BMW Group logged an 11-percent jump in deliveries of BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce cars in October to 184,297 units, as boosted by strong demand in China as well as a surge in sales for the Mini brand. Thanks to a 54-percent jump in sales for its new core three-door model, Mini managed to log a 13-percent rise in overall sales to 28,834 units in October.
BMW brand, meanwhile, posted an 11-percent surge in deliveries in the month to 155,120 units, as boosted by the launch of a new version of the X5 SUV and by a good sales performance from its 3- and 5-series models.
According to BMW, it delivered 1,985 i3 electric cars and 419 i8 plug-in hybrid sports cars in October. The group particularly saw a big leap in October deliveries in China, selling 20 percent more vehicles to 39,512 units.
Demand in the United States remained strong as marked by an 8-percent rise to 35,902 units. The group also saw an 11-percent jump in sales in Europe 78,483 units.
With the strong result in October, BMW reiterated that its full-year 2014 forecast of topping 2 million vehicles in sales. For the first 10 months of 2014, group sales jumped 7 percent to 1.71 million units, marked by a 9-percent surge by the BMW brand to 1.47 million.
Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for Sales and Marketing BMW said, “We are seeing good sales development across the model range and all sales regions have recorded positive growth in October. This record month means we are well on track to achieve our target of selling more than two million vehicles by the end of the year.” [source: BMW]