BMW of North America, Inc. reported an increase of 31 percent in October sales, for a total of 15,895 vehicles compared to 12,146 sold a year ago. BMW also reported year-to-date sales of 151,152, an increase of 18 percent over the 128,454 sold in the first ten months of 1999.

Automobile sales

Automobile sales increased 3 percent year-to-date, to 132,095 compared to 128,454 in 1999. BMW reported monthly automobile sales of 12,367 in October, compared to 12,146 a year ago.

Sports Activity Vehicle Sales

The company also reported October Sports Activity Vehicle sales of 3,528, an increase of 13 percent over September sales. Year-to-date, BMW reported SAV sales of 19,057. The BMW X5 Sports Activity Vehicle went on sale in December 1999 and is now sold at 315 authorized BMW SAV centers nationwide. Certified Pre-owned Vehicle Sales

Certified Pre-owned (CPO) vehicle sales were strong again in October, as BMW reported sales of 3,424, up 18 percent over last year. Year-to-date, sales of CPO BMWs have increased 63 percent to 23,483.

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.

BMW Car Sales Report for October 2000

2000 1999
October 12367 12146
Year-to-Date 132095 128454

October Year-to-Date October Year-to-Date
2000 2000 1999 1999
318ti 2 7 10 643
318is 1 1 0 13
318i 4-door 0 33 1 223
318i convertible 0 2 0 4
323i (E46) 689 25424 2481 24766
323is 225 654 1 2717
323i sport wagon (E46) 179 3204 0 0
323i convertible 0 350 446 4748
323Ci (E46) 60 7253 925 3464
323Ci convertible (E46) 21 5780 0 0
325i (E46) 2092 2384 0 0
325Ci (E46) 252 354 0 0
325Ci convertible (E46) 404 481 0 0
325i sport wagon (E46) 163 186 0 0
328is 0 4 1 1537
328Ci (E46) 7 3347 913 2701
328i 4-door 33 45 4 283
328i (E46) 0 9578 1625 15060
328i convertible 0 36 119 2818
330i 1466 5398 0 0
330Ci 824 3183 0 0
330Ci convertible 749 3718 0 0
M3Ci (E46) 1 1 0 0
M3Cic (E46) 0 0 0 0
M3 2-door 0 1 3 3155
M3 4-door 0 1 0 61
M3 convertible 1 25 194 3243
3 Series 7169 71450 6723 65436

Z3 1.9 (US) 1 38 3 246
Z3 2.3 (US) 150 7424 981 8931
Z3 2.5 (US) 313 313 0 0
Z3 2.8 roadster (US) 15 1786 278 3509
Z3 2.8 coupe (US) 6 112 21 571
Z3 3.0 roadster (US) 810 2284 0 0
Z3 3.0 coupe (US) 49 108 0 0
M roadster (US) 0 1708 278 2779
M coupe (US) 6 582 77 605
Z3 Series 1350 14355 1638 16641

525i 375 394 0 1
525T/A 74 80 0 0
528i 764 21423 1658 21079
528i sport wagon 43 1619 285 3665
530i/A 602 646 0 1
540i sport wagon 40 379 45 772
540i 365 365 0 2
540i (E39) 0 4666 559 5836
M5 244 2418 20 20
5 Series 2507 31990 2567 31376

740i 453 4390 316 4379
740iL 804 9164 844 10033
740iL Protection 1 14 0 0
750iL 40 502 58 585
750iL Protection 0 10 0 0
7 Series 1298 14080 1218 14997

840CiA 0 0 0 4
850CiA 0 1 0 0
8 Series 0 1 0 4

Z8 43 219 0 0
Z8 Series 43 219 0 0

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

2000 1999
October 3528 0

Year-to-Date 19057 0

October Year-to-Date October Year-to-Date
2000 2000 1999 1999
X5 3.0i (US) 2753 10622 0 0

X5 4.4i (US) 775 8435 0 0

Total 3528 19057 0 0