[UPDATE] Audi has launched world gross sales figures for 2022 the place it delivered 1,680,512 automobiles or 3.9% lower than in 2021. This confirms that BMW was the very best promoting luxurious model final yr, adopted by Mercedes and Audi.
With 2022 within the rearview mirror, automakers are checking the numbers to see how they fared within the yr simply ended. Earlier immediately, the primary BMW model introduced that it shipped 2,100,692 automobiles within the final twelve months, or 5.1% lower than between January-December 2021. Now revealed by Archrival Mercedes -Benz its gross sales figures, and they’re barely decrease in comparison with the outcomes of the Bavarian model.
The three-pointed star delivered 2,043,900 automobiles in 2022, representing a slight lower of 1% in comparison with the earlier yr. The whole quantity contains gross sales of the V-Class, T-Class, and the EQV electrical van. Doing the maths, BMW was forward by precisely 56,792 automobiles, with out taking MINI gross sales into consideration. By the best way, the Oxford-based marque shipped 292,923 automobiles, or 3% much less year-on-year.
Audi has but to publish its 2022 outcomes, however the 4 Rings has usually been behind BMW and Mercedes within the gross sales race for the luxurious crown in recent times. For reference, the Ingolstadt automaker delivered 1,681,000 automobiles in 2021. BMW had a record-breaking yr in 2021 with 2,213,795 items delivered to clients whereas Mercedes bought 2,093,476 automobiles.
As BMW boasts the way it has doubled gross sales of electrical automobiles by 2022, Mercedes likes to level out that it shipped 124% extra automobiles with out combustion engines in comparison with final yr. In whole, 117,800 EVs had been delivered within the final 12 months. By 2030, Mercedes goals to be purely electrical in some markets the place it’s doable to fully abandon the sale of ICE-powered automobiles.
Talking of the tip of this decade, Rolls-Royce (which had a record-high 2022) intends to turn out to be an electric-only model by 2030. MINI will observe shortly after, whereas not but introduced of BMW when it would discontinue gasoline and diesel automobiles. Since we talked about Audi earlier, the VW Group-owned luxurious model goals to launch solely EVs from 2026 and finish manufacturing of ICE automobiles in 2033.
For these questioning which was the best-selling Mercedes in 2022, the title goes to the BMW X3-rivaling GLC with 342,900 items or 3% greater than in 2021. The three Collection-fighting C-Class Sedan/Property has additionally had a powerful yr, with demand growing 17% to 299,100 automobiles.
Supply: BMW, Mercedes-Benz