BMW Group: The Next 100 Years

On 7 March 2016, the BMW Group celebrated its Centenary by looking to the future.

RICHMOND HILL, ON., March 8, 2016 /CNW/ - BMW Group celebrated 100 years of existence as a company on March 7, 2016. Over the last century, a small aero-engine manufacturer based in the north of Munich has transformed itself into a world-leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles, as well as a provider of premium finance and mobility services.

Download additional press materials, images and video content of BMW Group's Centenary here: https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/canada/article/topic/10697/centenary/.

The BMW Group has had a significant influence on the future of mobility ever since it was founded in 1916. Over the years, it has constantly evolved, rising to its position today as a premium provider of mobility services. The capacity for foresighted action is a part of the BMW Group's DNA – as evidenced at many points throughout its history and by numerous decisions and products.

In preparation for its Centenary, the BMW Group explored how individual mobility might develop over the coming decades. To answer this question, the company generated a futuristic scenario with a clear vision: premium mobility by the BMW Group will be completely effortless, comprehensively available and tailored to every customer's individual preferences. Making its vision for the future a reality, the company unveiled the BMW VISION NEXT100 to an audience of 2,000 VIPs, dignitaries, retailers and employees at its Centenary celebration.

BMW Group in Canada
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 46 BMW automobile retail centres, 20 BMW motorcycle retailers, and 30 MINI retailers represents the BMW Group across the country.

SOURCE BMW Canada Inc.

Image with caption: "BMW GROUP THE NEXT 100 YEARS. Centenary Event in the Olympic Hall in Munich on March 7, 2016. The BMW VISION NEXT 100 vehicle. (CNW Group/BMW Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160308_C8007_PHOTO_EN_637218.jpg

Image with caption: "BMW GROUP THE NEXT 100 YEARS. Centenary Event in the Olympic Hall in Munich on March 7, 2016. Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Manageemnt of BMW AG, and the BMW VISION NEXT 100. (CNW Group/BMW Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160308_C8007_PHOTO_EN_637216.jpg

For further information: Barb Pitblado, Director, Corporate Communications, BMW Group Canada, 416-305-1709, barb.pitblado@bmwgroup.ca; Rob Dexter, Product and Technology Specialist, BMW Group Canada, 905-428-5447, robert.dexter@bmwgroup.ca

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