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The BMW Group sold over two million vehicles in 2014, including 17,793 BMW i vehicles.
2014 was the best year ever for the BMW brand, said the company. Deliveries of BMW vehicles totaled 1,811,719, an increase of 9.5 percent on the previous year (1,655,138). Sales in December also achieved a new high, up 14.2 percent on the same month last year (177,954 / prev. yr. 155,835).
Around 17,800 customers have taken delivery of BMW i vehicles in 2014, added BMW. Global deliveries of the BMW i3 totaled 16,052; nearly three-quarters of those sales occurred in the second half of the year, following the vehicle’s late-spring market launch in several major markets including the USA.
The keys to a total of 1,741 BMW i8s have been handed over to customers since it went on sale in the summer, continued BMW.
The company added due to this BMW i success, their production continues to ramp up.
“Our production lines in Leipzig are highly flexible and we have switched more production to the i8 to reduce customer waiting times to a better level,” said Harald Krüger, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for Production. “Meanwhile, more than 100 BMW i3’s leave the plant each day. The BMW Group is the first automotive company to manufacture using significant quantities of carbon fiber in series production and the success of these cars speaks for itself.”
In its first full year on the market, the BMW 2 Series Coupé has been delivered to a total of 27,933 customers while 13,091 customers have taken delivery of the 2 Series Active Tourer during the three months it has been on sale.
Sales of the well known BMW 3 Series were up on last year, totaling 476,792 (previous year 467,672 / plus 2.0 percent). Deliveries of the BMW 4 Series models totlled 119,580 in 2014.
The BMW 5 Series saw sales increase 1.7 percent this year, with a total of 373,053 delivered to customers worldwide (prev. yr. 366,992).
The BMW X4, which went on sale in July, has been delivered to 21,688 customers while the new third-generation of the BMW X5 has increased sales by 37.4 percent compared to last year (147,381 / prev. yr. 107,231).