BMW Group Canada sets a January Sales Record.



    BMW and MINI both achieve best ever January sales.

    WHITBY, ON, Feb. 1 /CNW/ - BMW Group Canada (BMW and MINI brands
combined) reported its best ever January with 1,259 vehicles retailed during
the month, representing an increase of 8.0% when compared with January 2007.

    BMW brand sales up 8.9%: BMW 3 Series and X5 lead strength in sales.

    In the month of January, the BMW brand achieved record January sales of
1,102 units. This represents an increase of 8.9% over January 2007 BMW
vehicles sales in Canada.
    BMW's 3 Series and X5 Sports Activity Vehicle had the strongest sales in
January, with 3 Series sales up 19.3% to 495 units and X5 Sports Activity
Vehicle sales up 20.3% to 261 units over January 2007 sales.
    BMW Motorrad Canada retailed 13 BMW Motorcycles in January 2008,
representing a decrease of 12 units or 48% when compared with January 2007
sales.
    BMW Certified Pre-Owned experienced its best ever January sales with 417
BMW Certified Pre-Owned sales, up 13.6% from January 2007. Total BMW Pre-Owned
sales in January were 506 units, down slightly by 2.3%.

    MINI Brand: MINI Canada achieves all-time record January sales

    MINI Canada reported its best ever January sales of 157 MINIs, this
represents an increase of 1.9% when compared with January 2007 sales.
    MINI retailed 38 pre-owned vehicles in January, down 4 units or 9.5% over
January 2007. Out of those pre-owned sales, 25 were certified pre-owned MINI
NEXT vehicles, down 6 units or 19.4% over January 2007.

    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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