BMW’s US sales will fall slightly in 2022 despite a strong final quarter, Audi is struggling with sales dampeners in the USA despite strong year-end spurts.

Despite a strong final quarter, the Volkswagen subsidiary Audi suffered a drop in sales in the USA last year. The company delivered a total of 186,875 cars, five percent less than in the previous year, as announced on Wednesday. Audi increased sales in the fourth quarter by 63 percent to 54,054 vehicles. The auto industry struggled in 2022 in the face of high inflation, global supply chain problems and stubborn shortages of key components.

BMW had to cope with a slight drop in sales in the USA last year – despite a significant increase in the final quarter. Overall, sales of the main brand in 2022 were 332,388 vehicles, as BMW announced on Wednesday. This corresponds to a decline of 1.3 percent compared to the previous year. In the fourth quarter, sales increased by 9.4 percent to 101,738 cars. At the subsidiary Mini, US sales for the year as a whole fell by 1.4 percent to 29,504 new cars.