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BMW Delivers Strongest Sales Success Ever in 2000.

BMW Sales Jump 22 Percent for Calendar Year;

December Sales Skyrocket With 58 Percent Increase

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Jan. 3 /PRNewswire/ --

BMW of North America, Inc. has continued its winning streak for calendar year 2000 and surpassed all previous U.S. sales figures, reporting 189,423 vehicles, an increase of 22 percent over 154,970 vehicles sold a year ago. Sales of automobile and light trucks combined skyrocketed 58 percent in December, to 20,720, up from 13,094 a year ago.

Automobile sales

BMW also reported its best December in history with sales of 16,465 vehicles, an increase of 40 percent over the 11,783 cars sold last December.

"BMW sold more than 20,700 vehicles this past month, an incredible result for a luxury import distributor in this country," explained Tom Purves, chairman and CEO of BMW US Holding Corp. "This marks the 27th consecutive month that we've surpassed monthly sales records."

Especially strong sales were reported in the 3 Series, with an increase in year-to-date sales of 16 percent to almost 90,000, up from 77,138 in 1999.

Increases were also noted in annual sales of the 5 Series, a segment that has seen increased competition during 2000.

Sports Activity Vehicle Sales

BMW sold 26,720 X5 Sports Activity Vehicles in the first full year the award-winning X5 has been on sale. December sales of BMW's X5 were 4,255, compared to 1,312 sold in the same period a year ago and 3,408 sold last month.

Certified Pre-owned Vehicle Sales

Sales of Certified Pre-owned (CPO) BMW cars also continued to set records. In December, BMW reported sales of 3,228 CPO vehicles, up 47 percent from last December and year-end sales totaled 44,687, an increase of 58 percent over 1999 levels, when 28,253 vehicles were sold.

BMW IN AMERICA

BMW of North America was established in 1975. Since then, the company has grown to include marketing, sales and financial service organizations in the United States; a South Carolina manufacturing operation; DESIGNWORKS/USA, an industrial design firm in California; a technology office in Palo Alto and various other operations throughout the country. BMW 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.

BMW Car Sales Report for December 2000

2000 1999

December 16465 11783

Year-to-Date 162703 153658

December Year-to-Date December Year-to-Date

2000 2000 1999 1999

318ti 0 7 9 656

318is 0 2 0 14

318i 4-door 1 34 1 225

318i convertible 0 2 0 1

323i (E46) 409 27076 2483 29821

323is 0 2 1 2720

323i sport wagon (E46) 72 3422 0 0

323i convertible 0 351 201 5321

323Ci (E46) 67 7364 798 5066

323Ci convertible (E46) 9 5797 0 0

325i (E46) 4123 9567 0 0

325Ci (E46) 972 1923 0 0

325Ci convertible (E46) 993 2224 0 0

325i sport wagon (E46) 379 838 0 0

328is 1 6 0 1538

328Ci (E46) 9 3364 626 4468

328i 4-door 1 12 1 286

328i (E46) 29 9681 987 17573

328i convertible 3 39 27 2892

330i 1355 8110 0 0

330Ci 735 4714 0 0

330Ci convertible 837 5120 0 0

M3Ci (E46) 0 0 0 0

M3Cic (E46) 0 0 0 0

M3 2-door 0 1 4 3170

M3 4-door 0 0 0 52

M3 convertible 0 25 30 3335

3 Series 9995 89681 5168 77138

Z3 1.9 (US) 0 38 2 255

Z3 2.3 (US) 181 7736 923 10959

Z3 2.5 (US) 422 1141 0 0

Z3 2.8 roadster (US) 40 1849 252 4114

Z3 2.8 coupe (US) 4 121 27 628

Z3 3.0 roadster (US) 385 3004 0 0

Z3 3.0 coupe (US) 38 183 0 0

M roadster (US) 3 1712 252 3328

M coupe (US) 11 598 89 778

Z3 Series 1084 16382 1545 20062

525i 1432 2744 0 0

525i sport wagon 138 359 0 0

528i 121 22283 2202 25584

528i sport wagon 26 1712 179 4068

530i 1570 3416 0 0

540i sport wagon 40 447 63 879

540i 0 0 0 0

540i (E39) 388 5779 532 6987

M5 299 2963 443 700

5 Series 4014 39703 3419 38218

740i 383 5189 541 5390

740iL 899 10825 1054 12138

740iL Protection 0 17 2 11

750iL 32 577 48 679

750iL Protection 1 11 4 15

7 Series 1315 16619 1649 18233

840CiA 0 0 0 5

850CiA 0 1 2 2

850CSi 0 0 0 0

8 Series 0 1 2 7

Z8 57 317 0 0

Z8 Series 57 317 0 0

BMW Sports Activity Vehicle (light trucks) Sales Report for December 2000

2000 1999

December 4255 1311

Year-to-Date 26720 1312

December Year-to-Date December Year-to-Date

2000 2000 1999 1999

X5 3.0i (US) 2853 15849 0 0

X5 4.4i (US) 1402 10871 1311 1312

Total 4255 26720 1311 1312
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