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Feb. 2006 Sales: BMW of North America

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BMW brand, Certified Pre-Owned post impressive sales increases in February

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

brands combined) reported sales of 22,018 vehicles in February 2006, an

increase of 2.4 percent over the 21,496 vehicles sold in the same month of

2005. Year-to-date, BMW Group sales increased 7.2 percent, to 44,236 vehicles

versus the 41,260 sold in the first two months of 2005.

BMW Brand Sales

BMW reported sales of 19,328 automobiles and Sports Activity Vehicles

(SAV), up 5.3 percent compared to the 18,356 vehicles reported in February

2005. Year-to-date, BMW reported sales of 38,602 vehicles compared to the

35,203 reported in the same period a year ago, an increase of 9.7 percent.

BMW Automobile Sales

BMW's monthly automobile sales increased 16 percent for the month, due in

part to strong 3 Series and 7 Series sales, at 15,463 versus 13,341 in

February 2005. For the first two months combined, BMW automobile sales

increased 19 percent to 30,918 versus 25,952 reported in the same period last

year.

BMW Sports Activity Vehicle Sales

February sales of BMW Sports Activity Vehicles were down 23 percent, to

3,865 vehicles over the 5,015 reported in the same month a year ago. Year-to-

date, sales decreased to 7,684 vehicles from 9,251 in 2005, down 17 percent.

Certified Pre-Owned

BMW's Certified Pre-Owned sales increased 14.7 percent in February --

making it the best February on record for BMW CPO sales -- to 6,364 vehicles

over the 5,546 reported in February 2005. Year-to-date, CPO sales grew to

12,125 vehicles over the 10,291 reported in the same period in 2005 for an

increase of nearly 18 percent.

MINI Brand

MINI Automobiles

MINI USA reported February sales of 2,690, a decrease of 14 percent

compared to the 3,140 sold in February 2005. MINI USA also reported sales of

5,634 for the first two months of 2006, a decrease of 7 percent over the 6,057

sold in the same period a year ago. Production at MINI's Oxford, England plant

was halted for an extended period in December and January for expansion-

related upgrades, resulting in lower inventories, which contributed to the

lower MINI sales figures in the U.S.

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, 335 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.

                    BMW Car Sales Report for February 2006

                                                  2006       2005

    February                                    15,463      13,341
    Year-to-Date                                30,918      25,952


                                                Year-to              Year-to
    Model                          February      -Date     February   -Date
                                       2006       2006       2005      2005

    325i (E90)                        3,682      7,834          0         0
    325i (E46)                            0         11      3,315     6,401
    325Ci                               311        512        317       639
    325Ci convertible                   294        564        463       826
    325i sports wagon                     0          4         75       167
    325xi (E90)                       1,385      2,941          0         0
    325xi (E46)                           0          0        706     1,554
    325xi sports wagon (E90)            250        379          0         0
    325xi sports wagon (E46)              0          0         83       207
    330i (E90)                        1,575      2,471          0         0
    330i (E46)                            0          2        864     1,673
    330Ci                               182        330        211       470
    330Ci convertible                   339        627        340       651
    330xi (E90)                         858      1,536          0         0
    330xi (E46)                           0          0        408       845
    M3                                  168        289        268       527
    M3 convertible                       96        186        131       254
       3 Series                       9,140     17,686      7,181    14,214
    Z4 2.5i Roadster (US)                67        144        338       648
    Z4 3.0i Roadster (US)                70        119        131       270
    Z4 Roadster 3.0si (US)               17         17          0         0
    Z4                                  154        280        469       918
    525i (E60)                          790      1,812      1,513     2,739
    525xi (E60)                         581      1,160          0         0
    530i (E60)                          902      1,803      1,570     2,965
    530xi (E60)                         710      1,639          0         0
    530xi sports wagon (E60)            269        551          0         0
    545i (E60)                            0          6        709     1,366
    550i (E60)                          556        996          0         0
    M5 (E60)                            345        867          0         0
    M5 (E39)                              0          0          2         2
    5 Series                          4,153      8,834      3,794     7,072
    645Ci                                 0         21        311       564
    650i coupe                          191        426          0         0
    645Ci convertible                     0         16        456       864
    650i convertible                    397        761          0         0
    6 Series                            588      1,224        767     1,428
    745i                                  0          0        397       742
    745Li                                 0          0        704     1,494
    750i                                301        590          0         0
    750Li                             1,101      2,232          0         0
    760i                                  6         10          7        16
    760Li                                20         62         19        64
    7 Series                          1,428      2,894      1,127     2,316
    Z8                                    0          0          2         2
    Z8 Alpina                             0          0          1         2
    Z8                                    0          0          3         4



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

                                                  2006       2005

    February                                     3,865      5,015
    Year-to-Date                                 7,684      9,251

                                                 Year-                 Year-
    Model                            February   to-Date    February   to-Date
                                       2006       2006       2005       2005

    X3 2.5i                              49         98        440        834
    X3 3.0i                           1,533      2,872      1,879      3,296
    X3                                1,582      2,970      2,319      4,130
    X5 3.0i (US)                      1,669      3,569      1,906      3,637
    X5 4.4i (US)                        505        965        668      1,294
    X5 4.8is (US)                       109        180        122        190
    X5                                2,283      4,714      2,696      5,121



                     MINI Sales Report for February 2006

                                                  2006       2005

    February                                     2,690      3,140
    Year-to-Date                                 5,634      6,057


                                                 Year-                 Year-
    Model                            February   to-Date    February   to-Date
                                       2006       2006       2005      2005

    MINI Cooper                         752      1,855        906      1,993
    MINI Cooper S                     1,217      2,356      1,284      2,266
    MINI Cooper Convertible             220        494        520        980
    MINI Cooper S Convertible           501        929        430        818

    Total MINI                        2,690      5,634      3,140      6,057

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