On Tuesday, the BMW Group, which includes the BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brands, released details of sales for the month of September.
The German automaker delivered 177,716 vehicles worldwide, an increase of 11.6 percent over the same month last year and a new record for September.
Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, responsible for Sales and Marketing BMW, welcomed the results and said that the company is on course to meet its sales targets for the year.
"We made solid gains in many of our markets last month and were once again able to achieve record sales in September, despite the difficult environment in some European countries," said Robertson. "Our models continue to perform well and we expect to see further healthy growth in worldwide sales in the fourth quarter. We are well on course to achieving a new sales record for the whole year.”
From January through the end of September, the BMW brand sold 1,109,962 units globally, up 8.6 per cent from last year, while the MINI brand delivered 223,314 cars (+7.2 per cent). Rolls Royce was the only car brand in the group to see its sales drop (by 4.7 per cent) in the first nine months of the year to 2,326 cars.