12 Apr 2012

Record quarterly sales reported by BMW

11:04 am on 12 April 2012

BMW has posted record quarterly sales for the first three months of the year, a period in which it sold more cars in China than in the United States for the first time.

Overall sales hit almost 426,000 vehicles, a rise of 11.2% on a year earlier. BMW, Rolls-Royce and Mini brands all reported record sales.

The company sold 80,000 cars in China, 37% more than a year ago.

BMW says it expects record sales to continue throughout this year.