THE BMW Group has finished the month of July with an increase of 7.6 per cent in total sales.
129,094 BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce brand automobiles were sold worldwide last month, and over the past seven months the number of deliveries climbed 17.9 per cent to 962,468 vehicles.
Ian Robertson, member of the board of management of BMW AG, responsible for sales and marketing said: ‘We have just reported the most successful July sales ever and we are well on our way to achieving our recently announced target of over 1.6m vehicles in 2011, the best ever sales result for the BMW Group.
‘We are clearly benefitting from a very attractive product line-up which is finding success with customers right across the globe.’
BMW’s July numbers were bolstered by strong sales of the X3, with 9,762 units sold during the month – up 193.2 per cent compared to 2010.
20,153 Minis were delivered last month, representing an increase of 10.5 per cent over the 18,242 cars sold in July 2010. Year-to-date, Mini sales are up 27.1 per cent on volume with 162,066 compared to 127,544 in the first seven months of 2010.