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UPDATE: Audi BMW overhauled at the beginning


By Katharina Becker

MUNICH (Dow Jones) – From the accelerating demand for Luxury cars in the U.S. and Germany, and in booming regions like China, has also BMW benefits. Worldwide, the Munich group in February gave Dow 91,758 Cars of BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce for its customers, an increase of 14% with the weak prior month, as compared to the BMW AG on Announced Tuesday.

The rivals Audi and Mercedes-Benz had been significantly in February sells more than the same month last year krisengeschwächten: The Ingolstädter to put nearly one fifth, the Stuttgart almost 9%.

So far this year overtook the Ingolstadt Followers Audi not only the existing Second, Mercedes-Benz, but Industry leader also joined BMW from the throne. The Volkswagen subsidiary was in January and February gave significantly more gas than the competition, and 153,700 Car with the four rings put on to customers. BMW ended up with 148,112 cars sold its core brand, into second place ahead of Mercedes-Benz with 139,100 Nobelkarrossen with the star.

For BMW, the prospects brightened, however: "In past month, we are particularly in Asia, but also in many Markets in Europe, Africa and grown in America, "said Sales Executive Ian Robertson. "In major markets such as the U.S., there are encouraging signs of a gradual Recovery in the automotive industry. "

Growth driver in February was in all the luxury manufacturers Business in Asia. In China, BMW sold in the past month, almost twice as many cars as in the same month last year. But also on the up recently, crisis-the U.S. market could Munich increased by 16%. In its home market of Germany, were almost 7% more Cars to the customers.

Last year, BMW had the top position in the luxury class able to defend against Mercedes-Benz and Audi. And though it in the first two months does not look like 2010, is also the ranking not change: With the new sales-5s or the mini – Countryman to Munich for more than 1.3 million vehicles in their Customers to deliver.


Website: www.bmwgroup.com

- By Katharina Becker, Dow Jones Newswires, +49 (0) 69 29725 112,
katharina.becker @ dowjones.com
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March 09, 2010 06:40 ET (11:40 GMT)

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