To date, the BMW 5 Series range has sold 5,839,866 vehicles across the world since its launch. The BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo, introduced in the UK at the end of 2009, has sold nearly 2500 models with the 530d GT being the most popular variant.
The 2011 September registration plate change marked the milestone of BMW selling its two millionth car, 31 years after BMW UK sold its first vehicle.
A BMW E12 5 Series Saloon was the first vehicle sold on 1st January 1980, with the two millionth car being a BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo.
Ken Haynes from Wolverhampton, who took delivery of the special car, said: "I'm delighted to find out I'm the two million man for BMW. The BMW 530d Gran Turismo is the perfect car for me as I like the space, versatility and high standard specification. I run an engineering business under my own name and being able to have a luxury car that allows for large items in the boot is the perfect combination."
Steve Mills, Dealer Principal at Benham BMW, said: "Ken's been a delight to deal with and is just the sort of person who buys a BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo; he's someone who used to drive Mercedes and lately was in a Volkswagen Phaeton, but has now moved to BMW. Clearly BMW products are the way forward for the Haynes household, as a MINI Countryman also sits on the drive."
To date, the BMW 5 Series range has sold 5,839,866 vehicles across the world since its launch. The BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo, introduced in the UK at the end of 2009, has sold nearly 2500 models with the 530d GT being the most popular variant.Published 4 October 2011