BMW is a lucky car brand this time, its worldwide sales increased 6% for March. The automaker has delivered 254,862 cars this month, which is a big increase comparing to last year. The company's three premium brands– BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce – also reported a 5.3 percent increase compared to the previous year, with a total 587,237 cars delivered.
The carmaker has achieved a strong start to the year, with its X-family models and the BMW 7 Series being the main growth drivers. March was the first full sales month for the new BMW 5 Series Sedan and the customer feedback for this benchmark car is already very positive. BMW sales increased 5.3 percent in March, with a total 212,093 vehicles delivered. MINI sales grew 8.7 percent, with 42,447 cars delivered. In March, deliveries of the BMW X5, produced in BMW's Manufacturing Plant in Greer, were up 20.7 percent.
BMW's electrified vehicles also continue to show strong growth, with nearly 20,000 cars sold in the first quarter. The car company is on track to achieve our target of 100,000 electrified vehicle sales this year, BMW is confident that 2017 will be another record year for the BMW Group, retaining its leading position in the industry.