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BMW Reports Best January on Record with Increase of 12 Percent; MINI Brand Sales also Reports Best January Ever

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The BMW Group (BMW and MINI

brands combined) reported sales of 22,218 vehicles in January 2006, an

increase of 12 percent over the 19,764 vehicles reported in January 2005.

BMW Brand Sales

BMW reported sales of 19,274 automobiles and Sports Activity Vehicles

(SAVs), up 14 percent compared to the 16,847 vehicles reported the same month

last year. It was the strongest January on record, despite low inventories

that follow the annual holiday closures at most of BMW's productions plants.

BMW's plant in Spartanburg, S.C. reopened January 9th following an extended

construction closure while a new single-line production system was installed.

BMW Automobile Sales

BMW's monthly automobile sales were up 23 percent, to 15,455 versus 12,611

in January 2005.

BMW Sports Activity Vehicle Sales

Sales of BMW's Sports Activity Vehicles decreased 10 percent in January

2006. BMW reported sales of 3,819 vehicles compared to 4,236 vehicles sold in

the same month of 2005.

Certified Pre-owned

BMW reported a 21 percent increase in sales of Certified Pre-Owned

vehicles sold in January 2006, for 5,761 vehicles compared to 4,745 vehicles

in 2005.

MINI Brand

MINI Automobiles

MINI USA reported sales of 2,944 vehicles in January 2006, up slightly

from the 2,917 sold in January 2005 for the best January since the brand went

on sale in the U.S. in 2002.

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, 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 Roadster and X5 Sports Activity Vehicles. The BMW Group sales

organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 340 BMW passenger

car centers, 327 BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 148 BMW motorcycle

retailers, 80 MINI passenger car dealers, and 25 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:

http://www.bmwgroupna.com

http://www.bmwusa.com

http://www.bmwmotorradusa.com

http://www.miniusa.com

http://www.rolls-roycemotorcars.com

                   BMW Car Sales Report for January 2006

                                               2006       2005

    January                                  15,455      12,611
    Year-to-Date                             15,455      12,611

    Model                         January  Year-to-Date  January  Year-to-Date
                                    2006       2006        2005       2005

    325i (E90)                     4,152      4,152           0          0
    325i (E46)                        11         11       3,086      3,086
    325Ci                            201        201         322        322
    325Ci convertible                270        270         363        363
    325i sports wagon                  4          4          92         92
    325xi (E90)                    1,556      1,556           0          0
    325xi (E46)                        0          0         848        848
    325xi sports wagon (E90)         129        129           0          0
    325xi sports wagon (E46)           0          0         124        124
    330i (E90)                       896        896           0          0
    330i (E46)                         2          2         809        809
    330Ci                            148        148         259        259
    330Ci convertible                288        288         311        311
    330xi (E90)                      678        678           0          0
    330xi (E46)                        0          0         437        437
    M3                               121        121         259        259
    M3 convertible                    90         90         123        123
       3 Series                    8,546      8,546       7,033      7,033
    Z4 2.5i roadster (US)             77         77         310        310
    Z4 3.0i roadster (US)             49         49         139        139
    Z4                               126        126         449        449
    525i (E60)                     1,022      1,022       1,226      1,226
    525xi (E60)                      579        579           0          0
    530i (E60)                       901        901       1,395      1,395
    530xi (E60)                      929        929           0          0
    530xi sports wagon (E60)         282        282           0          0
    545i (E60)                         6          6         657        657
    550i (E60)                       440        440           0          0
    M5 (E60)                         522        522           0          0
    5 Series                       4,681      4,681       3,278      3,278
    645Ci                             21         21         253        253
    650i coupe                       235        235           0          0
    645Ci convertible                 16         16         408        408
    650i convertible                 364        364           0          0
    6 Series                         636        636         661        661
    745i                               0          0         345        345
    745Li                              0          0         790        790
    750i                             289        289           0          0
    750Li                          1,131      1,131           0          0
    760i                               4          4           9          9
    760Li                             42         42          45         45
    7 Series                       1,466      1,466       1,189      1,189
    Z8 Alpina                          0          0           1          1
    Z8                                 0          0           1          1



   BMW Sports Activity Vehicle (light trucks) Sales Report for January 2006

                                               2006        2005
    January                                   3,819       4,236
    Year-to-Date                              3,819       4,236

    Model                         January  Year-to-Date  January  Year-to-Date
                                    2006       2006        2005       2005

    X3 2.5i                           49         49         394        394
    X3 3.0i                        1,339      1,339       1,417      1,417
    X3                             1,388      1,388       1,811      1,811
    X5 3.0i (US)                   1,900      1,900       1,731      1,731
    X5 4.4i (US)                     460        460         626        626
    X5 4.8is (US)                     71         71          68         68
    X5                             2,431      2,431       2,425      2,425



                      MINI Sales Report for January 2006

                                               2006        2005

    January                                   2,944       2,917
    Year-to-Date                              2,944       2,917

    Model                         January  Year-to-Date  January  Year-to-Date
                                    2006       2006        2005       2005

    MINI Cooper                    1,103      1,103       1,087      1,087
    MINI Cooper S                  1,139      1,139         982        982
    MINI Cooper Convertible          274        274         460        460
    MINI Cooper S Convertible        428        428         388        388

    Total MINI                     2,944      2,944       2,917      2,917

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