March 1, 2013

BMW of North America announces best dealership awards

BMW today announced its annual Center of Excellence (COE) honors, awarded to the top performing dealerships in the U.S. Thirty-three of the 338 BMW dealers nationwide achieved "2013 Center of Excellence" status based on their 2012 performance in customer satisfaction, outstanding brand representation, operational excellence and profitability.

"I am always very proud to welcome the Center of Excellence winners and this year we have a strong mix of repeat and new winners," said BMW of North America President and CEO Ludwig Willisch. "Being a COE has never been more critical to the success of our brand and we are all inspired by their accomplishments."

"We recognize not only these outstanding owners and operators but also their teams who continuously demonstrate the ability to perform in a highly competitive market," said Peter Miles, BMW of North America Executive VP of Operations. "It takes commitment, adaptability and consistency to reach the ranks of a COE dealership."

2013 Center of Excellence Award Recipients:

- 1. BMW of Stratham, Stratham NH
- 2. Tulley BMW, Nashua NH
- 3. BMW of Newport, Middletown RI
- 4. BMW of Ridgefield, Ridgefield CT
- 5. BMW of Bridgeport, Bridgeport CT
- 6. BMW of the Main Line, Bala Cynwyd PA
- 7. BMW of Alexandria, Alexandria VA
- 8. United BMW of Gwinnett Place, Duluth GA
- 9. Schaeffer BMW, Wilmington NC
- 10. Performance BMW, Chapel Hill NC
- 11. Rick Hendrick BMW Charleston, Charleston SC
- 12. Hendrick BMW, Charlotte NC
- 13. BMW of Austin, Austin TX
- 14. Sandy Sansing BMW, Pensacola FL
- 15. Roadshow BMW, Cordova TN
- 16. Desert BMW of Las Vegas, Las Vegas NV
- 17. BMW of Murrieta, Murrieta CA
- 18. BMW of San Diego, San Diego CA
- 19. New Century BMW, Alhambra CA
- 20. Shelly BMW, Buena Park CA
- 21. Irvine BMW, Irvine CA
- 22. BMW of Honolulu, Honolulu HI
- 23. BMW of Visalia, Visalia CA
- 24. Peter Pan BMW, San Mateo CA
- 25. Kuni BMW, Beaverton OR
- 26. Schomp BMW of Highlands Ranch, Highlands Ranch CO
- 27. Perillo BMW, Inc., Chicago IL
- 28. Sharpe BMW, Grand Rapids MI
- 29. Erhard BMW of Farmington Hills, Farmington Hills MI
- 30. Dreyer & Reinbold, Inc., Indianapolis IN
- 31. BMW of Minnetonka, Minnetonka MN
- 32. Motorwerks BMW, Bloomington MN
- 33. BMW of El Cajon, El Cajon CA

Because of the outstanding work of the dealer network, BMW Group in 2012 achieved its best sales ever in the U.S.