BMW is celebrating a 4 per cent rise in its global sales for the month of May. Last month, the German marque managed to sell a total of 159,129 vehicles. When combined with Mini and Rolls-Royce, that figure rises to 188,287 cars.
The biggest market for BMW remains the United States. There, a total of 36,931 cars were sold in May 2015 which is a 4.3 per cent jump over May last year. Interestingly, sales in China fell by 5.5 per cent to 34,870 cars. BMW claims that its drop in Chinese sales comes because of having two fewer sales days than May 2014 and the Chinese market’s normalisation process.
Discussing the results, member of the board of management of BMW Ian Roberston said “The solid growth the BMW Group has achieved this year continued in May, with all sales regions recording an increase in sales. Our innovative, new products are achieving pleasing sales around the world and I am delighted that we have sold over 10,000 BMW i vehicles in the first five months of this year.”