German motor groups BMW and Daimler, among the world’s most iconic brands of super cars, are powering ahead with almost unprecedented growth in sales.
BMW brands, which include Rolls Royce and Mini, are up 16.8% on the same period last year.
Daimler’s Mercedes and Smart Autos sales showed a 12-months increase of 12.6%. Success has not been at the expense of rivals.
Porsche sales are up by 47.5% and Audi is showing a spike in the sales graphs due to the rebound in the global economy. Sales to China and the United States are fuelling the market recovery.