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Reviews: BMW and Mercedes sell fewer cars

BMW creates despite chip crisis sales record

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

BMW and Mercedes have sold 130,000 cars less in the first quarter than a year ago.

Ein Mercedes Stern, das Logo des Automobilherstellers Mercedes-Benz, vor der Niederlassung am Stammwerk in Stuttgart. © Bernd Weißbrod / DPA A Mercedes star, the logo of the automobile manufacturer Mercedes-Benz, before the branch on the parent plant in Stuttgart.

missing cable trees from Ukraine, missing semiconductors and new Corona Lockdowns in China produced production stops and long waiting times for car buyers. Both manufacturers stressed on Thursday but their significantly increasing deliveries in electric cars.

Sales from BMW sank by 6 percent compared to the very good quarter of the previous year to 596 900 vehicles. The sales of Mercedes even broke by 15 percent on only 501,600 vehicles.

"Tax refugee": Horner etches against Mercedes-Boss

 between Red Bull Team Chief Christian Horner and Mercedes-Boss Toto Wolff always fly the poison arrows. Now the Brite refers to the Austrian as a "tax refugee". © Provided by sport1.de "Tax refugee": Horner etches against Mercedes-Boss Whether Red-Bull team boss Christian Horner and his Mercedes-opposite Toto Wolff are still friends? Hardly likely! in an interview horner compared with his counterparty and shared it vigorously.

In Europe, the BMW deliveries fell by 8 percent to around 220,000 cars, in China by 9 percent to 209,000 - in the US, the Munich Group was able to increase 4 percent and sell 81,000 vehicles. In the full year, BMW wants to achieve sales at the previous year's level. Distribution board Pieter Nota stressed: "Our focus is on the startup of electromobility. We are fully on course to meet 2022 our ambitious growth targets for fully electric vehicles. "

Great sales market Germany

In the first quarter, the Group sold around 35,000 fully electric BMW and mini-vehicles, an increase of 149 percent. A quarter of these vehicles was sold in Germany. Also in the full year, BMW wants to at least double the global sales of fully electric vehicles.

The sales of Mercedes-Benz broke in its largest market China by 14 percent to nearly 193,000 cars, in Europe also by 14 percent to 151,000 vehicles and in the US even by 20 percent to 63,000 vehicles. Due to geopolitical uncertainties, a fluctuating semiconductor market and persistent restrictions by the corona pandemic remain "the overall situation volatile", the Stuttgart carmaker announced.

Distributor Britta Seeger stressed, however, that Mercedes-Benz has sold 22,000 fully electric vehicles and the paragraph of the luxury models Maybach and S-Class has grown strongly: "In a challenging first quarter, we were able to triple our sales for fully electric vehicles and with our top -End vehicles achieve an excellent result. " Including the plug-in hybrid is electrified in Europe each third-sized Mercedes-Benz car electrified.

The Cooperent Audi belonging to the Volkswagen Group wants to submit its sales figures together with the financial figures on 5 May.

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