After Audi revealed their sales figures earlier in the day, BMW India too revealed their sales figures for 2012. Compared to 2011, their sales have increased marginally, by just 4 units and they still have the title of India’s No 1 luxury car maker. Audi India too has maintained positive growth rate for 2012 by registering an increase of 64% while Mercedes Benz India have registered negative growth rate for 2012.
BMW India revealed that they have registered sales of 9,375 units for 2012, compared to Audi’s 9,003 units. BMW India took the lead in Indian auto industry’s luxury car segment in 2009, for the first time. They replaced Mercedes Benz India, who had held the place since the start of the luxury car segment in India.
Apart from revealing their sales figures for 2012, BMW India revealed their plans for 2013. To continue their success story in the country, BMW will be launching the new 7 Series, 1 Series and X1 in 2013. Till 2012, BMW Plant Chennai produced the BMW 3 Series, the BMW 5 Series and the BMW X1 in petrol and diesel variants. From 2013 the plant will see the start of local production of 1 Series and 7 Series.