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BMW GROUP NA SALES MAY 2001: BMW SALES CONTINUE AT RECORD LEVELS; May Sales Soar 32 Percent and Year-to-Date Sales Jump 18 Percent

BMW of North America, LLC continued to break its own sales records, posting its second-best month in the U.S., with 20,231 vehicles reported compared to 15,325 in May 2000, an increase of 32 percent.

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WOODCLIFF LAKE, NEW JERSEY, June 1, 2001...BMW of North America, LLC continued
to break its own sales records, posting its second-best month in the U.S., with
20,231 vehicles reported compared to 15,323 in May 2000, an increase of 32
percent. BMW reported year-to-date vehicle sales of 87,007, an increase of 18
percent, compared to 73,449 vehicles sold in the same period a year ago.

BMW's all-time monthly sales record was established in December 2000, when BMW
reported sales of 20,720 vehicles. Last month, BMW reported sales of 20,012,
which was BMW's second best month at the time. This marks the 32nd
consecutive month that BMW has surpassed its own monthly sales records.

Automobile Sales

BMW also reported May automobile sales of 17,113 compared to 13,710 a year ago,
an increase of 25 percent. Automobile sales for the first five months of 2001
were robust at 71,520, up 6 percent over the 67,510 reported in the same period
a year ago.
Sales of BMW's 3 Series models were particularly strong in May, with 10,746
automobiles sold versus 7,199 last May, a jump of nearly 50 percent.

Sports Activity Vehicle Sales

May sales of BMW's Sports Activity Vehicles increased 93 percent, to 3,118
vehicles compared to the 1,613 reported last year. Year-to-date SAV sales
were 15,487, up 160 percent over the 5,939 reported in the same period a year
ago.

Certified Pre-owned Vehicles Sales

The company also reported May sales of Certified Pre-Owned vehicles of 3,416
units, compared to last May's best-ever sales of 4,320 units. Year-to-date,
BMW has retailed 15,937 Certified Pre-Owned vehicles compared to 18,755 in 2000.

BMW IN AMERICA

BMW of North America has been present in the United States since 1975. Since
then, the BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales
and financial service organizations for the BMW and MINI brands; a South
Carolina manufacturing operation; DESIGNWORKS/USA, an industrial design firm in
California; a technology office in Silicon Valley and various other operations
throughout the country. The BMW Group is represented in the U.S. through a
network of more than 340 car, 315 Sports Activity Vehicle and 160 motorcycle
retailers. BMW US Holding Corp., the Group's headquarters for North, Central
and South America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.

Information about BMW Group products is available to consumers via the World
Wide Web on the BMW homepage at http://www.bmwusa.com and www.miniusa.com.
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