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BMW Group U.S. Reports October 2012 Sales



                  BMW Group U.S. Reports October 2012 Sales

BMW brand up 20.9 percent in October; 6.7 percent year-to-date

MINI brand up 8.7 percent in October; 15.7 year-to-date, best October ever

PR Newswire

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Nov. 1, 2012

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The BMW Group in the U.S.
(BMW and MINI combined) reported October sales of 32,339 vehicles, an increase
of 18.5 percent from the 27,288 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago. 
Year-to-date, BMW Group is up 8.4 percent on sales of 267,267 in the first ten
months of 2012 compared to 246,602 in the same period in 2011.

"Momentum is increasing and the October figures show supply is finally
catching up with demand as our new models arrive in greater numbers," said
Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America, LLC.  "At the same
time, our thoughts are with colleagues and customers affected by the hurricane
and its aftermath.  We are all working together in this difficult situation."

BMW Brand Sales 
Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 20.9 percent in October for a total of
26,451 compared to 21,873 vehicles sold in October, 2011.  Year-to-date, the
BMW brand is up 6.7 percent on sales of 212,848 compared to 199,552 sold in
the first ten months of 2011.

In October, best performing vehicles included the 3 Series, up 25.6 percent to
9,729 units; the 6 Series, up 86 percent to 770 units; the X3 SAV, up 39.9
percent to 3,248 units and the X6 SAV, up 41.3 percent to 671 units. 

BMW Pre-Owned Vehicles
In October, sales of BMW used vehicles (including certified pre-owned and
pre-owned) decreased 5.3 percent to 12,563 vehicles from the 13,262 vehicles
sold in October 2011.  January through October, BMW used vehicle sales are up
1.8 percent on volume of 135,138 compared to 132,686 in the same period of
2011.   

MINI Brand Sales
MINI USA reported the best October ever with sales of 5,888 automobiles, an
increase of 8.7 percent from the 5,415 sold in October, 2011.  Year-to-date,
MINI sales in the U.S. are up 15.7 percent on volume of 54,419 compared to
47,050 in the first ten months of 2011.

Table 1: Vehicle Sales BMW of North America, LLC, October 2012
                      Oct '12 Oct '11 %      YTD Oct '12 YTD Oct '11 %
1 Series              778     679     14.6%  6,313       7,251       -12.9%
3 Series              9,729   7,748   25.6%  78,081      78,314      -0.3%
Z4                    246     92      167.4% 2,198       3,024       -27.3%
5 Series              4,228   5,044   -16.2% 42,556      43,040      -1.1%
6 Series              770     414     86.0%  6,252       2,631       137.6%
7 Series              634     1,103   -42.5% 8,737       8,853       -1.3%
X1                    1,907   N/A     N/A    4,053       N/A         N/A
BMW passenger cars    18,292  15,080  21.3%  148,190     143,113     3.5%
X3                    3,248   2,321   39.9%  25,839      21,488      20.2%
X5                    4,240   3,997   6.1%   33,922      30,044      12.9%
X6                    671     475     41.3%  4,897       4,907       -0.2%
BMW light trucks      8,159   6,793   20.1%  64,658      56,439      14.6%
BMW brand             26,451  21,873  20.9%  212,848     199,552     6.7%
Cooper /S Hardtop     2,434   2,077   17.2%  23,777      22,922      3.7%
Cooper /S Convertible 371     399     -7.0%  4,163       4,394       -5.3%
Cooper /S Clubman     595     513     16.0%  4,844       6,030       -19.7%
Coupe                 347     414     -16.2% 2,553       414         516.7%
Roadster              306     N/A     N/A    1,902       N/A         N/A
Countryman            1,835   2,012   -8.8%  17,180      13,290      29.3%
MINI brand            5,888   5,415   8.7%   54,419      47,050      15.7%
TOTAL BMW of North
                      32,339  27,288  18.5%  267,267     246,602     8.4%
America, LLC

 

BMW Motorrad Sales 
Despite the impact of Hurricane Sandy, BMW Motorrad USA reported sales of 865
motorcycles in October, an increase of 1.4 percent from the total of 853
motorcycles sold in October 2011.  Year-to-date, BMW Motorrad is up 13.5
percent on sales of 10,362 compared to 9,133 sold in the first ten months of
2011. 

In October, the best performing models included the K 1300 S, up 137.5 percent
to 38 units; the S 1000 R, up 58.1 percent to 136 units and the K 1600 GT, up
27.7 percent to 60 units.

Table 2: Motorcycle Sales BMW of North America, LLC, October 2012

 
                  October   October         YTD      YTD
                                      %                     %
                  2012      2011            2012     2011
BMW Motorcycles   865       853       1.4   10,362   9,133  13.5

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, a strategic design consultancy 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 X5 and
X3 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 Sports Activity Coupes.  The BMW Group
sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 338 BMW
passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 139 BMW motorcycle
retailers, 115 MINI passenger car dealers, and 32 Rolls-Royce Motor Car
dealers.  BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group's sales headquarters for North
America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.

Information about BMW Group products is available to consumers via the
Internet at:  www.bmwgroupna.com

Journalist note: Information about BMW Group and its products in the USA is
available to journalists on-line at www.bmwgroupusanews.com and
www.press.bmwna.com. 

SOURCE BMW of North America, LLC

Website: http://www.bmwgroupna.com
Contact: Kenn Sparks, Business Communications Manager, BMW of North America,
LLC, +1-201-307-4467, Kenn.Sparks@bmwna.com, or Diane Anton, Business
Communications Specialist, BMW of North America, LLC, +1-201-307-3714,
Diane.Anton@bmwna.com
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