BMW of North America, Inc. continued its winning sales streak in May, reporting sales of 15,323 vehicles, compared to 13,594 for the same period a year ago, an increase of 13 percent. Year-to-date sales increased 15.4 percent to 73,449 compared to 63,627 in 1999.

Sales of BMW automobiles increased to 13,710 for May, making it the 20th consecutive month the company has broken the previous year's car sales performance. The 7 Series enjoyed a particularly strong sales gain - up 18 percent versus the previous month and 10 percent year-to-date. Year-to-date automobile sales increased 6 percent, to 67,510 compared to 63,627 in 1999.

Increased availability of the company's new six-cylinder X5 caused monthly Sports Activity Vehicle sales to surge to 1,613, a 49 percent increase over April. Year-to-date, BMW has sold 5,939 SAVs.

The company also reported strong Certified Pre-owned (CPO) sales of 4,320 BMWs, almost double the 2,196 sold in May of 1999. Year-to-date, sales of CPO BMWs jumped 116 percent with 18,755 versus 8,682 for the same period a year ago.

BMW IN AMERICA

BMW entered the U.S. market 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; a 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, 300 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: www.bmwusa.com.

Journalist note: Information about the BMW Group and its products is available to journalists on-line at the BMW Group PressClub at the following address -- www.press.bmwgroup.com.


BMW Car Sales Report for May 2000

2000 1999

May 13710 13594
Year-to-Date 67510 63627

May Year-to-Date May Year-to-Date
2000 2000 1999 1999

318ti 0 6 57 431
318is 0 0 3 10
318i 4-door 1 15 13 170
318i convertible 0 0 0 3
323i (E46) 2847 13860 2396 12113
323is 0 3 555 1983
323i sport wagon (E46) 416 930 0 0
323i convertible 16 344 455 2350
323Ci (E46) 1003 4897 0 0
323Ci convertible (E46) 1116 2386 0 0
328is 3 5 214 1228
328Ci (E46) 270 3077 0 0
328i 4-door 0 6 24 240
328i (E46) 1522 7399 1558 7113
328i convertible 3 28 310 1543
M3 2-door 1 1 769 1975
M3 4-door 0 1 0 47
M3 convertible 1 23 335 1767
3 Series 7199 32981 6689 30973
Z3 1.9 (US) 4 21 60 157
Z3 2.3 (US) 993 4844 990 4317
Z3 2.8 roadster (US) 210 1502 400 1780
Z3 2.8 coupe (US) 11 68 97 459
M roadster (US) 266 1435 334 1330
M coupe (US) 53 342 91 365
Z3 1537 8212 1972 8408
528i 2262 13762 2252 11328
528i sport wagon 128 1239 455 1684
540i sport wagon 40 182 93 401
540i (E39) 592 2802 592 3065
M5 247 1309 0 0
5 Series 3269 19294 3392 16478
740i 504 2197 512 2238
740iL 1134 4587 970 5209
740iL Protection 4 5 0 0
750iL 63 233 59 319
7 Series 1705 7022 1541 7766
840CiA 0 0 0 2
850CiA 0 1 0 0
850CSi 0 0 0 0
8 Series 0 1 0 2

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

2000 1999

May 1613 0
Year-to-Date 5939 0

May Year-to-Date May Year-to-Date
2000 2000 1999 1999

X5 3.0i (US) 813 989 0 0
X5 4.4i (US) 800 4950 0 0
Total 1613 5939