BMW's group sales rose 8.2% in October to 101,899 units, the carmaker said on Monday.

Sales of BMW brand vehicles gained 8.9% to 86,768 units, while Mini brand sales gained 4.3% to 15,060 and 71 Rolls-Royce cars were delivered, a Reuters report said.

Group sales in the first 10 months of 2004 rose 8.8% to 989,197 units, Reuters said, citing a BMW statement.