BMW Group Sets All-Time Annual Sales Record, Highest Sales Month Ever in 2005

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Jan. 4, 2006 -- The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI brands combined) reported record sales for 2005, with an increase of 4 percent, to push the total over the 300,000 threshold for the first time. The BMW Group posted annual sales of 307,020 vehicles, up 4 percent over the 296,111 vehicles reported in calendar year 2004. The BMW Group also reported monthly sales of 28,900 for December, down 1.3 percent over the 29,292 vehicle sales reported last December.

BMW Brand

Annual BMW brand sales were up 2.4 percent, to 266,200 compared to 260,079 in calendar year 2004. BMW reported monthly sales of 26,464 vehicles, a 4 percent increase over the 25,482 sold in December 2004, making it the highest sales month ever for the BMW brand in the U.S. (The previous monthly sales record was set in December 2004.)

"This is a strong finish to a year marked with numerous model changeovers," noted Tom Purves, chairman and CEO of BMW (US) Holding Corp. "We've only had full availability of our new award-winning 3 Series sedans in the past two to three months. Given that, and changeovers in the 7 Series and 5 Series, we are especially pleased with the annual increases."

BMW Automobile Sales

Monthly sales of BMW automobiles were up 9.3 percent, to 20,510 cars compared to 18,762 sold in December 2004. Yearly automobile sales were up 4 percent, with 197,833 automobiles sold compared to 190,250 in the same period a year ago.

BMW Sports Activity Vehicle Sales

Annual sales of BMW's two SAV models are off 2 percent. The company reported sales of 68,367 vehicles compared to 69,829 in the same period of 2004. SAV sales were down 11 percent for the month to 5,954 vehicles, compared to 6,720 vehicles sold in December 2004.

Certified Pre-owned

BMW also reported its strongest year ever for sales of Certified Pre-Owned vehicles, which were up 3 percent, to 73,277 vehicles compared to the 71,112 vehicles sold in 2004. Monthly BMW CPO sales were up 7 percent, to 6,486 vehicles over 6,083 for the same month a year ago.

  MINI Brand

  MINI Automobiles

Sales of MINI automobiles in 2005 were up 13 percent, ending the year with a record-setting 40,820 vehicles compared to the 36,032 reported last year. The division also reported December sales of 2,436 cars compared to 3,810 cars sold in the last month of 2004, a decrease of 36 percent.

BMW Group In America

BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975. ROLLS-ROYCE Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003. The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW brand, the MINI brand, and the ROLLS-ROYCE brand of Motor Cars; DesignworksUSA, an industrial design firm in California; a technology office in Silicon Valley and various other operations throughout the country. BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group's global manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant for all Z4 Roadster and X5 Sports Activity Vehicles. The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 340 BMW passenger car centers, 327 BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 148 BMW motorcycle retailers, 80 MINI passenger car dealers, and 25 ROLLS-ROYCE Motor Car dealers. BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group's sales 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 Internet at:

  
http://www.bmwgroupna.com/
  http://www.bmwusa.com/
  http://www.bmwmotorradusa.com/
  http://www.miniusa.com/
  http://www.rolls-roycemotorcars.com/

                  BMW Car Sales Report for December 2005

                                                2005       2004

  December                                    20,510     18,762
  Year-to-Date                               197,833    190,250

                                              Year-to-              Year-to-
  Model                           December      Date   December       Date
                                     2005       2005       2004       2004

  325i (E90)                        4,441     34,768          0          0
  325i (E46)                          144     14,765      4,592     41,538
  325Ci                               387      3,817        606      7,603
  325Ci convertible                   358      6,375        663      7,488
  325i sports wagon                    14        473         97      1,423
  325xi (E90)                       1,302      3,932          0          0
  325xi (E46)                           2      2,940      1,244     12,805
  325xi sports wagon (E90)             80        345          0          0
  325xi sports wagon (E46)              3        501        150      1,422
  330i (E90)                        1,726     15,885          0          0
  330i (E46)                           29      4,132        739      8,288
  330Ci                               222      2,659        600      5,658
  330Ci convertible                   359      5,573        571      6,378
  330xi (E90)                       1,164      3,054          0          0
  330xi (E46)                           1      2,477        564      6,012
  M3                                  221      3,398        337      4,612
  M3 convertible                      139      1,856        406      3,322
    3 Series                       10,592    106,950     10,569    106,549
  Z4 2.5i roadster      (US)          250      6,063        367      7,976
  Z4 3.0i roadster      (US)          164      3,982        170      5,678
  Z4                                  414     10,045        537     13,654
  525i sports wagon (E39)               0          0          0         19
  525i (E60)                        1,112     15,500      1,873     16,421
  525xi (E60)                         853      3,406          0          0
  530i (E60)                        1,592     17,011      2,217     20,329
  530xi (E60)                         965      4,820          0          0
  530xi sports wagon (E60)            548      2,351          0          0
  540i sports wagon (E39)               0          0          0          2
  545i (E60)                           45      6,466      1,026      8,749
  550i (E60)                          602      1,426          0          0
  M5 (E60)                            679      1,742          0         64
  5 Series                          6,396     52,722      5,116     45,584
  645Ci                                52      3,070        387      3,559
  650i coupe                          307        660          0          0
  645Ci convertible                    54      5,047        575      4,639
  650i convertible                    518      1,157          0          0
  6 Series                            931      9,934        962      8,198
  745i                                  5      1,713        449      5,225
  745Li                                11      2,831      1,070     10,427
  750i                                484      3,482          0          0
  750Li                             1,611      9,584          0          0
  760i                                  6        131         15         61
  760Li                                59        424         42        442
  7 Series                          2,176     18,165      1,576     16,155
  Z8                                    1          9          0          7
  Z8 Alpina                             0          8          2        103
  Z8                                    1         17          2        110

BMW Sports Activity Vehicle (light trucks) Sales Report for December 2005

                                                2005       2004

  December                                     5,954      6,720
  Year-to-Date                                68,367     69,829

                                              Year-to-              Year-to-
  Model                           December      Date    December      Date
                                    2005        2005       2004       2004

  X3 2.5i                             101      6,343        610     19,450
  X3 3.0i                           2,255     24,426      1,513     15,154
  X3                                2,356     30,769      2,123     34,604
  X5 3.0i (US)                      2,679     27,088      3,080     24,902
  X5 4.4i (US)                        778      9,121      1,331      9,156
  X5 4.6is (US)                         0          0          0         23
  X5 4.8is (US)                       141      1,389        186      1,144
  X5                                3,598     37,598      4,597     35,225

                   MINI Sales Report for December 2005

                                                2005       2004

  December                                     2,436      3,810
  Year-to-Date                                40,820     36,032

                                             Year-to-             Year-to-
  Model                            December    Date     December     Date
                                     2005      2005       2004       2004

  MINI Cooper                         855     12,354      1,061     16,250
  MINI Cooper S                       995     16,764      1,189     15,145
  MINI Cooper Convertible             245      5,402        854      2,522
  MINI Cooper S Convertible           341      6,300        706      2,115

  Total MINI                        2,436     40,820      3,810     36,032
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