In what can only be described as a bit of a surprise, German heavyweight auto manufacturer BMW is experiencing a drop in sales across its entire line-up, except for its EVs.
Overall, the company saw a drop in deliveries of 13.7 per cent, with BMW delivering 1,016,228 vehicles in the first half of 2022.
The smaller BMW models are the ones struggling the most.
The 3 and 4 Series fell by about 34.3 per cent.
In comparison, the X1 and X2 crossovers fell 24.1 per cent during the same timeframe.
The only growth in sales on the internal combustion side was the X7 which saw an increase of 3.5 per cent.
Even plug-in sales declined slightly on all variants, including the 3 Series, 5 Series and X5 SUV
However, the big gains for BMW came from their EVs.
The company more than doubled EV deliveries to 57,462 vehicles in the first half of 2022.
BMW attributes their growth on the EV side to the introduction of the iX.
As well, the company noted the popularity of the iX SUV and i4 electric sedan in the US.
These sales will only continue to rise as i4 sedans continue to sell well globally and BMW’s newest electrified vehicle, the i7 makes it debut later this year.