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New MINI Cooper Countryman Makes Malaysian Debut

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MINI Malaysia today introduced the New MINI Cooper S Countryman and the New MINI Cooper SE Countryman, with prices as mentioned below:

  • The New MINI Cooper S Countryman – RM 244,265
  • The New MINI Cooper SE Countryman – RM 254,461

The New MINI Countryman Variants

Both the New MINI Cooper S Countryman and the New MINI Cooper SE Countryman now feature the MINI ALL4 Exterior Optic. The differentiated front and rear bumpers with decorative elements and sump guard in aluminium matt provide a rugged look to the new variants.

The New MINI Countryman variants also feature auto LED headlights with cornering lights, bonnet stripes, roof rails and side sills.The Union Jack Rear Light now represents an abstract interpretation of the Union Jack, with a more block-designed triangular surface, resulting in stronger lighting.

The New MINI Cooper S Countryman is equipped with 19” MINI Turnstile Spoke with Run Flat Tyres while the MINI Cooper SE Countryman is equipped with the 19” MINI Yours British Spoke with Run Flat Tyres.

Interior

Both variants also feature the Piano Black Exterior Optic that ensures a particularly striking appearance. The headlight surrounds, rear lights, radiator grille and side scuttles are finished in high-gloss black instead of chrome, as are the door handles and the model lettering on the tailgate.

Owners can also enjoy the convenience of Comfort Access with Easy Opener, as well as the automatic tailgate operation.

Inside, both variants feature the MINI Yours Illuminated cockpit in Shaded Silver, conveying a stylish yet sporty flair by combining the illuminated cockpit bezel in Shaded Silver with the Dark Silver door bezels and Hazy Grey.

The stylish interior is further amplified with Satellite Grey Headliner and Leather Cross Punch in Carbon Black.

Both variants also feature the MINI Yours Walknappa Leather Steering, which is a first for the MINI Cooper S Countryman. A signature union jack insignia is also featured at the bottom of the steering wheel.

New display

For the first time, the New MINI Cooper S Countryman and the New MINI Cooper SE Countryman features a 5” digital instrument cluster strategically placed behind the steering wheel to inform the driver of speed, fuel level, mileage, temperature and navigation instructions.

The updated 8.8” touchscreen display with navigation offers the vehicle a refined surface look, with the audio control panel, hazard light buttons and driver assistance systems seamlessly integrated into its circular control unit.

For a focused driving experience, owners can also take advantage of the Head Up Display. In-car entertainment comes in the form of a 12-speaker Harman Kardon HiFi Loudspeaker System. Both variants now include Driving Assistant system as standard.

Drivetrain

A 2-litre MINI TwinPower Turbo engine sits at the heart of the MINI Cooper S Countryman, enabling the vehicle to produce 192 hp and 280 Nm of torque to achieve a century sprint in 7.5 seconds. This MINI variant is capable of a top speed of 226 km/h.

Paired with a 7-Speed Dual Clutch Sports Automatic Transmission, the vehicle can achieve extremely fast gear change with a high degree of shift comfort and optimised efficiency.

Meanwhile, the MINI Cooper SE Countryman is powered by a 1.5 litre MINI TwinPower Turbo engine and an electric motor, producing a combined power of 224 hp and 385Nm of torque. The plug-in hybrid is capable of going from 0 to 100 km/h in just 6.8 seconds. The top speed of the MINI Cooper SE Countryman is 194 km/h.

The New MINI Cooper SE Countryman features the latest eDrive technology which includes a high-voltage lithium battery with a gross energy content of 10 kWh, providing the new plug-in hybrid a maximum electrically powered range of 48 kilometres.

Additionally, the ALL4 all-wheel drive system provides a noticeable boost in terms of traction, driving stability and agility. With its fast and precise electronic control, the system ensures need-based distribution of power between the front and rear wheels in all road surface and weather conditions.

The cutting-edge eDrive technology in the New MINI Cooper SE Countryman provides owners with three modes.

Charging the Cooper SE Countryman

The New MINI Cooper SE Countryman can be charged at home by connecting it to a power socket via the home charging cable, which comes standard with the vehicle. Depending on the voltage of the household power grid, it takes approximately 5 hours @ 2.3kW to charge from 0-100%.

Alternatively, the plug-in hybrid vehicle can be charged in one of over 300 public charging facilities across Malaysia, using the public charging cable. The 0-100% charging time with the Public Charging Station is approximately 3 hours 15 minutes @ 3.7kW.

MINI Malaysia will provide every MINI Cooper SE Countryman owner with a complimentary MINI Public Charging Cable and a one-year free subscription of unlimited charging at all ChargEV stations nationwide.

Owners of the MINI Cooper SE Countryman can also enjoy the eDrive Services on their MINI Connected App which provides information such as current battery status, electric range, charge timer, personal efficiency status data, the nearest charging station and pre-conditioning at their fingertips.

The New MINI Countryman variants are available in Chili Red, White Silver, Island Blue, Thunder Grey, British Racing Green and for the first-time ever, Sage Green –a captivating hue inspired by nature.

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MINI Announces New Year Sales Campaign

MINI Countryman SE

MINI Malaysia just welcomed the year of the Ox with a special sales campaign for the MINI Countryman SE plug-in hybrid, which includes interest rates from 0% and more.

The campaign entitles all new owners of the MINI Countryman SE to interest rates from as low as 0% (based on Straight Line Financing), monthly instalment plans from RM2,678, and the extended 8-Year High Voltage Battery Warranty.

New MINI Countryman SE owners who purchase the 4-Year MINI Service and Repair Inclusive (MSRI) Programme are also entitled to an extra complimentary year of the programme.

Harald Hoelzl, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia said, “The new year brings a host of new opportunities, and we are pleased to place the MINI Countryman SE at the forefront of our latest programme.”0

“As we move into 2021, the new MINI Countryman SE programme underlines our continued commitment towards accelerating the adoption of electromobility in Malaysia – especially while the SST exemption is still in place. The opportunity also allows us to better deliver the undeniable thrill of MINI ownership to our loyal customers nationwide.”

The MINI Countryman SE All4 PHEV

Powering the MINI Countryman SE All4 PHEV is a 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine that makes 134 hp and 220 Nm of torque, paired to a six-speed Steptronic automatic transmission. Complementing the engine and gearbox is a rear-mounted electric motor producing 87 hp and 165 Nm of torque.

Together, the engine and electric motor make a combined system output of 224 PS and 385 Nm of torque, enabling the Countryman SE to do the century sprint in 6.8 seconds, which is actually quicker than the MINI Cooper S  that does it in 7.4 seconds. Top speed stands at 198 km/h.

The MINI Countryman SE also features the advanced MINI All-Wheel-Drive System that provides optimal grip and maximum enjoyment for every ride, as well as the eDrive mode that allows drivers to select either electric, combustion engine or the hybrid driving mode to provide a more efficient travelling experience.

MINI Countryman

Convenience is offered via the MINI Remote Services, which allows for monitoring of the vehicle’s status as well as pre-conditioning of the vehicle before travel – all remotely via a smartphone, anywhere and at any time.

Interior highlights of the electrified MINI Countryman include the Head-Up Display and 4G LTE Sim Card MINI Connected – as they provide seamless on-the-road infotainment. With lower emissions and high performance, the MINI Countryman SE presents a rewarding driving experience – while saving on fuel.

View the complete MINI range’s price list here.

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MINI Unveils Countryman Boardwalk Edition

MINI Countryman Boardwalk Edition

MINI has unveiled yet another unique version of the Countryman called the MINI Countryman Boardwalk, featuring a few cool cosmetic enhancements.

The list begins with the Deep Laguna metallic exterior paint, which was available only for the MINI Convertible Sidewalk edition earlier. However, due to popular demand, the colour has been made available for the Countryman as well, through the Boardwalk edition.

MINI Countryman Boardwalk

Complementing the colour is the black contrast finish on the roof as well as the exterior mirror caps. Another unique feature is the design of the Countryman Boardwalk’s emblem.

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The logo design was inspired by the characteristic pattern of the wooden beams laid longitudinally and diagonally on traditional seaside walkways.

MINI Countryman boardwalk rear

The model is produced as a limited edition, is immediately available and can be ordered in three model variants.

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A stripe pattern in Deep Laguna metallic and black metallic with the lettering “Boardwalk” adorns the frame of the side trims known as Side Scuttles.

MINI Countryman Boardwalk

Patterns and inscriptions can also be found on the entry bars. In addition, the side flanks of the roof at the rear side windows and the interior bar on the passenger side each bear a logo with the name of the edition model.

mini countryman boardwalk

The new MINI Countryman Boardwalk is available in three model variants. In the MINI Cooper Countryman Boardwalk a three-cylinder petrol engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo technology produces a maximum output of 136 hp.

MINI Countryman Boardwalk

A four-cylinder petrol engine with 178 hp drives the MINI Cooper S Countryman Boardwalk and MINI Cooper S Countryman ALL4 Boardwalk.

As an alternative to the standard 6-speed manual transmission, a 7-speed Steptronic transmission with dual clutch is available for both the MINI Cooper Countryman Boardwalk and the MINI Cooper S Countryman Boardwalk.

mini countryman boardwalk

The all-wheel-drive edition model is equipped with an 8-speed Steptronic transmission as standard. With numerous other options, the exclusive appearance of the edition vehicles can be personalised for added driving pleasure and comfort.

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For adventurers and wanderers: The new MINI Countryman Boardwalk

The new MINI Countryman is as equipped for the challenges of everyday life as it is for spontaneous excursions beyond the city limits and adventures on unpaved terrain. Its versatile character is now enhanced with a stylish touch. An exterior finish in Deep Laguna metallic and exclusive design features for the exterior and interior make the new MINI Countryman Boardwalk stand-out both on the metropolitan promenades and during trips to the beach. The model is produced as a limited edition, is immediately available and can be ordered in three model variants.

The Deep Laguna metallic body colour effectively showcases the powerfully modelled surfaces of the MINI Countryman. The high-quality shimmering blue tone was previously developed exclusively for the MINI Convertible Sidewalk edition model, also a limited edition, and sparked enthusiasm in the MINI community. Now the wish of many MINI fans to make this colour available for the new MINI Countryman is fulfilled. It is combined with a black contrast finish on the roof and exterior mirror caps.

With this colour combination, the new MINI Countryman Boardwalk is eye-catching from every angle. The name of the edition refers to the promenades of traditional seaside resorts in the British home of the MINI brand. The often mile-long walkways, which connect spas and serve as access to the typical English piers, were originally the preferred stage for large social performances. The characteristic pattern of the wooden beams laid longitudinally and diagonally on the promenades now serve as the inspiration for the emblem of the new edition. A stripe pattern in Deep Laguna metallic and black metallic with the lettering “BOARDWALK” adorns the frame of the side trims known as Side Scuttles. Patterns and inscriptions can also be found on the entry bars. In addition, the side flanks of the roof at the rear side windows and the interior bar on the passenger side each bear a logo with the name of the edition model.

The new MINI Countryman Boardwalk is available in three model variants. In the MINI Cooper Countryman Boardwalk (fuel consumption combined: 5.9 – 5.6 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 135 – 129 g/km) a three-cylinder petrol engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo technology produces a maximum output of 100 kW/136 hp. A four-cylinder petrol engine with 131 kW/178 hp drives the MINI Cooper S Countryman Boardwalk (fuel consumption combined: 6.5 – 6.3 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 148 – 144 g/km) and MINI Cooper S Countryman ALL4 Boardwalk (fuel consumption combined: 6.5 – 6.2 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 149 – 142 g/km). As an alternative to the standard 6-speed manual transmission, a 7-speed Steptronic transmission with dual clutch is available for both the MINI Cooper Countryman Boardwalk and the MINI Cooper S Countryman Boardwalk. The all-wheel-drive edition model is equipped with an 8-speed Steptronic transmission as standard. With numerous other options, the exclusive appearance of the edition vehicles can be personalised for added driving pleasure and comfort.

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MINI is Developing an Electric JCW Model

2020 MINI JCW Electric

MINI just surprised the world with the announcement that it is in the midst of developing electric John Cooper Works models.

The decision was made following the success of the all-electric MINI Cooper SE, which managed to double the brand’s total electrified models’ sales to 10% in just a few months since it was launched.

Prior to that, the MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 plug-in hybrid model led to five percent of the brand’s total sales being electrified.

According to MINI, new vehicle architectures for the electric models will also offer additional freedom when it comes to the planned expansion of the model range.

On the upside, the folks at MINI confirmed that good old John Cooper Works models with conventional combustion engines will still continue to be around, and will still have an important role to play.

“With the MINI Electric, we’ve shown how well brand-typical driving enjoyment and electric mobility can be combined,” says Bernd Körber, Head of the MINI brand.

“Now it’s time to translate the passion for performance of the John Cooper Works brand to electromobility. That’s why we’re working to develop concepts for electric John Cooper Works models.”

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MINI develops concepts for electric John Cooper Works models

Munich. The evolution of the MINI model range is focused on the ongoing expansion of electric mobility and offering new opportunities to experience the brand’s hallmark driving enjoyment – which also opens up new possibilities for the John Cooper Works brand. Future MINI vehicle architectures mean that extreme performance and genuine driving enjoyment will also be available with electric drive as well as combustion engines.

MINI is already making great strides when it comes to electric mobility. The MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 plug-in hybrid model (combined fuel consumption: 2.0 – 1.7 l/100 km; combined power consumption: 14.0 – 13.1 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 45 – 40 g/km) led to five percent of the brand’s total sales being electrified. Following the highly successful launch of the all-electric MINI Cooper SE (fuel consumption combined: 0.0 l/100 km; combined power consumption: 16.8 – 14.8 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km), this share doubled to around ten per cent within just a few months. Based on this experience, and looking ahead to future technology, MINI is now preparing the next step in the development of electric John Cooper Works models.

“With the MINI Electric, we’ve shown how well brand-typical driving enjoyment and electric mobility can be combined,” says Bernd Körber, Head of the MINI brand. “Now it’s time to translate the passion for performance of the John Cooper Works brand to electromobility. That’s why we’re working to develop concepts for electric John Cooper Works models.”

The current focus on the development of a MINI John Cooper Works Electric demonstrates just how important electric mobility is in terms of the brand’s future direction – the goal is a unique blend of sustainability, performance and passion. “John Cooper Works models with conventional combustion engines will still continue to have an important role to play, to make sure we’re addressing the wishes and needs of performance enthusiasts all around the world,” says Bernd Körber. “With this new focus on electric performance, we’re also creating the opportunity to sharpen the distinctive profile of the John Cooper Works brand more than ever before.”

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Sime Darby Auto Selection Online Used Car Store Launched

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Sime Darby Auto Selection, a corporate multi-brand used car dealer under Sime Darby Motors recently launched its online used car store aimed at providing customers with a seamless used car buying experience.

Sime Darby Auto Selection’s online store enables customers to search from a wide range of high quality used cars – from used to nearly new vehicles.

Sime Darby Auto Selection has up to 300 used cars of multiple brands available for viewing, and they are not limited to Sime Darby Motors’ stable of franchise brands. Every used car undergoes a thorough inspection process to ensure it is in the best possible condition and quality.

The website comes with user-friendly features that enable scheduling of car inspections and appraisal appointments, service appointment and test drive bookings, as well as the latest promotions and events.  

The website will debut a “Spin Car” feature which offers customers 360° interior and exterior view of vehicles, allowing customers to explore every detail of the vehicle they are interested in, from all angles.

The online store promises more features for customers convenience including loan calculators and booking transactions to enable placement of orders at any time, any day, without the hassle of visiting a dealership, in the near future.

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Two Limited Edition MINI Countryman Sports Variants Launched, 38 Units Each

MINI Malaysia have introduced two new limited-edition variants of the Cooper S Countryman Sports:

  • MINI Countryman Sports Blackline – RM 243,280
  • MINI Countryman Sports with Panoramic Sunroof – RM 247,280

Firstly, we have the MINI Countryman Sports with Blackline Package which features Piano Black (instead of chrome) elements.

These elements include the front grille, headlight and taillight trims, door handles, MINI emblems in the front and rear, along with the Countryman and Cooper S emblems.

The MINI Countryman Sports with Blackline Package will be available in British Racing Green or Light White, both of which are complete with Black roofs.

And then we have the MINI Countryman Sports with Panoramic Sunroof, which as the name suggests, comes with a panoramic roof instead of the standard roof, further enhancing the interior ambience with more light and fresh air.

Limited to 38 units each, both the special MINI Countryman Sports variants will be powered by the same two-litre, four-cylinder engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo that produces 192 hp and a peak torque of 280 Nm.

The sporty model is capable of making the century sprint in 7.5 seconds, and has a maximum speed of 225km/h. Paired with the engine is a Seven-speed Dual Clutch Sports Automatic Transmission.

The interior of both variants continue with the black theme. The headliner is covered with Anthracite headliner, and the Sport Seats are covered in the luxurious Leather Cross Punch in Carbon Black. Meanwhile, the John Cooper Works Interior Surface is also clad in Piano Black.

There is also the Electronic Selector Lever that always returns to its original position after changing between the driving, neutral and reverse modes. The Sports mode can be activated by shifting the selector lever to the left while on driving mode, supporting a particularly sporty driving style and allowing for manual intervention.

Another highlight of the MINI Cooper S Countryman Sports is the 12 High Performance Speaker Harman Kardon Sound System with DSP Amplifier and Class-D technology, outputting 360 watts of pure acoustic power.

Where infotainment is concerned, both the MINI Countryman Sports variants are equipped with an 8.8-inch MINI Navigation System which can be operated via the touch screen, centre console, or even voice control. The vehicle also features a built-in 4G SIM card which is permanently fitted in the vehicle.

Owners can also connect their iPhone wirelessly to the vehicle and use the MINI Visual Boost to access numerous features on the phone with Apple CarPlay. Wireless Charging is also available to ensure mobile phones are always charged.

The two variants are also equipped with the latest MINI Connected that offers an exceptionally wide range of digital services such as the Intelligent Emergency Call, MINI TeleServices and Remote Services. This feature allows mobility planning to be integrated seamlessly in day-to-day digital routine.

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MINI Electric First Edition Launched – Only 15 Units, RM238k

MINI Malaysia has introduced the highly exclusive MINI Electric First Edition for the first time in the country, just a month after the New All-Electric MINI made its Malaysian debut.

Only 15 units of the unique all-electric three-door hatch will be made available complete with distinct design aesthetics, and luxury in comfort.

Featuring bespoke side scuttles and door sills that bear the indication of units available such as “one of fifteen”, the MINI Electric First Edition also debuts an all-new exterior colour in the stunning MINI Yours Enigmatic Black.

If Black is not your thing, the MINI Electric First Edition is also available in the popular White Silver with Energetic Yellow accents.

The MINI Electric First Edition presents premium luxury and comfort at its finest in the vehicle’s interior with the MINI Yours Walknappa Leather Lounge Upholstery and MINI Yours Walknappa Leather Steering.

At night, the electrified MINI comes to life with the MINI Yours Illuminated Interior Surface as it lights up from a choice of 12 ambient light colours. Additionally, there is also a Panoramic Glass Roof.

The exclusive three-door hatch is also equipped with the Lights Package which includes the Matrix LED headlights and LED rear lights featuring the iconic Union Jack design, interior and exterior mirrors with anti-dazzle function, as well as 17-inch wheels in the MINI Electric Power Spoke two-tone with run flat tyres.

Like the New All-Electric MINI, the MINI Electric First Edition is powered by the latest dynamic version of the synchronous electric motor developed by the BMW Group.

While the front-axle electric engine is capable of producing 184 hp, there is also a 12-module T-shaped battery unit with a net capacity of 28.9kWh. The MINI Electric First Edition has a peak torque of 270Nm, and emits zero carbon emissions locally while consuming 16.8 – 14.8kWh per 100km of travel.

The MINI Electric First Edition has a maximum speed of 150km/h and a driving range of up to 234km (WLTP) or 270km (NEDC) while capable of achieving the century sprint in 7.3 seconds. Paired to the motor is a single-speed transmission and integrated differential.

The MINI Electric First Edition is complete with the single-pedal drive which is part of the characteristic driving experience in the All-Electric MINI. This means the electrically powered vehicle can be appropriately decelerated at low speeds without using the brake system and therefore being driven using a single pedal.

The electrified MINI also features the actuator-contiguous wheel slip limiter (ARB) function which significantly improves traction by providing faster control. Four driving modes in Sport, Mid, Green and Green+ are available in the MINI Electric First Edition.

Inside, there is the MINI Electric Cockpit Fascia, MINI Electric Start/Stop button in Yellow, MINI Electric velour floor mats, an electronic selector lever with Electric design, as well as the brake energy recuperation toggle.

Exclusively in the MINI Electric First Edition is the MINI Yours Walknappa Leather Lounge Upholstery and MINI Yours Walknappa Leather Lounge Steering Wheel. The exclusive MINI is also complete with Leather Cross Punch seats in Carbon Black, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, as well as the MINI 12-Colour Illuminated ambient lighting.

As with the New All-Electric MINI, the luggage capacity of this exclusive MINI is 211 litres with the ability to expand up to 731 litres.

The MINI Electric First Edition is equipped with a wealth of navigational information via an 8.8-inch MINI Navigation System featuring the full MINI Connected suite including Teleservices, Remote Services, Intelligent Emergency Call, MINI Online and Apple Carplay.

The car also arrives with Head Up Display, 12-Speaker Harman Kardon Sound System, and wireless charging function for mobile phones.

The Digital Instrument Cluster comes standard with the MINI Electric First Edition, capable of displaying key information like speed, range, state of charge of the battery. It can also display the current MINI Driving Mode, which then calibrates the colour shown on the light ring in the central instrument accordingly.

Where charging is concerned, the MINI Electric First Edition only requires approximately 36 minutes to go from zero to 80% charge when recharging at a DC charging station.

Similarly, the MINI Wallbox Plus provides an 80% charge in just two and half hours. At home, the MINI can be charged to 80% in 12 hours with the yellow contingency charging cable which is available with the vehicle. Owners can also view the charging progress on the inside of the charging flap.

The MINI Electric First Edition is covered by MINI Malaysia’s 5 Years Roadside Assistance programme, available for all new MINI vehicles with a comprehensive list of services that include a 24-Hour, 365-days-a-year Accident and Help on the Phone and On the Spot Hotline, Free Towing Services and when needed (over 200KM from residential home), Replacement Vehicle, Seamless Mobility, Accommodation, Mobility Services Solutions as well as Repatriation services.

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MINI John Cooper Works GP Arrives in Malaysia – RM377k, Only 10 units

Say hello to the New MINI John Cooper Works GP, the most powerful MINI GP ever built, which just made its Malaysian debut yesterday.

The MINI John Cooper Works GP is available exclusively in Racing Grey metallic, with the roof and exterior mirror caps finished in the contrasting Melting Silver metallic. The hexagonal radiator grille, the inserts in the lower air intake and the inside of the roof spoiler finished in high-gloss Chili Red leaves an aggressive impression for the MINI John Cooper Works GP.

This is accentuated by the GP insignia stylised in Rosso Red metallic matte on the front and rear, the outer sides of the roof spoiler, foils above the side skirts and the door sill finishers.

This is contrasted by the black finish of the headlight and rear light surround, the central radiator grille, the door handles, the fuel filler flap, the inlay on the bonnet and the MINI logo at the front and rear of the vehicle.

Likewise, the black inlays on the headlamps and the darkened Union Jack rear light units emphasise the uncompromising sporty flair of the New MINI John Cooper Works GP.

The New MINI John Cooper Works GP is fitted as standard with 18-inch lightweight forged wheels that weigh less than nine kg. The hub caps on the exclusive wheels bear the GP logo.

The vehicle’s aerodynamic properties also include the large and strikingly flared wheel arch trims, manufactured through a special process and with a material combination used for the first time by the BMW Group. This consist of a thermoplastic substructure and an outer shell made of carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP).

The New MINI John Cooper Works GP is the BMW Group’s first production vehicle to feature an exposed matte CFRP coating. The individual numbering with the numbers “0001” to “3000” is applied to the surfaces of the front wheel arch panels by means of a newly developed paint transfer process.

Inside, the New MINI John Cooper Works GP is equipped with John Cooper Works sports seats in Leather Dinamica with silver side edges, red accentuation seams, a GP badge underneath the integrated headrests and red belt straps. The interior trim on the passenger side bears the numbering of the respective vehicles, produced individually for each one of the 3,000 units using 3D printing.

The 3D printing process also developed the features on the model-specific John Cooper Works Leather Steering Wheel including the metal centre marking for the 12 o’clock position, as well as the shift paddles. In addition to the GP logo, a characteristic honeycomb structure can be seen on the paddle surfaces.

Colour accentuations are provided by the red GP logos on the floor mats, matching double stripes on the gear selector and the Chili Red painted aluminium cross-brace behind the seats. This serves as a shield to prevent luggage items from slipping forward in the event of sudden braking.

The standard trim also includes a black panel digital instrument cluster on the steering column. The high-resolution 5-inch colour screen shows the road speed both numerically and on a scale, as well as model-specific display including temporary feedback and permanent display after activation of the GP mode.

This MINI Visual Boost can be operated via the intuitive touchscreen, the MINI controller or the Voice Control. Owners can also connect their iPhone wirelessly to the vehicle and use the MINI Visual Boost to access numerous features on the phone with Apple CarPlay.

Wireless Charging is also available to ensure mobile phones are always charged. The New MINI John Cooper Works GP is also equipped with MINI Connected that features Intelligent Emergency Call, MINI TeleServices and Remote Services.

Power comes courtesy of a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo, paired with the eight-speed Steptronic transmission with mechanical differential lock, producing 306 hp and a peak torque of 450 Nm.

Thanks to the powertrain, the MINI JCW GP is capable of making the century sprint in just 5.2 seconds, and has a maximum speed of 265km/h. With a time of less than eight minutes at the Nürburgring, the New MINI John Cooper Works GP is significantly faster than its predecessor.

Model-specific modifications to the engine include a reinforced crankshaft with enlarged main bearing diameter, specific pistons, bushless connecting rods and a new torsional vibration damper with optimised cooling.

That being said, the new MINI John Cooper Works GP is available exclusively in Racing Grey metallic and in limited units at selected authorised MINI dealerships nationwide.

The car is covered by MINI Malaysia’s 5 Years Roadside Assistance programme, available for all new MINI vehicles with a comprehensive list of services that include a 24-Hour, 365-days-a-year Accident and Help on the Phone and On the Spot Hotline, Free Towing Services and when needed (over 200KM from residential home), Replacement Vehicle, Seamless Mobility, Accommodation, Mobility Services Solutions as well as Repatriation services.

The Recommended retail price of the New MINI John Cooper Works GP with Sales Tax Exemption* (on the road for personal registration, without insurance) is RM377,470.90

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All-Electric MINI Launched in Malaysia – RM218,380

The New 2020 All-Electric MINI made its Malaysian debut today –further expanding the premium electrified segment of the MINI portfolio.

The minimalistic three-door hatch arrives with an electrifying new design language that sets the model apart in the MINI portfolio, while building upon the 60-year heritage of the MINI brand.

Powering the electric MINI is an electric motor developed by the BMW Group that is capable of up to 184 HP and 270 Nm of torque, as well as a 12-module T-shaped battery unit with a net capacity of 28.9kWh.

Reaching a maximum speed of 150km/h and a driving range of up to 234km (WLTP) or 270km (NEDC), the New All-Electric MINI is also capable of achieving the century sprint in 7.3 seconds. The new three-door hatch will also be driven with a single-speed transmission and integrated differential.

There are four driving modes: Sport, Mid, Green and the new Green+mode –which increases the electric range by limiting selected comfort functions.

The car can be recharged up to 80% within just two and a half hours with the MINI Wallbox Plus. When driving, brake energy regeneration from decelerating the vehicle not only feeds back into the high-voltage battery but also allows for the vehicle to be driven using only a single pedal.

The new All-Electric MINI is also the brand’s model to feature a 5.5-inch Digital Instrument Cluster for smoother accessibility to key driving information.

Identical in size to the MINI Cooper S, the New All-Electric MINI features a brand-new electrifying appearance that is accentuated by elements in the youthful Energetic Yellow offering. The vehicle arrives with the model-specific bumper and radiator grille in Vigorous Grey with yellow E-Badge.

Grille blades will be available in two colours: Vigorous Grey or Energetic Yellow. With the Lights package, the new three-door hatch is equipped with Matrix LED headlights and LED rear lights featuring the iconic Union Jack design.

Along the sides, the New All-Electric MINI features adapted spats geometry, the E-Badge on the side scuttle, as well as aero-optimised mirror caps in either Black or Energetic Yellow. Interior and exterior mirrors with anti-dazzle function are also equipped as standard. The new MINI rides on 17-inch wheels in the MINI Electric Power Spoke two-tone with run flat tyres.

Moving to the back, the New All-Electric MINI features a charging flap with embossed E-badge in the chosen body colour. The tailgate handle in Vigorous Grey grille contrast. The model badge and E-Badge with yellow accents are also fitted as standard to the new three-door hatch, along with the model-specific rear bumper with diffuser.

The New All-Electric MINI is also the first MINI model in Malaysia to be equipped with the Driving Assistant system. This camera-based driving assistance system package consists of the Speed Limit info, as well as the digital high-beam assistant which automatically activates at speeds of 50 km/h and higher, or when there is insufficient exterior lighting.

The Driving Assistant system is also equipped with the person warning with light city braking function  and  the  approach  control  warning  with  light  city  braking  function –both  ensuring maximum  safety  during  potential  collision  by preconditioning  the  brakes  for  faster  brake response and shorter braking distances.

If the impact cannot be avoided, the braking functions help to reduce the impact speed.

The New All-Electric MINI is also equipped with the Park Assistant, front and rear Park Distance Control, Cruise Control with braking function, along with the Wired packages as standard.

Exterior colour offerings of the New All-Electric MINI include the exclusive White Silver with Energetic Yellow pairing, the British Racing Green, and the Chili Red.

Last but not least, the New All-Electric MINI is covered by MINI Malaysia’s 5 Years Roadside Assistance programme, available for all new MINI vehicles with a comprehensive list of services that include a 24-Hour, 365-days-a-year Accident and Help on the Phone and On the Spot Hotline, Free Towing Services and when needed (over 200KM from residential home), Replacement Vehicle, Seamless Mobility, Accommodation, Mobility Services Solutions as well as Repatriation services.

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MINI Convertible Sidewalk Edition Launched – Only 20 Units, RM286k

MINI Malaysia today introduced the New MINI Convertible Sidewalk Edition, in celebration of the original 2007 Sidewalk Edition seen in the first generation of the MINI Convertible.

Limited to only 20 units, the new MINI Sidewalk Edition stands in the tradition of a long line of successful ‘Sidewalk’ editions, first introduced globally in 2007.

Highlights on the exterior include a unique Deep Laguna metallic colour, individual side scuttles in the Sidewalk design, an electric-powered 3-in-1 black soft-top roof with interwoven Titanium Grey “Sidewalk” pattern that opens and closes in 18 seconds at speeds up to 30 km/h, sporty bonnet stripes, and 17-inch light-alloy Scissor Spoke 2-tone wheels.

Inside, the variant is equipped with the Sidewalk Edition interior that features the exclusive MINI Yours Leather Lounge Sidewalk seats in anthracite, combined with contrasting seams in Petrol and Energetic Yellow.

The Petrol paint effect also embellish the door trims, with doormats in matching dark Petrol surrounds and Energetic Yellow seams are also standard to the variant.

The sports steering wheel bearing the Sidewalk logo and contract seams in Petrol further accentuate the sportiness of the New MINI Convertible Sidewalk Edition, along with the stylishly decorative cockpit trim in Petrol finish.

The MINI Convertible Sidewalk Edition also features LED headlamps, LED front and rear fog lamps, the interior lighting package with 12 colour ambient lights, as well as the MINI Driving Modes, automatic air conditioning, a height-adjustable front passenger seat and a storage compartment package.

Power comes courtesy of a 2.0-litre four-cylinder MINI TwinPower Turbo engine – paired with a seven-speed Steptronic automatic transmission with double clutch – producing a maximum output of 192hp and 280Nm of torque.

Capable of sprinting from 0 to 100km/h in 7.1 seconds, the model has a maximum speed of 230km/h and consumes only 5.7 litres of fuel per 100km.

The MINI Convertible Sidewalk Edition is also equipped with the range topping Wired Package that consist of the 8.8-inch MINI Visual Boost with Navigation System, wireless Apple CarPlay, a new Wireless Charger, Harman Kardon 12-Speaker Sound system, as well as built-in 4G SIM technology.

With the Balloon Financing from BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia, ownership of the New MINI Convertible Sidewalk Edition, which is priced at RM285,899 minus SST, starts from RM 3,266.00 per month (based on estimates of 80% loan on a five-year tenure).

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