The BMW group has delivered 1,244,775 BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce brand cars up to the end of November this year, up 2.8% year on year.

November sales of 114,321 cars were up just 0.3% though it should be noted that sales of a redesigned Mini line are just starting in Europe.

Michael Ganal, sales and marketing chief, said: "This year, in spite of the model changes for the Mini, BMW X5 and 3 series coupé, we have set the ambitious goal to achieve a new sales record again. We will meet this goal and thus remain the world's leading supplier of premium automobiles."

Models directly affected by the changes represent almost a third of the group's total sales.

BMW expects the three new models "will generate a clear increase in sales" in December compared with last year.

Asia has showed the largest increase in sales, by 14.3% to 113,874 units so far this year, with mainland China the top single market there. China sales rose 49.4% to 32,274 while Russia YTD sales were up 40.1% to 8,673 cars.

By the end of November, BMW brand sales had increased 4.9% to 1,070,055 worldwide.
Mini sales this run-out year fell by 8.6% to 174,078 vehicles with sales off 11.7% to 13,397 in November, which is pretty good after five years, though the convertibles did give a mid-life boost.

For the year to the end of November, Rolls-Royce increased sales 3.5% to 642, selling 90 in November.

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