BMW Group Announces Best-Ever August Sales
For the year to date, a total of 1,073,363 vehicles were delivered, which is 16.8 percent more than the same period of 2011.
Thanks to the introduction of the new generation, sales of the BMW X3 compact SUV increased by a staggering 131.8 percent last month to 9,123 units. Demand for the 5-Series Sedan and Touring remains strong as well, with over 200,000 examples delivered since the beginning of the year.
With so many new MINI products coming soon, demand for their current offering has only increased by 5.2 to 15,761 vehicles worldwide in August. Sales of their retro-syled models have thus increased 24.8 percent to 177,829 vehicles in the first eight months of 2011.
"We achieved record sales once again in August. Models such as the BMW X3, the BMW 5 Series Sedan and the BMW 5 Series Touring continued to report strong gains and made a positive contribution to our record sales performance last month. Looking ahead, we are confident that we are in a good position with balanced growth across the world and a young, attractive portfolio, including the new BMW 1 Series which goes on sale this month. We expect our growth to increase to double-digit figures in September and we are absolutely on track to achieve our goal of over 1.6 million vehicle sales in 2011," said Ian Robertson, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, responsible for Sales and Marketing.