BMW Canada achieves best ever July sales results.



    WHITBY, ON, Aug. 4 /CNW/ - BMW Group Canada (BMW and MINI Brands
combined) sold 2,840 vehicles in July 2009, up 7.6% compared to July 2008.
Year-to-date sales for BMW Group Canada are 16,220 units, down 3.6% compared
to the same period last year.

    BMW Brand: Record July sales for BMW.

    Sales of the BMW brand were up 12.1% in July with 2,398 units retailed.
Year-to-date, 13,789 BMWs have been retailed, a slight decrease of 1.3% or 185
units compared to the same period last year.

    MINI Brand.

    In July, 442 MINIs were sold, down 11.8% compared to July 2008. Year to
date, 2,431 MINIs have been sold, down 14.8% compared to the same period in
2008.

    BMW Motorrad: Record July motorcycle sales.

    BMW Motorrad Canada set a July sales record of 220 units, up 8.37%
compared to July 2008. Year-to-date, sales are up 21.8% to 1,391 units
compared to the same period last year.

    Pre-Owned: Best July on record for BMW Pre-Owned sales.

    Total BMW Pre-Owned sales set a new July sales record with sales up 11.4%
to 978 units in July. Of those sales, 783 units were BMW Certified Pre-Owned,
which is up 10.8% in July.
    Year-to-date, BMW Certified Series Pre-Owned sales are up 23.3% to 5,219
units compared to the same period last year. Total BMW Pre-Owned sales are up
21.4%, with 5,131 units sold.

    BMW Group Canada, based in Whitby, 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 40 BMW automobile retail centres, 19 BMW
motorcycle retailers, and 25 MINI retailers represents the BMW Group across
the country.





For further information:

For further information: Jochen Frey, Director, Corporate
Communications, BMW Group Canada, Office - (905) 428-5005, Cell - (416)
627-0436, Jochen.frey@bmwgroup.ca; Stacy Morris, Specialist - Business,
Marketing, Lifestyle, BMW Group Canada, Office - (905) 428-5076,
Stacy.morris@bmwgroup.ca

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