BMW Group Reports Sales for August Year-to-Date Sales of BMW Group Up 3 Percent



    WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The BMW Group in the U.S.
 (BMW and MINI brands combined) reported year-to-date sales of 206,530
 vehicles, an increase of 3 percent over the 200,562 vehicles sold in the
 first eight months of 2005. The BMW Group also reported a decrease of 11
 percent in August sales for 25,673 vehicles over the 28,879 vehicles
 reported in 2005.
     BMW Brand Sales Increase in August
     BMW brand sales were up 5 percent year-to-date, to 179,724 vehicles
 compared to 171,579 vehicles sold in the same period in 2005.
     Sales of BMW brand vehicles dropped 12 percent in August for a total of
 22,421 compared to 25,537 reported in the same month a year ago.
     BMW Automobile Sales
     Year-to-date, sales of BMW brand automobiles were up 13 percent to
 140,250 automobiles compared to 124,406 in the same period of 2005.
 Automobile sales were off slightly in August to 17,053 versus 17,254 in the
 same month a year ago as the company managed inventory in advance of the
 launch of several new models, including the all-new 3 Series Coupe which is
 just arriving at dealerships.
     BMW Sports Activity Vehicle Sales
     Sales of BMW Sports Activity Vehicles were down 35 percent in August to
 5,368 vehicles over the 8,283 sold last August. BMW will introduce an
 all-new X5 Sports Activity Vehicle and inventory of this model is
 deliberately low in preparation for the launch. Year-to-date, sales of BMW
 Sports Activity Vehicles were also off 16 percent, to 39,474 vehicles
 compared to the 47,173 sold in the same period in 2005.
     Certified Pre-Owned
     Sales of BMW's Certified Pre-Owned vehicles were up 4 percent, and the
 company reported its best August ever with sales of 6,713 CPO vehicles
 versus 6,470 vehicles reported last year. Year-to-date, CPO sales were up
 17 percent, to 58,129 over the 49,620 reported in the same period in 2005.
     MINI Brand
     MINI Automobiles
     MINI USA reported August sales of 3,252 automobiles, down 11 percent
 from the 3,342 cars sold in August 2005. Year-to-date, the division
 reported sales of 26,806 automobiles, a drop of 8 percent, compared to the
 28,983 cars reported in the first eight months of 2005.
     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 August 2006
 
                                                    2006       2005
 
     August                                       17,053     17,254
     Year-to-Date                                140,250    124,406
 
 
 
     Model                                        Year-to-             Year-to-
                                        August      Date     August      Date
                                         2006       2006      2005       2005
 
     325i (E90 & E46)                    3,767    33,043      5,172    30,711
     325Ci (E46)                           252     2,208        221     2,751
     325Ci Convertible                     491     3,483        547     4,507
     325i Sports Wagon                       0         4         22       416
     325xi (E90 & E46)                     968    10,386          6     2,935
     325xi Sports Wagon (E90 & E46)        130     1,558         20       479
     328i Coupe (E92)                      406       406          0         0
     330i (E90 & E46)                    1,357    12,109      2,101    12,517
     330Ci (E46)                            56     1,074        175     1,982
     330Ci Convertible                     487     3,602        473     3,871
     330xi (E90 & E46)                     534     6,972          5     2,467
     335i Coupe (E92)                      189       189          0         0
     M3                                     83     1,708        267     2,646
     M3 Convertible                        122     1,041        150     1,391
     3 Series                            8,842    77,783      9,159    66,673
 
     Z4 2.5i Roadster  (US)                 34       367        654     4,584
     Z4 3.0i Roadster (US)                 768     4,313        455     2,851
     Z4 Roadster 3.0si (US)                441     2,280          0         0
     Z4 M Roadster (US)                    330       933          0         0
     Z4 Coupe 3.0si (US)                    50       143          0         0
     Z4 M Coupe (US)                        57       140          0         0
     Z4                                  1,680     8,176      1,109     7,435
 
     525i (E60)                          1,332     8,962      1,148    11,355
     525xi (E60)                           388     3,507        439     1,052
     530i (E60)                          1,240     8,799      1,352    11,631
     530xi (E60)                           677     5,815        620     1,449
     530xi Sports Wagon (E60)              101     1,650        256       681
     545i (E60)                              0         6        544     5,952
     550i (E60)                            485     4,701          0         0
     M5 (E60 & E39)                        222     2,314          0         4
     5 Series                            4,445    35,754      4,359    32,124
 
     645Ci                                   0        21        297     2,426
     650i Coupe                            128     1,685          0         0
     645Ci Convertible                       0        16        492     4,171
     650i Convertible                      371     3,780          0         0
     M6                                    192       804          0         0
     6 Series                              691     6,306        789     6,597
 
     745i                                    0         0         20     1,686
     745Li                                   0         0         11     2,801
     750i                                  336     2,911        418     1,945
     750Li                               1,040     9,055      1,336     4,756
     760i                                    0        31         15       104
     760Li                                  19       229         38       272
     7 Series                            1,395    12,226      1,838    11,564
 
     Z8                                      0         4          0         7
     Z8 Alpina                               0         1          0         6
     Z8                                      0         5          0        13
 
 
 
                BMW Sports Activity Vehicle (light trucks) Sales
                             Report for August 2006
 
                                                    2006       2005
 
     August                                        5,368      8,283
     Year-to-Date                                 39,474     47,173
 
 
 
     Model                                        Year-to-             Year-to-
                                        August      Date     August      Date
                                         2006       2006      2005       2005
 
     X3 2.5i                                 2       182      1,030     5,053
     X3 3.0i                             2,349    20,290      2,746    18,356
     X3                                  2,351    20,472      3,776    23,409
 
     X5 3.0i (US)                        2,210    13,990      3,297    17,053
     X5 4.4i (US)                          731     4,363      1,106     5,865
     X5 4.8is (US)                          76       649        104       846
     X5                                  3,017    19,002      4,507    23,764
 
 
                       MINI Sales Report for August 2006
 
                                                    2006       2005
 
     August                                        3,252      3,342
     Year-to-Date                                 26,806     28,983
 
 
 
     Model                                        Year-to-             Year-to-
                                        August      Date     August      Date
                                         2006       2006      2005       2005
 
     MINI Cooper                         1,203     8,423      1,050     9,534
     MINI Cooper S                       1,148    10,725      1,562    11,233
     MINI Cooper Convertible               251     2,334        298     3,893
     MINI Cooper S Convertible             614     5,286        432     4,323
     MINI Cooper S JCW GP                   36        38          0         0
 
     Total MINI                          3,252    26,806      3,342    28,983
 
 

SOURCE BMW Group

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