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BMW Group Reports Strong Increase in April 2006 Sales

BMW Brand Sales Jump 16 Percent Year-To-Date

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., May 2 -- The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI brands combined) crossed the 100,000-vehicle sales threshold in April, reporting year-to-date sales of 101,151 vehicles, an 11 percent increase over the 90,918 vehicles sold in the same period of 2005. Almost ten years ago, in December 1996, BMW's U.S. sales exceeded the 100,000-vehicle milestone for the first time after nearly a full calendar year of sales.

The BMW Group also reported an increase of 13 percent in April sales, for 28,563 vehicles over the 25,382 vehicles reported in April 2005.

BMW Brand Reports Jump in April Sales

April sales of BMW brand vehicles rose 20 percent for a total of 25,250 compared to 21,072 reported in the same month a year ago.

BMW brand sales were up 16 percent year-to-date, as the company reported sales of 88,353 vehicles compared to 76,424 vehicles sold in first four months of 2005.

BMW Automobile Sales

BMW's automobile sales were up 23 percent in April to 18,427 versus 14,970 in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date sales also were up 23 percent, to 68,311 automobiles compared to 55,397 in the same period of 2005.

BMW Sports Activity Vehicle Sales

April sales of BMW Sports Activity Vehicles are off slightly, up 12 percent to 6,823 vehicles over the 6,102 sold last April. Year-to-date, sales of BMW Sports Activity Vehicles are down 5 percent, to 20,042 vehicles compared to the 21,027 sold in the same period of 2005.

Certified Pre-Owned

Sales of BMW's Certified Pre-Owned vehicles reached an all-time record. The company reported sales of 8,368 CPO sales in April 2006, an increase of 24 percent over April of 2005. Year-to-date, CPO sales were up 21 percent, to 28,630 over the 23,631 reported in the same period in 2005.

MINI Brand

MINI Automobiles

MINI USA reported April sales of 3,313 automobiles, down 23 percent from the 4,310 cars sold in April 2005. Year-to-date, the division reported sales of 12,798 automobiles, a drop of 12 percent, compared to the 14,494 cars reported in the first four months of 2005.

                 BMW Car Sales Report for April 2006

                                                      2006    2005

  April                                             18,427  14,970
  Year-to-Date                                      68,311  55,397

  Model                               April        Year-to-        Year-to-
                                                      Date   April    Date
                                      2006            2006    2005    2005

  325i (E90 & E46)                   4,888          16,914   2,504  11,609
  325Ci                                304           1,162     424   1,459
  325Ci convertible                    513           1,531     663   2,162
  325i sports wagon                      0               4      53     284
  325xi (E90 & E46)                  1,489           5,785     394   2,500
  325xi sports wagon (E90 & E46)       209             820      63     338
  330i (E90 & E46)                   1,572           5,571     820   3,458
  330Ci                                164             696     327   1,037
  330Ci convertible                    525           1,633     599   1,806
  330xi (E90 & E46)                  1,074           3,504     507   2,087
  M3                                   255             817     427   1,356
  M3 convertible                       158             493     213     667
    3 Series                        11,151          38,930   6,994  28,763
  Z4 2.5i Roadster  (US)                41             221     753   2,017
  Z4 3.0i Roadster (US)                628           1,119     480   1,125
  Z4 Roadster 3.0si (US)               357             541       0       0
  Z4 M Roadster (US)                   154             299       0       0
  Z4                                 1,180           2,180   1,233   3,142
  525i (E60)                           993           4,160   1,923   6,162
  525xi (E60)                          306           1,961       0       0
  530i (E60)                           813           3,899   1,651   6,233
  530xi (E60)                          574           3,007       0       0
  530xi sports wagon (E60)             188           1,000       9       9
  545i (E60)                             0               6     988   3,184
  550i (E60)                           643           2,341       0       0
  M5 (E60 & E39)                       182           1,424       0       2
  5 Series                           3,699          17,798   4,571  15,590
  645Ci                                  0              21     324   1,211
  650i coupe                           242             956       0       0
  645Ci convertible                      0              16     664   2,076
  650i convertible                     473           1,863       0       0
  M6                                    58              58       0       0
  6 Series                             773           2,914     988   3,287
  745i                                   0               0     324   1,471
  745Li                                  0               0     410   2,572
  750i                                 386           1,465     179     179
  750Li                              1,195           4,866     246     246
  760i                                   4              21      10      44
  760Li                                 39             136      13      96
  7 Series                           1,624           6,488   1,182   4,608
  Z8                                     0               1       2       4
  Z8 Alpina                              0               0       0       3
  Z8                                     0               1       2       7

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

                                                       2006    2005

  April                                               6,823   6,102
  Year-to-Date                                       20,042  21,027

  Model                                 April       Year-to-        Year-to-
                                                       Date   April    Date
                                        2006           2006    2005    2005

  X3 2.5i                                 28            156     608   2,051
  X3 3.0i                              4,568         10,483   2,562   8,254
  X3                                   4,596         10,639   3,170  10,305
  X5 3.0i (US)                         1,643          7,023   2,038   7,579
  X5 4.4i (US)                           495          2,014     768   2,723
  X5 4.8is (US)                           89            366     126     420
  X5                                   2,227          9,403   2,932  10,722

                                   MINI Sales Report for April 2006

                                                       2006    2005

  April                                               3,313   4,310
  Year-to-Date                                       12,798  14,494

  Model                                April        Year-to-        Year-to-
                                                       Date   April    Date
                                       2006            2006    2005    2005

  MINI Cooper                           892           3,673   1,302   4,541
  MINI Cooper S                       1,340           5,638   1,480   5,403
  MINI Cooper Convertible               334           1,086     871   2,490
  MINI Cooper S Convertible             747           2,401     657   2,060

  Total MINI                          3,313          12,798   4,310  14,494

Link: http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2006/05/02/005408.html

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