German top-of-the-range carmakers BMW and Audi said Thursday they raced ahead to new sales records in 2012, with growth driven primarily by demand outside Europe.
An employee prepares a BMW 328i for display in Munich. German top-of-the-range carmaker BMW said on Thursday it achieved a new sales record in 2012 and is hoping to improve on that again this year.
BMW said in a statement that it sold a total 1.845 million vehicles last year, an increase of 10.6 percent over 2011, while rival Audi, a unit of Volkswagen, was able to lift its sales by 11.7 percent to 1.455 million units.
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