• 133,630 vehicles delivered, an increase of 4.7%
• Year-to-date sales climb 7.1% to 256.929 vehicles
• Robertson: We intend to continue the positive development
Munich – March 8, 2013… With 133,630 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brand automobiles delivered worldwide (+4.7% / prev. yr. 127,638), the BMW Group achieved its best-ever February sales result. A record number of 256,929 (prev. yr. 239,802) vehicles have been delivered to customers since the start of the year – an increase of +7.1% compared with the same period last year.
"In February the BMW Group achieved another healthy increase in sales and we intend to continue the positive development with exciting new models throughout the year," said Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Sales and Marketing BMW. Robertson continued: "With the new BMW 3 Series GT, which premiered this week at the Geneva Auto Salon, we are expanding our highly successful 3 Series range with an innovative new model for our customers."
A total of 114,908 BMW brand vehicles were sold worldwide in February, an increase of +7.0% (prev. yr. 107,362). Year-to-date, sales are +9.2% higher at 222,207 vehicles than for the same period last year (prev. yr. 203,546). In the first two months of the year there was particularly strong demand for the BMW X1 with 23,118 units sold, an increase of 40.1% over the previous year (16,505). The BMW 3 Series has also been one of the growth drivers worldwide in the first two months with a total of 63,103 vehicles delivered, an increase of 26.2% compared to the same period last year (49,997). Demand for the BMW 5 Series continued to be strong in the first two months, with sales climbing +7.4% to 47,157 vehicles (prev. yr. 43,893). The BMW 6 Series also achieved solid gains with 3,271 vehicles sold year to date, an increase of 36.1% over the previous year (2,404).
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