German news agency
Sunday, 20.09.2019 07:02 am Abu Dhabi time
BMW has announced its plan to surpass Mercedes in sales
Oliver Heppe, the new president of the German carmaker BMW, has said his company needs more time to achieve the goal of surpassing the sale of its rival Mercedes.
In comments to the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sontags Zeitung published on Sunday, Shipce said: "This is not the time."
"We are in the process of making models, the largest of all BMW predecessors.
Chipce took over as BMW chairman in mid-August, replacing Harald Krueger, who had previously said he did not want to extend the deal.
Kruger said the company aims to once again surpass Mercedes sales of luxury cars globally by 2020.
In 2016, Mercedes succeeded in removing BMW from the top-selling luxury car list, many years after BMW took first place.
"Of course, a brand like BMW has the right to claim to be number one, but the number of sales is not the only determining factor in that," he said.
Zebze added that the signs are a sign of BMW's "attack", noting that the company intends to increase customer satisfaction and revenue.
BMW brand sales in the first nine months of this year fell by 124,000 vehicles compared to Mercedes, and in the same period last year stood at about 149,000 cars.
Shipce currently has no plans to make changes to the company's executive board and said: "This is not on the table right now.
Comments were made regarding the appointment of Ilka Forstmayer as staff director and Milan Nedekovic as production director.
"So I don't need change," Zeppe said.