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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 29, 2018) – Hendrick Automotive Group, the largest privately held automotive retail organization in the United States, today officially opened BMW of South Austin at 5501 South IH 35 Frontage Road NB, centrally located a few miles south of downtown Austin, Texas. At 109,000 square feet, it is the largest dealership ever constructed by Charlotte-based Hendrick Automotive Group.

BMW of South Austin is Hendrick Automotive Group’s second dealership location in south Austin and its first BMW dealership in the state of Texas. The company entered the Austin market in 2015 after the purchase of Audi South Austin. It now operates eight BMW dealerships in five states including North Carolina (3), California (2), South Carolina, Missouri and Texas. The company has 132 total franchises nationally, including five in Texas.

“It’s the largest dealership we’ve built in more than 40 years in business,” said Rick Hendrick, chairman of Hendrick Automotive Group. “Austin is one of the fastest-growing and most vibrant communities in the country, and this facility will provide our teammates with tremendous resources to deliver an unparalleled experience to customers. We’ve received a warm Texas welcome so far, and we look forward to a bright future in south Austin and doing our part to give back to the community.”

BMW of South Austin offers 500 new and 150 pre-owned vehicles with access to more than 30,000 new and pre-owned vehicles at Hendrickcars.com. The 109,000-square-foot facility sits on 12 acres and offers 46 total service bays. The new dealership provides numerous customer amenities such as free Wi-Fi, refreshments, a snack bar, service loaner vehicles and a courtesy shuttle service to local businesses and area attractions.

In addition, the dealership offers public parking spaces to provide an easy access point to one of the Austin greenbelts, an adjacent property just north of the dealership.

“This is exactly the type of facility BMW envisioned for the Austin area,” said John Desmond, Hendrick Automotive Group market area vice president. “We partnered with BMW on the design, layout and materials to make sure we offer the overall sales, service and ownership experience that south Austin customers have not only come to expect but deserve. Our facility offers world-class amenities and has been designed with the BMW brand in mind. It also has the ability to expand along with the south Austin community.”

Executive general manager Tom Ditzig will oversee both BMW of South Austin and Audi South Austin, reporting to Desmond.

“Austin is a tremendous place to live and work,” said Ditzig, who has more than 15 years of BMW experience. “Our facility is not only a showcase for an incredible lineup of vehicles, it’s one of the largest BMW dealerships in the United States and will feature the brand’s newest technologies, including our numerous customer electric charging stations and full electric vehicle service area. This facility is also a fully authorized M-Performance location, providing a destination for the BMW high-performance enthusiasts, who share our passion for these terrific vehicles.”

Employing more than 80 people when it opens, BMW of South Austin is open six days a week for sales and service. For more information on current employment opportunities, please visit www.HendrickCareers.com. The dealership currently is hiring client advisors, service technicians, service advisors and other positions.

For additional information on BMW of South Austin, please visit https://www.bmwofsouthaustin.com/.

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