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June 2008 Sales: BMW Group USA

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BMW Group USA Reports June Sales

July 1 /PRNewswire/

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BMW Group US sales (BMW and MINI combined) down 11 percent in June. MINI

sales continue to thrive

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The BMW Group in the U.S.

(BMW and MINI combined) today reported June vehicle sales of 26,155, a

decline of 11 percent from the 29,394 vehicles sold in the same month of

2007. For the first six months of 2008, BMW Group sales are down 3.9

percent to 157,913 vehicles versus the 164,338 sold in the first half of


BMW Brand Sales

BMW brand sales declined 17 percent, to 20,944 vehicles compared to

25,220 vehicles sold in June 2007. Year-to-date, BMW reported sales of

131,513 vehicles compared to the 144,579 reported in the same period a year

ago, a decline of 9 percent.

"Internet leads and consumer traffic in our dealerships remain good,

showing a premium brand such as BMW has the ability to better weather these

turbulent times," said Jim O'Donnell, President of BMW of North America,

LLC. "Even in this segment however, we see a desire for increased

efficiency and that is providing a natural impetus for strong sales of our

new 1 Series and the 3 Series 328i models, but also for other vehicles such

as the new X6 where consumers see the combination of efficiency,

performance and luxury that's right for their unique needs. Within this

overall environment, we are determined to remain profitable and help our

corporation. We will do this by exercising disciplined volume management

matched to demand, and make a small number of vehicles available to other

markets where exchange rates are more beneficial for the company."

BMW Automobile Sales

BMW's automobile sales are down 17.5 percent in June to 16,555 versus

20,068 in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date sales are down 8.7

percent, to 103,522 automobiles compared to 113,396 in the first half of


BMW Sports Activity Vehicles

Sales of BMW Sports Activity Vehicles are down 14.8 percent in June to

4,389 vehicles over the 5,152 sold last June. Year-to-date, sales of BMW

Sports Activity Vehicles decreased by 10.2 percent, to 27,991 vehicles

compared to the 31,184 sold in the same period of 2007.

MINI Brand Sales

MINI USA reported sales of 5,211 cars, a 24.8 percent increase compared

to 4,174 cars sold in the same period a year ago. Year-to-date, MINI USA

also reported sales of 26,400 cars, an increase of 33.6 percent over the

19,759 vehicles sold in the same period a year ago.

"The last three months have been the best in our history as the

significant structural shift to small cars has brought into our dealerships

a diverse range of vehicle owners that currently drive large cars, SUVs and

trucks. Our retailers tell us these people recognize the combination of

efficiency, great dynamics and premium values MINI provides and it allows

them to downsize their vehicle without downsizing their aspirations," said

Jim McDowell, Vice-President MINI USA. "With very few cars remaining in

inventory, our dealers are focusing on taking orders for custom-built cars

that will be delivered to MINI drivers in July through September."

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

                                June      June   %         YTD      YTD   %
                                2008      2007            2008     2007

    BMW brand                 20,944    25,220  -17    131,513  144,579  -9
     BMW passenger cars       16,555    20,068  -17.5  103,522  113,395  -8.7
     BMW light trucks(SAVs)    4,389     5,152  -14.8   27,991   31,184  -10.2
    MINI brand                 5,211     4,174   24.8   26,400   19,759   33.6
    TOTAL Group               26,155    29,394  -11    157,913  164,338  -3.9

BMW Certified Pre-Owned

BMW Certified Pre-Owned reported 7,909 CPO vehicles sold in June 2008

versus 7,540 vehicles reported last June, an increase of 4.9 percent.

Year-to- date, CPO sales are up 22.7 percent, to 51,986 over the 42,384

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, June 2008

                            June 08 June 07  %          YTD       YTD    %
                                                    June 08   June 07

     1 Series                  1715       0            6101         0
     3 Series                 9,581  12,738 -24.8%   59,908    73,003   -17.9%
     Z4 Roadster and Coupe      428     834 -48.7%    3,657     4,576   -20.1%
     5 Series                 3,524   4,657 -24.3%   23,096    23,808   - 3.0%
     6 Series                   493     786 -37.3%    3,576     4,467   -19.9%
     7 Series                   814   1,053 -22.7%    7,184     7,541   - 4.7%

    BMW passenger cars       16,555  20,068 -17.5%  103,522   113,395   - 8.7%
     X3                       1,519   2,635 -42.4%    9,611    14,026   -31.5%
     X5                       2,247   2,517 -10.7%   16,370    17,158   - 4.6%
     X6                         623       0           2,010         0

    BMW light trucks (SAVs)   4,389   5,152 -14.8%   27,991    31,184   -10.2%

    BMW brand                20,944  25,220 -17.0%  131,513   144,579   - 9.0%
     Cooper /S Hardtop        3,585   3,309   8.3%   18,074    15,855    14.0%
     Cooper /S Convertible      694     865 -19.8%    3,452     3,904   -11.6%
     Cooper /S Clubman          932       0           4,874         0

    MINI brand                5,211   4,174  24.8%   26,400    19,759    33.6%

    TOTAL BMW of North
     America, LLC            26,155  29,394 -11.0%  157,913   164,338   - 3.9%

SOURCE BMW of North America, LLC


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x3 sure is a lemon.

7 series is a big market dud too.

All-new 2009 7 will be available this fall.


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