BMW Sales Continue at Record Levels; May Sales Soar 32 Percent and Year-to-Date Sales Jump 18 Percent

    WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., June 1 BMW of North America, LLC
continued to break its own sales records, posting its second-best month in the
U.S., with 20,231 vehicles reported compared to 15,323 in May 2000, an
increase of 32 percent.   BMW reported year-to-date vehicle sales of 87,007,
an increase of 18 percent, compared to 73,449 vehicles sold in the same period
a year ago.
    BMW's all-time monthly sales record was established in December 2000, when
BMW reported sales of 20,720 vehicles.   Last month, BMW reported sales of
20,012, which was BMW's second best month at the time.   This marks the 32nd
consecutive month that BMW has surpassed its own monthly sales records.

    Automobile Sales
    BMW also reported May automobile sales of 17,113 compared to 13,710 a year
ago, an increase of 25 percent.   Automobile sales for the first five months
of 2001 were robust at 71,520, up 6 percent over the 67,510 reported in the
same period a year ago.
    Sales of BMW's 3 Series models were particularly strong in May, with
10,746 automobiles sold versus 7,199 last May, a jump of nearly 50 percent.

    Sports Activity Vehicle Sales
    May sales of BMW's Sports Activity Vehicles increased 93 percent, to
3,118 vehicles compared to the 1,613 reported last year.   Year-to-date SAV
sales were 15,487, up 160 percent over the 5,939 reported in the same period a
year ago.

    Certified Pre-owned Vehicles Sales
    The company also reported May sales of Certified Pre-Owned vehicles of
3,416 units, compared to last May's best-ever sales of 4,320 units.
Year-to-date, BMW has retailed 15,937 Certified Pre-Owned vehicles compared to
18,755 in 2000.

    BMW IN AMERICA
    BMW of North America has been present in the United States since 1975.
Since then, the BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing,
sales and financial service organizations for the BMW and MINI brands; a South
Carolina manufacturing operation; DESIGNWORKS/USA, an industrial design firm
in California; a technology office in Silicon Valley and various other
operations throughout the country.  The BMW Group is represented in the U.S.
through a network of more than 340 car, 315 Sports Activity Vehicle and
160 motorcycle retailers.  BMW US Holding Corp., the Group's headquarters for
North, Central and South America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.
    Information about BMW Group products is available to consumers via the
World Wide Web on the BMW homepage at http://www.bmwusa.com and
http://www.miniusa.com.


                      BMW Car Sales Report for May 2001

                                                      2001              2000

    May                                              17113             13710
    Year-to-Date                                     71520             67510

                                                      Year-to-        Year-to-
                                                May     Date     May    Date
                                               2001     2001    2000    2000

    318ti                                        0        0       0        6
    318i 4-door                                  0        0       1       15
    323i (E46)                                   0      102    2847    13860
    323is                                        0        0       0        3
    323i sport wagon (E46)                       0        0     416      930
    323i convertible                             0        0      16      344
    323Ci (E46)                                  0        0    1003     4897
    323Ci convertible (E46)                      0        0    1116     2386
    325i (E46)                                4195    17424       0        0
    325Ci (E46)                                911     4051       0        0
    325Ci convertible (E46)                    700     3743       0        0
    325i sport wagon (E46)                     329     1625       0        0
    328is                                        0        0       3        5
    328Ci (E46)                                  0        0     270     3077
    328i 4-door                                  0        0       0        6
    328i (E46)                                   0        0    1522     7399
    328i convertible                             0        0       3       28
    330i                                      2340     8180       0        0
    330Ci                                      791     3597       0        0
    330Ci convertible                          856     3580       0        0
    M3 (E46)                                   404     1347       0        0
    M3 convertible (E46)                       220      417       0        0
    M3 2-door                                    0        0       1        1
    M3 4-door                                    0        0       0        1
    M3 convertible E36                           0        0       1       23
                  3 Series                   10746    44066    7199    32981
    Z3 1.9 (US)                                  0        0       4       21
    Z3 2.3 (US)                                  0        0     993     4844
    Z3 2.5 (US)                                890     3428       0        0
    Z3 2.8 roadster (US)                         0        0     210     1502
    Z3 2.8 coupe (US)                            0        0      11       68
    Z3 3.0 roadster (US)                       436     2217       0        0
    Z3 3.0 coupe (US)                           37      262       0        0
    M roadster (US)                             74      101     266     1435
    M coupe (US)                                27       27      53      342
                  Z3 Series                   1464     6035    1537     8212
    525i                                      1049     4860       0        0
    525i sport wagon                           224      935       0        0
    528i                                         0        0    2262    13762
    528i sport wagon                             0        0     128     1239
    530i                                      1423     6190       0        0
    540i sport wagon                            30      168      40      182
    540i                                       441     2139     592     2802
    M5                                         137      941     247     1309
                  5 Series                    3304    15233    3269    19294
    740i                                       655     2140     504     2197
    740iL                                      816     3515    1134     4587
    740iL Protection                             1        6       4        5
    750iL                                       22      136      63      233
    750iL Protection                             0        4       0        0
                  7 Series                    1494     5801    1705     7022
    850CiA                                       0        0       0        1
                  8 Series                       0        0       0        1
    Z8                                         105      385       0        0
                  Z8 Series                    105      385       0        0


               BMW Sports Activity Vehicle (light trucks) Sales
                             Report for May 2001

                                                      2001              2000

    May                                               3118              1613
    Year-to-Date                                     15487              5939

                                                   Year-to-          Year-to-
                                              May      Date      May     Date
                                             2001      2001     2000     2000

    X5 3.0i (US)                             1723      9676      813      989
    X5 4.4i (US)                             1395      5811      800     4950
    Total                                    3118     15487     1613     5939

                    
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