those for a typical August. While we are working with the factory to try to get extra cars, corporate and private customers need to be patient. Buyers are continuing to purchase prestige brands instead of volume brands - particularly in the 5-series class. We will have a record year in 1996 with around 56,000 sales. We are very happy with that level of business.'
Next year will see BMW launch the 5-series Touring, and the 1.6-litre engine will be launched in the 3-series Touring. In addition, the Z3 will finally debut in the UK. BMW says all business will continue to be channelled through the dealer network.