BMW and Audi have reported strong sales for November, boosted by demand from emerging markets and for new models.

BMW said its sales rose 7.7% to 138,978 vehicles in November with the X3, 5 series, 6 series and new 1 series proving popular.

Sales and marketing chief Ian Robertson said: "We have already sold more vehicles in the first 11 months of this year than in the whole of 2010. This puts our record sales target for the full year of over 1.6m vehicles well within reach."

The company reported strong growth in the BRIKT countries - Brazil, Russia, India, Korea and Turkey.

The Mini brand also achieved its best November ever as global sales climbed to 23,534 vehicles, up 14.6% over the same month a year ago. Volumes rose 22.4% to 255,595 in the first 11 months of the year, with sales growth in virtually all markets.

Audi said it sold 111,400 cars in November, up 28%, thanks to continuing strong demand from China, but also a renewed momentum in its home German market.

Sales in Germany rose 13.8% to 25,093 vehicles.

The carmaker said it expected to sell more than 250,000 cars in a year in Germany for the first time since 2008.