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BMW Indonesia's Auto Sales Surge 41%

Jakarta Globe | September 25, 2012

The local unit of German automaker BMW booked a 41 percent increase in sales through the first eight months of the year, compared with the same period last year.

The director for corporate communications at BMW Indonesia, Helena Abidin, said the company sold 1,376 automobile units from January through August.

“The sales are a 41 percent increase from last year,” Helena said at the BMW booth of the Indonesia International Motor Show 2012 in Jakarta on Tuesday, as quoted by the Indonesian news portal

She explained that the BMW 5 Series sedan accounted for the most sales, namely 431 units, followed by the BMW 3 Series sedan at 415 units and the BMW X1, a sport utility vehicle, at 255 units.

To further boost its sales, BMW Indonesia launched two new sedan variants, the BMW 740Li and BMW M6 Coupe, during the IIMS, which is taking place from Sept. 20 to Sept. 30.

Helena said the company expected that sales would get an added lift from the IIMS.

BMW Indonesia sold about 400 automobiles in last year’s IIMS.
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