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2012-05-08 14:57

RECORD SALES YEAR AHEAD: BMW's new 1 Series proved to be a top seller for the brand in the first few months of 2012. The German automaker says it's well on its way to a record sales year.

MUNICH, Germany - BMW continued its successful run as the world’s leading premium automaker through April 2012 with an increase of 6.1% in sales.

145 505 BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce vehicles were sold in April and over the past four months the number of deliveries climbed 9.8% to a new record  571 040.

Ian Robertson, member of the board at BMW, said: “Following on from the best first quarter in the company’s history, we have just reported our most successful April sales yet. We are well on course to achieving a record year in 2012. We are clearly benefiting from a very attractive product line-up which is finding success with customers right around the globe.

"This momentum will continue as we add new vehicles throughout the year, such as the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé in June."


BMW has sold a total of 478 030 (434 270 in 2011) vehicles since January 2012, up 10.1%. BMW's 1 Series, X1, 3 Series sedan and convertible, 5 Series, X5 and 6 Series were, the company says, leaders in their segments.

Demand for the new 1 Series four-door hatch remains strong with 14 551 vehicles sold in April, an increase of 68.3% over the same period in 2011. The 3 Series Sedan also reported strong gains in April with a total of 24 006 vehicles while 12 229 models of the X3 were sold.

More than 1561 customers bought the latest 6 Series in April.

Mini sales, at 23 789 in April, remained the same as in 2011. The new Roadster has had an excellent start to 2012 with nearly 2000 units sold since its launch in February, 2012

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