BMW outpaced the sales growth at Mercedes in November as global demand for the new BMW 5 series and X1 SUV increased further.
Deliveries of BMW, Mini, and Rolls-Royce models rose 20% to 129,014 units last month, making it BMW’s highest monthly gain so far in 2010 and lifted year to date sales to 1.32 million units, an increase of 14%.
“BMW is well on its way to reaching its target of more than 1.4 million units this year,” Ian Robertson, BMW’s sales chief, said in a statement. “We are outperforming the market and were able to expand our market share worldwide once again.”
The new version of the BMW 5 series, which was introduced earlier this year, has boosted deliveries for the saloon by 87% to 20,702 units. The X1 sold 9,160 units, topping 100,000 sales since being introduced last autumn. Mini has sold 4,165 units of the Countryman, Mini’s first four-door model which went on sale in September which accounted for 20% of the brand’s sales.