The BMW Group maintains the positive sales trend. The group with the brands BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce houses sold in May, 10.8 percent more than the same period last year. A total of 120,843 models sold over 109,049 models in May last year. Sales during the first five months of the year rose 13.3 percent to 552,864 vehicles sold. According to BMW sales trend remains positive, thanks to the many new models including the BMW 5-Series and the BMW X1, they are well on track to become the leading car manufacturer of premium vehicles in 2010.
BMW sold 101,755 vehicles worldwide in May, an increase of 12.3%. The models with the strongest growth were the BMW 7-Series (33.6% / 4501 units) and the BMW 5-Series sedan (13.1% / 13,716 units). The new BMW 5-Series Touring comes this fall in the market and the sales in Europe an extra boost. Sales of MINI rose 2.7% less explosive, the total sales in May was stabbing at 18 848 copies. Especially the MINI Clubman remains popular with an increase of 7.7% to 3624 copies sold. Later this year the launch of the MINI Countryman further boost sales of MINI. At Rolls-Royce sales were exceptional note, with the launch of the Rolls-Royce Ghost. In May, the brand sold 220 vehicles, an increase of 331.4%.
The BMW Group in May registered a strong growth in emerging markets. China was one of the major markets, sales were up 107.3% to 13,998 vehicles. In the major European markets enabled the group recorded good results, as sales increased in France by 44.6% to 6251 units and sales in the UK by 28.1% to 10,965 copies.