BMW convertibles debut at Manheim Auctions, Bruntingthorpe
A total of 134 buyers, more than a third of whom were logged on via Simulcast, were involved in very lively bidding for the convertibles on offer, 92% of which were sold to BMW Franchised Dealers. Vehicles included BMW 1, 3 and 6 Series, BMW Z4 and MINI models, with the top performer being a 2007 MINI Cooper S convertible, which achieved 135% CAP Clean.
Tony Dean, BMW group remarketing manager, said: 'Whilst convertibles are in demand, Manheim's presentation and attention to detail of both our BMW and MINI product ensured we had one of our strongest auctions this year. This was an excellent result for our debut BMW/MINI sale at Bruntingthorpe.'
James Leese, Manheim's sales director for Manufacturer Remarketing, added: 'Convertibles are in great demand at the moment as the strong CAP Clean values achieved and the 100% conversion demonstrate. The success of this sale strengthens Manheim's relationship with BMW and reinforces Bruntingthorpe's flagship status, not only within the Manheim network of auction centres but also within the UK remarketing industry.'