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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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Auto Bavaria Tebrau 4S Centre Opening Next Week

BMW Group Malaysia just announced that Auto Bavaria Tebrau, the newest full-suite Sales, Services, Spare Parts and Systems (4S) dealership for BMW, BMW Motorrad, MINI, and BMW Premium Selection (BPS), will officially open its doors for business next week on 15th July 2020.

The new dealership offers a built-up space of 63,000 square feet, capable of displaying up to 24 vehicles from all the brands mentioned above.

Manned by over 80 staffs, the dealership also features a Customer Lounge, an Isetta Bar, a BMW Lifestyle & Accessories display area, as well as a Handover Area with RATC (reception at the car) Service. 

In case you’re wondering, Auto Bavaria Tebrau is located at 3B, Jalan Persiaran Tebrau, Taman Desa Tebrau, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor Darul Ta’zim.

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Sime Darby Announces Special Privileges for Corporate Clients

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In conjunction with Sime Darby Motors’ “Unbelievable Deals” campaign, its retail and distribution arm in Malaysia today has launched a corporate programme, providing special privileges to its corporate clients to own their dream cars at very attractive cost of ownership with exceptional benefits.

This campaign is applicable across all the brands presented under Sime Darby Motors’ retail umbrella in Malaysia namely BMW, MINI, BMW Motorrad, Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover, Ford, and Hyundai, as well as Sime Darby Auto Selection which retails quality pre-owned cars.

Jeffrey Gan, the Managing Director of Retail & Distribution Malaysia said, “This programme is specially curated to reward our loyal customers across Sime Darby Motors Malaysia. As exhilarating as it is rewarding, we aim to offer our customers with irresistible deals whilst ensuring their sales and after-sales needs are cared for by our passionate professionals who are dedicated in providing world-class services that exceed expectations.”

“At Sime Darby Motors Malaysia, our goal is to be your preferred mobility partner.” When asked about the impact of Covid-19 pandemic, Mr. Gan responded, “We take the current situation very seriously and stand guided by the government’s policy. The safety and health of our employees, customers and business partners remain our utmost priority.”

“The automotive industry is moving towards a more digital environment to fit with the needs of our consumers. Our operating units are continuously innovating to find new ways of digitalising the car buying process; from digital showrooms and door-step test drives to contactless servicing and eventually delivering customers’ cars to their doorsteps. The digital transformation in the automotive industry is certainly opening up new opportunities for us”.

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8 Years Battery Warranty For BMW and MINI PHEV Models

BMW Group Malaysia is now extending its current PHEV battery warranty programme for its BMW and MINI vehicles by an additional 2 Years and 60,000KM, bringing the programme to 8 Years/ 160,000KM (whichever comes first).

The New Battery Warranty Programme is also available as an extension via the BMW and MINI Aftersales Upgrade Programmes for the BMW 330e, BMW X5 xDrive 40e, BMW 530e and MINI Countryman PHEV at RM 2,200 as well as the BMW 740Le at RM 7,600.

The PHEV Battery Warranty Programme is available from now until 31st December 2020.

Selected models purchased during the campaign period will also receive complimentary 1-year BMW Comprehensive Motor Insurance, as well as complimentary 1-year BMW Ultimate Protection Programme – including the BMW 740Le.

New owners of the BMW 740Le will also enjoy an attractive cash rebate of RM60,000, a low financing rate of 0.88% with the BMW Straight Line Financing Solution, and an automatic entry to the BMW i8 Coupe contest.

Additionally, the BMW 740Le will be equipped with a complimentary BMW i Wallbox Plus and BMW i AC Fast Charging Cable with the BMW i Wallbox Promo. The new battery warranty programme is also available to the BMW 740Le as an Aftersales upgrade package for an additional RM7,600.

New owners will be entitled to additional cash rebates starting from RM5,000 to RM40,000 with their purchase of the BMW 740Le or select BMW 3 Series and BMW 5 Series models. Terms and conditions apply.

BMW Malaysia also introduced a separate programme of a complimentary 3-month instalment plan for select BMW models purchased, with the BMW Straight Line or Easy Drive Financing Solution, between now to 30th June 2020. New owners can also enjoy an attractive financing rate from 0% with this program. Cash rebates from RM10,000 to RM30,000 are available, along with complimentary 1-year BMW Ultimate Protection Programme for the selected models.

To take advantage of this campaign, new owners need only book with a minimum down payment of 20% on any of the BMW 740Le LCI, BMW X3 xDrive30i Luxury, BMW X1 sDrive20i, or select BMW 5 Series and BMW 3 Series models.

With an in-showroom purchase of the BMW 740Le, owners automatically stand a chance to be in the running to drive home a brand-new BMW i8 Coupe. Additionally, purchases of the BMW 530e M Sport, BMW 530e Sport, BMW 840i Gran Coupe M Sport or the BMW X6 xDrive40i M Sport via BMW Shop Online exclusively would entitle potential owners to two entries to the contest.

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