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BMW sales results in six months of 2024

2023 was a successful year for many companies when it comes to sales, and some continued on the same path in the first six months of 2024. One of them is BMW, which recorded sales growth in the first half of 2024, with over a million vehicles delivered worldwide.

BMW is still the leader in the segment of premium cars. According to the Bavarian manufacturer, in the first six months BMW sold 1,096,486 cars worldwide, which is a growth of 2.3 percent compared to the same period in 2023. Although the biggest growth was recorded in the sale of electric cars, and 180,000 of them got new owners (+34%), customers still mostly opt for cars powered by internal combustion engines and hybrids.

When it comes to competition, in second place in the ranking of premium brands was Mercedes-Benz, which, although it delivered around 960,000 cars worldwide, recorded a 6 percent drop in sales. Also, in the segment of battery cars, they sold only 93,400 units (-17%). Audi is in third place with 833,000 cars delivered, which is also a drop of 8 percent compared to the same period in 2023. In the segment of battery cars, the company based in England recorded a growth of 1.3%.

Speaking of models, the highest demand was for the 7 Series, which recorded a 22 percent increase in sales, and other models such as the 3 Series and X1 also achieved excellent results.

The highest demand was in their biggest market (Europe), where 460,144 vehicles were delivered (+2.6%), and a positive result was also achieved in the American market (+2.1%). In Asia, BMW delivered 493,364 cars (-3.6%), of which 375,947 cars in China, a drop of 4.2%.

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BMW started production of the new 1 Series

BMW has announced that it has started production of the fourth generation 1 Series, and the car will be produced at their factory in Leipzig, Germany.

Visually, a hatchback body style has been retained with a redesigned front and rear bumper, new LED lights. Earlier spy photos confirmed that the M version will feature deeper fenders, a discreet rear spoiler and quad tailpipes, just like the outgoing M135i xDrive. Inside, the new 1 Series will be equipped with a new digital cockpit and the latest technical solutions.

When it comes to the powertrain, the new 1 Series is offered in several options: 118d, 120d, 120 and M135 xDrive. The most powerful version of the M135 xDrive comes with a 2.0-L gasoline engine with 300 hp (224 kW) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque, and AWD. That’s enough power to push the car from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.9 seconds with an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).

The 120 version is powered by a 1.5-L twin-turbocharged 170 hp (127 kW) three-cylinder mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission that sends power to the front wheels.

The diesel options 118d and 120d, are powered by a 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine with 150 hp (112 kW) and 163 hp (121 kW), combined with a 48-volt mild hybrid.

The fourth generation BMW 1 Series will arrive on the market at the end of the year.

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2025 BMW M5

After the recently introduced BMW X3 (G45), the Bavarian manufacturer has now revealed a new generation of high-performance sedans, the BMW M5. It is the most powerful M5 ever, but also much heavier than its predecessor.

The new M5 has retained its distinctive design, but is slightly wider than its predecessor. Buyers can now choose between 20 and 21-inch wheels with 410mm front and 400mm rear disc brakes, while optional carbon-ceramic brakes come with 420mm front discs and six-piston calipers.

Most of the changes were under the bonnet, which is a 4.4-L biturbo V8 engine combined with an electric motor with a total output of 727 hp (542 kW) and 737 lb-ft (1,000 Nm) of torque. The engine is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. That’s enough power for the car (500 kg heavier than its predecessor) to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.5 seconds with a top speed of 305 km/h (190 mph). It is equipped with a 14.8 kWh battery that enables an electric range of up to 40 kilometers.

In addition to the three standard modes (Comfort, Sport and Sport Plus), drivers will now be able to choose two optional work programs (Dynamic and Dynamic Plus) with which the hybrid M5 shows all its capabilities. By activating them, the driver can choose to transfer all the power to the rear axle only, with the assistance of an electronically controlled limited differential lock. There is also the possibility of individual adjustment of the suspension, brakes, steering system, gearbox and drivetrain.

When it comes to price, the new BMW M5 starts at 144,000 euros in Germany.

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