SEE: This is how many cars BMW SA has sold in 2019 so far
For a long time, BMW South Africa did not reveal it individual model sales figures to the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA).
The local arm of the German automaker has made an about-turn in 2019 and has revealed monthly local sales including exports.
BMW currently builds its X3 at its Rosslyn factory in Pretoria. The X3 replaced the 3 Series on its production line after 35 years, late in 2018.
Best-selling models in Mzansi
In January, BWM's best-selling vehicle was the previous generation F30 3 Series (131 units).
Last month that number rose to 297 units, and according to Edward Mkwana, head of BMW SA Group Communications, it represents a combination of the F30 and the latest 3 Series (G20) which went on sale on February 25.
The second best-selling car was the X3 which had 131 registrations in January, the following month BMW notes 156 X3 were sold in Mzansi.
BMW boasts impressive export numbers too, with 3926 X3 SUVs shipped off in January and 5873 in February.
The new X5 is the firm's third best-selling vehicle with 192 units sold.
The automaker sold 113 units of its 5 Series model so, 111 2 Series models were delivered and the flagship 7 Series saw 16 units sold.
Here's a look at how many vehicles BMW registered in the opening two months of 2019: