BMW delivered more cars in February than its main rival, but Daimler’s brand has better overall sales result for the first two months combined.
In its centenary year, the BMW Group continues to grow its global sales numbers. February saw a new deliveries record with a total of 163,965 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce models handed over to customers around the world, an increase of 7.9 percent over the same month in 2015. In the year-to-date, 316,846 units have been sold, up 7.7 percent compared with the same period last year. In the first two months of 2016, sales of BMW-brand vehicles rose by 8.3 percent to a total of 277,304 units worldwide, while February accounted for 143,419 cars, 9,1 percent more than a year earlier.
“As we expected, we are seeing tailwinds in some markets but headwinds in others,” said the Munich-based premium maker. If Europe and China returned strong results, in the Americas year-to-date sales of BMW and MINI were down 6.4 percent with a total of 58,174 deliveries in the first two months, with a 8,7 percent slide to 46,657 in the USA.
With 133,752 units sold last month, Mercedes-Benz sits behind its rival, but the 284,566 vehicles delivered in January and February put the three-pointed star brand at the front of the game. After a hefty 2016 start, Volkswagen’s Audi fell behind, with 126,500 vehicles last month and 269,700 units for January – February.