BMW beats Mercedes-Benz in 2022 global annual sales

BMW’s M Performance division also witnessed an 8.4 % increase with an all-time high of 1,77,257 units of sales.

BMW outsold its closest rival, Mercedes-Benz, in 2022. BMW narrowly beat Mercedes to retain its position as the best-selling premium car brand in the world.

BMW registered 21,00,692 cars last year, compared to Mercedes-Benz, which recorded 20,43,900 units of sales. Also, BMW, MINI & Rolls Royce, which make up the BMW Group, collectively registered 24,99,636 units of sales in 2022, which, however, is a 4.8% drop compared to the Group’s sales in 2021. The drop in sales could be attributed to the supply bottleneck caused due to China’s lockdown and the war in Ukraine.

Rolls Royce registered a 7.8% increase in sales with 6,021 units, while MINI recorded 2,92,923 units of sales – translating to a 3% drop. Having said that, sales of MINI’s electric & PHEV offerings went up by 14.3% with 61,000 units.

According to reports, the BMW Group’s full-electric cars sales registered a massive 108% increase with 2,15,755 units of sales, mainly led by the BMW i4 & iX offerings. BMW aims to have its fully-electric cars account for 15% of its production in 2023. Reports also suggested that BMW’s electrified vehicles, combining EVs & plug-in hybrid models, saw a 35% rise, selling 3,72,956 units last year.

BMW’s M Performance division also witnessed an 8.4 % increase with an all-time high of 1,77,257 units of sales.

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