Ken Haynes With His BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo
Ken Haynes With His BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo

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 : 04/10/11 Author : Staff

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