BMW Celebrates Record First Quarter in US; Year-to-Date Sales up 9.3 Percent While March Sales Increase 5 Percent

Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from BMW of North America, LLC

    WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- BMW of North America, LLC
 reported a record first quarter, with year-to-date sales of 46,764, up
 9.3 percent compared to 42,789 vehicles sold in the first three months of
 2000.  Monthly sales increased, too, to 17,300, up 5 percent from 16,516 over
 March 2000.
     This marks the 30th consecutive month that BMW has surpassed its own sales
 records.
 
     Automobile Sales
     BMW also reported March automobile sales of 13,649 compared to 15,187 a
 year ago.  The company also reported year-to-date automobile sales of
 37,211 automobiles, compared to 39,546 in March 2000.  Popularity of
 BMW's 3 Series models continued with a monthly sales increase of 17 percent.
 
     Sports Activity Vehicle Sales
     Year-to-date sales of BMW's X5 Sports Activity Vehicles nearly tripled
 with 9,553 vehicles reported compared to 3,243 in the first quarter 2000.
 March SAV sales skyrocketed to 3,651 vehicles compared to the 1,329 reported
 last year.
 
     Certified Pre-owned Vehicles Sales
     The company also reported sales of Certified Pre-owned BMWs --
 3,437 vehicles in March compared to 4,264 vehicles sold a year ago, continuing
 to reflect lower inventories.  Year-to-date CPO sales are 9,461 vehicles down
 from the 10,461 recorded for the same period last year.
 
                                 BMW IN AMERICA
 
     BMW of North America, LLC was established in 1975.  Since then, the
 company has grown to include marketing, sales and financial service
 organizations in the United States 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 March 2001
 
                                                      2001     2000
 
     March                                            13649    15187
     Year-to-Date                                     37211    39546
 
                                                     Year-to-        Year-to-
                                             March     Date    March   Date
                                              2001     2001    2000    2000
 
     318ti                                       0        0       2        6
     318i 4-door                                 0        0       5       14
     323i (E46)                                  0      102    2971     8360
     323is                                       0        0       0        1
     323i sport wagon (E46)                      0        0     231      231
     323i convertible                            0        0      54      304
     323Ci (E46)                                 0        0    1094     2830
     323Ci convertible (E46)                     0        0     201      467
     325i (E46)                               2948     8521       0        0
     325Ci (E46)                               851     2239       0        0
     325Ci convertible (E46)                  1006     2355       0        0
     325i sport wagon (E46)                    310      994       0        0
     328is                                       0        0       1        3
     328Ci (E46)                                 0        0     833     2273
     328i 4-door                                 0        0       0        5
     328i (E46)                                  0        0    1853     4213
     328i convertible                            0        0       4       22
     330i                                     1513     3722       0        0
     330Ci                                     825     2032       0        0
     330Ci convertible                         676     1940       0        0
     M3 (E46)                                  333      333       0        0
     M3 convertible (E46)                        0        0       0        0
     M3 2-door                                   0        0       0        0
     M3 4-door                                   0        0       0        1
     M3 convertible E36                          0        0       4       20
                   3 Series                   8462    22238    7253    18750
     Z3 1.9 (US)                                 0        0       4       14
     Z3 2.3 (US)                                 0        0    1205     3096
     Z3 2.5 (US)                               682     1775       0        0
     Z3 2.8 roadster (US)                        0        0     303      928
     Z3 2.8 coupe (US)                           0        0      14       42
     Z3 3.0 roadster (US)                      362     1324       0        0
     Z3 3.0 coupe (US)                          53      176       0        0
     M roadster (US)                             0        0     331      860
     M coupe (US)                                0        0      69      220
                   Z3 Series                  1097     3275    1926     5160
     525i                                      823     2799       0        0
     525i sport wagon                          216      549       0        0
     528i                                        0        0    3686     8389
     528i sport wagon                            0        0     159      867
     530i                                     1278     3361       0        0
     540i sport wagon                           39       99      44      110
     540i                                      559     1366       0        0
     M5                                        231      552     273      789
                   5 Series                   3146     8726    4785    11758
     740i                                      319      912     415     1254
     740iL                                     515     1774     783     2503
     740iL Protection                            1        2       0        0
     750iL                                      26       87      25      121
     750iL Protection                            2        4       0        0
                   7 Series                    863     2779    1223     3878
     Z8                                         81      193       0        0
                   Z8 Series                    81      193       0        0
 
     BMW Sports Activity Vehicle (light trucks) Sales Report for March 2001
 
                                                      2001              2000
 
     March                                            3651              1329
     Year-to-Date                                      9553              3243
 
                                                     Year-to-          Year-to-
                                             March     Date    March     Date
                                              2001     2001     2000     2000
     X5 3.0i (US)                             2296     6409
     X5 4.4i (US)                             1355     3144     1329     3243
     Total                                    3651     9553     1329     3243
 
 

SOURCE BMW of North America, LLC
    WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- BMW of North America, LLC
 reported a record first quarter, with year-to-date sales of 46,764, up
 9.3 percent compared to 42,789 vehicles sold in the first three months of
 2000.  Monthly sales increased, too, to 17,300, up 5 percent from 16,516 over
 March 2000.
     This marks the 30th consecutive month that BMW has surpassed its own sales
 records.
 
     Automobile Sales
     BMW also reported March automobile sales of 13,649 compared to 15,187 a
 year ago.  The company also reported year-to-date automobile sales of
 37,211 automobiles, compared to 39,546 in March 2000.  Popularity of
 BMW's 3 Series models continued with a monthly sales increase of 17 percent.
 
     Sports Activity Vehicle Sales
     Year-to-date sales of BMW's X5 Sports Activity Vehicles nearly tripled
 with 9,553 vehicles reported compared to 3,243 in the first quarter 2000.
 March SAV sales skyrocketed to 3,651 vehicles compared to the 1,329 reported
 last year.
 
     Certified Pre-owned Vehicles Sales
     The company also reported sales of Certified Pre-owned BMWs --
 3,437 vehicles in March compared to 4,264 vehicles sold a year ago, continuing
 to reflect lower inventories.  Year-to-date CPO sales are 9,461 vehicles down
 from the 10,461 recorded for the same period last year.
 
                                 BMW IN AMERICA
 
     BMW of North America, LLC was established in 1975.  Since then, the
 company has grown to include marketing, sales and financial service
 organizations in the United States 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 March 2001
 
                                                      2001     2000
 
     March                                            13649    15187
     Year-to-Date                                     37211    39546
 
                                                     Year-to-        Year-to-
                                             March     Date    March   Date
                                              2001     2001    2000    2000
 
     318ti                                       0        0       2        6
     318i 4-door                                 0        0       5       14
     323i (E46)                                  0      102    2971     8360
     323is                                       0        0       0        1
     323i sport wagon (E46)                      0        0     231      231
     323i convertible                            0        0      54      304
     323Ci (E46)                                 0        0    1094     2830
     323Ci convertible (E46)                     0        0     201      467
     325i (E46)                               2948     8521       0        0
     325Ci (E46)                               851     2239       0        0
     325Ci convertible (E46)                  1006     2355       0        0
     325i sport wagon (E46)                    310      994       0        0
     328is                                       0        0       1        3
     328Ci (E46)                                 0        0     833     2273
     328i 4-door                                 0        0       0        5
     328i (E46)                                  0        0    1853     4213
     328i convertible                            0        0       4       22
     330i                                     1513     3722       0        0
     330Ci                                     825     2032       0        0
     330Ci convertible                         676     1940       0        0
     M3 (E46)                                  333      333       0        0
     M3 convertible (E46)                        0        0       0        0
     M3 2-door                                   0        0       0        0
     M3 4-door                                   0        0       0        1
     M3 convertible E36                          0        0       4       20
                   3 Series                   8462    22238    7253    18750
     Z3 1.9 (US)                                 0        0       4       14
     Z3 2.3 (US)                                 0        0    1205     3096
     Z3 2.5 (US)                               682     1775       0        0
     Z3 2.8 roadster (US)                        0        0     303      928
     Z3 2.8 coupe (US)                           0        0      14       42
     Z3 3.0 roadster (US)                      362     1324       0        0
     Z3 3.0 coupe (US)                          53      176       0        0
     M roadster (US)                             0        0     331      860
     M coupe (US)                                0        0      69      220
                   Z3 Series                  1097     3275    1926     5160
     525i                                      823     2799       0        0
     525i sport wagon                          216      549       0        0
     528i                                        0        0    3686     8389
     528i sport wagon                            0        0     159      867
     530i                                     1278     3361       0        0
     540i sport wagon                           39       99      44      110
     540i                                      559     1366       0        0
     M5                                        231      552     273      789
                   5 Series                   3146     8726    4785    11758
     740i                                      319      912     415     1254
     740iL                                     515     1774     783     2503
     740iL Protection                            1        2       0        0
     750iL                                      26       87      25      121
     750iL Protection                            2        4       0        0
                   7 Series                    863     2779    1223     3878
     Z8                                         81      193       0        0
                   Z8 Series                    81      193       0        0
 
     BMW Sports Activity Vehicle (light trucks) Sales Report for March 2001
 
                                                      2001              2000
 
     March                                            3651              1329
     Year-to-Date                                      9553              3243
 
                                                     Year-to-          Year-to-
                                             March     Date    March     Date
                                              2001     2001     2000     2000
     X5 3.0i (US)                             2296     6409
     X5 4.4i (US)                             1355     3144     1329     3243
     Total                                    3651     9553     1329     3243
 
 SOURCE  BMW of North America, LLC