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Wednesday, 10 February 2016 10:45

BMW Group starts year with sales record January

 Following its most successful sales year ever, the BMW Group achieved a record numbers of customer deliveries in the first month of the new year. A total of 152,879 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles were handed over to customers around the world in January 2016, an increase of 7.5% on the same period last year, Caspian Energy News (www.caspianenergy.net) reports with reference to the official website of the BMW Group.

"We are pleased to see the sustainable levels of growth we achieved in 2015 continuing into this year," said Dr Ian Robertson, member of the board of management of BMW AG responsible for global sales and marketing BMW. "Despite many markets showing continuing volatility, we remain optimistic that this positive trend will continue through 2016, our company’s centenary year," he added.

BMW sales increased by 7.5%, with a total of 133,883 units delivered around the world in January. A variety of models throughout the range achieved significant sales growth. The BMW 1 Series increased sales by 22.9% (12,324) while the new BMW X1 grew sales of that model by 60.4% compared with the same month last year (14,308). Combined sales of the BMW 2 Series Active and Gran Tourers in January reached 8,249 units. The BMW X family remains increasingly popular in all vehicle classes: sales of the BMW X3 increased by 16.6% (10,777) while sales of the BMW X6 increased 24.2% (3,587). The brand’s flagship, the new BMW 7 Series, achieved a 26.3% increase on sales compared with the same month last year - a total of 3,392 were delivered to customers around the world. Globally, 1,255 BMW i vehicles were delivered to customers.

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