Volkswagen group luxury brand Audi booked sales in September up 10% year on year to 150,300 units.

Nine month deliveries rose 7.6% to 1.18m vehicles with the Q3 and Q5 SUVs and the A3 compact the best selling models, Reuters reported.

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz, which fell behind Audi in 2011 in global sales charts, last week reported its highest ever deliveries in September.

BMW is expected to publish monthly deliveries later this week.