German carmaker BMW attains record sales in 2013

Monday 13 January 2014 08.57
BMW sold a total of 1.964 million vehicles last year
BMW sold a total of 1.964 million vehicles last year

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% 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% to 1.655 million units. 

The group also sold a total 305,030 Minis worldwide and Rolls-Royce sales were up 1.5% at 3,630. Motorcycle sales increased by 8.3% to 115,215 units.

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