The BMW 3-Series has been one of the most popular, if not the most popular midsize luxury sedans across Europe for many years.
In 2021 there was new best-seller, the Tesla Model 3.
From January to December 2021 a total of 141,429 Model 3s were sold in 28 European countries analyzed by JATO Dynamics.
That was enough to easily outpace sales of the BMW 3-Series, which saw 116,250 3-Series sedans sold in the twelve month period.
Showing the growing popularity of Tesla, sales of the Model 3 increased a massive 64% increase from 2020, whereas sales of the 3-Series dropped by 2% during the same time period.
The strong showing was enough to place the Model 3 as the 17th most popular car in the EU, when including internal combustion engine (ICE) cars in the mix.
When including the Model Y, which registered 26,175 sales following its entrance into the market in October, Tesla was the 21st most popular auto brand.
Source: JATO Dynamics