BMW Group reported today record global car sales for April, a 7 percent gain with sales of 155,419 vehicles of the BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce brands. Sales have increased 6 percent to 603,619 in the first four months, the company reported.
“We have achieved our most successful April worldwide sales ever, despite the current weakness of some car markets in Europe,” said Ian Robertson, BMW member of the board of management.
Johan Schwartz, BMW performance driving instructor, set a world drifting record today at Greer’s BMW Performance Driving Center.
Schwartz set the new standard by drifting 51.278 miles – 322.5 laps – around the performance center’s track. A representative of the Guinness Book of World Records was at the event to authenticate the record.
Greg Ellis and Ryan Merriman, as well as Carolina Hurricanes hockey coach Kirk Muller, will join the lineup for the BMW Pro-AM golf tournament on May 16-19. It is Ellis, Merriman and Muller’s first time at the tournament.
Actors Lucas Black and Grant Show will also return. George Lopez and Wyatt Russell have withdrawn from their previous commitments due to schedule conflicts, according to tournament officials.