MUNICH, Germany (AP) -- German automaker BMW AG says its worldwide car sales fell 24 percent in February as the economic crisis pinched demand.
The Munich-based company says it sold a total of 80,453 cars for the month compared with 106,368 cars in February 2008.
BMW's brands include Mini, Rolls Royce and BMW sports and luxury cars.
The company said Monday the BMW brand sold 68,803 cars in February, compared with 90,449 in the same month in 2008, a 24 percent decline.
The compact Mini brand saw sales fall 27 percent to 11,583 cars compared with 15,919 sold in February 2008.
The Rolls Royce brand increased sales 18 percent, up to 67 cars for the month, compared with 57 a year ago.