BMW Reports Global Sales Record In January

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Munich has delivered 7.5 percent more vehicles worldwide in the first month of the year, compared to January 2015.

The total number of sales is 152,879, out of which 133,883 were wearing BMWs (up 7.5 percent up)and 18,867 units MINIs, which recorded an (an 8.6 percent sales increase).

Deliveries of the 1-Series jumped by 22.9 percent to 12,234 units, while the X1 was up by 60.4 percent. Combined sales of the 2-Series Active Tourer and Grand Tourer totaled 8,249 units and 10,777 examples of the X3 found new owners (16.6 percent more). The X6 was the vehicle of choice of 3,587 customers, 24.2 percent the 7-Series sales were increase by 26.3 percent and 1,255 "i" vehicles were delivered.

The MINI brand achieved its best-ever January: the five-door's sales were up by 49.2 percent to 5,783 units, and the new Clubman didn't do bad either, with 2,300 examples.

In Europe, BMW and MINI sales climved by 10.9 percent, to 61,737 units, with a double-digit growth in Italy, France and Spain. In the Americas, the two brands delivered 26,667 units, down 2.9 percent, even if the USA a 4.0 percent total market increase; Canada was better, rising by 9.8 percent and sales in Mexico were up by 13 percent.

In Asia, the Groupsold 59,522 vehicles in January (up 9.8 percent), with Mainland China accounting for 43,441, 8.4 percent up, followed by South Korea with 4,587 (+13.4 percent up) and Japan, where 3,833 units were delivered (19.3 percent more).