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Through 8/31/00 2,138 examples of the ultimate sports sedan have been sold. Add to that the 700 units sold in '99 and we have 2,838 cars sold in 11 months.

Any bets on what '01 sales will be?

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WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- BMW of North America, Inc.
reported its strongest month ever, with sales of 16,812 vehicles, an increase
of 22 percent over the 13,781 reported for the same period a year ago. BMW
also reported year-to-date vehicle sales of 120,763, a 15 percent increase
compared to 105,182 sales in 1999.

Automobile sales
Automobile sales increased 3 percent year-to-date, to 108,352 compared to
105,182 in 1999. BMW reported automobile sales of 14,443 for August, compared
to 13,781 a year ago, an increase of 5 percent, including the first Z8 models
delivered to customers in the U.S.
Monthly sales of BMW's 3 Series models were particularly strong -- up
21 percent over 3 Series sales last August. Year-to-date, BMW has sold more
3 Series models (56,749) than it sold automobiles in all of 1991 (53,342).

Sports Activity Vehicle Sales
The company also reported August Sports Activity Vehicle sales of
2,369 and year-to-date SAV sales of 12,411. The BMW X5 Sports Activity
Vehicle first went on sale in December 1999 and now is sold at 315 authorized
BMW SAV centers nationwide.

Certified Pre-owned Vehicle Sales
Certified Pre-owned (CPO) vehicle sales were strong in August, too. BMW
reported monthly sales of 4,095, up 29 percent over last year. Year-to-date,
sales of CPO BMWs jumped 77 percent to 31,308, over 17,657 in 1999, surpassing
1999 annual CPO sales of 28,253 .

BMW IN AMERICA

BMW of North America, Inc. was established in 1975. Since then, the
company has grown to include marketing, sales and financial service
organizations in the United States; a South Carolina manufacturing operation;
DESIGNWORKS/USA, an industrial design firm in California; a technology office
in Palo Alto and various other operations throughout the country. BMW 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 products is available to consumers via the World
Wide Web on the BMW homepage. The address is: http://www.bmwusa.com.

BMW Car Sales Report for August 2000

2000 1999

August 14443 13781
Year-to-Date 108352 105182

August Year-to-Date August Year-to-Date
2000 2000 1999 1999

318ti 1 4 41 606

318is 0 0 0 12

318i 4-door 1 33 16 202

318i convertible 0 2 0 4

323i (E46) 3406 23155 2630 19972

323is 0 2 17 2713

323i sport wagon (E46) 493 2675 0 0

323i convertible 0 349 497 3845

323Ci (E46) 568 6958 962 1455

323Ci convertible (E46) 959 5582 0 0

325i (E46) 0 0 0 0

325Ci (E46) 0 0 0 0

325Ci convertible (E46) 0 0 0 0

325i sport wagon (E46) 0 0 0 0

328is 0 4 15 1530

328Ci (E46) 43 3333 676 1068

328i 4-door 4 12 11 269

328i (E46) 287 9518 1678 11800

328i convertible 3 35 289 2453

330i 1348 2170 0 0

330Ci 851 1425 0 0

330Ci convertible 859 1466 0 0

M3Ci (E46) 0 0 0 0

M3Cic (E46) 0 0 0 0

M3 2-door 0 1 183 3149

M3 4-door 0 1 3 61

M3 convertible 0 24 291 2733

3 Series 8823 56749 7309 51872

Z3 1.9 (US) 1 35 13 234

Z3 2.3 (US) 533 6958 853 7105

Z3 2.5 (US) 0 0 0 0

Z3 2.8 roadster (US) 63 1749 348 2953

Z3 2.8 coupe (US) 18 105 31 533

Z3 3.0 roadster (US) 493 915 0 0

Z3 3.0 coupe (US) 19 31 0 0

M roadster (US) 16 1700 286 2187

M coupe (US) 56 549 44 489

Z3 Series 1199 12042 1575 13501

528i 1849 19376 2217 18158

528i sport wagon 98 1503 218 3161

540i sport wagon 37 299 47 704

540i 0 0 0 0

540i (E39) 440 4402 719 4890

M5 247 2138 0 0

5 Series 2671 27718 3201 26913

740i 502 3652 539 3818

740iL 1064 7638 1108 8582

740iL Protection 4 13 2 3

750iL 70 422 45 486

750iL Protection 2 9 2 3

7 Series 1642 11734 1696 12892

840CiA 0 0 0 4

850CiA 0 1 0 0

850CSi 0 0 0 0

8 Series 0 1 0 4

Z8 108 108 0 0

Z8 Series 108 108 0 0


BMW Sports Activity Vehicle (light trucks) Sales Report for August 2000

2000 1999

August 2369 0
Year-to-Date 12411 0

August Year-to-Date AugustYear-to-Date
2000 2000 1999 1999


X5 3.0i (US) 1802 5508 0 0
X5 4.4i (US) 567 6903 0 0
Total 2369 12411 0 0
 
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