BMW records best-ever quarterly figures, helped by UK marques
Over the first three months of the year, BMW sold a total of 426,000 units, an increase of 11.2% on the same period last year. March sales also rose significantly on last year with unit sales climbing to 186,000, an increase of 12%.
Quarterly sales figures for UK manufactured MINI vehicles indicate growing customer demand, with unit sales rising by 12% on the same period in 2011 to 68,000. Much of this came as a result of the MINI Countryman, which has improved on last year's sales figures by 37%.
Sales of luxury Rolls-Royce models climbed modestly to 770 unit sales over the first quarter, rising just over 6% on those recorded last year.
Ian Robertson (Inset), BMW board member for sales and marketing, said: 'BMW achieved an all-time high in sales last month and the best first quarter in its history. These outstanding results are due to our attractive, young model range and our strategy of healthy, balanced growth across the globe. We aim to continue the momentum with additional new models this year, such as the luxurious BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe and a model revision of the flagship BMW 7 Series.'