BMW reports best-ever January

BMW Group Canada sets the pace for 2011

RICHMOND HILL, ON, Feb. 1 /CNW/ - BMW Group Canada achieved a record January with 1,373 retails, an increase of nearly 15 per cent - or 175 units - over the same period last year.

BMW.
The BMW brand retailed 1,215 units during the month of January, an increase of 16.7 per cent over January 2010.  The new BMW 5 Series and X3 Sports Activity Vehicle contributed to this strong growth.

MINI.
The MINI brand reported 158 units in January, an increase of nearly one per cent compared to the same period in 2010. The newly refreshed line-up and the recent introduction of the MINI Countryman are anticipated to make this another successful year for MINI.

Motorrad.
BMW Motorrad Canada achieved a best-ever January with 55 motorcycle retails.  High interest in the brand-new K1600 GT and GTL models will ensure momentum continues throughout the year.

Pre-owned.
BMW pre-owned reported January retails of 792 units, representing a 7.8 per cent increase over the same period last year.

MINI's pre-owned monthly sales increased 150 per cent compared to January 2010 results, with a total of 145 units retailed.

BMW Group in Canada

BMW Group Canada, based in Richmond Hill, Ontario, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BMW AG and is responsible for the distribution of BMW luxury performance automobiles, Sports Activity Vehicles, Motorcycles, and MINI.  BMW Group Financial Services Canada is a division of BMW Group Canada and offers retail financing and leasing programs and protection products on new and pre-owned BMW and MINI automobiles, as well as retail financing for new and pre-owned BMW Motorcycles. A total network of 41 BMW automobile retail centres, 18 BMW motorcycle retailers, and 26 MINI retailers represents the BMW Group across the country.


SOURCE BMW Canada Inc.

For further information:

Barb Pitblado, Director, Corporate Communications
BMW Group Canada
Office - 905-428-5005 / Cell - 416-627-0436 / barb.pitblado@bmwgroup.ca 

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