The BMW Group has sold 1 million vehicles in the last six months, a record for the company. It’s on track to sell another million by end of year, and they haven’t yet rolled out their two new BMW brand models.
Best sellers include the BMW 3 Series (233k cars), the BMW 5 series (193k), and the Mini Cooper (131k). The brand that saw the biggest bump in sales was Rolls-Royce: the company sold 1,968 of them, up 33.4% year-over-year. Sales of all BMW offerings rose steadily in the US (5.1%), Mexico (6.2%) and Europe (2.1%), but China saw the greatest increase: 225k BMW and Mini cars were delivered in China – that’s a 23% increase in six months. Almost 80% of Mini owners in China are women. BMW will open 10 to 15 new Mini dealerships a year in China, adding to the 97 it currently has.