Winner of 2012 DTM Drivers' Championship Returns to Montreal for Upcoming Auto Show.

Renowned DTM driver and native Montrealer Bruno Spengler returns to celebrate his recent DTM Championship at the Montreal International Auto Show.

RICHMOND HILL, ON, Jan. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - Bruno Spengler will join BMW Group Canada at this year's Montreal International Auto Show to help welcome the new premieres, as well as to commerorate his recent DTM Drivers' Championship. After a nearly 20 year hiatus from DTM, BMW Motorsport returned with great success, thanks in large part to Spengler and his teammates, claiming the drivers', manufacturers' and team titles. The 29 year-old Spengler has been active in DTM racing since 2005, and hopes to continue the success he had during the 2012 season.

This year, BMW Group Canada - the leading premium auto manufacturer brand in Canada - will unveil several new vehicles at the Montreal International Auto Show. On display will be the updated BMW Z4 roadster equipped with the new Hyper Orange design package, M Sport package as well as all of the features of the ConnectedDrive operating system. The all-new 3 Series Diesel will also be on display and is the only diesel in its class, providing the best fuel efficiency available. Also on display will be the BMW ActiveHybrid 7.

The event marks an important day for MINI also as the all-new MINI John Cooper Works Paceman will be shown for the first time in Canada as well.

WHO: Eduardo Villaverde, President and CEO, BMW Group Canada
  Bruno Spengler, BMW Driver, Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM)
  Alain Laforest, Eastern Regional Manager, BMW Group Canada
  Adam Shaver, Director, MINI Canada
WHAT:   Canadian premier - BMW 3 Series Diesel
  Canadian premier - BMW Z4
  Canadian premier - MINI John Cooper Works Paceman
WHERE:   BMW Group exhibit, Montreal International Auto Show
  Palais des congrès de Montréal
WHEN:   Press conference:  Thursday, January 17th, 2013 at 9:10am
  Interview availability:  Thursday, January 17th, all day

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 44 BMW automobile retail centers, 20 BMW motorcycle retailers, and 29 MINI retailers represents the BMW Group across the country.


SOURCE: BMW Canada Inc.

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Kyle Denton, Corporate Communications
BMW Group Canada

Barb Pitblado
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BMW Group Canada

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