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BMW Anticipates a 9.1% Increase in Global Sales in 2021

Mini and Rolls-Royce, two of BMW’s sub-brands, both saw sales rise, with the latter posting its highest-ever figures.

Despite supply bottlenecks and issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, BMW achieved its highest annual sales figures to date last year, with a 9.1% increase.

  • BMW sold over 22 lakh units worldwide
  • Its M performance brand also posted all-time record sales
  • BMW India also registered a 34 percent YoY sales increase

The German automaker sold a total of 22,13,795 units worldwide, making it the most popular premium brand in the world.

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BMW attributes the significant increase to its recently updated lineup, “powerful operational performance,” and a “clear focus” on ramping up electric vehicle production.

BMW Sales of Electric Vehicles are Increasing

BMW Anticipates a 9.1% Increase in Global Sales in 2021
BMW Anticipates a 9.1% Increase in Global Sales in 2021

The company’s electric models saw a 70.4 percent increase in sales year over year, totaling 3,28,316 EVs sold across both the BMW and Mini brands. In 2021, approximately 13% of all BMW and Mini cars sold worldwide were electric, with a higher percentage of 23% in Europe.

One out of every ten BMW X3s sold was a fully electric model. The i3 saw significant growth as well, with sales up 5.4 percent to 28,216 units sold. A third of Mini 3-Door hatch models sold were fully electric, with the brand selling 24,851 units, a whopping 98.2 percent increase.

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“We want to keep growing profitably in 2022, and we’ll systematically expand our range of fully electric vehicles,” said Pieter Nota, a BMW board member responsible for sales. “In this area, we’ve set some particularly ambitious growth targets for ourselves, with the goal of more than doubling our sales of fully electric vehicles from last year.”

The ‘M’ is on The Rise

BMW Anticipates a 9.1% Increase in Global Sales in 2021
BMW Anticipates a 9.1% Increase in Global Sales in 2021

Last year, BMW’s M performance division set a new sales record, delivering 1,63,542 vehicles to customers. The M3 and M4 were standout performers, according to BMW, with the X5 M and X6 M SUVs also performing well.

Sales in Europe increased by 3.9 percent to 9,48,087 units. Meanwhile, a total of 8,46,237 BMW and Mini vehicles were delivered in China, an increase of 8.9%. Electric vehicle sales increased by 69.6% in the country, with 21,000 BMW iX3 models sold.

Deliveries in the United States increased by 20.8 percent to 3,36,644, according to BMW, which is “on par” with pre-pandemic levels in 2019. SUVs were the most popular in the United States, with the BMW X series accounting for 60% of total sales.

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Overall, BMW has outsold Mercedes-Benz for the first time in five years, according to the figures. In 2021, Rolls-Royce, which is owned by the BMW Group, reported its best-ever sales in the company’s 117-year history.

In India, BMW Sales are Increasing

BMW Anticipates a 9.1% Increase in Global Sales in 2021
BMW Anticipates a 9.1% Increase in Global Sales in 2021

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Last year, BMW had a strong performance in India, with sales of over 8,236 vehicles, up 34% year on year. In 2021, locally assembled SUVs such as the X1, X3, and X5 accounted for 40% of BMW India’s sales. The 3 Series and 5 Series remained “strong contributors” in the sedan segment, according to the company, without mentioning the figures.

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