BERLIN, April 9 BMW said it sold a
record 212,908 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce branded vehicles in
March, up 11.3 percent from the year earlier, thanks to
increased demand across all regions for its sports utility
The Munich-based carmaker also posted a new high for the
first quarter, with 487,024 vehicles delivered, up 8.7 percent
from the first quarter of last year.
"This is the first time in the company's history that over
200,000 vehicles were delivered to customers in a single month.
Sales of our BMW X-vehicles have been particularly strong," Ian
Robertson, BMW board member responsible for sales and marketing,
said in a statement on Wednesday.
(Reporting by Edward Taylor; Editing by Maria Sheahan)