BMW remains strong
The company also sold more vehicles than ever before in the first seven months of the year.
The BMW Group had its best July ever, with sales in the month totalling 180.726, a 0.4% increase year-on-year. The company also sold more vehicles than ever before in the first seven months of the year with a total of 1.401.551 (+4.3%) vehicles delivered to customers around the world.
«Following a record first half-year, our sales in July remain at a very high level, with profitability our primary focus,» said Dr Ian Robertson, Management Board Member for Sales and Brand BMW. «Despite continuing headwinds in the USA, as well as the model changeover of the BMW X3 and the BMW 5 Series in China, we were still able to achieve last year’s high sales levels, due to our policy of balanced global sales growth. Sales of our electrified vehicles continue to develop extremely well, with all nine of our electrified cars playing their role in this success,» he continued.
July saw yet another milestone for the BMW Group’s unmatched range ofelectrified vehicles: more than 50,000 BMW i, BMW iPerformance and electrified MINI vehicles have been delivered to customers around the world since the start of the year. The BMW Group now has a total of nine electrified automobiles on the market: sales of these vehicles totalled 50,711 in the first seven months of the year, an increase of 74.8% on the same period last year.
This makes the BMW Group the world’s 3rdbiggest BEV/PHEV manufacturer. The BMW i3 is the best-selling compact battery-electric vehicle in the Premium Segment worldwide since 2014, with the sales curve showing a clear upward trend.