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BMW Sells A Record 1 Million Cars In First Half Of 2014

The luxury vehicle group sold more cars in this year's first six months than any other half-year period in its history, breaking the 1 million mark with a nearly 7% year-over-year sales increase.

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The BMW Group has seen 2014 sales rocket into overdrive in the last six months, with the German luxury car manufacturer breaking the 1 million vehicles sold mark, a record for the company.

At this pace, BMW Group sales and marketing executive Ian Robertson said the company is on track to sell more than 2 million vehicles this year, the second half of which will bring the debut of two new BMW brand models.

BMW sold just under 200,000 cars in June, a new monthly record for the company, including namesake vehicles, as well as Mini Coopers and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, all under the BMW Group umbrella.

The milestone comes in a year of surging auto sales, especially in China despite safety concerns on the heels of a series of recalls at General Motors.

Mariah Summers is a business reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Summers reports on hospitality, travel and real estate.

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