Worldwide, BMW i sales increased by 22.0% in the first half of the year, with demand for the BMW i3 increasing by 21.2% in the same period. Sales of the BMW 5 Series plug-in hybrid models increased by 43.4% in the first half-year, while deliveries of the plug-in hybrid MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 rose by 55.8%.
In Germany, around 60% more electrified vehicles were delivered to customers (~10,000) compared to the same period of the previous year. On the German market, the all-electric BMW i3 is the best-selling model in the BMW Group’s electrified fleet. The BMW i3 has been expanding its sales for the sixth year in a row since its market launch in 2013, surpassing last year’s sales by 85% in the first six months of this year.
The best-selling PHEV model in the BMW Group in Germany is the BMW 225xe Active Tourer, with sales up 55% year-on-year, followed by the BMW 530e, which was able to double its sales year-on-year. Together with the MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 (+81% on the previous year), these three models occupy three of the five registration lead positions in the plug-in hybrid models in Germany.
Overall, BMW Group worldwide deliveries were up 0.7% in Junewith a , total of 240,674 premium BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles sold. This brings the company’s total sales for the first half of the year to 1,252,837 (+0.8%), the first time the company has sold more than 1.25 million vehicles in the first half of the year. This sales growth was achieved despite ongoing volatility in several markets around the world.