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BMW says May brand sales up 7.8 per cent, beating Audi and Mercedes

BERLIN: Germany's BMW said sales of its luxury-brand BMW vehicles rose by 7.8 per cent in May to 139,161, outpacing delivery gains of rivals Audi and Mercedes-Benz. 

BMW said on June 10 that demand from the
United States and China helped boost group vehicle sales, including its Mini and Rolls-Royce brands, by 6 per cent last month to a record 166,397 autos. 

Volkswagen's Audi, the closest rival of the world's biggest luxury-car maker, last week reported a 6.4 per cent increase in monthly sales to 137,200, while Daimler's 
Mercedes-Benz said May deliveries were up 7.3 per cent to 121,360.