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BMW says it hit record sales of 1.8 mil. in 2012

FRANKFURT -- German top-of-the-range carmaker BMW sold a record 1.8 million vehicles in 2012, Chief Financial Officer Friedrich Eichiner said in a newspaper interview Thursday.

“One of our goals for 2012 was to increase unit sales and achieve a new deliveries record. With 1.8 million vehicles, we've done that,” Eichiner told the Die Welt daily.

Earlier this month, Eichiner had said that BMW was “on target” for reaching a new sales record following buoyant sales in November.

In November, BMW's worldwide sales rose by about 20 percent to more than 170,000 vehicles.

In the 11 months to November, vehicle sales so far this year reached about 1.66 million, an increase of some 10 percent compared with the same period last year.

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