Between January and September 2011, the BMW Group has reported sales of 128,874 vehicles sold, a 10.5 per cent increase compared to the same period in 2010, with a figure of 114,869 vehicles. This year, BMW Group has sold 8.3 per cent of all new cars in the UK. September sales were 6.2 per cent up compared to September 2010, with 27,874 vehicles sold.
"Our sales performance in the first nine months of the year has continued to outperform the market," said Tim Abbott, Managing Director of BMW Group UK. "Much of this growth has come from sales to our corporate customers with particularly strong demand for the fuel and tax efficient BMW 3 and 5 Series models. With X Series models now accounting for over 15 per cent of BMW sales, we have seen particularly high customer demand so far this year for the X1 and X3 ranges. MINI has also performed well with the continued success of the Countryman range and we have already had a positive response to the new MINI Coupe which went on sale last weekend.
"However, our dealers are facing some of the most difficult trading conditions since 2008 and, looking ahead to the remainder of the year, consumer demand in the retail sector of the market remains volatile."BMW Sales
For the first nine months of 2011, BMW has sold 90,727 vehicles, showing a 10.5 per cent increase of 2010's period. In September, sales dropped 2.6 per cent, totalling 18,184 vehicles. The BMW 5 Series range has seen its best performance since the first nine months since 2008, with a 61.7 per cent increase in sales to 17,067 vehicles compared to the same period in 2010. The BMW X Series have seen an increase of 27.2 per cent year to date to 14,007 vehicles.MINI Sales
Between January and September 2011, MINI has seen 38,147 vehicles sold, a 16.2 per cent increase compared to 2010's 32,820 vehicles. Year to date, MINI has a UK market share of 2.4 per cent. 9690 MINIs were delivered to customers in September, a 28.1 per cent increase in September 2010.
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