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News of  April 04, 2001


BMW Celebrates Record Quarter In US; Year-to-Date Sales up

9.3 Percent While March Sales Increase 5 Percent


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WOODCLIFF LAKE, NEW JERSEY - BMW of North America, LLC reported a record first quarter, with year-to-date sales of 46,764, up 9.3 percent compared to 42,789 vehicles sold in the first three months of 2000. Monthly sales increased, too, to 17,300, up 5 percent from 16,516 over March 2000. This marks the 30th consecutive month that BMW has surpassed its own sales records.

Automobile Sales

BMW also reported March automobile sales of 13,649 compared to 15,187 a year ago. The company also reported year-to-date automobile sales of 37,211 automobiles, compared to 39,546 in March 2000. Popularity of BMW's 3 Series models continued with a monthly sales increase of 17 percent.

Sports Activity Vehicle Sales

Year-to-date sales of BMW's X5 Sports Activity Vehicles nearly tripled with 9,553 vehicles reported compared to 3,243 in the first quarter 2000. March SAV sales skyrocketed to 3,651 vehicles compared to the 1,329 reported last year.

Certified Pre-owned Vehicles Sales

The company also reported sales of Certified Pre-owned BMWs -- 3,437 vehicles in March compared to 4,264 vehicles sold a year ago, continuing to reflect lower inventories. Year-to-date CPO sales are 9,461 vehicles down from the 10,461 recorded for the same period last year.

(April 2, 2001)

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