The BMW Group posted a 2.7 percent year-on-year increase in global sales in November 2013 to 174,996 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce branded vehicles. The Group logged a 6.8 percent jump in global sales in the first 11 months of 2013 to a new all-time record of 1,777,017 vehicles.
“Strong global demand for our products once again drove sales to a new all-time high in November, despite already high figures for the previous year,” according to Ian Robertson, member of BMW’s Board of Management responsible for Sales and Marketing BMW. He remarked that while conditions remain challenging in many European markets, they expect sales to continue to “develop positively over the coming months.”
He remarked that their target of record sales for 2013 is now within reach, adding that BMW is bound to retain its crown as the best-selling luxury carmaker in the world.
BMW brand logged a 3.2 percent jump in sales in November to 149,663 vehicles and an 8-percent rise in sales in the first 11 months of the year to 1,499,308 vehicles. Boosting the brand’s growth are its new models. Through the November period, the BMW Group delivered 18,355 of the new BMW 3 Series GT launched in June. For the year so far, the Group logged a 24 percent rise in sales of the 3 Series to 451,774 vehicles.
The carmaker also sold 9,938 of the new BMW 4 Series Coupé since its launch in October 2013. Sales of the BMW 5 Series grew 2.7 percent to 332,280 units through the end of November. The BMW 6 Series also logged a 19.6 percent jump in sales in the period to 24,976 vehicles.
Even after unveiling the new Mini at its Oxford plant, sales for the brand remained brisk at 24,873 vehicles sold worldwide in November. For the first 11 months of 2013, Mini delivered 274,575 vehicles. [source: BMW]