BMW Cars, Motorcycles Hit Sales Records

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BMW has been operating for nearly 100 years now. Throughout those years the company has had many popular and classic vehicles. Now it seems the auto manufacturer may be more popular than ever.

BMW Group last week announced that it sold nearly 200,000 vehicles to customers during the month of September, a 5.3 percent increase over September sales in 2013. September's sales capped off the company's most successful first three-quarters of a year. BMW has delivered more than 1.5 million vehicles to consumers already this year, a 6.5 percent over sales at this point last year.

BMW's i models have continued to be one of the company's biggest sellers. The company sold more than 10,000 BMW i3 vehicles through the first nine months of this year.

“As in the first three quarters overall, we’ve had a record September with growth in Europe, Asia and the Americas," said Ian Robertson, a member of BMW's board of management. "This increase in sales comes despite external factors continuing to influence a few individual markets. BMW i can celebrate several milestones this month: more than 10,000 BMW i3s have been delivered to customers this year and 341 BMW i8 customers have received delivery of their cars since sales began in the summer. The other new models we have launched in the last 12 months are also selling well and we are confident that the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, which went on sale in September, will further boost sales."

While BMW is now best-known for cars, the company first began manufacturing motorcycles in the early 1920s. BMW Motorrad, BMW's motorcycle division, announced today that the company's motorcycle sales are also hitting records.

BMW sold 9,991 motorcycles during the month of September, a 7.8 percent increase over September 2013 sales. These sales capped off a record three-quarter period for BMW Motorrad with 100,217 motorcycles sold through September - a 7.6 percent sales increase over the first three quarters of 2013.