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Reviews: BMW creates despite chip crisis sales record

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  Comparison Test: 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing vs. 2021 Audi RS7 vs. 2021 BMW M5 Competition Audi, BMW, and Cadillac serve up three supersedans that are more amusing than an amusement park. © Marc Urbano - Car and Driver 2021 BMW M5 Competition That attitude extends to the car's many adjustable performance parameters. An M mode button on the console allows you to select Road, Sport, or Track. More often, you end up using the M1 and M2 programmable buttons on the steering wheel, and that's where your choices get daunting.

Munich (Reuters) - BMW has sold significantly more cars despite the chip crisis in the 2021 car industry than in the first Corona year.

ARCHIV: Logo des deutschen Luxusautoherstellers BMW in München, Deutschland, 20. März 2019. REUTERS/Michael Dalder © Reuters Archives: Logo of the German Luxury Car Manufacturer BMW in Munich, Germany, March 20, 2019. Reuters / Michael Dalder

Sales of the Group to which in addition to the core brand BMW also includes mini, Rolls-Royce and motorcycles, rose by 8 , 4 percent to a good 2.5 million, as BMW announced on Wednesday. The core brand BMW even managed a sales record; Sales increased by 9.1 percent to 2.2 million cars. Thus, the Munich recaptured the crown in the premium segment. For the current year, sales board Pieter Nota also showed confidence. "Also 2022 we want to grow profitably."

BMW benefited in particular from a high demand in the US: Here, the paragraph was short of just a fifth. In China, the Munich sold 8.9 percent more cars. With a total of 846,237 cars sold, the People's Republic is the largest single market. In Europe it was a plus of 3.9 percent. However, in Germany, sales gave sales by 6.8 percent.

Tested: 2022 BMW i4 M50 Is an EV M3 .
The new electric 4-series outruns an M3 Competition to 60 mph, and it costs less.Besides, the Gran Coupe makes a better EV candidate than a traditional sedan because it has four doors plus a hatchback that doesn't come across as one until you pop the hatch and watch the liftgate rise up. Its longer roofline is a boon to rear-seat roominess and luggage space, which is important because the 81.5-kWh battery pack gives the single-motor rear-drive i4 eDrive40 301 miles of EPA-rated range that makes road trips an attractive proposition.

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