In full-year 2022, BMW Group (BMW, Mini, and Rolls-Royce) car sales worldwide contracted by 4.8% with China by far the largest single-country market.
2022 (January to December): BMW Group sold 2,399,636 (-4.8%) cars worldwide. BMW brand maintained its position as the largest global premium segment marque. Worldwide sales of battery-electric vehicles more than doubled with the Mini Electric the best-selling Mini globally. Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad had record sales in 2022.
BMW Group Sales Worldwide by Brand in 2022
Sales by BMW Group companies worldwide in 2022 were as follows:
|Sales in 2022||% 22/21|
|BMW Group Automotive||2,399,636||-4.8%|
|– BMW M GmbH||177,257||+8.4%|
|BMW Group electrified1||433,795||+32.1%|
|BMW Group BEV||215,755||+107.7%|
The BMW Group delivered a total of 2,399,636 BMW, MINI, and Rolls-Royce vehicles to customers worldwide in 2022 (-4.8%); a year in which all industries faced headwinds from supply bottlenecks, China’s pandemic lockdowns, and the war in Ukraine. The main impact was felt in the first six months of the year, with deliveries down compared to the previous year. Sales increasingly picked up in the second half of 2022. In the fourth quarter, the BMW Group reported significant sales growth of +10.6%, with 651,798 vehicles delivered to customers.
BMW Motorrad and Rolls-Royce increased sales to new record highs in 2022.
The BMW Group is optimistic about the year ahead and intent to have 15% of cars delivered in 2023 battery-electric vehicles.
BMW Brand Sales Worldwide in 2022
The BMW brand sold a total of 2,100,692 units (-5.1%) worldwide last year and maintains its No. 1 position in the global premium segment. The BMW brand also saw strong growth in electrified vehicles. Sales of electrified vehicles (incl. plug-in hybrids) for the full year were up +35.6% on the previous year, at 372,956 vehicles.
BMW sold more battery-electric cars worldwide in 2022 than its direct German premium brand competitors Audi and Mercedes-Benz.
Despite the challenges of supply bottlenecks, BMW M GmbH ended its anniversary year with a new all-time high. BMW M reported growth of +8.4% compared to the previous year, with the sale of 177,257 units.
Mini Brand Sales Worldwide in 2022
The MINI brand sold 292,923 units last year (-3.0%). Sales of electrified MINI models developed positively: The number of electrified MINI models sold (incl. plug-in hybrids) climbed +14.3% to 60,839 vehicles and therefore accounted for around 21% of total MINI sales worldwide in 2022.
The fully-electric MINI Cooper SE remained the brand’s best-selling model variant in 2022. A total of 43,744 MINI Cooper SEs were sold worldwide in 2022 – an increase of +25.5% compared to the previous year.
2023 will be a very important year for MINI. The brand is celebrating 110 years of automotive production at its main plant in Oxford and will be unveiling the first two fully-electric models of the new MINI family.
Rolls-Royce Sales Worldwide in 2022
In 2022, Rolls-Royce had the highest sales in its 118-year history with 6,021 motor cars delivered to customers worldwide (+7.8%). Many regions achieved their highest-ever sales.
Global demand remains buoyant across the entire product portfolio, led by Cullinan and Ghost – the order bank across all models stretches far into 2023 with very strong pre-orders for the new all-electric Spectre. Rolls-Royce intends to build only fully-electric cars by the end of 2030.
BMW Group Sales by Major Country of Global Region in 2022
The most important market for BMW and Mini sales in 2022 were as follows:
|Sales 2022||% 22/21|
In 2022, the BMW Group delivered a total of 791,985 BMW and MINI vehicles to customers (‑6.4%%) in China – by far the most important single-country market for the Group. BMW and MINI sales in the US totaled 361,892 units (-1.3%).
In Europe, the BMW Group sold a total of 877,369 BMW and MINI vehicles in 2022 (‑7.5%). In Germany, 252,087 BMW and MINI vehicles were registered in the full year to place the marque third behind VW, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi.
Global Worldwide Car Sales by Brand in 2022 (Full Year)
Global worldwide sales by brand in 2022:
- Volkswagen Group (including Audi, Bentley, Lamborghini, Seat / Cupra, Porsche, Skoda, VW)
- Volkswagen Group Electric Car Sales
NOTE: “Sales” as reported by the various brands generally refer to deliveries and not necessarily sales to the customer or final registration. Terms and definitions may vary. All statistics are provided by respective car manufacturers unless clearly stated otherwise.
With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW Group claims to be the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services. The BMW Group production network comprises over 30 production sites around the world; the company has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.
In 2022, the BMW Group sold nearly 2.4 million passenger vehicles and more than 202,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax in the financial year 2021 was € 16.1 billion on revenues amounting to € 111.2 billion. As of 31 December 2021, the BMW Group had a workforce of 118,909 employees.