BMW Group Achieves Best Sales Year Ever in the U.S.

             BMW Group Achieves Best Sales Year Ever in the U.S.

- BMW reports best December ever

- MINI reports best December and best ever U.S. sales year

PR Newswire

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Jan. 3, 2013

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --In 2012, the BMW Group in
the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) achieved its best sales since the previous
record year of 2007 retailing 347,583 vehicles, up 13.8 percent compared to
the 305,418 vehicles sold in 2011. BMW Group reported December sales of 43,855
vehicles, an increase of 34.8 percent from the 32,545 vehicles sold in the
same month a year ago.

"To turn months of critically short supply into the best year ever for the BMW
Group in the U.S. is a monumental achievement, emphasizing what a
customer-oriented dealer network with an agile logistics team can do," said
Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America. "The post-recession
sales momentum that started in 2010 reached an unprecedented level in
December, making us strongly confident and optimistic as we enter 2013."

BMW Brand Sales
Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 39.4 percent in December for a total of
37,399 compared to 26,834 vehicles sold in December, 2011. For the year, BMW
brand sales were up 13.5 percent to 281,460 vehicles compared to 247,907 sold
2011.

For 2012, best performing vehicles included the 5 Series, up 10.3 percent to
56,798 units; the 6 Series, up 110.3 percent to 8,208 units; and the X3, up
26.6 percent to 35,173 units.

BMW Pre-Owned Vehicles
In December, sales of BMW used vehicles (including certified pre-owned and
pre-owned) totaled 16,728, an increase of 2.9 percent from the 16,264 sold in
December 2011. For the year, BMW used vehicle sales are up 2.1 percent on
volume of 164,524 compared to 161,146 in 2011.

MINI Brand Sales
MINI USA reported the best December ever with sales of 6,456 automobiles, an
increase of 13.0 percent from the 5,711 sold in December, 2011. This marks
the seventh consecutive month of record sales and ninth "best month" of 2012.
For the year, MINI sales in the U.S. are up 15.0 percent on volume of 66,123
compared to 57,511 sold in 2011, making 2012 the brand's best year ever in the
U.S.

"We like to say the world is becoming more MINI and the record 2012 sales is
the perfect conclusion to our 10th anniversary year in the U.S.," said Jim
McDowell, Vice President, MINI USA. "We are a quick and agile brand with an
expanding vehicle portfolio, a growing dealer network and a great year ahead."

Table 1: Vehicle Sales BMW of North America, LLC, December 2012
                               Dec '12 Dec'11 %      YTD 2012 YTD 2011 %
1 Series                       757     917     -17.4% 7,689    8,832    -12.9%
3 Series                       10,745  8,489   26.6%  99,602   94,371   5.5%
Z4                            324     299     8.4%   2,751    3,479    -20.9%
5 Series                       8,385   4,887   71.6%  56,798   51,491   10.3%
6 Series                       1037    723     43.4%  8,208    3,903    110.3%
7 Series                       1,422   1,219   16.7%  11,098   11,299   -1.8%
X1                             2,806   N/A     N/A    8,947    N/A      N/A
BMW passenger cars             25,476  16,534  54.1%  195,093  173,375  12.5%
X3                             5,162   3,532   46.1%  35,173   27,793   26.6%
X5                             5,722   6,007   -4.7%  44,445   40,547   9.6%
X6                             1,039   761     36.5%  6,749    6,192    9.0%
BMW light trucks              11,923  10,300  15.8%  86,367   74,532   15.9%
BMW brand                      37,399  26,834  39.4%  281,460  247,907  13.5%
Cooper /S Hardtop              3,011   2,762   9.0%   29,278   28,067   4.3%
Cooper /S Convertible          325     299     8.7%   4,813    4,964    -3.0%
Cooper /S Clubman              445     416     7.0%   5,769    6,844    -15.7%
Coupe                          178     253     -29.6% 2,880    953      202.2%
Roadster                       273     N/A     N/A    2,371    N/A      N/A
Countryman                     2,224   1,981   12.3%  21,012   16,683   25.9%
MINI brand                     6,456   5,711   13.0%  66,123   57,511   15.0%
TOTAL BMW of North America,    43,855  32,545  34.8%  347,583  305,418  13.8%
LLC

BMW Motorrad Sales
BMW Motorrad USA reported sales of 918 motorcycles in December, an increase of
2.2 percent from the total of 898 motorcycles sold in December 2011. As a
result, BMW Motorrad finished the year up 14.0 percent on sales of 12,057
compared to 10,572 sold in 2011.

Highlights in 2012 include growth of 20.9 percent for the S 1000 RR with sales
of 1,934 compared to 1,600 in 2011. U.S. consumers also welcomed the first
full year of the award winning 6-cylinder K 1600 GTL and K 1600 GT with 1,601
deliveries of the GTL (+58.7 percent) and 697 of the GT (+87.9 percent) in
2012, helping increase K-Series volumes by 40.9 percent to 2,647 units.

The introduction of the entry level G 650 GS Sertao contributed to a G-Series
sales increase of 31.3 percent with sales of 994 compared to 757 sold in
2011. The product offensive continued with the release of the C 600 Sportand
C 650 GT maxi scooters in late Fall with 223 GTs being delivered to consumers
by year end.

Table 2: Motorcycle Sales BMW of North America, LLC, December 2012
                  December   December        YTD     YTD
                                        %                    %
                  2012       2011            2012    2011
BMW Motorcycles   918        898        2.2  12,057  10,572  14.0

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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