BMW reports strong growth

Published:  13 October, 2015

Overall sales continue to grow for BMW as the group reports record sales for September and its best ever first three quarters.

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.