The BMW Group has reported strong sales growth for April 2011. In total, 137,183 BMW, MINI and Rolls Royce brand vehicles were delivered to customers, up 17.9 per cent on 2010. For the year to the end of April, new vehicle sales increased from 432,016 to 519,944.
Ian Robertson, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, responsible for Sales and Marketing: "In April, our positive market development continued with a strong gain of nearly 18 per cent. We continued our balanced growth worldwide with an increase in sales across almost all regions and markets. Germany, the United States and China remain our three largest markets. But we also saw impressive growth in the dynamic young markets of Brazil, Russia, India, Korea and Turkey - the so-called BRIKT-countries." Robertson continues: "We are on our way to achieve a 2011 sales volume of well over 1.5 million units, a new all-time high, with the BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brands all achieving new sales volume records."
BMW brand volumes increased to 113,078 (up from 98,488). As of April 2011 sales of BMW brand vehicles were ar 434,257, 19.2% higher than 2010.
In April, BMW X3 sales increase to 9,902 units, up from 4,126. Meanwhile, the BMW X1 has seen 10,846 units delivered to customers in April. The BMW X5 / X6 models increased by 12.7% year-on-year, from 10,406 in 2010 to 11,730. The BMW X models there fore account for 28.7% of the BMW brand's product range.
The MINI brand also reported a climb in sales, from 17,719 in 2010 up to 23,839 vehicles- an increase of 34.5%.
Roll Royce also shows growth, by the end of April 2011 sales have increased to 989 vehicles, up from 458, a 115.9% increase.Published 9 May 2011