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2008 BMW X3 and X5 earn IIHS' 2008 Top Safety Pick Award

Woodcliff Lake, NJ - November 15, 2007... BMW of North America today announced that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has awarded the 2008 BMW X3 and X5 the top rating of "Good" in each of its series of crash tests, earning both vehicles the Institute's coveted TOP SAFETY PICK Award.

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Vehicles Bestowed Highest Rating of "Good" for Frontal Offset, Side Impact and
Rear Crash Protection Performance

Woodcliff Lake, NJ - November 15, 2007... BMW of North America today announced
that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has awarded the 2008 BMW
X3 and X5 the top rating of "Good" in each of its series of crash tests,
earning both vehicles the Institute's coveted TOP SAFETY PICK Award.

Receiving the TOP SAFETY PICK for the 2008 BMW X3 and X5 vehicles is one of
many achievements that BMW has earned from the IIHS over the years. In fact-as
a result of IIHS' crash tests in 2000-the 2001 BMW X5 earned a TOP SAFETY PICK,
as well as the unique distinction of not only being the best SUV, but also
being the best vehicle ever tested by IIHS to that point.

The Institute rates vehicles "Good," "Acceptable," "Marginal" or "Poor" based
on performance in high-speed Frontal Offset and Side Impact crash tests as well
as an evaluation of the vehicle's Rear Crash Protection/Head Restraints, which
protect against neck injuries in rear impact crashes. In order for a vehicle
to become a TOP SAFETY PICK, it must earn "Good" ratings in all three Institute
tests. Additionally, as of 2007, winning vehicles must also offer Electronic
Stability Control (ESC) - a feature that both the 2008 BMW X3 and X5 offer with
enhancements over previous models. The necessity for this feature is based on
Institute research indicating that ESC significantly reduces crash risk,
especially the risk of fatal single vehicle crashes, by helping drivers
maintain control of their vehicles during emergency maneuvers.

"We are proud to receive the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's TOP
SAFETY PICK for both the 2008 BMW X3 and X5," said Tom Purves, Chairman and
CEO, BMW (US) Holding Corp. "Achieving these top ratings is evidence of the
excellent safety and crash protection provided by the X3 and X5 SAVs and is a
true testament to BMW's dedication to providing a safe and superior driving
experience."

Receiving the TOP SAFETY PICK for the 2008 BMW X3 and X5 vehicles is one of
many achievements that BMW has earned from the IIHS over the years. In fact-as
a result of IIHS' crash tests in 2000-the 2001 BMW X5 earned a TOP SAFETY PICK,
as well as the unique distinction of not only being the best SUV, but also
being the best vehicle ever tested by IIHS to that point.

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