The world’s three biggest luxury car brands – BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi – had similar results in 2022, recording small drops in deliveries but big growth from electric vehicles.
Additionally all three reported big gains from their most expensive and high-performance offerings – each prioritising limited semiconductors for their most profitable products.
In terms of bragging rights, Munich-based BMW edged out its rivals from Stuttgart and Ingolstadt when it came to overall volumes.
BMW (not including Rolls-Royce and Mini) claimed worldwide sales of 2.1 million cars, down 5.1 per cent year-on-year.
Mercedes-Benz (excluding commercial vans) managed 2.04 million deliveries, down 1.0 per cent. Audi claimed worldwide deliveries of 1.6 million units, down 3.9 per cent.
- BMW: 2,100,692 units
- Mercedes-Benz: 2,043,900 units
- Audi: 1,614,23 units
BMW doesn’t outright state its brand EV sales, rather it includes Mini and cites Group BEV sales of 215,755 units, up 107.7 per cent.