FRANKFURT — Luxury car maker BMW AG said Monday its sales were up 14.6 per cent on the year in April — bolstered by rising demand in Europe and the U.S. and big gains in Asia.
The Munich-based automaker, whose brands also include Mini and Rolls-Royce, sold nearly 116,400 cars worldwide last month. Ian Robertson, who oversees the company's sales and marketing, pointed to "growing market demand."
In the U.S., BMW's biggest export market, sales rose 9 per cent in April with 21,111 cars sold. The Asian market saw an increase of nearly 65 per cent while sales in Europe were up nearly 4 per cent.
BMW aims to sell more than 1.3 million cars worldwide in 2010.
Shares were up nearly 4.3 per cent to €37 ($47.16) in Frankfurt trading, part of a wider increase among the DAX index, which soared 4.8 per cent.
BMW sales up 14.6 per cent on year in April, as demand up in Europe, US, Asia|
while sales in Europe were up nearly 4 per cent. BMW aims to sell more than 1.3 million cars worldwide in 2010. Shares were up nearly 4.3 per cent to