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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

BMW sell almost 18,000 "i" vehicles in 2014 and ramp up production

Around 17,800 customers have taken delivery of a BMW i vehicle in 2014. Global deliveries of the BMW i3 total 16,052; nearly three-quarters of those sales occurred in the second half of the year, following the vehicle’s late-spring market launch in several major markets including the USA. The keys to a total of 1,741 BMW i8s have been handed over to customers since it went on sale in the summer.

Due to the success of the BMW i vehicles, their production continues to ramp up. Harald Kr├╝ger, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for 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. 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.”

BMW plans to offer plug-in hybrid versions of all their main models including Mini and Rolls Royce brands.

Source: BMW

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Anonymous said...

These figures include all car taken into dealerships for stock and demo's , we will have to wait at lest another year for the true take up figures of sales.

Anonymous said...

In terms of engineering and trade, this is an undeniable success.
However, indiscriminate production of carbon fiber manufactured automobiles will shortly be another serious environmental issue unresolved.
I hope that the profits from the BMW i8 and i3, will also be reverted in profound study of the reuse of this composite that man does not yet know how degrade it...
I anticipate that this will be an expensive and Herculean task of Chemical Engineering ...

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