BMW celebrate September Sales
All time high sales success
BMW is celebrating another record month in sales in September which are 6.7% higher than in the same month last year.
Ian Robertson, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, responsible for Sales and Marketing BMW said “we achieved record global deliveries for the month of September and the first nine months of the year. Despite initial signs of stabilisation in the European automobile market, conditions in many countries remain challenging. However, we have been able to keep our European sales on a similar level year-on-year and once again reported major gains in the U.S. and Asia. We are therefore well on our way to another increase in deliveries for the full year 2013 and a new sales record.”
Demand for the BMW X1 continues to be strong. The BMW X1 range was expanded at the beginning of the year to include a new entry model and a petrol variant for the first time in the UK. The new petrol engine is the efficient 2.0 litre TwinPower turbo with TwinScroll Turbo technology. The engine is impressive, capable of 0-62 mpg in just 7.4 seconds and emits just 162g/km co2 emissions which can be reduced to 157g/km when fitted with the optional eight speed automatic transmission. Figures released show that approximately 116,451 X1’s were sold in the first nine months of the year which was an increase of 13.6% on the previous year.
In addition to the first petrol variants, BMW has introduced a new entry point to ownership in the X1 range with the introduction of the new BMW X1 sDrive 16d. Priced from £23,930 this model boasts impressive fuel consumption figures returning 57.6mpg, it will also impress if you feel for the environment as the Co2 emissions are a remarkable 128g/km and this new model still manages 0-62mph in just 11.5 seconds.
The BMW X1 offers a variety of optional features that provide extra comfort including Dynamic Cruise Control and Reversing Assist Camera. The camera has a zoom function that allows you to adjust the image if you were to attach a trailer to the tow bar for example. iDrive gives you full control over all functions of the BMW X1, from the navigation system through to the Electronic Owner’s Manual. Direct selection keys make the menus for navigation, telephone, radio and media accessible at the push of a button and all models feature Servotronic steering as standard at no additional cost.