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 |  Nov 04 2011, 12:24 PM

An abandoned BMW dealership outside of Toronto, Canada is up on the market, with an asking price of $3.6 million. Citation Motors of Oakville, Ontario was said to have had its BMW franchise revoked in 1988, and closed its doors soon after.

The property remained abandoned in an eerie, “frozen-in-time” sort of way, and 2 1988 BMWs, a 635csi and a 5-series still sit in the showroom, while other cars populate the backlot. The property is said to be maintained by the former owner of the dealership, who visits from time to time.

Even though real estate prices in the Toronto area are sky high, we have a hard time believing that this property will fetch the asking price.

Gallery: Abandoned BMW Dealership

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[Source: Endras BMW]

 |  Feb 16 2011, 12:59 PM

A Canadian BMW dealership is offering what might very well be the world’s best job – especially if you’re a fan of BMWs. Endras BMW, located just outside Toronto, Canada is now accepting applications for a year-long social media position. The title: Ultimate Blogger.

To become the Ultimate Blogger, Endras is looking for a serious BMW nut. What the lucky individual will land is a $65,000 year-long contract, a one-year lease of a BMW and a condo in downtown Toronto, plus travel to international destinations. (In the past Endras has taken clients to the Nurburgring!)

As the Ultimate Blogger, this winning candidate will cover BMW news for the dealership, run the Facebook page, Twitter account and more.

There is, however, a catch. Considering the tremendous number of BMW fans that are certain to apply, getting the job won’t be easy and applicants will have to prove their worth using their social media skills. Entrants will be required to submit a 200 word statement proving just how ‘connected’ they are. The top 20 chosen will then have just 48 hours to shoot and produce a video highlighting their ‘obsession with performance.’ The top 10 videos with the most votes will then move on to the final interview stage.

Click here to enter by April 1st.

And yes, Endras BMW is accepting applications internationally.

See after the jump for a video on the Ultimate Blogger job:

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 |  Jun 26 2010, 12:53 PM

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a real VIP in the eyes of your dealership? Maybe your dealership just offers a free cup of coffee or perhaps they’ve got a luxury lounge with big screen TVs, snacks, massaging chairs and a nice espresso machine. That, however, is nothing compared to the treatment you’ll receive if your a preferred customer at Endras BMW (formerly BMW Durham).

The Canadian dealership invited a group of 12 customers and staff on what it calls “the trip of a lifetime.” And we have to agree. The group flew to Germany to visit BMW’s headquarters in Munich and get an introduction to the new X5 M and X6 M. But it wasn’t just about looking at the high-priced and high-performance machinery. In true BMW fashion the group set out to drive a bevy of M cars through the German countryside and on the racetrack. Then they were treated to an even more ultimate driving experience – piloting BMW Formula race cars on the Nürburgring.

To see what VIP-status brings with it, check out the video entitled “Endras BMW Goes Home” after the jump:

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