BMW Group reports that August sales of passenger cars were 21% ahead of last year. The number of BMW and Mini brand cars delivered to customers in August rose by 13,000 to 73,700. In the first eight months of the year, the number of cars delivered increased by 19% to 709,300 units. Growth was most pronounced in the Mini brand, which has been ramped up this year. BMW car sales increased by 3% in August to 62,100 units and rose by 4% to 621,250 units, in the first eight months of the year.