Global sales of BMW brand vehicles were up 7.7% in September, representing a total of 180,475 vehicles being delivered in the month. As for the first three quarters, deliveries rose 5.8% compared to the same period last year, with about 1.4 million vehicles sold.

The BMW X series remain very popular with global deliveries of the BMW X5 reaching 33,406 units in September, up 21%, and sales of the BMW X3 climbing to 13,808 units, up 13.8% compared to the same month last year. The BMW X6 more than doubled its sales with 4,002 delivered to customers worldwide, an increase of about 127%.

The MINI brand also continues to grow its global sales with 34,600 units delivered to customers in September, up 8.6% on the same month last year. Since the beginning of 2015, sales have increased 18.7% with a total of 246,426 MINIs delivered worldwide.

As for Rolls-Royce, it achieved its second best ever sales performance for the first nine months of the year. Despite significant headwinds in the luxury sector in mainland China, a total of 2,604 units have been delivered between January and September this year, down 8.9%. Outside China, globally balanced sales were in line with expectations and the company continues to plan for long-term sustainable growth.

Overall sales for BMW and MINI continue strong in Europe, with deliveries in France up 19.6% in the first three quarters, Spain (+18%) and Portugal (+25.7%). Sales in NAFTA countries were also on a steady rise for the same period with deliveries in the U.S up 6.9%, Canada (+11.8%) and Mexico (18.7%).

Deliveries for the same vehicle brands in Asia increased 4.3% compared with the same period last year. In Mainland China, a total of 342,683 BMW and MINI vehicles were delivered to customers, up 2% compared with the same period last year. South Korea continues to achieve significant double-digit growth with sales so far this year up 19.8% (40,088) while deliveries in Japan climbed 9.8% in the year-to-date (50,490).

The German rival, Mercedes-Benz, has also reported record sales for September 2015. Read more here.