Manufacturer BMW

Quarterly number of vehicles licensed or SORN

Numbers recorded on the last day of each quarter. SORN from 2007 Q4.
Covers United Kingdom excluding Northern Ireland up to 2014 Q2. Includes Northern Ireland from 2014 Q3.

Licensed SORN
Quarter Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2019 2.0M 2.0M 183k 184k
2018 1.9M 1.9M 1.9M 1.9M 162k 160k 167k 189k
2017 1.8M 1.8M 1.8M 1.8M 138k 141k 147k 166k
2016 1.7M 1.7M 1.8M 1.8M 120k 115k 121k 141k
2015 1.6M 1.6M 1.6M 1.7M 98k 97k 100k 119k
2014 1.5M 1.5M 1.6M 1.6M 88k 80k 84k 102k
2013 1.4M 1.4M 1.4M 1.4M 82k 73k 70k 92k
2012 1.3M 1.4M 1.4M 1.4M 78k 70k 69k 81k
2011 1.3M 1.3M 1.3M 1.3M 72k 68k 69k 80k
2010 1.2M 1.3M 1.3M 1.3M 65k 61k 61k 73k
2009 1.2M 1.2M 1.2M 1.2M 67k 60k 59k 65k
2008 1.2M 1.2M 60k 69k
2007 1.1M 62k
2006 1.1M
2005 1.0M
2004 961k
2003 896k
2002 838k
2001 781k
2000 724k
1999 678k
1998 625k
1997 584k
1996 540k
1995 493k
1994 464k
Quarter Licensed SORN
2019 Q2 2.0M 184k
2019 Q1 2.0M 183k
2018 Q4 1.9M 189k
2018 Q3 1.9M 167k
2018 Q2 1.9M 160k
2018 Q1 1.9M 162k
2017 Q4 1.8M 166k
2017 Q3 1.8M 147k
2017 Q2 1.8M 141k
2017 Q1 1.8M 138k
2016 Q4 1.8M 141k
2016 Q3 1.8M 121k
2016 Q2 1.7M 115k
2016 Q1 1.7M 120k
2015 Q4 1.7M 119k
2015 Q3 1.6M 100k
2015 Q2 1.6M 97k
2015 Q1 1.6M 98k
2014 Q4 1.6M 102k
2014 Q3 1.6M 84k
2014 Q2 1.5M 80k
2014 Q1 1.5M 88k
2013 Q4 1.4M 92k
2013 Q3 1.4M 70k
2013 Q2 1.4M 73k
2013 Q1 1.4M 82k
2012 Q4 1.4M 81k
2012 Q3 1.4M 69k
2012 Q2 1.4M 70k
2012 Q1 1.3M 78k
2011 Q4 1.3M 80k
2011 Q3 1.3M 69k
2011 Q2 1.3M 68k
2011 Q1 1.3M 72k
2010 Q4 1.3M 73k
2010 Q3 1.3M 61k
2010 Q2 1.3M 61k
2010 Q1 1.2M 65k
2009 Q4 1.2M 65k
2009 Q3 1.2M 59k
2009 Q2 1.2M 60k
2009 Q1 1.2M 67k
2008 Q4 1.2M 69k
2008 Q3 1.2M 60k
2007 Q4 1.1M 62k
2006 Q4 1.1M
2005 Q4 1.0M
2004 Q4 961k
2003 Q4 896k
2002 Q4 838k
2001 Q4 781k
2000 Q4 724k
1999 Q4 678k
1998 Q4 625k
1997 Q4 584k
1996 Q4 540k
1995 Q4 493k
1994 Q4 464k

Covers United Kingdom including Northern Ireland

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 ?
Licensed 102k 115k 126k 139k 157k 177k 174k 169k 1.2k
SORN 2.7k 2.4k 2.3k 1.9k 2.0k 2.0k 2.1k 0 5.0k
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Licensed 26k 36k 46k 58k 76k 86k 95k 87k 83k 95k
SORN 13k 14k 13k 11k 8.8k 7.2k 6.3k 4.7k 3.0k 3.0k
1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Licensed 1.3k 1.0k 1.4k 1.9k 3.0k 3.9k 7.6k 11k 15k 17k
SORN 2.8k 2.3k 2.7k 3.6k 4.8k 5.6k 8.2k 9.2k 10k 11k
1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
Licensed 388 377 403 431 530 727 905 1.1k 1.6k 1.9k
SORN 1.1k 1.1k 1.2k 1.4k 1.6k 2.0k 2.4k 2.8k 3.7k 4.0k
1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980
Licensed 80 217 131 127 351 316 330 304 331 327
SORN 54 134 73 103 336 352 396 812 982 956
1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970
Licensed 29 25 16 24 16 12 20 19 21 23
SORN 24 14 6 14 12 12 12 13 23 24
1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960
Licensed 16 12 10 13 17 11 18 21 52 41
SORN 7 8 4 12 11 12 13 15 19 27
1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950
Licensed 5 1 7 5 0 0 0 3 4 8
SORN 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940
Licensed 0 0 4 0 8 9 10 13 17 4
SORN 4 0 0 2 2 1 3 7 8 2
1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930
Licensed 1 0 1 2 4 4 0
SORN 0 0 1 0 0 3 1
Year Licensed SORN
Unknown 1.2k 5.0k
2018 169k 0
2017 174k 2.1k
2016 177k 2.0k
2015 157k 2.0k
2014 139k 1.9k
2013 126k 2.3k
2012 115k 2.4k
2011 102k 2.7k
2010 95k 3.0k
2009 83k 3.0k
2008 87k 4.7k
2007 95k 6.3k
2006 86k 7.2k
2005 76k 8.8k
2004 58k 11k
2003 46k 13k
2002 36k 14k
2001 26k 13k
2000 17k 11k
1999 15k 10k
1998 11k 9.2k
1997 7.6k 8.2k
1996 3.9k 5.6k
1995 3.0k 4.8k
1994 1.9k 3.6k
1993 1.4k 2.7k
1992 1.0k 2.3k
1991 1.3k 2.8k
1990 1.9k 4.0k
1989 1.6k 3.7k
1988 1.1k 2.8k
1987 905 2.4k
1986 727 2.0k
1985 530 1.6k
1984 431 1.4k
1983 403 1.2k
1982 377 1.1k
1981 388 1.1k
1980 327 956
1979 331 982
1978 304 812
1977 330 396
1976 316 352
1975 351 336
1974 127 103
1973 131 73
1972 217 134
1971 80 54
1970 23 24
1969 21 23
1968 19 13
1967 20 12
1966 12 12
1965 16 12
1964 24 14
1963 16 6
1962 25 14
1961 29 24
1960 41 27
1959 52 19
1958 21 15
1957 18 13
1956 11 12
1955 17 11
1954 13 12
1953 10 4
1952 12 8
1951 16 7
1950 8 2
1949 4 1
1948 3 1
1947 0 0
1946 0 0
1945 0 0
1944 5 0
1943 7 2
1942 1 0
1941 5 1
1940 4 2
1939 17 8
1938 13 7
1937 10 3
1936 9 1
1935 8 2
1934 0 2
1933 4 0
1932 0 0
1931 0 4
1930 0 1
1929 4 3
1928 4 0
1927 2 0
1926 1 1
1925 0 0
1924 1 0

This table records the year of registration, not the actual age of the vehicle. More info.
Covers United Kingdom including Northern Ireland

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 ?
Licensed 101k 114k 125k 139k 157k 177k 174k 169k 27k
SORN 2.7k 2.4k 2.3k 1.9k 2.0k 2.0k 2.1k 4.0k 12k
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Licensed 25k 34k 45k 56k 73k 84k 92k 86k 82k 93k
SORN 12k 13k 12k 10k 8.3k 6.8k 6.0k 4.6k 2.9k 2.9k
1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Licensed 1.2k 937 1.3k 1.8k 2.8k 3.8k 7.2k 9.7k 14k 16k
SORN 2.5k 2.1k 2.5k 3.3k 4.5k 5.3k 7.6k 8.4k 9.6k 9.9k
1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
Licensed 359 338 373 395 482 667 811 1.0k 1.4k 1.8k
SORN 1.0k 1.0k 1.1k 1.3k 1.5k 1.8k 2.1k 2.5k 3.3k 3.6k
1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980
Licensed 71 174 333 253 329 275 298 304 318 313
SORN 62 167 228 209 291 318 373 755 931 886
1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970
Licensed 33 23 33 36 32 11 9 18 10 30
SORN 16 11 10 18 15 1 12 13 11 13
1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960
Licensed 17 9 8 10 6 9 19 23 62 59
SORN 2 2 4 2 2 7 8 8 17 33
1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950
Licensed 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 4 0 1
SORN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940
Licensed 1 0 4 7 4 11 9 3
SORN 0 0 0 0 3 4 2 1
Year Licensed SORN
Unknown 27k 12k
2018 169k 4.0k
2017 174k 2.1k
2016 177k 2.0k
2015 157k 2.0k
2014 139k 1.9k
2013 125k 2.3k
2012 114k 2.4k
2011 101k 2.7k
2010 93k 2.9k
2009 82k 2.9k
2008 86k 4.6k
2007 92k 6.0k
2006 84k 6.8k
2005 73k 8.3k
2004 56k 10k
2003 45k 12k
2002 34k 13k
2001 25k 12k
2000 16k 9.9k
1999 14k 9.6k
1998 9.7k 8.4k
1997 7.2k 7.6k
1996 3.8k 5.3k
1995 2.8k 4.5k
1994 1.8k 3.3k
1993 1.3k 2.5k
1992 937 2.1k
1991 1.2k 2.5k
1990 1.8k 3.6k
1989 1.4k 3.3k
1988 1.0k 2.5k
1987 811 2.1k
1986 667 1.8k
1985 482 1.5k
1984 395 1.3k
1983 373 1.1k
1982 338 1.0k
1981 359 1.0k
1980 313 886
1979 318 931
1978 304 755
1977 298 373
1976 275 318
1975 329 291
1974 253 209
1973 333 228
1972 174 167
1971 71 62
1970 30 13
1969 10 11
1968 18 13
1967 9 12
1966 11 1
1965 32 15
1964 36 18
1963 33 10
1962 23 11
1961 33 16
1960 59 33
1959 62 17
1958 23 8
1957 19 8
1956 9 7
1955 6 2
1954 10 2
1953 8 4
1952 9 2
1951 17 2
1950 1 0
1949 0 0
1948 4 0
1947 2 0
1946 2 0
1945 1 0
1944 0 0
1943 0 0
1942 0 0
1941 0 0
1940 3 1
1939 9 2
1938 11 4
1937 4 3
1936 7 0
1935 4 0
1934 0 0
1933 1 0

Vehicles registered for the first time, annually

Covers United Kingdom excluding Northern Ireland to 2014 Q2. Includes Northern Ireland from 2014 Q3.

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
93k 101k 102k 106k 115k 119k 124k 117k 103k 114k 121k 132k 141k 156k 177k 193k 186k 183k 97k
Year Registrations
2019 97k
2018 183k
2017 186k
2016 193k
2015 177k
2014 156k
2013 141k
2012 132k
2011 121k
2010 114k
2009 103k
2008 117k
2007 124k
2006 119k
2005 115k
2004 106k
2003 102k
2002 101k
2001 93k

Vehicles licensed or SORN in 2018 Q4, by fuel type and engine capacity

Covers United Kingdom including Northern Ireland

Capacity Licensed SORN
Petrol Diesel Other Petrol Diesel Other
Unknown 1 3.6k 1 74
up to 499cc 71 30 23 5
500cc to 749cc 36 8.3k 11 131
750cc to 999cc 1 3 3
1000cc to 1099cc 1 1 1
1100cc to 1199cc 4 2 1
1200cc to 1299cc 2 1
1300cc to 1399cc 11 3 1
1400cc to 1499cc 65k 40k 5.2k 499 261 149
1500cc to 1599cc 60k 14k 8 5.2k 70 4
1600cc to 1699cc 1.3k 519 1 72 224
1700cc to 1799cc 13k 5 18 10k 7 14
1800cc to 1899cc 18k 4 23 12k 8 22
1900cc to 1999cc 198k 812k 24k 18k 21k 379
2000cc to 2099cc 5.1k 29k 1 263 965 2
2100cc to 2199cc 19k 1 51 4.5k 5 26
2200cc to 2299cc 756 12 2 445 1 2
2300cc to 2399cc 354 2 781
2400cc to 2499cc 53k 12k 165 19k 3.3k 76
2500cc to 2599cc 1.4k 7 4 668 11 5
2600cc to 2699cc 137 4 236 5
2700cc to 2799cc 11k 6 53 9.3k 7 42
2800cc to 2899cc 333 7 2 263 3 2
2900cc to 2999cc 122k 285k 742 12k 14k 134
3000cc to 3099cc 2.0k 1.4k 7 579 268 3
3100cc to 3199cc 23 49
3200cc to 3299cc 9.2k 4 10 5.5k 3 6
3300cc to 3399cc 106 42 2
3400cc to 3499cc 1.8k 5 15 3.3k 31
3500cc to 3599cc 67 2 163 1
3600cc to 3699cc 254 3 139 6
3700cc to 3799cc 48 155
3800cc to 3899cc 4 11
3900cc to 3999cc 5.6k 9 3 1.3k 3 6
4000cc to 4249cc 491 2 86
4250cc to 4499cc 14k 1 177 3.3k 103
4500cc to 4749cc 433 35 207 23
4750cc to 4999cc 5.4k 4 50 1.7k 13
5000cc to 5249cc 54 1 26
5250cc to 5499cc 218 1 262 1
5500cc to 5749cc 43 1 74
5750cc to 5999cc 262 41
6000cc to 6249cc 5 1 4
6500cc to 6749cc 170 10
7500cc to 7999cc 1
9500cc to 9999cc 5 11
10000cc and over 9 11 4
Capacity Licensed SORN
Unknown Petrol 1 1
Diesel
Other 3.6k 74
up to 499cc Petrol 71 23
Diesel 30 5
Other
500cc to 749cc Petrol 36 11
Diesel
Other 8.3k 131
750cc to 999cc Petrol 1 3
Diesel 3
Other
1000cc to 1099cc Petrol 1 1
Diesel 1
Other
1100cc to 1199cc Petrol 4 1
Diesel 2
Other
1200cc to 1299cc Petrol 2
Diesel 1
Other
1300cc to 1399cc Petrol 11 1
Diesel 3
Other
1400cc to 1499cc Petrol 65k 499
Diesel 40k 261
Other 5.2k 149
1500cc to 1599cc Petrol 60k 5.2k
Diesel 14k 70
Other 8 4
1600cc to 1699cc Petrol 1.3k 72
Diesel 519 224
Other 1
1700cc to 1799cc Petrol 13k 10k
Diesel 5 7
Other 18 14
1800cc to 1899cc Petrol 18k 12k
Diesel 4 8
Other 23 22
1900cc to 1999cc Petrol 198k 18k
Diesel 812k 21k
Other 24k 379
2000cc to 2099cc Petrol 5.1k 263
Diesel 29k 965
Other 1 2
2100cc to 2199cc Petrol 19k 4.5k
Diesel 1 5
Other 51 26
2200cc to 2299cc Petrol 756 445
Diesel 12 1
Other 2 2
2300cc to 2399cc Petrol 354 781
Diesel 2
Other
2400cc to 2499cc Petrol 53k 19k
Diesel 12k 3.3k
Other 165 76
2500cc to 2599cc Petrol 1.4k 668
Diesel 7 11
Other 4 5
2600cc to 2699cc Petrol 137 236
Diesel 4 5
Other
2700cc to 2799cc Petrol 11k 9.3k
Diesel 6 7
Other 53 42
2800cc to 2899cc Petrol 333 263
Diesel 7 3
Other 2 2
2900cc to 2999cc Petrol 122k 12k
Diesel 285k 14k
Other 742 134
3000cc to 3099cc Petrol 2.0k 579
Diesel 1.4k 268
Other 7 3
3100cc to 3199cc Petrol 23 49
Diesel
Other
3200cc to 3299cc Petrol 9.2k 5.5k
Diesel 4 3
Other 10 6
3300cc to 3399cc Petrol 106 42
Diesel 2
Other
3400cc to 3499cc Petrol 1.8k 3.3k
Diesel 5
Other 15 31
3500cc to 3599cc Petrol 67 163
Diesel 2 1
Other
3600cc to 3699cc Petrol 254 139
Diesel
Other 3 6
3700cc to 3799cc Petrol 48 155
Diesel
Other
3800cc to 3899cc Petrol 4 11
Diesel
Other
3900cc to 3999cc Petrol 5.6k 1.3k
Diesel 9 3
Other 3 6
4000cc to 4249cc Petrol 491 86
Diesel
Other 2
4250cc to 4499cc Petrol 14k 3.3k
Diesel 1
Other 177 103
4500cc to 4749cc Petrol 433 207
Diesel
Other 35 23
4750cc to 4999cc Petrol 5.4k 1.7k
Diesel 4
Other 50 13
5000cc to 5249cc Petrol 54 26
Diesel 1
Other
5250cc to 5499cc Petrol 218 262
Diesel
Other 1 1
5500cc to 5749cc Petrol 43 74
Diesel 1
Other
5750cc to 5999cc Petrol 262 41
Diesel
Other
6000cc to 6249cc Petrol 5 4
Diesel 1
Other
6500cc to 6749cc Petrol 170 10
Diesel
Other
7500cc to 7999cc Petrol 1
Diesel
Other
9500cc to 9999cc Petrol 5 11
Diesel
Other
10000cc and over Petrol 9 4
Diesel 11
Other