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
2021 2.0M 2.1M 230k 220k
2020 2.0M 2.0M 2.0M 2.0M 227k 215k 214k 236k
2019 2.0M 2.0M 2.0M 2.0M 183k 184k 191k 215k
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
2021 Q2 2.1M 220k
2021 Q1 2.0M 230k
2020 Q4 2.0M 236k
2020 Q3 2.0M 214k
2020 Q2 2.0M 215k
2020 Q1 2.0M 227k
2019 Q4 2.0M 215k
2019 Q3 2.0M 191k
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

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Licensed 1.2k
SORN 927
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Licensed 96k 111k 121k 135k 155k 167k 159k 167k 168k 116k
SORN 4.4k 3.6k 3.4k 2.9k 3.0k 3.1k 3.0k 2.2k 2.0k 2.3k
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Licensed 17k 24k 32k 43k 61k 73k 82k 77k 77k 88k
SORN 14k 16k 16k 15k 13k 11k 10k 7.9k 5.1k 5.0k
1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Licensed 1.1k 861 1.0k 1.4k 2.3k 2.9k 5.5k 7.7k 10k 11k
SORN 3.0k 2.4k 2.9k 3.7k 5.0k 5.9k 8.9k 10k 11k 12k
1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
Licensed 372 341 328 375 465 615 767 985 1.4k 1.7k
SORN 1.2k 1.2k 1.3k 1.4k 1.7k 2.1k 2.5k 2.9k 3.9k 4.3k
1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980
Licensed 77 231 147 140 387 372 383 587 502 276
SORN 63 133 69 100 326 324 364 618 847 994
1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970
Licensed 32 28 18 30 17 12 23 22 20 24
SORN 23 12 7 15 11 13 15 16 25 24
1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960
Licensed 18 14 8 16 16 14 19 24 57 43
SORN 7 7 6 13 13 11 15 15 23 27
1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950
Licensed 5 1 5 4 0 0 0 3 3 5
SORN 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 3 2 4
1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940
Licensed 2 0 4 1 7 10 12 16 20 5
SORN 3 0 0 3 2 1 5 6 8 2
1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930
Licensed 1 0 1 2 3 5 0
SORN 0 0 1 0 0 3 1
Year Licensed SORN
Unknown 1.2k 927
2020 116k 2.3k
2019 168k 2.0k
2018 167k 2.2k
2017 159k 3.0k
2016 167k 3.1k
2015 155k 3.0k
2014 135k 2.9k
2013 121k 3.4k
2012 111k 3.6k
2011 96k 4.4k
2010 88k 5.0k
2009 77k 5.1k
2008 77k 7.9k
2007 82k 10k
2006 73k 11k
2005 61k 13k
2004 43k 15k
2003 32k 16k
2002 24k 16k
2001 17k 14k
2000 11k 12k
1999 10k 11k
1998 7.7k 10k
1997 5.5k 8.9k
1996 2.9k 5.9k
1995 2.3k 5.0k
1994 1.4k 3.7k
1993 1.0k 2.9k
1992 861 2.4k
1991 1.1k 3.0k
1990 1.7k 4.3k
1989 1.4k 3.9k
1988 985 2.9k
1987 767 2.5k
1986 615 2.1k
1985 465 1.7k
1984 375 1.4k
1983 328 1.3k
1982 341 1.2k
1981 372 1.2k
1980 276 994
1979 502 847
1978 587 618
1977 383 364
1976 372 324
1975 387 326
1974 140 100
1973 147 69
1972 231 133
1971 77 63
1970 24 24
1969 20 25
1968 22 16
1967 23 15
1966 12 13
1965 17 11
1964 30 15
1963 18 7
1962 28 12
1961 32 23
1960 43 27
1959 57 23
1958 24 15
1957 19 15
1956 14 11
1955 16 13
1954 16 13
1953 8 6
1952 14 7
1951 18 7
1950 5 4
1949 3 2
1948 3 3
1947 0 0
1946 0 0
1945 0 0
1944 4 1
1943 5 2
1942 1 0
1941 5 1
1940 5 2
1939 20 8
1938 16 6
1937 12 5
1936 10 1
1935 7 2
1934 1 3
1933 4 0
1932 0 0
1931 2 3
1930 0 1
1929 5 3
1928 3 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

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Licensed 23k
SORN 14k
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Licensed 95k 110k 120k 135k 155k 167k 159k 167k 168k 116k
SORN 4.3k 3.5k 3.3k 2.9k 3.0k 3.1k 3.0k 2.2k 2.0k 2.3k
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Licensed 16k 23k 31k 41k 58k 70k 79k 75k 75k 87k
SORN 14k 15k 15k 14k 12k 11k 9.7k 7.6k 4.9k 4.9k
1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Licensed 962 761 954 1.3k 2.1k 2.7k 5.2k 7.1k 9.5k 10k
SORN 2.7k 2.2k 2.7k 3.5k 4.6k 5.5k 8.3k 9.2k 10k 11k
1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
Licensed 345 293 300 342 424 558 683 899 1.3k 1.5k
SORN 1.1k 1.1k 1.2k 1.3k 1.5k 1.9k 2.2k 2.7k 3.5k 3.8k
1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980
Licensed 74 184 337 265 369 314 342 542 478 282
SORN 54 165 242 197 276 291 343 566 802 925
1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970
Licensed 34 26 33 35 39 14 12 21 14 32
SORN 13 8 10 20 10 1 11 15 8 14
1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960
Licensed 18 9 8 8 5 10 19 24 60 61
SORN 2 2 4 4 2 7 9 8 20 31
1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950
Licensed 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 3 0 1
SORN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940
Licensed 1 0 3 7 4 13 10 2
SORN 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 1
Year Licensed SORN
Unknown 23k 14k
2020 116k 2.3k
2019 168k 2.0k
2018 167k 2.2k
2017 159k 3.0k
2016 167k 3.1k
2015 155k 3.0k
2014 135k 2.9k
2013 120k 3.3k
2012 110k 3.5k
2011 95k 4.3k
2010 87k 4.9k
2009 75k 4.9k
2008 75k 7.6k
2007 79k 9.7k
2006 70k 11k
2005 58k 12k
2004 41k 14k
2003 31k 15k
2002 23k 15k
2001 16k 14k
2000 10k 11k
1999 9.5k 10k
1998 7.1k 9.2k
1997 5.2k 8.3k
1996 2.7k 5.5k
1995 2.1k 4.6k
1994 1.3k 3.5k
1993 954 2.7k
1992 761 2.2k
1991 962 2.7k
1990 1.5k 3.8k
1989 1.3k 3.5k
1988 899 2.7k
1987 683 2.2k
1986 558 1.9k
1985 424 1.5k
1984 342 1.3k
1983 300 1.2k
1982 293 1.1k
1981 345 1.1k
1980 282 925
1979 478 802
1978 542 566
1977 342 343
1976 314 291
1975 369 276
1974 265 197
1973 337 242
1972 184 165
1971 74 54
1970 32 14
1969 14 8
1968 21 15
1967 12 11
1966 14 1
1965 39 10
1964 35 20
1963 33 10
1962 26 8
1961 34 13
1960 61 31
1959 60 20
1958 24 8
1957 19 9
1956 10 7
1955 5 2
1954 8 4
1953 8 4
1952 9 2
1951 18 2
1950 1 0
1949 0 0
1948 3 0
1947 2 0
1946 2 0
1945 1 0
1944 0 0
1943 0 0
1942 0 0
1941 0 0
1940 2 1
1939 10 1
1938 13 2
1937 4 3
1936 7 0
1935 3 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 2020 2021
93k 101k 102k 106k 115k 119k 124k 117k 103k 114k 121k 132k 141k 156k 177k 193k 186k 183k 180k 124k 71k
Year Registrations
2021 71k
2020 124k
2019 180k
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 2020 Q4, by fuel type and engine capacity

Covers United Kingdom including Northern Ireland

Capacity Licensed SORN
Petrol Diesel Other Petrol Diesel Other
Unknown 1 11k 1 231
up to 499cc 67 26 32 7
500cc to 749cc 41 8.4k 11 76
750cc to 999cc 1 3 3
1000cc to 1099cc 2
1100cc to 1199cc 2 2 2
1200cc to 1299cc 1 1
1300cc to 1399cc 6 2 2 1
1400cc to 1499cc 117k 45k 8.2k 687 312 219
1500cc to 1599cc 55k 13k 8 6.2k 136 3
1600cc to 1699cc 1.3k 446 76 228 1
1700cc to 1799cc 8.1k 4 11 10k 7 16
1800cc to 1899cc 12k 3 9 13k 8 22
1900cc to 1999cc 236k 809k 49k 23k 32k 675
2000cc to 2099cc 4.7k 26k 1 413 1.5k 1
2100cc to 2199cc 14k 38 5.6k 4 25
2200cc to 2299cc 484 13 2 499 3 1
2300cc to 2399cc 296 2 819 1
2400cc to 2499cc 42k 9.2k 113 22k 4.0k 95
2500cc to 2599cc 1.0k 7 2 734 10 7
2600cc to 2699cc 115 6 256 4
2700cc to 2799cc 7.8k 4 34 10k 7 54
2800cc to 2899cc 238 6 306 3 3
2900cc to 2999cc 133k 287k 5.2k 16k 20k 234
3000cc to 3099cc 1.7k 1.2k 2 689 329 3
3100cc to 3199cc 24 49 1
3200cc to 3299cc 7.6k 6 9 6.6k 2 5
3300cc to 3399cc 98 44 2
3400cc to 3499cc 1.4k 2 13 3.4k 2 28
3500cc to 3599cc 78 3 165
3600cc to 3699cc 171 160 8
3700cc to 3799cc 50 158
3800cc to 3899cc 13
3900cc to 3999cc 5.0k 7 2 1.8k 4 8
4000cc to 4249cc 418 1 120 2
4250cc to 4499cc 14k 1 112 4.3k 133
4500cc to 4749cc 314 21 262 31
4750cc to 4999cc 4.6k 4 48 2.3k 21
5000cc to 5249cc 47 1 32
5250cc to 5499cc 180 287 2
5500cc to 5749cc 40 1 84
5750cc to 5999cc 224 74
6000cc to 6249cc 5 1 6
6500cc to 6749cc 212 10
9500cc to 9999cc 3 10 1
10000cc and over 9 9 4 1
Capacity Licensed SORN
Unknown Petrol 1 1
Diesel
Other 11k 231
up to 499cc Petrol 67 32
Diesel 26 7
Other
500cc to 749cc Petrol 41 11
Diesel
Other 8.4k 76
750cc to 999cc Petrol 1 3
Diesel 3
Other
1000cc to 1099cc Petrol 2
Diesel
Other
1100cc to 1199cc Petrol 2 2
Diesel 2
Other
1200cc to 1299cc Petrol 1
Diesel 1
Other
1300cc to 1399cc Petrol 6 2
Diesel 2 1
Other
1400cc to 1499cc Petrol 117k 687
Diesel 45k 312
Other 8.2k 219
1500cc to 1599cc Petrol 55k 6.2k
Diesel 13k 136
Other 8 3
1600cc to 1699cc Petrol 1.3k 76
Diesel 446 228
Other 1
1700cc to 1799cc Petrol 8.1k 10k
Diesel 4 7
Other 11 16
1800cc to 1899cc Petrol 12k 13k
Diesel 3 8
Other 9 22
1900cc to 1999cc Petrol 236k 23k
Diesel 809k 32k
Other 49k 675
2000cc to 2099cc Petrol 4.7k 413
Diesel 26k 1.5k
Other 1 1
2100cc to 2199cc Petrol 14k 5.6k
Diesel 4
Other 38 25
2200cc to 2299cc Petrol 484 499
Diesel 13 3
Other 2 1
2300cc to 2399cc Petrol 296 819
Diesel 2 1
Other
2400cc to 2499cc Petrol 42k 22k
Diesel 9.2k 4.0k
Other 113 95
2500cc to 2599cc Petrol 1.0k 734
Diesel 7 10
Other 2 7
2600cc to 2699cc Petrol 115 256
Diesel 6 4
Other
2700cc to 2799cc Petrol 7.8k 10k
Diesel 4 7
Other 34 54
2800cc to 2899cc Petrol 238 306
Diesel 6 3
Other 3
2900cc to 2999cc Petrol 133k 16k
Diesel 287k 20k
Other 5.2k 234
3000cc to 3099cc Petrol 1.7k 689
Diesel 1.2k 329
Other 2 3
3100cc to 3199cc Petrol 24 49
Diesel 1
Other
3200cc to 3299cc Petrol 7.6k 6.6k
Diesel 6 2
Other 9 5
3300cc to 3399cc Petrol 98 44
Diesel 2
Other
3400cc to 3499cc Petrol 1.4k 3.4k
Diesel 2 2
Other 13 28
3500cc to 3599cc Petrol 78 165
Diesel 3
Other
3600cc to 3699cc Petrol 171 160
Diesel
Other 8
3700cc to 3799cc Petrol 50 158
Diesel
Other
3800cc to 3899cc Petrol 13
Diesel
Other
3900cc to 3999cc Petrol 5.0k 1.8k
Diesel 7 4
Other 2 8
4000cc to 4249cc Petrol 418 120
Diesel
Other 1 2
4250cc to 4499cc Petrol 14k 4.3k
Diesel 1
Other 112 133
4500cc to 4749cc Petrol 314 262
Diesel
Other 21 31
4750cc to 4999cc Petrol 4.6k 2.3k
Diesel 4
Other 48 21
5000cc to 5249cc Petrol 47 32
Diesel 1
Other
5250cc to 5499cc Petrol 180 287
Diesel
Other 2
5500cc to 5749cc Petrol 40 84
Diesel 1
Other
5750cc to 5999cc Petrol 224 74
Diesel
Other
6000cc to 6249cc Petrol 5 6
Diesel 1
Other
6500cc to 6749cc Petrol 212 10
Diesel
Other
9500cc to 9999cc Petrol 3 10
Diesel 1
Other
10000cc and over Petrol 9 4
Diesel 9 1
Other