March sales solidified the German car manufacturer as number one, as deliveries reached 186,126 vehicles, reported the BMW Group.
In other words, those numbers also spelled out a first-quarter deliveries higher by 12% or 428,259 vehicles.
The statistics show that for the first three months, BMW sold 15,409 vehicles more than Audi, sending the company to the second position.
But it doesn’t come as a surprise, however, that the three German car makers BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz, had their highest sales ever, while trying to satisfy the demands of the two largest auto markets – the U.S. and China.
It’s a well-known fact that the three companies are in a constant competition, but all of them are expecting record sales in 2014.
BMW holds the top because of the highest demand for its SUV portfolio. The vehicles are build in a South Carolina plant, where the company is planning to invest $1 billion in order to expand its capacity by 50%. The first-quarter deliveries are as follows: X1 SUV sales are up 15%; X3 sales are up 11%, and the X5 model is up by 14%.
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