BMW Group Canada reports June sales results.

BMW achieves all time sales record in June.

RICHMOND HILL, ON July 5 /CNW/ - BMW Group Canada (BMW and MINI brands combined) reported retail sales of 3,507 units in June, a slight decrease of 1% from June 2009. On the year, BMW Group Canada reported sales of 15,052 units, representing a 12% increase over the same period last year.

BMW Brand reports new monthly record for June:

BMW set an all-time monthly sales record in June with retails of 3,006 new BMW's, outperforming sales from June 2009 by 3 units. (0% change) Year-to-date BMW has reported sales of 12,964 units, an increase of 14% over the same period last year.

BMW Pre-owned achieves record retails in June.

BMW pre-owned reported 1,283 retails in June, an increase of 37% compared to June, 2009. Year-to-date BMW pre-owned retails were up 15% over the same period last year. BMW Certified Series accounted for 916 of the BMW pre-owned sales in June.

MINI Brand:

MINI reported 501 units sold in the month of June, a decrease of 5% from June 2009. Year-to-date, MINI has reported 2,088 retails, an increase of 5% over the same period last year.

MINI Pre-owned sets all-time monthly sales record.

MINI's pre-owned set a new monthly sales record of 160 units, achieving an increase of 119% compared to June 2009. Of these 160 sales, 96 units were MINI NEXT pre-owned vehicles. Year-to-date MINI pre-owned sales increased 76% per cent over 2009.

BMW Motorrad.

BMW Motorrad Canada reported 260 retails in June, an increase of 7% over the same period in 2009. BMW Motorrad year-to-date retails of 1,210 units represent an increase of 3% over last year.

The BMW Group

The BMW Group is one of the most successful manufacturers of automobiles and motorcycles in the world with its BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brands. As a global company, the BMW Group operates 24 production facilities in 13 countries and has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.

The BMW Group achieved a global sales volume of approximately 1.29 million automobiles and over 87,000 motorcycles for the 2009 financial year. The pre-tax profit for 2009 was euro 413 million, revenues totalled euro 50.68 billion. At 31 December 2009, the company employed a global workforce of approximately 96,000 associates.

The success of the BMW Group has always been built on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain, comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy. As a result of its efforts, the BMW Group has been ranked industry leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes for the last five years.

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 40 BMW automobile retail centres, 19 BMW motorcycle retailers, and 26 MINI retailers represents the BMW Group across the country.

SOURCE BMW Canada Inc.

For further information: 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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