BMW Group Canada reports January sales



    BMW and MINI Pre-Owned sales surge in January

    WHITBY, ON, Feb. 3 /CNW/ - BMW Group Canada (BMW and MINI Brands
combined) reported January sales of 968 vehicles, a decline of 23.1% compared
to January 2008.
    The BMW brand retailed 880 units, a decrease of 20% over January 2008.
    BMW Pre-Owned sales set an an all-time record for January with sales of
643 BMW Pre-Owned units, representing an increase of 27% over January 2008. Of
those January Pre-Owned sales, 543 units were BMW Certified Pre-Owned sales,
an increase of 30.2% over January last year.
    BMW Motorrad recorded January sales of 20 units, up 53.8% over January
2008.
    MINI's January sales declined 44% compared to January 2008, with 88 MINIs
sold.
    Total MINI Pre-Owned sales for January increased 28.9% to 49 units,
compared to January 2008. Of January MINI Pre-Owned sales, MINI NEXT Certified
Pre-Owned vehicle sales were up 12% compared to January 2008 with 28 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, (905) 428-5005, Jochen.frey@bmwgroup.ca; Stacy Morris,
Corporate Communications Specialist, (905) 428-5076, stacy.morris@bmwgroup.ca

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