BMW Research and development costs

Research and Development Costs of BMW 2004-2018.

YearR&D Costs (€ Millions)
2018€ 6,890
2017 € 6,108 
2016 € 5,164 
2015 € 5,169 
2014 € 4,566 
2013 € 4,793 
2012 € 3,952 
2011 € 3,373 
2010 € 2,773 
2009 € 2,448 
2008 € 2,864 
2007€3,144

BMW Research and Development Expenses 2018 versus 2017.

In 2018, research and development expenses of BMW rose significantly compared to last year. Total research and development expenditure grew to €6,890 million in 2018 compared to €6,108 million in 2017. Year on year, net growth in Research and Development expediture was that of 12.8%. Research and development expenditure ratio was 7.1% in 2018 compared to 6.2% in 2017.

BMW Annual Reports.