Despite the European crisis, BMW managed to reach a record month in sales in September.
BMW, Rolls-Royce and Mini delivered more than 177,716 units worldwide, compared with 159,223 units last year, up 11.6% compared with September 2011. The automaker also reported its best nine months with sales up 8.3% to 1,335,502 vehicles, compared with 1,232,619 units last year.
BMW’s sales increased 14.3% to 146,843 units, the BMW 1 Series selling 23,583 units, up 51.1%, the second generation BMW 1 Series 5-Door Hatch sold more than 150.000 vehicles, the BMW 3 Series’ sales were up 9.7% to 39,302 units and the BMW 5 Series increased 7.9% to 29,996 vehicles. The BMW 6 Series managed to more than triple sales reaching 2,426 vehicles, up 222.6%. Year-to-date BMW sold 1,109,962 vehicles, up 8.6%.