achieved record global deliveries for the month of September and the first nine months of the year. Despite initial signs of stabilisation in the European automobile market, conditions in many countries remain challenging. However, we have been able to keep our European sales on a similar level year-on-year and once again reported major gains in the U.S. and Asia. We are therefore well on our way to another increase in deliveries for the full year 2013 and a new sales record.”
BMW’s global sales grew 7.6% to 158,029 cars in September (146,852). The brand was buoyed by the BMW 3 Series primarily, with sales of 44,752 vehicles, an increase of 13.9%. Overall, January-September deliveries stand at 1,209,598 units, up 9.0% over 2012 (1,109,962).
Mini also had its best ever September, with sales of 31,313 vehicles. Last, but certainly not the least, sales of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in the first three quarters of the year totaled 2,300 units (2,326/ -1.1%).