BMW‘s M division saw sales of its sports cars increase by 14.2 percent in 2010, to 16,967 units. The M3 remained the brand’s most popular car, with the coupe, sedan and convertible making up 10,116 units. In second place was the X6M with 3,082 units and X5M with 2,778 units.
The US led the world in M car consumption, followed by Germany and the UK. Fastest growing markets were China (up 355 percent), Brazil (237 percent) and Russia (104 percent). With the way the global economy is going, don’t be surprised to see those three countries make up the top three markets by sales volume in the near future.