Official release: BMW of North America, LLC 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.