Frankfurt. Last year more BMWs were sold in the Frankfurt area than in Norway, Sweden, Greece or Portugal.
"It was the most successful year in our history," said Philipp von Sahr, manager of BMW's Frankfurt sales subsidiary. "And in 2006, we are going to continue our growth offensive, albeit at a more moderate pace."
The Frankfurt sales office registered sales of 9,400 new and 6,300 used vehicles in 2005, a 19-percent rise over 2004.
The branch office is BMW's second largest in the world. It has seven retail outlets and 843 employees. Von Sahr was able to boost revenues by 13.4 percent to 472 million euros, or about $559.5 million at current exchange rates.
The largest BMW branch office in Munich sold 24,300 new and used cars and reached revenues of 790 million euros, or about $936.6 million, up 5.3 percent.
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