BMW Group Reports 2006 - Strongest Year Ever


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Monthly BMW Brand Sales Jump 17 Percent, Topping 30,000 for First Time

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Jan. 3 -- The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI brands combined) today reported its best-ever annual sales of 313,603 vehicles, an increase of 2.1 percent above the 307,020 vehicles sold in 2005. December sales of 33,417, an all-time monthly high, were up 16 percent over the 28,900 vehicles reported in the last month of 2005.

BMW Brand Sales

BMW brand sales were up 3 percent year-to-date, to 274,432 vehicles compared to 266,200 vehicles sold during 2005.

BMW brand sales jumped 17 percent in December for a total of 30,945 vehicles compared to 26,464 reported in the same month a year ago.

"New products across a broad range of the BMW brand offerings fueled the record increase in sales," according to Tom Purves, chairman and CEO of BMW (US) Holding Corp. BMW models introduced this year include the 3 Series Coupe, the X3 and X5 Sports Activity Vehicles, several new M brand models and the new Z4 Coupe.

BMW Automobile Sales

Calendar year sales of BMW brand automobiles were up 9.4 percent, to 216,343 automobiles over 197,833 in the same period of 2005. Monthly automobile sales increased 20 percent in December to 24,535 cars versus 20,510 in the same month a year ago.

BMW Sports Activity Vehicle Sales

Sales of BMW Sports Activity Vehicles were up 7.7 percent for the month to 6,410 vehicles over the 5,954 sold in the same month last year. Annual sales of BMW Sports Activity Vehicles were down 15 percent, to 58,089 vehicles compared to the 68,367 sold in the same period in 2005. The all-new 2007 BMW X5 went on sale November 24th, and the sales numbers reflect the inventory levels associated with the model changeover.

Certified Pre-Owned

Sales of BMW brand CPO vehicles were at an all-time high, ending the year with sales of 80,377, an increase of nearly 10 percent over the 73,277 reported in 2005.

Sales of CPO vehicles were down 9 percent for the month, for sales of 5,901 vehicles versus the 6,486 vehicles reported in December of 2005.

  MINI Brand Sales
  MINI Automobiles

MINI USA reported a 1.5 percent increase in December sales, to 2,472 cars compared to 2,436 cars sold in the same period a year ago. The division reported annual sales of 39,171 automobiles, a drop of 4 percent, compared to the 40,820 cars reported in 2005, reflecting factory shutdowns for production upgrades and model changeovers.

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 339 BMW passenger car centers, 334 BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 143 BMW motorcycle retailers, 80 MINI passenger car dealers, and 30 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:

  www.bmwgroupna.com
  www.bmwusa.com
  www.bmwmotorradusa.com
  www.miniusa.com
  www.rolls-roycemotorcars.com

                  BMW Car Sales Report for December 2006

                                               2006       2005

  December                                   24,535     20,510
  Year-to-Date                              216,343    197,833

  Model                                    Year-to-             Year-to-
                                 December      Date   December      Date
                                     2006      2006       2005      2005

  325i (E90 & E46)                    780    39,713      4,585    49,533
  325Ci (E46)                          59     2,566        387     3,817
  325Ci Convertible (E46)             432     5,225        358     6,375
  325i Sports Wagon (E91)               0         4         14       473
  325xi (E90 & E46)                    55    11,310      1,304     6,872
  325xi Sports Wagon (E90 & E46)       19     1,692         83       846
  328i (E90)                        3,370     6,699          0         0
  328i Coupe (E92)                  1,229     4,043          0         0
  328i Sports Wagon                   193       312          0         0
  328xi (E90)                       2,142     4,935          0         0
  328xi Coupe (E92)                   900     2,059          0         0
  328xi Sports Wagon (E91)            208       523          0         0
  330i (E90 & E46)                    321    14,719      1,755    20,017
  330Ci (E46)                          21     1,176        222     2,659
  330Ci Convertible (E46)             413     5,713        359     5,573
  330xi (E90 & E46)                    22     7,525      1,165     5,531
  335i (E90)                        1,519     3,246          0         0
  335i Coupe (E92)                    990     4,879          0         0
  M3 (E46)                             10     1,791        221     3,398
  M3 Convertible (E46)                481     2,050        139     1,856
  3 Series                         13,164   120,180     10,592   106,950

  Z4 2.5i Roadster (E85) - US          70       582        250     6,063
  Z4 3.0i Roadster (E85) - US         426     5,904        164     3,982
  Z4 Roadster 3.0si (E85) - US        331     3,419          0         0
  Z4 M Roadster (E85) - US            431     1,615          0         0
  Z4 Coupe 3.0si (E86) - US           120       409          0         0
  Z4 M Coupe (E86) - US                87       355          0         0
  Z4                                1,465    12,284        414    10,045

  525i (E60)                        2,338    15,355      1,112    15,500
  525xi (E60)                         747     5,495        853     3,406
  530i (E60)                        2,325    15,124      1,592    17,011
  530xi (E60)                       1,058     8,870        965     4,820
  530xi Sports Wagon (E60)            148     2,199        548     2,351
  545i (E60)                            0         6         45     6,466
  550i (E60)                          610     6,628        602     1,426
  M5 (E60)                            234     3,079        679     1,742
  5 Series                          7,460    56,756      6,396    52,722

  645Ci (E63)                           0        21         52     3,070
  650i Coupe (E63)                    185     2,342        307       660
  645Ci Convertible (E64)               0        16         54     5,047
  650i Convertible (E64)              334     5,049        518     1,157
  M6 (E63)                            170     1,300          0         0
  M6 Convertible (E64)                183       594          0         0
  6 Series                            872     9,322        931     9,934

  745i (E65)                            0         0          5     1,713
  745Li (E65)                           0         0         11     2,831
  750i (E65)                          331     4,082        484     3,482
  750Li (E65)                       1,203    13,328      1,611     9,584
  760i (E65)                            4        50          6       131
  760Li (E65)                          36       336         59       424
  7 Series                          1,574    17,796      2,176    18,165

  Z8                                    0         4          1         9
  Z8 Alpina                             0         1          0         8
  Z8                                    0         5          1        17

BMW Sports Activity Vehicle (light trucks) Sales Report for December 2006

                                              2006       2005

  December                                   6,410      5,954
  Year-to-Date                              58,089     68,367

  Model                                   Year-to-             Year-to-
                                December      Date   December      Date
                                    2006      2006       2005      2005

  X3 2.5i  (E83)                       4       193        101     6,343
  X3 3.0i (E83)                      154    23,779      2,255    24,426
  X3 3.0si (E83)                   3,648     7,319          0         0
  X3                               3,806    31,291      2,356    30,769

  X5 3.0i (E53) - US                 213    17,149      2,679    27,088
  X5 3.0si (E70) - US              1,280     1,677          0         0
  X5 4.4i (E53) - US                 235     5,855        778     9,121
  X5 4.8i (E70) - US                 794     1,144          0         0
  X5 4.8is (E53) - US                 82       973        141     1,389
  X5                               2,604    26,798      3,598    37,598

                   MINI Sales Report for December 2006

                                              2006       2005

  December                                   2,472      2,436
  Year-to-Date                              39,171     40,820

  Model                                   Year-to-             Year-to-
                                December      Date   December      Date
                                    2006      2006       2005      2005

  MINI Cooper                      1,219    13,535        855    12,354
  MINI Cooper S                    1,081    15,445        995    16,764
  MINI Cooper Convertible             84     3,155        245     5,402
  MINI Cooper S Convertible           61     6,653        341     6,300
  MINI Cooper S JCW GP                27       383          0         0

  Total MINI                       2,472    39,171      2,436    40,820
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