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BMW Group U.S. Reports March 2013 Sales

                   BMW Group U.S. Reports March 2013 Sales

- BMW brand sales up 13.1 percent, best March ever

- MINI brand sales up 3.5 percent

- BMW Motorcycle sales up 7.6 percent

PR Newswire

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., April 2, 2013

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The BMW Group in the U.S.
(BMW and MINI combined) reported March sales of 33,149 vehicles, an increase
of 11.2 percent from the 29,806 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago.
Year-to-date, the BMW Group (BMW and MINI combined) is up 4.3 percent on
sales of 78,957 in the first three months of 2013 compared to 75,729 in the
same period in 2012. 

"March roared out like a lion giving BMW even better numbers than the previous
record set in 2007," said Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North
America. "The arrival this month of the new 320i at a very attractive price
plus the changeover to the 2014 models will further accelerate our momentum in
the months ahead."

BMW Brand Sales
The BMW brand reported the best March ever with sales of 27,078 vehicles, an
increase of 13.1 percent from the 23,940 sold in March 2012. Year-to-date,
the BMW brand is up 5.4 percent on sales of 64,902 compared to 61,549 sold in
the first three months of 2012.

In March, best performing vehicles included the Z4 Roadster, up 21.1 percent
to 316 units; the 6 Series, up 15.5 percent to 877 units; and the Sports
Activity Vehicle segment (X3, X5 and X6 in particular), up 40 percent to 7,317
units.

BMW Pre-Owned Vehicles
In March, sales of BMW used vehicles (including certified pre-owned and
pre-owned) decreased 2.9 percent to 15,809 vehicles compared to the 16,278
vehicles sold in March, 2012. January through March, BMW used vehicle sales
are up 3.2 percent on volume of 42,675 compared to 41,352 in the same period
of 2012.

MINI Brand Sales
MINI USA reported sales of 6,071 automobiles in March, an increase of 3.5
percent from the 5,866 sold in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, MINI
sales in the U.S. are down 0.9 percent on volume of 14,055 compared to 14,180
in the first three months of 2012.

MINI Pre-Owned Vehicles
In March, sales of MINI used automobiles (including MINI NEXT certified
pre-owned and pre-owned) increased 0.5 percent to 1,721 automobiles from the
1,713 sold in March, 2012. January through March, MINI used vehicle sales are
up 21.4 percent on volume of 4,846 compared to 3,991 in the same period of
2012.

Table 1: Vehicle Sales BMW of North America, LLC, March 2013

                           Mar. 2013 Mar. 2012 %      YTD Mar. YTD Mar. %
                                                      2013     2012
1 Series                   594       1,067     -44.3% 1,291    2,094    -38.3%
3 Series                   8,858     9,897     -10.5% 20,662   24,698   -16.3%
Z4                        316       261       21.1%  624      610      2.3%
5 Series                   5,306     5,451     -2.7%  12,139   12,709   -4.5%
6 Series                   877       759       15.5%  2,071    1,697    22.0%
7 Series                   1,046     1,280     -18.3% 2,338    3,380    -30.8%
X1                         2,764     N/A       N/A    5,411    N/A      N/A
BMW passenger cars         19,761    18,715    5.6%   44,536   45,188   -1.4%
X3                         3,031     2,135     42.0%  7,211    6,653    8.4%
X5                         3,876     2,841     36.4%  11,891   8,675    37.1%
X6                         410       249       64.7%  1,264    1,033    22.4%
BMW light trucks          7,317     5,225     40.0%  20,366   16,361   24.5%
BMW brand                  27,078    23,940    13.1%  64,902   61,549   5.4%
Cooper /S Hardtop          2,750     2,817     -2.4%  6,390    6,828    -6.4%
Cooper /S Convertible      421       493       -14.6% 719      982      -26.8%
Cooper /S Clubman          431       497       -13.3% 838      1,248    -32.9%
Coupe                      230       336       -31.5% 445      736      -39.5%
Roadster                   309       144       114.6% 655      254      157.9%
Countryman                 1,761     1,579     11.5%  4,839    4,132    17.1%
Paceman                    169       N/A       N/A    169      N/A      N/A
MINI brand                 6,071     5,866     3.5%   14,055   14,180   -0.9%
TOTAL BMW of North         33,149    29,806    11.2%  78,957   75,729   4.3%
America, LLC



BMW Motorrad Sales
BMW Motorrad USA reported sales of 1,525 motorcycles in March, an increase of
7.6 percent from the total of 1,417 motorcycles sold in March 2012.
Year-to-date, BMW Motorrad USA is up 4.9 percent on sales of 2,964 compared to
2,826 sold in the first three months of 2012.

Leading the way in March were the middleweight F-Series machines with growth
of 65 percent from sales of 363 units compared to 220 a year ago with
additional contributions from the recently introduced HP4 and C 650 GT
maxi-scooter with 70 and 53 units respectively.

Table 2: Motorcycle Sales BMW of North America, LLC, March 2013

                March 2013 March 2012 %   YTD Mar. 2013 YTD Mar. 2012 %
BMW Motorcycles 1,525      1,417      7.6 2,964         2,826         4.9



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, 116 MINI passenger car dealers, and 34 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, (201) 307-4467, Kenn.Sparks@bmwna.com; or Diane Anton, Business
Communications Specialist, BMW of North America, LLC, (201) 307-3714,
Diane.Anton@bmwna.com
 
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