|3-Series the brand's big hitter|
BMW had a good 2013, with a 7.5% increase. The chart below shows cars with green shading and SUVs with yellow. The only models to do poorly were the ill-conceived X6 and aging Z4, both suffering a double digit fall. The 3/4 Series did the best and is the mainstay of the marque. If you take SUVs away, the '3' represents 43.2% of BMW brand car sales.
The i3 is an interesting model. It will not be a big seller due to its electric propulsion. It does have as an option a range extender 2 cylinder motor, but with only a 9 litre tank it is basically just enough to get you to a charging point you would think.
Data source: Thanks to BMW.
|The i3 is unusually styled. No mistaking it anyway|