Every year, BMW of North America LLC chooses a select few BMW dealerships from around the country to earn the title of a “Center of Excellence”. We are proud to announce that Perillo BMW is a recipient of this prestigious award this year and has been named a 2013 Center of Excellence.
BMW of North America examines all 338 BMW across the country and chooses the most successful in terms of customer satisfaction and overall sales. Perillo BMW was one of just 33 dealerships to win the competitive award this year. This puts us in the top 10% of all BMW dealerships nationwide.
Ludwig Willisch, BMW of North America president and CEO said, “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. It takes commitment, adaptability and consistency to reach the ranks of a COE dealership.”
We are so proud and honored to have won this award and would like to thank our loyal customers. Without you all, none of this would be possible.
For more information about the award, visit our award page.
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This list, which has come out annually since 1983, is based on the best performing vehicles available for the year that are priced below $80,000.
The BMW 3 Series was first introduced in the United States in 1977 and is entering its sixth generation. The 2012 3 Series is available as a coupe, convertible, and sport wagon and also has two- and all-wheel drive variants.
Other BMW vehicles that have appeared on the 10Best List include the 5 Series and Z3 models.
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This year will be the first full year of production of the X3 model at the facility. The X3 has increased demand for BMW worldwide and the plant will increase their production to 300,000 vehicles in 2012.
German automaker, BMW, was named the world’s most sustainable auto company in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index by the SAM Group. This is the seventh consecutive year the BMW has won the prestigious award.
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Sustainability has been an important part of BMW’s corporate strategy since its environmental office was established in 1973 – the first of its kind in the automotive industry.
RankingTheBrands is a marking agency that publishes the Top 100 list annually. The Ranking the Brands Top 100 list is compiled on the basis of all the rankings throughout the year on rankingthebrands.com. The position of each brand is then determined by the number of rankings in which it appeared, the position per ranking and the importance of a certain ranking (global, continental, national). For 2011, BMW was ranked the 3rd most popular brand in the world.
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