Nearly 179,000 BMW Group vehicles left the showroom in February, which is nearly 6% more than did last February and the most the Group has ever sold in the year’s shortest month.

As you’d expect, both BMW and MINI contributed to the increase, with the BMW brand’s sales increasing more than 5%, while MINI’s rose by an impressive 10%, as compared to February 2017.

As is perhaps predictable, BMW attributes this sales growth to its ever expanding range of crossovers and utility vehicles.

“This is a big year for our popular X models: the all-new BMW X2 is just arriving in showrooms and at the motor show in Geneva last week, we premiered the new X4,” said Pieter Nota, head of Sales and Brand BMW, in a statement. “Together with the BMW X3, which will see significantly increased availability in the second half of the year, I’m sure our X family will continue to be an important growth driver in the coming months.”

The sales strength wasn’t all down to crossovers, though. BMW wants to sell more than 140,000 electric vehicles in 2018 and it’s so far on track to achieve that number.

“Another significant growth area is electro-mobility,” said Nota. “With a year-to-date sales increase of over 40%, momentum is clearly building strongly for our electrified vehicles.”
BMW’s biggest market remains Europe, with Asia close behind. Both markets grew last month, by 4% and 9% respectively.

Really, it was good news all around, though, with sales increasing in Latin America (10%), USA (7.5%), and the UK (4%) all seeing sales growth over last year.

Meanwhile, the numbers are also good for the year so far. Sales for 2018 are up for MINI, BMW Motorrad, and the BMW brand, with sales for the group totaling nearly 350,000, up nearly 5% over last year.