BMW Group reports that 260,462 BMW and MINI brand vehicles were delivered to customers in the first quarter of 2002 - a rise of 17.4% over the same period last year. Of those, 232,771 (+5.0%) were BMW vehicles and 27,691 MINIs. Sales rose in March by 17.2% to 108,292 units (prev.yr. 92.419 units): 94,793 BMW vehicles (prev.yr. 92,419 units) and 13,499 MINIs. BMW says that is a record delvery level for one month.