BMW Canada sets October sales record

BMW Pre-Owned sales also achieve record October sales.

WHITBY, ON, Nov. 3 /CNW/ - BMW Group Canada (BMW and MINI Brands combined) sold 2,690 vehicles in October 2009, up 1% compared to October 2008. Year-to-date sales for BMW Group Canada are 24,401 units, up 2% compared to the same period last year.

BMW Brand: The Z4 leads the way with sales increases.

The BMW brand retailed 2,310 units, up 5% compared to October 2008. Year-to-date, 20,793 BMWs have been retailed, an increase of 6% compared to the same period last year.

Sales of BMW's new Z4 Roadster with a retractable hardtop roof were up 156% in October compared to October 2008, while this year's sales of the new BMW 7 Series flagship sedan are up 48% over the same period in 2008.

MINI Brand.

In October, there were 380 MINIs sold, down 21% compared to October last year. Year to date, 3,608 MINIs have been sold, down 15% compared to the same period in 2008.

BMW Motorrad: Year-to-date, sales are up 9%

BMW Motorrad Canada retail sales were 82 units this October, down 39% compared to October 2008. Year-to-date, sales are up 9% to 1729 units compared to the same period last year.

Pre-Owned: Best October sales on record for BMW Pre-Owned.

The BMW Pre-Owned division set a record for October sales last month. Total sales for BMW pre-owned were 975 units, up 24% over last year's October sales. Year-to-date numbers are 9,085 units, up 17% during the same period last year. Of year-to-date numbers, 769 units were Certified Pre-Owned sales, which are up 16% over the previous year during the same period.

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.

SOURCE MINI Canada

For further information: For further information: Stacy Morris, Specialist - Business, Marketing, Lifestyle, BMW Group Canada, Office - (905) 428-5076, Stacy.morris@bmwgroup.ca

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