The BMW Group (BMW and MINI brands combined) reported an increase of 10.7 percent in April sales for 26,709 vehicles compared to the 24,131 vehicles sold that month in 2003.

Demand for MINI brand automobiles continues as the MINI division heads into its third year of sales in the U.S. April 2004 sales were up 5.4 percent, with 3,290 cars compared to 3,121 sold a year ago. Sales of MINI automobiles in the first four months are up 2.3 percent with sales of 11,561 over the 11,304 in 2003.