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.
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, MINI, Rolls-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.