China is now BMW’s biggest market after Germany, the US and the UK. BMW AG’s sales in China rose 32 percent to 62,394 during January-September, with the BMW brand’s deliveries reaching 59,400. The MINI division reported 2,934 units sold.
BMW is the second-bestselling German luxury car brand in China with Audi being the leader in the Chinese car luxury market. In September, BMW/MINI sold 8,131 units in china, Audi reported 15,000 and Mercedes-Benz around 7,000 units.
Based on the official numbers, China leads the world as the top market for the BMW X6, with about 4,500 units sold this year.
Some BMW 3 and 5 Series models are produced in China already due to a joint venture between BMW and Brilliance China Auto. Rumors say that 1 Series production line might become available in China as well.
The new BMW 760Li and 5 Series GT premium luxury cars are heading for China where the demand for high-end cars remains large.
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