German carmaker BMW attains record sales in 2013

Tags: News
German top-of-the-range carmaker BMW said today it sold more cars than ever before in 2013 and it aims to top that number again this year.

BMW said in a statement it sold a total 1.964 million vehicles last year, "an increase of 6.4 per cent from the previous record year of 2012."

The group owns three brands, BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce and also manufactures motorbikes.

Global sales of the BMW brand alone rose by 7.5 per cent to 1.655 million units.

The group also sold a total 305,030 Minis worldwide and Rolls-Royce sales were up 1.5 per cent at 3,630.

Motorcycle sales increased by 8.3 per cent to 115,215 units.

"The BMW group posted record sales once again in 2013," said sales and marketing chief Ian Robertson.

"Despite the prevailing headwinds in many markets, we aim to increase sales and make 2014 another record year," he said.

EDITORIAL OF THE DAY

  • Legalising betting on cricket will raise tax collections for cash-strapped government

    Last month, Justice RM Lodha committee on cricket reforms made several groundbreaking recommendations to the Supreme Court.

FC NEWSLETTER

Stay informed on our latest news!

TODAY'S COLUMNS

Arun Nigavekar

Tablets, memory cards for educatioNext

The Commonwealth he­ads of government mee­ting held in Malta last ...

Rajgopal Nidamboor

Try to awaken the archaeologist within

Our mind is far ahead of René Descartes’ famous maxim, ...

Dharmendra Khandal

Urbanisation is costing us our wildlife

The road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari aims to ...

INTERVIEWS

William D. Green

Chairman & CEO, Accenture