31 years after selling the very first car in the United Kingdom, BMW passes the 2 millionth mark.
The first BMW sold in the UK was an E12 5 Series Saloon, and the 2 millionth a BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo. This record reinforces BMW’s position as the the best-selling premium marque in the UK.
The 5-series in particular has always been one of the most popular cars in the history of BMW, selling 5,839,866 worldwide since its launch.
Ken Haynes, from Wolverhampton, said: “I’m delighted to find out I’m the two million man for BMW. The BMW 530d Gran Turismo is the perfect car for me as I like the space, versatility and high standard specification. I run an engineering business under my own name and being able to have a luxury car that allows for large items in the boot is the perfect combination.”Steve Mills, Dealer Principal at Benham BMW, said: “Ken’s been a delight to deal with and is just the sort of person who buys a BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo; he’s someone who used to drive Mercedes and lately was in a Volkswagen Phaeton, but has now moved to BMW. Clearly BMW products are the way forward for the Haynes household, as a MINI Countryman also sits on the drive.”