I've "cut & pasted" the following MINIUSA press release from PRNewswire.com...
WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Completing its second full operating month, MINI USA reported retail sales for May of 1,796 units and total sales of 4,142. May's figure comprises 1,365 MINI Coopers and 431 MINI Cooper S'. The growing proportion of MINI Cooper S sales reflects the model's increasing availability.
Further MINI dealers are now open for business: MINI of Charleston SC, Roadshow MINI of Memphis TN, and MINI of North Scottsdale AZ. The network now stands at 59 with further dealers opening in the coming months.
MINI dealers are reporting that customers wishing to specify a car can expect a waiting list of a few months. However, for walk-in customers, some dealerships have showroom stock models available.
MINI USA is expected to sell 20,000 cars in its first full year through a network of approximately 70 MINI dealers, when fully established. The 115hp MINI Cooper has an MSRP of $16,850 and the supercharged 163hp MINI Cooper S is $19,850. Both prices include delivery charges.
BMW Group In America
BMW of North America has been present in the United States since 1975. Since then, the BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales and financial service organizations for the BMW and MINI brands; a South
Carolina manufacturing operation; DESIGNWORKS/USA, an industrial design firm in California; a technology office in Silicon Valley and various other operations throughout the country. The BMW Group is represented in the U.S.
through networks of 340 BMW car, 327 BMW Sports Activity Vehicle, 148 BMW Motorcycle retailers and 59 MINI car dealers. BMW US Holding Corp., the Group's headquarters for North, Central and South America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.
Information about BMW Group products is available to consumers via the
Internet at http://www.bmwusa.com http://www.bmwmotorcycles.com