The BMW Group has revealed vehicle deliveries totalled more than two million in 2014 - a record year - the company's fourth in succession.A total of 2,117,965 vehicles were sold across the entire group last year - more than at any point in the company's history.
Member of the Board of management of BMW AG responsible for Sales and Marketing BMW, Ian Robertson, said,
''I am delighted that we achieved our target of selling more than two million vehicles in 2014, a new record for the BMW Group. We have seen good growth throughout the year, well spread across all major sales regions'.
'Our new models such as the BMW X4 and BMW 2 Series Active Tourer demonstrate our ability to develop new vehicles which attract new customers to the brand. The popularity of the BMW i3 and BMW i8 shows our game-changing 'born electric' strategy is on track. We are now looking forward to building on these successes in 2015.'
Deliveries on BMW brand new vehicles was at its highest ever in 2014 - reaching 1,811,719 in total - an increase of 9.5 per cent on 2013.
December sales alone also scaled new heights - up 14.2 per cent on the same month in 2013.
The BMW 2 Series Coupe was particularly successful - with 27,933 customers taking delivery of the car in its first year on the market - similarly, 13,091 customers ordered the new 2 Series Active Tourer in its first three months on sale.
Equally, BMW 5 Series sales improved across the globe - increasing 1.7 per cent in 2014 with a total 373,053 delivered to customers.
The BMW X4 went on sale last July and has since been delivered to 21,688 happy customers whilst the latest third-generation X5 saw sales increases of a massive 37.4 per cent.
BMW i vehicles had a strong year with around 17,800 customers taking delivery of a state-of-the-art BMW i vehicle in 2014.
16,052 of these vehicles were the all-electric i3 city car with the remaining 1,741 made up by the i8 sports car.
Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG in charge of Production said, 'Our production lines in Leipzig are highly flexible and we have switched more production to the i8 to reduce customer waiting times to a better level'.
Adding, 'Meanwhile, more than 100 BMW i3's leave the plant each day. The BMW Group is the first automotive company to manufacture using significant quantities of carbon fibre in series production and the success of these cars speaks for itself.'