BMW Group (includes BMW brand, Rolls-Royce and Mini) delivered a total of 2,521,525 vehicles in 2021, registering a growth of 8.4% compared with the previous year. The Rolls-Royce brand, in particular, sold 5,586 vehicles last year, which is a growth of 48.7% compared with 2020 sales. In fact, 2021 was Rolls-Royce’s best year in its 117-year history.
Of the total sales, the BMW brand accounted for 2,213,795 units, a growth of 9.1% over the previous year. As for fully-electric models, the Group sold 103,855 units in 2021, registering a growth of 133.2%. The electromobility was led by the iX3 with 37,939 units sold, followed by the all-electric Mini with 34,851 units and i3 with 28,216 units. It might seem like a lot of ’em have forgotten the i3, but the compact EV registered a 5.4% growth last year compared with 2020. The Group’s all-electric lineup will be joined by the 7 Series, X1, Mini Countryman and the Rolls-Royce Spectre in 2023.
The M division with 163,542 units registered a healthy 13.4% growth last year. While the sales were led by M3 and M4 models, the X5 M and X6 M sales increased year-on-year. The 4 Series Coupe variants, X3 M40i and X7 M50i also received a shout-out from BMW.
As for the regional sales, the U.S. market registered a 19.5% growth last year, followed by China with 8.9% growth and Europe with 3.9% growth. The company’s fifth-largest market, South Korea, also increased its sales by 11% in 2021, with 77,592 units sold. Belgium marked a historic first for the company, as the BMW brand led the country’s total market in Europe for the first time. The Netherlands also posted an all-time high: the iX3 was the best-selling electric model in the premium segment, with 2,733 new vehicle registrations.