BMW, owners of British car brands Mini and Rolls-Royce, said sales rose 11pc to 425,528 vehicles in the three months to March 31 according to The Telegraph. Sales in China soared by 36% to 80,014
Ian Robertson, BMW's sales director, said: "The BMW Group achieved an all-time high in sales last month and the best first quarter in its history. We aim to continue the momentum with additional new models this year.
"These outstanding results are due to our attractive, young model range and our strategy of healthy, balanced growth across the globe."
The figures follow a record-breaking 2011 for BMW in terms of sales and profits. Last month it confirmed revenues rose 14% to €68.8bn (£58bn) last year. The company's British brands also posted record sales last year figures. Mini sales increased 22% to 285,060 units. BMW expects new records to be set throughout 2012.