We’re in April, which implies it’s time to check out how automobile makers did over the primary quarter of 2021. BMW apparently couldn’t be higher, with gross sales recorded in Q1 reaching an all-time excessive and rising by 33.5 p.c in comparison with the identical interval of 2020. That final bit is to be anticipated, as 2020 was in all probability the worst yr when it comes to gross sales for the reason that 1990s. Even so, reaching an all-time excessive determine is just not a simple feat to attain.
BMW stated it offered and delivered a minimum of 636,606 items within the first three months of 2021. This consists of MINI and Rolls-Royce automobiles. Moreover, the corporate managed to extend its gross sales determine in all areas of the world, so this outcome wasn’t backed by one or two markets alone. “We continued our progress momentum within the first quarter of this yr, promoting extra automobiles than ever earlier than on this interval. This all-time excessive in gross sales underlines our formidable progress targets for the yr,” stated Pieter Nota, member of the Board of Administration of BMW AG answerable for Gross sales.
“Our gross sales efficiency was boosted by sturdy demand for our electrified automobiles, particularly. Up to now three months, we doubled our international gross sales of electrified automobiles in comparison with the identical interval final yr. This places us on monitor to ship greater than 100,000 fully-electric automobiles this yr, with no less than 1,000,000 electrified automobiles on the roads in complete by the top of this yr,” Nota continued.
The BMW model recorded a rise of 36.2 p.c in comparison with final yr, 560,543 items being delivered to clients in complete between January and March. The most important sellers had been the SUVs, in fact, accounting for 36.5 p.c of all automobiles offered. The 5 Collection and three Collection fashions did reasonably effectively too, with the previous posting a rise of 43 p.c whereas the latter went up by 43.6 p.c in comparison with final yr.