Sales of BMW M cars went up 6% in 2020 while regular models went down 7%

CY Foong · Jan 13, 2021 01:41 PM

2020 proved to be a bit of a turbulent year for BMW as the Bavarian manufacturer saw sales of its regular cars plunge while the more performance-oriented M cars saw positive growth.

That’s not to say that BMW sold more M-badged cars than the regular ones. Sales for the regular BMW vehicles were 2,028,659 in 2020 which was a drop of 7.2% compared to 2019.

There is still some reason to cheer for BMW though. Sales of its upper luxury models which include the 7 Series, 8 Series, and X7, increased by 12.4% for a total of 115,420 units in 2020.

Meanwhile, the performance BMW M division saw sales growth of 5.9% compared to the previous year with a total of 144,218 vehicles delivered. Part of this sales success was the introduction of some high-performance models in the X series which includes the X6 M50i.

Elsewhere, the BMW Group, which consists of BMW, MINIRolls-Royce, and BMW Motorrad saw an overall drop of 8.4% in sales for the year 2020. This translates to 2,324,809 units sold across the three brands worldwide.