The BMW Group is set to pass two million global sales across all its brands in 2014, following a record-breaking November.
BMW is reporting a worldwide 7.6 per cent increase over the same period in 2013, when it was the biggest selling premium car maker in the world. The Group sold 1.96m vehicles in 2013, compared to Audi's 1.58m and Mercedes's 1.46m. Neither Audi nor Mercedes have issued latest sales figures for 2014, although both have enjoyed record growth in previous months.
In particular, Ian Robertson, the member of the board of management of BMW AG responsible for sales and marketing. welcomed the broad geographic base of sales growth: "The US remains robust, Asia is mixed but has strong positives and Europe is developing, albeit off a low base," he said. "There are challenging areas, such as Russia, but overall we see more upsides than risks, and we think that trend will continue in to 2015."