BMW Group Canada reports July sales results

BMW Motorrad achieves all time sales record in July

RICHMOND HILL, ON, Aug. 4 /CNW/ - BMW Group Canada (BMW and MINI brands combined) reported retail sales of 2,512 units in July, a decrease of 11.6% compared to July 2009. On the year, BMW Group Canada reported sales of 17,564 units, representing an increase of 8.3% increase over the same period last year.

BMW Brand.

BMW achieved 2,107 retails in July, down 12.1% from July 2009. Year-to-date BMW has reported sales of 15,071 units, an increase of 9.3% over the same period last year.

BMW Pre-owned.

BMW pre-owned reported 1,146 retails in July, an increase of 17.2% compared to July 2009. Year-to-date BMW pre-owned retails were up 15.7% over the same period last year. BMW Certified Series accounted for 868 of the BMW pre-owned sales in July.

MINI Brand.

MINI reported 405 units sold in the month of July, a decrease of 8.4% from July 2009. Year-to-date, MINI has reported 2,493 retails, an increase of 2.6% over the same period last year.

MINI Pre-owned.

MINI's pre-owned reported sales of 149 units in July, an increase of 88.6% compared to July 2009. Of these 149 sales, 100 units were MINI NEXT (MINI's certified pre-owned program) vehicles. Year-to-date MINI pre-owned sales increased 78% over 2009.

BMW Motorrad achieves record July.

BMW Motorrad Canada set an all time record for the month of July with 225 retails, an increase of 2.3% over the same period in 2009. BMW Motorrad year-to-date retails of 1,435 units represent an increase of 3.2% over last year.

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

BMW Group Canada

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.

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,

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