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BMW Group U.S. Reports November 2012 Sales



                  BMW Group U.S. Reports November 2012 Sales

BMW brand up 45 percent in November - best month ever; 10.4 percent
year-to-date increase

MINI brand up 10.5 percent in November; 15.2 percent increase year-to-date -
already surpassed 2011 sales record

PR Newswire

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Dec. 3, 2012

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The BMW Group in the U.S.
(BMW and MINI combined) reported November sales of 36,461 vehicles, an
increase of 38.8 percent from the 26,271 vehicles sold in the same month a
year ago.  Year-to-date, BMW Group is up 11.3 percent on sales of 303,728 in
the first eleven months of 2012 compared to 272,873 in the same period in
2011.

"Supply is catching up with demand, making November the best sales month on
record for BMW in the U.S.," said Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of
North America.  "The momentum is strong in this final month of the year, MINI
has already surpassed its 2011 total, and I am confident BMW Group will set a
new U.S. sales record for 2012, beating the previous record year of 2007." 

BMW Brand Sales
BMW reported the best month ever in November with sales of 31,213, an increase
of 45 percent from the 21,521 vehicles sold in November, 2011.  Year-to-date,
the BMW brand is up 10.4 percent on sales of 244,061 compared to 221,073 sold
in the first eleven months of 2011.

In November, best performing vehicles included the 5 Series, up 64.3 percent
to 5,857 units; the 6 Series, up 67.4 percent to 919 units; the X3 SAV, up
50.5 percent to 4,172 units and the X6 SAV, up 55.2 percent to 813 units. 

BMW Pre-Owned Vehicles
In November, sales of BMW used vehicles (including certified pre-owned and
pre-owned) decreased 0.5 percent to 12,134 vehicles from the 12,196 vehicles
sold in November 2011.  January through November, BMW used vehicle sales are
up 1.6 percent on volume of 147,272 compared to 144,882 in the same period of
2011.   

MINI Brand Sales
MINI USA reported the best November ever with sales of 5,248 automobiles, an
increase of 10.5 percent from the 4,750 sold in November, 2011.  This marks
the sixth consecutive month of record sales. Year-to-date, MINI sales in the
U.S. are up 15.2 percent on volume of 59,667 compared to 51,800 in the first
eleven months of 2011, surpassing the 2011 annual record of 57,511.

Table 1: Vehicle Sales BMW of North America, LLC, November 2012

                         Nov '12 Nov '11 %      YTD Nov '12 YTD Nov '11 %
1 Series                 619     664     -6.8%  6,932       7,915       -12.4%
3 Series                 10,776  7,568   42.4%  88,857      85,882      3.5%
Z4                       229     156     46.8%  2,427       3,180       -23.7%
5 Series                 5,857   3,564   64.3%  48,413      46,604      3.9%
6 Series                 919     549     67.4%  7,171       3,180       125.5%
7 Series                 939     1,227   -23.5% 9,676       10,080      -4.0%
X1                       2,088   N/A     N/A    6,141       N/A         N/A
BMW passenger cars       21,427  13,728  56.1%  169,617     156,841     8.1%
X3                       4,172   2,773   50.5%  30,011      24,261      23.7%
X5                       4,801   4,496   6.8%   38,723      34,540      12.1%
X6                       813     524     55.2%  5,710       5,431       5.1%
BMW light trucks         9,786   7,793   25.6%  74,444      64,232      15.9%
BMW brand                31,213  21,521  45.0%  244,061     221,073     10.4%
Cooper /S Hardtop        2,490   2,383   4.5%   26,267      25,305      3.8%
Cooper /S Convertible    325     271     19.9%  4,488       4,665       -3.8%
Cooper /S Clubman        480     398     20.6%  5,324       6,428       -17.2%
Coupe                    149     286     -47.9% 2,702       700         286.0%
Roadster                 196     N/A     N/A    2,098       N/A         N/A
Countryman               1,608   1,412   13.9%  18,788      14,702      27.8%
MINI brand               5,248   4,750   10.5%  59,667      51,800      15.2%
TOTAL BMW of North       36,461  26,271  38.8%  303,728     272,873     11.3%
America, LLC

BMW Motorrad Sales
BMW Motorrad USA reported sales of 777 motorcycles in November, an increase of
43.6 percent from the total of 541 motorcycles sold in November 2011.
Year-to-date, BMW Motorrad is up 15.1 percent on sales of 11,139 compared to
9,674 sold in the first eleven months of 2011.

In November, the best performing models included the newly introduced maxi
scooters, with impressive first full-month sales of 163 units. Rarely has a
new product in a completely new market segment performed so well in Q4. 
Additionally, the S 1000 RR sales nearly tripled to 129 units; and the F 800
GS, is up 40 per cent to 60 units.

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

                November November      YTD    YTD
                2012     2011     %           2011  %
                                       2012
BMW Motorcycles 777      541      43.6 11,139 9,674 15.1

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

 

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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