BMW 3 series tops premium sales in Germany
In a year in which the auto industry was challenged by the chip-shortage, the BMW 3 series managed to top the premium segment in Germany, far ahead of Tesla.
According to data released by the German Federal Motor Transport Authority,
- the BMW 3 Series, including the G20 Sedan and G21 Touring (pictured), sold 41,704 units in the midsize premium segment in 2021.
- Tesla Model 3 followed with 35,262 units.
- Mercedes GLC grabbed the third spot with 33,719 units sold, down from 41,791 units in 2020.
The BMW 3 series also saw a decrease from the previous year, with 47,273 units sold in 2020. On the other hand, Tesla Model 3 sales more than doubled in 2021, increasing from 15,202 units.
Audi A6 dominates
The chip and semiconductor shortage led to lower overall sales in Germany. Audi A4 and Mercedes C-Class, the rivals of the BMW 3 Series, lost ground with 23,767 and 22,640 units sold respectively, compared to the previous year.
In the premium upper-class segment, which represents the corporate car and fleet customers, Audi A6 topped the list, beating the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes E-Class.
Image: BMW Group.