BMW Group broke records for its monthly sales worldwide in October 2013. BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles delivered165,851 units worldwide, about 5.2% higher than October 2012 with 157,621 units. From January to October 2013, sales rose by 7.3% to attain a record of 1,602,018 vehicles. In comparison, it sold 1,493,154 units in the same month last year.
According to Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, responsible for Sales and Marketing BMW, the company stays on track by breaking sales records in October and in the first 10 months even with the continued headwinds in several European markets. He said that BMW believes that it will maintain its position as the top maker of premium vehicles worldwide and that sales will “continue to develop positively” until the end of 2013 and that it will be persistent in achieving profitable growth.
BMW brand sales grew 5.4% to 140,057 vehicles in October compared to 132,826 units in the previous year. From January to October 2013, BMW delivered 1,349,642 vehicles, an 8.6% increase compared to 1,242,819 units in the previous year. There were 131,343 BMW X1 vehicles delivered to customers in the first 10 months of 2013, a 12.6% increase from the sales in the previous year of 116,608 units.
Since the market was launched in late 2009, over 500,000 BMW X1 vehicles were sold. Furthermore, the BMW X3 continued to be successful with a 6.0% boost in sales to the end of October, to hit a total of 127,730 vehicles compared to 120,502 units in the previous year.
About a million of these very successful models were shipped since the first generation debuted in January 2004.The BMW 3 Series is still considered to be a major contributor to growth with a considerable increase in sales of 26.1% to 408,217 units compared to the 323,755 units set in the same month the previous year. Since the sixth generation BMW 3 Series model was launched in February 2012, there have been 600,000 units sold. [source: BMW]