BMW Group Canada outsells the competition



    WHITBY, ON, June 2 /CNW/ - BMW Group Canada (BMW and MINI Brands
combined) sold 3,228 vehicles in May 2009, down 3% compared to May 2008.
Year-to-date sales for BMW Group Canada are 9,849 units, down 7% compared to
the same period last year.

    BMW Brand: The new Z4 and 3 Series lead the way with sales increases.

    The BMW brand retailed 2,676 units, down 3% compared to May 2008.
Year-to-date, 8,388 BMWs have been retailed, a decrease of 6% compared to the
same period last year.
    The next generation BMW Z4 roadster debuted in early May with a
retractable hardtop roof. Sales of the Z4 increased 12% in May compared to
sales of the previous generation Z4 last May.
    Sales of the BMW 3 Series line-up increased 11% in May. This increase
comes on the heels of a BMW 3 Series Comparison Drive event for customers in
Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto.

    MINI Brand.

    In May, there were 552 MINIs sold, down 4% compared to May 2008. Year to
date, 1,461 MINIs have been sold, down 16% compared to the same period in
2008.

    BMW Motorrad: Record May motorcycle sales.

    BMW Motorrad Canada set a May sales record of 336 units, up one unit
compared to May 2008. Year-to-date, sales are up 27% to 929 units compared to
the same period last year.

    Pre-Owned: Best May sales month on record for BMW Pre-Owned.

    The BMW Pre-Owned division set a May sales record of 959 units, up 7%
over May 2008. Of those units, 818 were BMW Certified Series Pre-Owned
vehicles, which is up 12% to May 2008.
    Year-to-date, BMW Certified Series Pre-Owned sales are up 29% to 3,677
units compared to the same period last year. Total BMW Pre-Owned sales are up
27%, with 4,318 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: Stacy Morris, Specialist - Business, Marketing,
Lifestyle, BMW Group Canada, Office - (905) 428-5076,
Stacy.morris@bmwgroup.ca

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