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BMW Group Ends Best Year Ever With Record Month; December Sales Up 43 Percent; Year-to-date Sales Up 20 Percent.

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. -- WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Jan. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The BMW Group (BMW and MINI brands combined) ended its best year ever with the strongest sales month on record, reporting December sales of 26,252 vehicles, an increase of 43 percent over the same month last year. (BMW Group set its previous monthly sales record of 23,994 vehicles in April of this year.) The company also recorded twelve-month sales gains of 20 percent, reporting 256,622 vehicles over the 213,127 reported in the same period a year ago.

BMW Brand Also Has Best Month and Year

BMW of North America, LLC reported year-to-date sales of 232,032 automobiles and Sports Activity Vehicles, up 9 percent over the 213,127 vehicles sold in the same period last year. The company also reported its strongest month ever with December sales of 22,974, up 25 percent over the 18,414 in the same month in 2001. (The previous record for the BMW brand was set in April 2002 when the company reported 22,435 sales.)

"This was the best year ever for 7 Series sales, as customers responded to the all-new model, which went on sale last January," said Ed Robinson, Executive Vice President - Operations for BMW of North America, LLC. "Sales of BMW models across the board were strong. In its last full year of production, we also recorded our strongest sales year ever for the popular 5 Series model."

BMW Automobile Sales

BMW reported sales of 189,290 compared to the 172,505 cars sold in 2001, an increase of 10 percent. The company also reported December automobile sales of 18,949, up 34 percent from the 14,114 cars sold in the same month a year ago.

BMW Sports Activity Vehicle Sales

Year-to-date, sales of BMW's X5 Sports Activity Vehicles were up 5 percent, to 42,742 vehicles over the 40,622 reported in 2001. For the month of December, reported sales of 4,025 BMW X5 Sports Activity Vehicles, down 6 percent over the 4,300 vehicles reported last year.

BMW Certified Pre-owned Vehicles Sales

Sales of BMW CPO vehicles set records, too, as the company reported 60,610 vehicles in 2002, an increase of 52 percent above the 39,853 vehicles sold last year. For December, CPO sales were up 32 percent to 5,289 compared to 4,004 sold in the same month in 2001.
 MINI Brand
 MINI Automobiles


In just over nine months, MINI sales in the U.S. exceeded forecasted figures for the first twelve months of sales. Year-to-date, the company reported sales of 13,903 MINI Coopers and 10,687 MINI Cooper S' for combined sales of 24,590. The company reported sales of 1,703 MINI Coopers and 1,575 MINI Cooper S' during the month of December for a total of 3,278 cars sold. The MINI brand has been on sale in the U.S. since March 22.

BMW GROUP IN AMERICA

BMW of North America has been present in the United States since 1975. Since then, the BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales and financial service organizations 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 networks of 340 BMW car, 327 BMW Sports Activity Vehicle, 148 BMW motorcycle retailers and 69 MINI car dealers. 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 Internet at http://www.bmwusa.com/, http://www.bmwmotorcycles.com/ and http://www.miniusa.com/.
 BMW Car Sales Report for December 2002
 2002 2001
 December 18949 14114
 Year-to-Date 189290 172505
 Year-to- Year-to-
 December Date December Date
 2002 2002 2001 2001
 323i (E46) 0 0 0 102
 325i (E46) 3834 39585 3146 39220
 325Ci (E46) 745 8201 981 9207
 325Ci convertible (E46) 740 9245 766 9466
 325i sport wagon (E46) 258 1434 109 3171
 325xi 1452 12427 731 1824
 325xi sport wagon 226 1902 169 327
 330i 1263 11479 1067 17095
 330Ci 799 7533 533 8349
 330Ci convertible 676 8440 691 7841
 330xi 728 5674 327 730
 M3 (E46) 579 5625 620 3826
 M3 convertible (E46) 321 3883 260 1991
 M3 convertible (E36) 0 0 0 78
 3 Series 11621 115428 9400 103227
 Z3 2.5 (US) 93 3681 395 8201
 Z3 3.0 roadster (US) 17 2090 98 4720
 Z3 3.0 coupe (US) 7 243 11 629
 Z4 2.5i roadster (US) 1033 2204 0 0
 Z4 3.0i roadster (US) 656 1500 0 0
 M roadster (US) 10 479 71 985
 M coupe (US) 8 293 25 379
 Z3 and Z4 Series 1824 10490 600 14914
 525i 1260 13349 1207 12855
 525i sport wagon 226 1696 136 2216
 528i 0 0 0 0
 528i sport wagon 0 0 0 0
 530i 1610 19057 1795 16564
 540i sport wagon 61 370 31 406
 540i 412 4704 432 5606
 540i(E39) 0 0 0 0
 M5 130 1666 379 2358
 5 Series 3699 40842 3980 40005
 740i 1 31 15 4491
 740iL 0 40 14 8589
 740iL Protection 0 0 0 8
 745i 529 11512 0 0
 750iL 1 16 3 289
 750iL Protection 0 0 0 12
 745Li 1245 10407 0 0
 760Li 0 0 0 0
 7 Series 1776 22006 32 13389
 Z8 29 524 102 970
 Z8 Series 29 524 102 970
BMW Sports Activity Vehicle (light trucks) Sales Report for December 2002
 2002 2001
 December 4025 4300
 Year-to-Date 42742 40622
 Year-to- Year-to-
 December Date December Date
 2002 2002 2001 2001
 X5 3.0i (US) 2940 32131 3469 27041
 X5 4.4i (US) 969 9235 691 13261
 X5 4.6is (US) 116 1376 140 320
 Total 4025 42742 4300 40622
 MINI Sales Report for December 2002
 2002
 December 3278
 Year-to-Date 24590
 December Year-to-Date
 2002 2002
 MINI Cooper 1703 13903
 MINI Cooper S 1575 10687
 Total 3278 24590


CONTACT: Martha McKinley, Business Communications Manager of BMW of North America, LLC, +1-201-307-3786

Web site: http://www.bmwusa.com/
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