WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The BMW Group in the U.S.
(BMW and MINI brands combined) reported September sales of 25,079, up 1.6
percent over the 24,684 vehicles sold the same month last year. The BMW Group also reported year-to-date sales of 225,641 vehicles, up 4 percent over the 216,917 vehicles sold in the first nine months of 2004.

BMW Brand

BMW reported strong monthly sales, with 22,052 vehicles sold, an increase
of 1.3 percent over the 21,767 sold in September 2004. Year-to-date, BMW brand sales were up 1.2 percent, to 193,631 compared to 191,247 in the same period last year.

BMW Automobile Sales

Monthly sales of BMW automobiles were up 4 percent, to 15,609 cars,
compared to 15,054 sold in September 2004. For the first three quarters of
2005, automobile sales were down 1.4 percent, to 140,015 automobiles compared to 141,939 in the same period a year ago.

BMW Sports Activity Vehicle Sales

SAV sales were down 4 percent for the month to 6,443 vehicles, compared to
6,713 vehicles sold in September 2004. Year-to-date, sales of BMW's two SAV models are up 9 percent, to 53,616 vehicles compared to 49,308 in the same period of 2004.

Certified Pre-owned

BMW also reported its best September ever for sales of Certified Pre-owned
BMWs. Monthly sales of Certified Pre-owned vehicles were 5,760, up 3.4
percent over the 5,568 vehicles sold in the same month last year. Year-to-
date, BMW CPO sales were up 3.3 percent, to 55,380 vehicles over 53,610 for
the same period a year ago.

MINI Brand

MINI Automobiles

MINI USA continued to experience strong demand. The division reported
year-to-date sales of 32,010 cars, up 25 percent compared to 25,670 sold in
first three quarters of 2004. September sales were up 4 percent, to 3,027
cars versus the 2,917 sold in that month in 2004.
More w/sales charts: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/st...4158388&EDATE=