Official MINI Press Release: Sales of MINI, at 46,978 units delivered in the first quarter of 2007, were 5.1% below the previous year’s level (49,518). The new MINI has been available in all the major markets worldwide since March. In a month-on-month comparison, sales in March 2007 almost reached last year´s level. The number of MINI sold reached 21,441 vehicles, which is 1.5% below last year (21,763). The increasing availability of the new MINI and the addition of the new MINI Cooper D and the new MINI One to the model range this month will increase sales clearly for MINI too over the next few months.

The market launch of the new MINI Clubman is also planned for this year.