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May 2008 Sales: BMW Group

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BMW Group USA Reports May Sales
June 3 /PRNewswire/
Link to Press Release

BMW Group US sales (BMW and MINI combined) up 3.1 percent in May. MINI
sales reached all-time sales record.

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The BMW Group in the U.S.
(BMW and MINI combined) today reported May vehicle sales of 31,781, an
increase of 3.1 percent from the 30,819 vehicles sold in the same month of
2007. For the first five months of 2008, BMW Group sales are down 2.4
percent, to 131,758 vehicles versus the 134,944 sold January through May of

BMW Brand Sales

BMW brand sales were down 4.6 percent, to 25,469 vehicles compared to
26,689 vehicles sold in May 2007. Year-to-date, BMW reported sales of
110,569 vehicles compared to the 119,359 reported in the same period a year
ago, a decline of 7.4 percent.

"In spite of the small decline we saw in May, we see that buyers of
premium vehicles remain active in the market. This continues to help keep
our turn rates strong and momentum maintained through this difficult
period," said Tom Purves, Chairman and CEO of BMW (US) Holding Corp. "In
addition, we are finding that buyers respond positively to the fact that
premium products can also be efficient and smart purchases. This is a
message we continue to communicate about our BMW lineup."

BMW Automobile Sales

BMW's automobile sales are down 7.2 percent in May to 19,884 versus
21,421 in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date sales are down 6.8
percent, to 86,967 automobiles compared to 93,327 in the same period of

BMW Sports Activity Vehicles

Sales of BMW Sports Activity Vehicles are up 6 percent in May to 5,585
vehicles over the 5,268 sold last May. Year-to-date, sales of BMW Sports
Activity Vehicles decreased by 9.3 percent, to 23,602 vehicles compared to
the 26,032 sold in the same period of 2007.

MINI Brand Sales

MINI USA reported an all-time record in May. The brand sold 6,312 cars,
a 52.8 percent increase compared to 4,130 cars sold in the same period a
year ago. MINI USA also reported sales of 21,189 cars for the first five
months of 2008, an increase of 36 percent over the 15,585 vehicles sold in
the same period a year ago.

Both the MINI Cooper and Cooper S, as well as the new MINI Clubman were
very well received during the month of May.

Says Jim McDowell, Vice-President MINI USA: "Dealers are seeing a wide
range of trade-ins including a lot of full-size SUVs and pick-up trucks as
America thinks more about the cost of fuel. As a result, we are seeing more
consideration for small premium vehicles like MINI than ever before."

Table: Sales BMW of North America, LLC, May 2008

                            May      May             YTD        YTD
                           2008     2007     %      2008       2007        %

    BMW brand            25,469   26,689  -4.6   110,569    119,359     -7.4
      BMW passenger
        cars              19884   21,421  -7.2    86,967     93,327     -6.8
      BMW light
        trucks (SAVs)     5,585    5,268   6.0    23,602     26,032     -9.3
    MINI brand            6,312    4,130  52.8    21,189     15,585     36.0
    TOTAL Group          31,781   30,819   3.1   131,758    134,944     -2.4

BMW Certified Pre-Owned

BMW Certified Pre-Owned reports its best sales month ever in May 2008
with 9,616 CPO vehicles sold versus 8,468 vehicles reported last May, an
increase of 13.6 percent. Year-to-date, CPO sales are up 26.5 percent, to
44,077 over the 34,844 reported in the same period in 2007.

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 of motor vehicles,
including motorcycles, 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 models, X5 Sports Activity Vehicles and the X6 Sports
Activity Coupes. The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the
U.S. through networks of 338 BMW passenger car centers, 335 BMW Sports
Activity Vehicle centers, 142 BMW motorcycle retailers, 82 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:
Journalist note: Information about the BMW Group and its products is
available to journalists on-line at the BMW Group PressClub at the
following address: Broadcast quality video footage
is available via The NewsMarket at

Sales BMW of North America, LLC, May 2008

                                                         YTD      YTD
                             May 08  May 07       %   May 08   May 07       %

    1 Series                   1765       0             4386        0
    3 Series                 11,913  13,930  -14.5%   50,327   60,265  -16.5%
    Z4 Roadster and Coupe       549     925  -40.6%    3,229    3,742  -13.7%
    5 Series                  3,899   4,431  -12.0%   19,572   19,151    2.2%
    6 Series                    661     958  -31.0%    3,083    3,681  -16.2%
    7 Series                  1,097   1,177   -6.8%    6,370    6,488   -1.8%
    BMW passenger cars       19,884  21,421   -7.2%   86,967   93,327   -6.8%
    X3                        2,125   2,410  -11.8%    8,092   11,391  -29.0%
    X5                        2,728   2,858   -4.5%   14,123   14,641   -3.5%
    X6                          732       0            1,387        0
    BMW light trucks (SAVs)   5,585   5,268    6.0%   23,602   26,032   -9.3%
    BMW brand                25,469  26,689   -4.6%  110,569  119,359   -7.4%
    Cooper /S Hardtop         4,239   3,264   29.9%   14,489   12,546   15.5%
    Cooper /S Convertible       878     866    1.4%    2,758    3,039   -9.2%
    Cooper /S Clubman         1,195       0            3,942        0
    MINI brand                6,312   4,130   52.8%   21,189   15,585   36.0%
    TOTAL BMW of North
     America, LLC            31,781  30,819    3.1%  131,758  134,944   -2.4%


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