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Will we need to raise bail for Tessler, Bubba Zanetti or others in the NY contingent?
New York City Transportation Department thumbs nose a federal law
Graphics by the Menace and Canni Design to debut ÔÇ£Super HeroesÔÇØ
Daytona Police Task Force hitting hard
Deviant Art: Maxidius
Iconoclast motorcycle by Ecosse
ART: David Uhl Daytona 2008 Release
Nearly half the worldÔÇÖs Britten V1000s reunited in NZ
Injured biker awarded ?ú3million damages
Converting a Honda VFR from gas to electric
Great beginning to the start of BMW Bike Week Daytona 2008
Aprilia USA Wins SunTrust MOTO-ST Series Season Opener at Daytona
Repsol Honda team ready for desert race in the dark. ÔÇô So how do these guys stay awake? Just wondering
Phillip Island TV Highlights ÔÇô Race 2
Racing news ÔÇô Phillips Island
Scuderia Triumph ÔÇô SC Fight for the podium in Australia
Checa scores first podium for new CBR1000RR Honda
Road Racing World Championship GP ÔÇô Changes to the Regulations
Parts Unlimited returns as Presenting Sponsor of AMA Superbike Championship
amamotocross.com ÔÇô The Dirt
superside.com ÔÇô Race dates 2008
Can E85 make motorsports more environmentally friendly?
worldsbk.com: Official Web Site ÔÇô News, features and more
motogp.com: Official Web Site ÔÇô News, features and more
BMW Sauber F1
Prost disillusioned with F1
Heidfeld backs BMWÔÇÖs radical push
The cost of winning a championship
Everyday hero: With the M3 sedan, BMW gives us a new twist on a favorite
Porsche reaches for the power at VW
Honda continues to play musical production plants.
Honda to bring Ridgeline production to Alabama from Canada
BMW Website Review:
BMW Oracle Racing
BMW Sport website
BMW Group Canada reports February sales.
BMW Group Canada reports February sales.
MINI achieves best ever February sales.
Whitby. BMW Group Canada (BMW and MINI brands combined) reported February sales results of 1,393 vehicle retails, representing a 12.8% decrease when compared with February 2007. Year-to-date BMW and MINI combined sales are 2,652 units, down 4.1% compared to the same period last year.
The BMW brand retailed 1,149 units in February, a 16.6% decline from February 2007. Year-to-date, 2,251 BMWÔÇÖs have been sold, down 5.8% from the same period in 2007.
BMW Motorrad Canada retailed 11 BMW Motorcycles in February 2008, representing a decrease of 71.1% when compared with February 2007 sales. Year-to-date Motorrad sales are 24 units, down 61.3% compared to the same period last year.
BMW Pre-Owned experienced its best ever February sales with 576 BMW Pre-Owned vehicle sales, up 1.6% from February 2006. Of the total BMW Pre-Owned sales, 480 units were Certified Series, an increase of 7.6% over February 2007.
Year-to-date BMW Certified Pre-Owned sales are up 11.4%, compared to the same period last year to 897 units. Total BMW Certified Pre-Owned year-to-date sales are 1,082 units, which is a flat increase (0.0%) compared to the same period in 2007.
Customers will see the launch of many new BMW products in 2008 like the new BMW 1 Series, BMW X6 Sports Activity Coup?®, three new BMW M3 variants, BMW Advanced Diesels with BluePerformance and the BMW F650GS motorcycle. While these vehicles are not yet available in showrooms, MINI launched a new vehicle in February - the new five door MINI Clubman - which led to outstanding February MINI sales.
MINI Canada achieves February sales record of 244 MINIs, this represents an increase of 10.4% when compared with February 2007 sales. Year to date, MINI sales are 401, 6.9% ahead of the same period in 2007.
MINI Pre-owned sales increased significantly in February 2008 compared to February 2007. Total MINI Pre-Owned sales were up 103.5% in February to 57 units. Of those 57 units, 34 were MINI NEXT Certified Pre-Owned vehicles, an increase of 100.0% compared to February 2007.
Year-to-date, total MINI Pre-Owned sales are up 35.7% to 95 units. MINI Next Certified Pre-Owned sales are up 20.4% to 59 units year-to-date.
PressClub USA ÔÇô as usual, no bike numbers
BMW GROUP (USA) REPORTS FEBRUARY SALES
BMW Group (BMW and MINI combined) sales slightly behind by 1.8 percent for the month. MINI brand sales up 44.2 percent for February.
Woodcliff Lake, NJ - March 3, 2008... The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) today reported February vehicle sales of 24,190, slightly down by 1.8 percent from the 24,642 vehicles sold in the same month of 2007. Year-to-date, BMW Group sales are down 11.5 percent, to 41,125 vehicles versus the 46,453 sold in the first two months of 2007.
The result reflects BMW Group's expectations for the month. Upcoming new products like the BMW 1 Series Coupe and Convertible, BMW's Sports Activity Coupe X6, and the new twin-turbo charged Advanced Diesel engines for the 3 Series and the X5 all arriving later this year will push sales volumes again. MINI continues its success story in the U.S. with the launch of its third variant - the all new MINI Clubman - which hit the showrooms in February.
BMW Brand Sales
BMW brand sales were down 6.7 percent, to 20,775 vehicles compared to 22,274 vehicles sold during February 2007. Year-to-date, BMW reported sales of 35,250 vehicles compared to the 42,035 reported in the same period a year ago, a decrease of 16.1 percent.
BMW Automobile Sales
Monthly sales of BMW brand automobiles decreased 8.5 percent in February, to 15,869 versus 17,342 in 2007. For the first two months combined, BMW automobile sales decreased 18.1 percent to 26,922 versus 32,870 reported in the same period last year.
BMW Sports Activity Vehicles
Sales of BMW Sports Activity Vehicles were slightly down 0.5 percent for the month, to 4,906 vehicles compared to the 4,932 reported last February. Year-to-date, BMW SAV sales are down 9.1 percent to 8,328 vehicles from 9,165 in 2007.
MINI Brand Sales
MINI USA reported a 44.2 percent increase in February sales, to 3,415 cars compared to 2,368 cars sold in the same period a year ago. MINI USA also reported sales of 5,875 for the first two months of 2008, an increase of 33.0 percent over the 4,418 sold in the same period a year ago.
Table: Sales BMW of North America, LLC, February 2008
BMW passenger cars
BMW light trucks
BMW Certified Pre-Owned
CPO sales were up 45.7 percent in February, to 8,311 over the 5,706 reported in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, the division reported sales of 15,624 automobiles, an increase of 39.9 percent, compared to the 11,170 vehicles reported in the first two months of 2007.
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2008 International Rally
Gillette, Wyoming, July 17-20 2008
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NEW FEATURE: Picture This!
As inspired by the Forum, each month we'll provide a topic for photo contributions. Members are invited to submit one photo that best depicts the topic. Photos will be judged by MOA staff. Those selected will be featured in the BMW Owners News. Each photo must include a 50 word (or less) description, your name, member number, city, state. Topic: Where I keep my Owners News. Send your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org. The winners will appear in the APRIL issue of the BMW Owners News.
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