21 March 2014

BMW Brand Worldwide Sales By Model: 2013

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.


11 12 13 Share +/-

1 1 1 3/4 Series 530,668 31.7% 27%

2 2 2 5 Series 366,992 22.0% 2%

3 3 3 1 Series 213,611 12.8% -6%

4 5 4 X1 161,353 9.7% 9%

5 4 5 X3 157,303 9.4% 5%

6 6 6 X5 107,231 6.4% -1%

7 7 7 7 Series 56,001 3.4% -5%

8 8 8 X6 36,688 2.2% -16%

10 10 9 6 Series 27,687 1.7% 19%

9 8 10 Z4 12,866 0.8% -16%

- - 11 i3 311 0.0%




Total 1,655,138
7.5%

Data source: Thanks to BMW.

The i3 is unusually styled. No mistaking it anyway

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