It's official, they're finally here: Racers of the roundel can buy BMW Motorsport parts at four locations in the U.S. The catalog selection includes the 2008 BMW Z4, 1995-2010 M3, and the 3 Series sedan from 2006 onward. You'll need to get yourself to Illinois, Atlanta, New Hampshire, or Solon, Ohio to pick your parts by hand... but you want to win, don't you? Follow the jump for the press release from BMW.
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – April 29, 2010 – BMW of North America, LLC announced today that it will offer BMW Motorsport parts through four BMW Centers in the United States. BMW Motorsport parts, which were previously available only in Europe, will be made available to weekend racers and professional racing teams in the US. Parts in the Motorsport catalog are the pinnacle result of available technology, crafted on the decades-long foundation of racing experience by BMW Motorsport and its technical partners.
Current BMW Motorsport parts catalogs can be found along with terms and conditions at the BMW Motorsport webpage or by visiting one of four BMW centers: Laurel BMW in Westmont, IL, Global Imports in Atlanta, GA, BMW of Stratham in Stratham, NH, and BMW of Cleveland in Solon, OH. At this time, catalogs are available for the 2008 BMW Z4, the BMW M3 from 1995-present, and the 3 Series Sedan from 2006 onward.
Each parts catalog provides an overview of the specially developed BMW Motorsport parts for a respective BMW vehicle or Series. Some parts may remain unavailable in the US and may not be approved by a particular racing series or class. All parts listed are intended for use on approved motorsport/racing/off-road BMW vehicles.
BMW Group In America
BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003. The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and the Rolls-Royce brand of Motor Cars; DesignworksUSA, a strategic design consultancy in California; a technology office in Silicon Valley and various other operations throughout the country. BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group's global manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant for all X5 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 Sports Activity Coupes. The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 338 BMW passenger car centers, 336 BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 143 BMW motorcycle retailers, 94 MINI passenger car dealers, and 31 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers. BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group's sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.
The BMW Group
With its three brands – BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce – the BMW Group is one of the world's most successful premium manufacturers of cars and motorcycles. It operates internationally with 24 production sites in 13 countries and a global sales network with representation in more than 140 countries.
During the financial year 2009, the BMW Group sold approximately 1.29 million cars and more than 87,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax for 2009 was euro 413 million, revenues totaled euro 50.68 billion. At 31.December 2009, the BMW Group had a workforce of approximately 96,000 employees.
Long-term thinking and responsible action have long been the foundation of the BMW Group's success. Striving for ecological and social sustainability along the entire value-added chain, taking full responsibility for our products and giving an unequivocal commitment to preserving resources are prime objectives firmly embedded in our corporate strategies. For these reasons, the BMW Group has been sector leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for the last five years.
Information about BMW Group products is available to consumers via the Internet at: www.bmwgroupna.com