BMW have revealed their group sales leapt 11.6% to 115,278 vehicles in October, marking a new record for the month. Strong sales are being powered by the ongoing roll-out of the revamped BMW 5 series and demand for the X1 SUV.
BMW also said its flagship 7-series saloon beat the previous model’s sales record in October. Since its market launch two years ago, the luxury saloon car has been delivered to more than 100,000 customers and sales have risen 23% to 64,763 vehicles since January this year.
On its German home turf, BMW group’s new vehicle registrations rose 4.8% on the year to 23,220 units last month, while in North America sales climbed 13% to 23,222 vehicles.
In China, now BMW’s third-largest sales region, sales jumped 44% on the year to 13,738 units in October.
“We continue to expect double-digit sales growth through the end of the year,” BMW sales Chief Ian Robertson said in a statement.
BMW Group tale of the tape:
BMW Group October car sales +11.6% on year at 128,593 units.
BMW Group January-to-October car sales +13% on year at 1.19 million units.
BMW brand October car sales +12% on year at 107,789 units.
BMW brand January-to-October car sales +15% on year at 1 million units.
Mini October car sales +6.1% on year at 20,525 units.
Mini January-to-October car sales +4% on year at 188,275 units.
Rolls-Royce brand October sales at 279 vehicles after 70 units last year.
Rolls-Royce brand January-to-October car sales at 2,007 after 531 units last year.
Source: Reuters \ WSJ