Felix Callari had a passion for cars, beautiful, powerful automobiles. He opened his BMW dealership in 1967 with the dream to blend that love of cars with the solid relationships he developed with fellow car enthusiasts in the hopes of creating a car business based on trust and knowledge. He did just that when he opened his first dealership with Saab, Triumph and Sunbeam in 1966, later adding BMW and Datsun in 1967.
Felix passed away in 2008, but his legacy lives on through his two daughters, Paula Callari (President) and Flavia Callari (Vice President). Currently, Callari Auto Group is comprised of BMW of Darien, MINI of Fairfield County and Volvo Cars Westport. Each dealership maintains the standards that Mr. Callari instilled in his employees through the many decades prior. Customer satisfaction, product knowledge, honesty and transparency. Mr. Callari was a true pioneer in the automobile industry, making the customer the number one priority. Because of his efforts, the three dealerships that make up Callari Cars are now poised to celebrate a combined 100 years of excellence in the automotive industry.
In 2017 BMW of Darien will celebrate its 50th year in the car business and while it continues to grow and evolve, its roots are still the constant mantra of 1967, honesty, integrity, product knowledge and service are the cornerstone of success. The relationships that are formed from our commitment are the foundation of our continued success. And we are very proud of the work that we do every day to serve our wonderful community.