BMW is the No. 1 selling premium automotive brand in Canada year-to-date

    Best ever August sales for BMW Canada

    WHITBY, ON, Sept. 1 /CNW/ - BMW Group Canada (BMW and MINI Brands
combined) set an August sales record with 2,749 vehicles sold, up 14% compared
to August 2008. Year-to-date sales for BMW Group Canada are 18,969 units, down
1% compared to the same period last year.

    BMW Brand: August sales up 20%

    Sales of the BMW brand were up 21% in August with 2,292 units retailed.
Year-to-date, 16,081 BMWs have been retailed, an increase of 1.3% compared to
the same period last year.

    MINI Brand.

    In August, 457 MINIs were sold, down 10% compared to August 2008. Year to
date, 2,888 MINIs have been sold, down 14% compared to the same period in

    BMW Motorrad: Year-to-date sales up 17%.

    BMW Motorrad Canada set an August sales record of 155 units, down 11.4%
compared to August 2008. Year-to-date, sales are up 17.4% to 1,546 units
compared to the same period last year.

    Pre-Owned: BMW Certified Series Pre-Owned sales are up 17.1%

    Year-to-date, BMW Certified Series Pre-Owned sales are up 17.1% to 5,938
units compared to the same period last year. Total BMW Pre-Owned sales are up
16.4%, with 7,140 units sold.
    Total BMW Pre-Owned sales in August were 910 units, down 9.2%. Of those
sales, 719 units were BMW Certified Pre-Owned, which is down 14.5% in August.

    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.

For further information:

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

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