BMW Has Already Sold 1 Million Cars in 2014
2013 was a banner year for BMW. The German automaker delivered a total of 1,963,798 vehicles last year – a record for the company – and vowed to break the vaunted two million mark for 2014. Obviously that has yet to be seen, but it’s safe to say BMW is well on its way to surpass the lofty figure. With the first six months of the year already in the bag, BMW Group has moved one million vehicles globally – specifically a total of 1,020,211 – from January through June. This marks a 6.9 percent increase overall for deliveries as well as BMW’s best June on record. Must be the heat.
And it’s likely to keep getting better. The ‘is it a car or an SUV’ BMW X4 launches later this year along with the 2015 BMW 2-series Active Tourer, which should both prove to be competent chips off the Bimmer block.
The BMW core brand composed the glut of overall sales for the first six months with 886,347 vehicles delivered, up 10 percent on the year and topping Mercedes-Benz's half-year mark of 783,520 autos. An impressive 5,396 of those sold were new BMW i3 EVs. Yes please.
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Expectedly and due to changes in the lineup, Mini sales fell by 11.4 percent, but the newly redesigned Mini hardtop is already helping to turn those figures around, posting a 3.2 percent increase over June 2013.
Rolls-Royce rolled out a total of 1,968 vehicles, a substantial 33.4 percent boost over last year with strong demand for the Wraith and the new Ghost Series II. BMW Motorrad moved 70,978 motorcycles and scooters at mid-year.
Stateside, sales rose 5.1 percent to a total of 181,534 deliveries by the close of June, but the European and Asian continents remain the overall big sellers – slinging 445,808 and 321,915 units, respectively.
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