BMW Group’s sales growth was again in double digits in October as volume rose 13.2% year on year to 157,618 vehicles and a new record high for the month.

For the year to the end of October, volumes rose 8.8% to a record high of 1,493,153 units.

Sales and marketing chief Ian Robertson said: “We achieved solid gains in many of our markets last month, especially in Asia and the Americas and we aim to continue the momentum in the next months. We are well on course to achieve a new sales record in 2012, despite the headwind present in some European markets.”

Asia sales rose 36.5% in October to 41,028 vehicles with the year’s tally up 28.1% to 398,870. Mainland China sales rose 51.7% to 27,828 as local production of the BMW X1 and 3 series rose. Year-to-date, 264,884 vehicles have been sold, an increase of 35.2%.

In the Americas, sales rose 20% to 39,154 and 7.8% to 330,042 year so far. US sales rose 18.5% in October to 32,339 and were up 8.4% to 267,267 for 2012.

Europe sales slipped 0.3% to 71,368 vehicles last month while the year is up just 0.7% to 711,197 vehicles.

BMW brand worldwide sales increased 15.4% in October to 132,823 vehicles. From January to October, 1,242,817 were delivered, up 9.3%.

MINI delivered 24,483 vehicles, up 2.7%, in October and year to date sales rose 6.7% to 247,698 vehicles.

No data was provided for Rolls-Royce.