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About Habberstad BMW in Bay Shore, NY

Learn the History of Habberstad BMW of Bay Shore on Long Island, NY​ 

"You've got to have a dream, something to hold onto, something to give you drive into the future"... Howard Habberstad, Founder.​ 
Habberstad BMW started out as the vision of a young Norwegian immigrant with a passion for motorsports. As a boy Howie Habberstad attended races and car shows, eventually becoming a mechanic at the young age of 16. Feeling the need to serve his country, Howie left his job to join the US Army as an infantry soldier during the Korean War.

After returning from the Korean War, Howie was certain that his true passion in life was motor powered machines: planes trains, and of course, automobiles. He envisioned owning a business that provided customers with the ultimate motorsport experience.Hoping to make this dream a reality, Howie spent many years working odd jobs and saving his pennies. In 1967, the hard work paid off; Howie purchased a Meyer's Dune Buggy Distributorship, which provided customers with kits to build cars. The distributorship was an immediate success, and Howie's proven entrepreneurship earned him the opportunity to purchase a BMW franchise. In 1971, he launched Habberstad BMW of Huntington, New York.
Howard Habberstad
By 1995, Howie was ready to retire and pass the leadership role on to his son Erik Habberstad. Erik, a graduate of the renowned Northwood University in Michigan, quickly expanded his father's legacy with massive growth of Habberstad BMW.

Since Erik took the helm, sales of new vehicles have more than doubled. Habberstad BMW has become one of the largest pre-owned centers on Long Island, and earned BMW's highest customer satisfaction ratings. Erik continued to expand Habberstad BMW by introducing the latest BMW models, adding the MINI franchise, and opening a new location in Bay Shore.

Erik Habberstad honors his father's commitment to customers and the local community - each client is part of the Habberstad family. As Erik likes to say, "We are your BMW center."


More About Habberstad BMW - a Bay Shore New & Used BMW Dealership​ 


Habberstad BMW is proud to serve Bay Shore with quality BMW vehicles. With models like the 3 Series, 5 Series, 6 Series, X5 and X6, we have something for every taste and need. Come visit us at 600 Sunrise Highway to see our vehicles and take one for a test drive.

If you're looking for a used car in Bay Shore, we can assist you there as well. Visit our inventory page to see our large collection of pre-owned vehicles.

Habberstad BMW is not just your Bay Shore BMW dealership, we also provide a full line of services dedicated to our New York customers. From BMW car repairs performed by expert mechanics, to OEM BMW auto parts, to car loans, and even BMW collision center, Habberstad BMW is the smart choice for your automotive needs.

Come in and say hi! We're located at 600 Sunrise Highway or you can give us a call.



Hear What Our Customers Have to Say

  • This is my third lease with BMW Habberstad in Huntington, NY and working with my salesperson has been an absolute pleasure!! She is thoughtful, considerate, reliable and her honesty and knowledge of the business is outstanding!!! It is always a pleasure working with her and I look forward to again in the future!! -K.L. Mineola, NY
  • Our salesman was excellent. When we picked up our car our delivery specialist was outstanding! She was warm, friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. -W.J. Commack, NY
  • My salesperson was very respectful and made my first independent car purchase a pleasure. -J.H. Huntington, NY
  • I will never buy a BMW without coming to Habberstad 1st!! My salesperson was great!! 2nd car from her and sure to be many more!! -S.M. Melville, NY
  • I was very pleased with my salesman. I had gone to other dealers first, and was almost discouraged enough to go with a different brand, until I met with him. He was a pleasure and I have already recommended him to my friends. -T.M. Great Neck. NY
  • I was especially pleased with the kind, honest and personal approach by all the​ staff. I will use and recommend Habberstad in the future. A++++++ -J.S. Brightwaters, NY

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