BMW Group achieves September sales record



    BMW, MINI and Motorrad all experience best ever September sales.

    WHITBY, ON, Oct. 2 /CNW/ - BMW Group Canada today reported a new sales
record of 2,249 BMWs and MINIs for the month of September. Sales increased
6.2% compared to September 2006.
    BMW Group Canada has eclipsed the previous year-to-date sales record for
the same period last year by 19.1%, and set a new year-to-date record of
20,998 units.

    BMW Brand: BMW brand sets September sales record with a 5.6% sales
    increase.

    The BMW brand set a September sales record of 1,929 vehicles sold, an
increase of 5.6% over September 2006. The AJAC award winning BMW 3 Series
Coupé led the way with the largest sales increase this September with sales up
215.8% compared to September 2006. Sales of the BMW 3 Series Cabriolet, with
BMW's first retractable hard top roof continued to be strong in September with
an increase of 123.1%. Sales of the BMW X5 Sports Activity Vehicle went up
20.6%, the BMW 5 Series sedan was up 18.4% and the X3 went up 15.3%, all
compared to September 2006.
    The BMW brand achieved a new year-to-date sales record of 18,161 units,
an increase of 20.6% compared to the same period last year.
    BMW Motorrad Canada increased sales 19.4% for September which set a new
September sales record of 123 motorcycles. Year-to-date, BMW Motorrad has
achieved a new sales record of 1,400 units, an increase of 28.3% compared to
the same period last year.
    Year-to-date, Certified Pre-Owned sales are up 19.0%, which translates to
4,826 units sold. Total BMW Pre-Owned sales have increased 10.0% year-to-date
to 6,523 units. BMW Certified Pre-Owned sales for September were 465 units, a
minor decrease of 0.6% compared to September 2006. Total pre-owned sales in
September were 638 units, a decrease of 8.5% compared to September 2006.

    MINI Brand: Best ever September for MINI, sales up 10%.

    September was an excellent month of sales for MINI with the strongest
ever sales. A total of 320 new vehicles were delivered to customers, an
increase of 10.0% compared to September 2006. Year-to-date, MINI sales are up
10.7% ahead of the same period last year achieving a new year-to-date record
of 2,837 units.

    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 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 38 BMW automobile retail centres, 18 BMW motorcycle retailers, and
22 MINI retailers represents the BMW Group across the country.





For further information:

For further information: Stacy Morris, Corporate Communications
Specialist, BMW Group Canada, Office: (905) 428-5076, Cell: (416) 357-1728,
stacy.morris@bmwgroup.ca

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