BMW’s March Sales Rise 8.2% on Demand for Mini Model
MUNICH,GERMANY – Bayerische Motoren Werke AG said global sales rose
a record 8.2 percent inMarch on the Mini small car. BMW Group deliveries advanced to153,184 vehicles last month from 141,576 cars and SUVs a year earlier.First-quarter sales climbed 5.7 percent to 351,787 vehicles, according towww.bloomberg.com.
The Minibrand’s deliveries increased 24 percent in March to 26,693 cars, while the mainBMW brand rose 5.3 percent to 126,406 vehicles. Roll-Royce brand sales climbed70 percent to 85 cars.
BMWexpects record sales this year, after selling 1.5 million vehicles last year,helped by the X5 and Mini models that went on sale at the end of 2006. Thecarmaker expects Mini sales to reach 240,000 vehicles this year for the first time, the manufacturer said.