BMW posts record Mideast sales in Q1
BMW Group Middle East has said it has achieved stronger than ever sales in March, as well as the first quarter, Times of Oman has reported. The company reported an 18% year-on-year jump in sales to a total of 7,460 BMW and Mini vehicles in 12 Middle East markets during the first three months of the year, thanks to robust sales of BMW 5 Series, X5 and X6 models. The UAE remained the largest market, accounting for around half of BMW Group Middle East’s total sales. Abu Dhabi remained the biggest selling market with 2,672 cars sold, a 40% sales increase, followed by Dubai, Sharjah and the northern Emirates with 1,392 cars sold, a 6% sales growth. Other markets that showed sales increases included Oman with sales increasing 33% (281 cars), Saudi Arabia 29% sales growth (1,139 cars) and Qatar by 20% (435 cars).