DIE WELT / Wirtschaft Online 12/2009

BMW sells in 2009 more than 33.000 automobiles in Germany

Munich – The crisis in the automobile industry and the sluggishness of premium manufacturers have not been able to slow down the mini: BMW, the parent company, has never sold as many of the small cars on the German market as it did this year. “We estimate to sell more than 33,000 minis in Germany in 2009, which is a record,” tells Hans-Peter Kleebinder, Sales Manager for the Mini in Germany, to the WELT newspaper. In the medium term, Kleebinder wants to make Germany the second-largest market for the Mini, ahead of Great Britain. […]