January 14, 2003


BMW Group Canada opens four new dealerships this month

Whitby, Ontario – BMW Group Canada, which represents BMW and Mini brands, is opening four new dealerships this month. The new dealers are Budds’ BMW Hamilton in Hamilton, Ontario; BMW Gallery in Calgary, Alberta; and Parkview BMW in North York, Ontario. As well, there is a new Mini dealership, Mini Crowfoot, a stand-alone Mini showroom associated with BMW Gallery in Calgary, Alberta.

“The market for premium brand automobiles continues to outpace the overall market,” explains Hendrik von Kuenheim, President and CEO of BMW Group Canada. “By expanding our retail network, we are confident that we will continue to exceed our customers’ expectations throughout their entire experience with our brands.” BMW Canada has had 12 consecutive years of increasing sales, with 2002 sales up 30% over 2001.

During the past four years, 28 of BMW’s existing 32 retailers have completed or planned new facilities or major renovations with an investment in excess of $150 million.

BMW Group Canada now has 35 BMW dealerships, 16 Mini dealers, and 16 BMW motorcycle dealers.

Dealership facts:

Budds’ BMW Hamilton

Opening Date: January 6, 2003

Address: 1471 Upper James Street Hamilton, Ontario

Size: Total building 20,000 square feet Showroom 3500 square feet (7 cars on display) Service bays 4600 square feet (6 service bays, 6 drive-thru bays)

Parkview BMW

Opening Date: January 11, 2003

Address: 1155 Leslie Street North York, Ontario

Size: Total building 61,500 square feet on two levels Showroom 10,000 square feet (New, Pre-Owned and Performance Centre – 22 cars on display) Service bays 10,000 square feet (17 service bays, 7 drive-thru bays)

BMW Gallery

Opening Date: January 15, 2003

Address: 650 Crowfoot Crescent NW Calgary, Alberta

Size: Total building 65,000 square feet on two levels Showroom 6700 square feet (14 cars on display) Service bays 6000 square feet (10 service bays, 5 drive-thru bays)

MINI Crowfoot

Opening Date: January 15, 2003

Address: 650 Crowfoot Crescent NW Calgary, Alberta

Size: Total building Attached to BMW Gallery (65,000 square feet) Showroom 2500 square feet (5 cars on display) Service bays Linked to BMW Gallery (10 service bays, 5 drive-thru bays)

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