WESTLAKE, OH - The Ganley Auto Group has cut the ribbon on the brand new, state-of-the-art BMW of Westlake, a 42,000 square-foot facility that incorporates green technology throughout the building.
“This is the second largest BMW facility in the country and the largest in the central region for what is called a BMW ‘core’ facility,” says Adam Moon, general manager and center operator for BMW of Westlake. “It is as green as it possibly can be. It has heated floors and LED lighting that will shut itself down if it doesn’t sense motion for a certain period of time.”
“We have built a lot of buildings over the last 10 to 15 years, but this is just perfect, “ adds Ken Ganley, president of the Ganley Auto Group. “Not only is this a great building, but we have moved into a great town. Everyone in the city from the mayor on down was great to work with and very helpful for everything we needed.”
“We expect this to be the leading luxury store in Northeast Ohio.”
The new BMW of Westlake store sits just off I-90 in Westlake at 24690 Sperry Drive.
Adam Moon of BMW of Westlake (l to r), along with Ken Ganley of the Ganley Auto Group and Westlake Mayor Dennis Clough cut the ribbon on the new store.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, December 9th, was attended by the City of Westlake Mayor Dennis Clough among other dignitaries.
“We’re glad to have BMW here in the City of Westlake and we welcome them,” said the Mayor. “This is not only a beautiful facility but it gives the residents of our city another opportunity to get quality cars. And it not just about quality service and quality cars, it’s also about the quality people here. It’s not only great for the City of Westlake, but for the residents of the entire area.”
The dealership will sell three BMW brands, which include the electric “i” brand’s i3 and i8, the high performance M brand and the upscale BMW Alpina brand.
Out in front, there is a charger for electric vehicles that can be used by the i3, i8, or even vehicles like the Chevy Volt or Nissan Leaf.
Inside, the store features a two-story open and airy showroom that can house virtually all of the BMW product line as well as an area that explains the “i” line. Decked out in white with dark bamboo antique wood accents, the showroom has an area with stations that feature large high definition screens where advisors can help the dealership’s clients customize new vehicles.
To the east of the store sits a two-lane drive-in with a heated service reception area that can accommodate more than 16 vehicles. Service advisors offices are just a few steps inside. The state-of-the-art service facility has 16 service bays and 12 in-floor service lifts as well as a Hunter computer frame alignment machine.
Located just beyond the service advisor area is a modern customer lounge as well as a parts department. The west side of the store features a separate showroom for the BMW high performance M brand.
“We are also bringing in Dinan, which is a company that’s a partner of BMW, that takes the M brand to yet another, higher performance level,” explains Moon. “Our technicians are already trained and licensed to perform the upgrades.”
Just to the north of the M showroom, there is an indoor vehicle delivery area capable of handling two cars at once. It also has an exhaust vent so advisors can go through all the features of a vehicle as it is being delivered.
The dealership will sell predominantly new BMW vehicles as well as about ten percent certified pre-owned vehicles. The former Ganley BMW facility in Middleburg Heights will continue to operate as a certified pre-owned facility that will also offer service and parts. It will become BMW of Westlake South and will serve as a companion dealership to the new facility in Westlake.
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