April saw growing demand for the BMW Group’s increasing number of electrified vehicles – a total of 4,504 pure electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles were sold around the world in the month.
The top three markets for these vehicles were the USA, Scandinavia and the UK. Sales of the all-electric BMW i3 increased 50.7% compared with the same month last year (1,854), with overall sales for BMW i up 29.4% on the month (2,181).
Six months after market launch of the BMW X5 xDrive40e plug-in hybrid, nearly 10% of all BMW X5s sold in April were the electrified version, with a total of 1,196 delivered to customers worldwide in the month.
In April, a total of 179,285 BMW Group automobiles were delivered to customers around the world, an increase of 1.9% on the same month last year.
This on-going, sustainable growth is reflected in the year-to-date figures, with a total of 736,931 BMW Group vehicles sold in the first four months of 2016, 4.9% more than in the same period last year.