BMW posted a robust gross sales enhance over the primary two quarters of 2021. The general gross sales went up by 39.1 % on a year-to-date foundation. That will appear unimpressive at first contemplating that the outcomes recorded final 12 months have been direly affected by the Coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown. However in comparison with the identical first half of 2019, the pre-pandemic interval, BMW recorded a rise of seven.1 % general.
In whole, the BMW Group bought 1,339,080 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce automobiles worldwide over the primary two quarters of 2021. Essentially the most spectacular acquire was recorded by electrified fashions. With 153,267 models bought, the BMW Group grew its gross sales of each fully-electric and plug-in hybrid automobiles by 148.5 % year-on-year – making electromobility a serious progress driver for the corporate in absolute phrases as effectively. Gross sales of totally electrical automobiles elevated by 183.9 % to a complete of 36,089 and plug-in hybrid automobiles by 139.four % to 117,178 models.
“We’re persevering with the decisive electrification of our mannequin line-up and increasing our vary of fully-electric automobiles with two key innovation flagships: the BMW iX and the BMW i4,” defined Pieter Nota, member of the Board of Administration of BMW AG answerable for Buyer, Manufacturers and Gross sales. “The iX and the i4 embody a brand new period of electromobility for BMW and I’m wanting ahead to seeing each on the roads from November. Excessive incoming orders for each fashions affirm our prospects’ sturdy curiosity in these extremely emotional automobiles.”
As for BMW model fashions, they posted will increase as effectively. Within the first half of this 12 months, 1,178,292 BMW automobiles (+39.9%) have been delivered to prospects worldwide. The highest performers included the high-volume BMW three Sequence, with progress of virtually 50 % (+49.1%). With gross sales progress of 33.three %, the BMW 5 Sequence adopted intently behind. Gross sales of the BMW X3, climbed 43.9 % within the first six months of the 12 months. The totally electrical iX3, particularly, gave gross sales a big increase.
China stays the largest marketplace for the BMW Group, with the largest gross sales enhance general within the first half of 2021. Gross sales went up 41.9 % in China over this time interval, including as much as a complete of 467,064 models. South Korea did exceptionally effectively too in Asia, with gross sales going up by 34.6 %. Gross sales within the US throughout the identical interval added as much as 183,619 models.