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BMW’s August vehicle sales rise 9.7% on China demand

BMW AG sales in August increased 9.7 percent to a record 121,615 vehicles because of strong demand in China, where sales were up by more than a third from the same period last year.

“We achieved record sales once again in August. Models such as the BMW 1 and BMW 3 series, the BMW X1 and X3, as well as the BMW 6 series reported strong gains and made a positive contribution to our record sales performance last month,” BMW sales and marketing chief Ian Robertson said in a statement.

Through eight months, vehicle sales at the BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce brands increased 7.9 percent to 1.16 million, the company said on Friday.

“We expect further gains in the coming months and we are absolutely on track to achieve a new sales record in 2012,” Robertson said.

August sales in mainland China were up 37.5 percent at 25,377 vehicles. After eight months, China sales grew 30.5 percent to 207,425 vehicles.

via Automotive News Europe.

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