Official MINI Press Release: After the worldwide launch of the new model generation, the MINI is continuing its sustainable growth. In May 2007, the millionth MINI since the market launch was delivered. Under the BMW Group umbrella, this premium small car has been available since summer 2001. On an accumulated basis, 1,003,536 MINI had been delivered to customers up to the end of May. In a monthly comparison, the sales growth for the MINI is 14.1 per cent, or a total of 19,864 vehicles sold (prev.yr.: 17,405). For the year to the end of May 2007, 85,110 MINI were sold, which is 3.5 per cent more than in the previous year (82,246).

The product mix remains high: in the first five months of the year, the MINI Cooper represented 58 per cent of deliveries, or 49,155 units, followed in second place by the top model, the MINI Cooper S, with 26,704 units (31 per cent). The MINI One, the latest version which has been available since the end of April, sold 9,251 units (11 per cent).