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March 13, 2017

BMW Group global sales up in February

BMW Group sales worldwide rose 3.1% year on year in February to a record 169,073 vehicles.

BMW Group sales worldwide rose 3.1% year on year in February to a record 169,073 vehicles.

Year to date, BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce brand sales rose 4.9% to 332,369 cars.

"The first two months of the year have seen growth in all major sales regions, despite the model change over of the 5 Series," said Ian Robertson, head of sales and the BMW brand. "Initial sales of this benchmark car are strong and we're confident that this model in particular will ensure increasing momentum as the year continues."

BMW brand sales rose 3% to 147,789 last month and 5% to 291,347 YTD.

Electrified vehicle sales rose 110.1% to "over 10,000" with the 530e iPerformance (mid-March) and Mini Countryman plug-in hybrid (June) to come this year.

Mini sales rose 3.2% in February to 21,045 vehicles and 3.5% to 40,611 YTD.

Deliveries of BMW and Mini in Europe were up 3.3% (138,666) in the first two months of the year. Growth was achieved in almost all markets in the region with sales in the UK up 4.4% (17,584) and deliveries in France climbing 6.3% (12,937).

Sales in Asia grew 9% YTD to 123,851 vehicles. Volume in mainland China rose 14.7% (92,045).

Americas volume remained stable with a 0.2% increase (58,277) YTD. In the US, sales dipped 1.6% to 45,931 but rose 2.5% in Canada (5,320).

See also: BMW sets records as analysts quibble over profit

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