In early 1994, the Board of Management, supported by the Supervisory Board, decided to purchase the Rover Group in the United Kingdom to expand its range of models. The Group included distinguished brands with a long heritage such as Land Rover, Rover, MG, Triumph and Mini. BMW rapidly set about integrating the Rover Group into the BMW Group. Despite strenuous efforts, the ambitious expectations could not be fulfilled. As conditions deteriorated, BMW AG therefore decided to sell the Rover Group in 2000. Only the MINI brand remains with BMW today.