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BMW Group gets record sales for October

It seems like the initial concerns over the finances of our favorite Bavarian company have been greatly exaggerated when rumors and reports came in about R&D costs of the F30 BMW 3 Series.

On the other hand, the news about the BMW X3 chipping into some great sales figures over the third quarter only paved the way for the financial results BMW achieved last month.

BMW Headquarters
BMW Headquarters

The tenth month of 2011 actually turned out as the best ever October in not only the company’s history in terms of sales, but of the entire BMW Group.

The BMW Group managed to sell a total of 139.276 vehicles worldwide last month, which signifies an increase of 8.3 percent over what they’ve managed last year.

Naturally, most of the weight comes from the BMW brand itself as its sales volumes went up by a tasty 12.4% with 107.789.

Mini Countryman
Mini Countryman

Some of the success also comes from the British subsidiary at Mini, they’ve managed to shift 23.839 units, a bump of 16.2 percent over last year.

This was mostly achieved thanks to the increased success of the Mini Countryman crossover. And then there’s the incredibly low figures of Rolls Royce.

The legendary luxury manufacturer managed to make 279 deliveries, which sounds almost pitiful but it makes up for an incredible 298.6% increase over 2010. In this case, it’s obviously that the increase fell on the shoulders of the Ghost.

Rolls Royce Ghost
Rolls Royce Ghost

Finally, a less than important percentage increase (1.7%) but a decent chunk of units sold for the BMW Group saw them deliver 6.845 motorcycles in October.

With the new posted figures for October, the remaining two months of the year seem to be going according to plan for BMW and the BMW Group, which means that it seems like there’s close to no chance that Audi or Mercedes ends up catching up in terms of sales.


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