Specifications of the MINI 3 door, valid from September 2018

BMW:Specifications of the MINI 3 door, valid from September 2018

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Specifications of the MINI 3 door, valid from September 2018

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Obtained on the basis of the new “Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedure” (WLTP), the figures are converted back to the “New European Driving Cycle” (NEDC) for the sake of comparability. Values other than those stated here may be used for the purposes of taxation and for other vehicle-related duties relating to CO2 emissions.

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Specifications of the MINI 5 door, valid from September 2018.

BMW:Specifications of the MINI 5 door, valid from September 2018.

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Specifications of the MINI 5 door, valid from September 2018.

Update of the technical data of all MINI series :

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The following applies to consumption figures for vehicles with new type approval, September 2017 onward: The figures for fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and energy consumption are obtained in accordance with the specified measuring procedure (EC Regulation No. 715/2007), as issued and amended. The figures are for a basic-version vehicle in Germany. The bandwidths allow for differences in the choice of wheel and tire sizes and items of optional equipment and can be changed by the configuration.

Obtained on the basis of the new “Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedure” (WLTP), the figures are converted back to the “New European Driving Cycle” (NEDC) for the sake of comparability. Values other than those stated here may be used for the purposes of taxation and for other vehicle-related duties relating to CO2 emissions.

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Specifications of the MINI Convertible, valid from September 2018.

BMW:Specifications of the MINI Convertible, valid from September 2018.

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Specifications of the MINI Convertible, valid from September 2018.

Update of the technical data of all MINI series :

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Obtained on the basis of the new “Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedure” (WLTP), the figures are converted back to the “New European Driving Cycle” (NEDC) for the sake of comparability. Values other than those stated here may be used for the purposes of taxation and for other vehicle-related duties relating to CO2 emissions.

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Specifications of the MINI Countryman, valid from September 2018.

BMW:Specifications of the MINI Countryman, valid from September 2018.

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Specifications of the MINI Countryman, valid from September 2018.

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Obtained on the basis of the new “Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedure” (WLTP), the figures are converted back to the “New European Driving Cycle” (NEDC) for the sake of comparability. Values other than those stated here may be used for the purposes of taxation and for other vehicle-related duties relating to CO2 emissions.

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Specifications of the MINI Clubman, valid from September 2018.

BMW:Specifications of the MINI Clubman, valid from September 2018.

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Specifications of the MINI Clubman, valid from September 2018.

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Obtained on the basis of the new “Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedure” (WLTP), the figures are converted back to the “New European Driving Cycle” (NEDC) for the sake of comparability. Values other than those stated here may be used for the purposes of taxation and for other vehicle-related duties relating to CO2 emissions.

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BMW Vision iNEXT. Design Process.

BMW:BMW Vision iNEXT. Design Process.

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BMW Vision iNEXT – coming soon.

BMW Vision iNEXT – coming soon.

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Legendary vehicles from Bavaria line up for the start of the “Creme 21 youngtimer rally”.

BMW:Legendary vehicles from Bavaria line up for the start of the “Creme 21 youngtimer rally”.

Munich. Whenever you find noticeably jovial people
climbing out of youngtimers and oldtimers somewhere in Germany or in a
neighbouring country in order to test their mettle in tea-bag throwing
competitions or parking-lot Mikado, it can only mean one thing: “Creme
21” is back. The somewhat alternative regularity test for cars, most
of which are at least 21 years old, will be held this year between the
city of Essen and Luxembourg from September 12th to
16th. BMW Group Classic is again the main sponsor of the
17th edition of the youngtimer tour and is represented with
seven vehicles in the field of around 250 participating teams. For the
first time, two classics from BMW Motorrad will also roll up to the
starting line.

The “Creme 21” rally is named after a range of cosmetic products from
the 1970s that came in bright orange pots. The “21” in its name
reflects the legal age at the time and was meant to convey the fact
that the skin cream was beneficial to old and young alike. By the same
token, the youngtimer rally celebrates the period between 1970 and
1990 – with Capri sun instead of champagne, with Ahoi-Brause sherbet
powder instead of muesli bars and with TriTop instead of popsicle
cocktails. “Creme 21” still cares for the skin – as well as paying
homage to people’s relationship with the beloved automobile.

The starting point of the cult tour this year will be in the grounds
of the Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen. Following a
technical inspection of the vehicles in the shunting yard of the
former coal mine on Wednesday, September 12th 2018, the
tour will get underway there on the following day. As a special
tribute to times past, it will end in the evening with a film shown at
a drive-in cinema in Essen. Not only the teams and their vehicles will
gather there: other visitors are also welcome to pull up in front of
the large screen.

The next stage of the rally on Friday, September 14th will
take the convoy to the Zinkhütter Hof Museum, which presents the
industrial, commercial and social history of the Aachen region. It
will then proceed to the Aldenhoven Testing Centre, an
interdisciplinary mobility test centre run by RWTH Aachen University,
where, among other things, there will be ample opportunity for
difficult but entertaining tests on the two-kilometre oval track, the
rough terrain track, the driving dynamics range, the braking lane and
the handling course. On the following day, the participants will enjoy
a stopover at the Vulkan Brewery in the Eifel Mountains, after which
they will head for the neighbouring country of Luxembourg, where BMW
Group Classic will hold an evening event. The finale and high point of
the “Creme 21” rally is the awards ceremony, which will be held on the
Goodyear Proving Ground in Colmar-Berg after the final stage.

This year BMW Group Classic is sending five cars and, for the first
time, two motorcycles to the “Creme 21”. The oldest vehicle is the
iconic BMW 3.0 CSL, which in its original version dominated the roads
from 1971. First powered by 180 hp and from 1973 by 206 hp, the
lightweight coupé was lightning fast. A curious feature that still
turns heads is its oversized rear spoiler, which was not approved for
road use and was supplied unmounted in the car’s boot. The racing
version secured the European Touring Car Championship for BMW first in
1973 and then every year between 1975 und 1979.

The BMW M1 is celebrating its 40th birthday. Presented in 1978, it
was BMW Motorsport’s first racing car that was not based on a
production platform. Among other events, the BMW M1 caused a sensation
at the 1979 and 1980 Procar Championship, which was created
specifically for it. The road version was the first car sporting the
now world-famous “M” in its model designation. The BMW M1 with 277 hp
of muscle was the brand’s most expensive vehicle to date with a price
tag of 100,000 marks. And with a top speed of 260 kph or more, it was
the fastest German road sports car of its time. It still manages the
sprint in 5.6 seconds.

A genuine youngtimer is the BMW 323i from the third model generation
of the mid-class series built from 1990. The BMW 323i, powered by a
six-cylinder in-line engine generating 170 hp, was available from
1994. In total, BMW produced more than 1.5 million units of the
saloon. Counting other body variants, more than 2.3 million units of
this model generation were built – a whole fleet of future classics.

A youngster among the classics is the BMW Z3, which completes the
brand’s phalanx. The roadster was presented in 1995 and was built in
the BMW plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Four and six-cylinder
engines ensured a sporty performance. The two-seater BMW M roadster
generated up to 325 hp.

The MINI brand is represented at the “Creme 21” rally by a unique
specimen. The imaginatively embellished classic Mini was created for
this year’s International Mini Meeting (IMM) in Portugal. It is one of
the last of its kind to roll off the assembly line in Longbridge, UK
in 2000. Artist Nic Nagel has embellished the car’s bodywork with
colourful surfer motifs and slogans. Thanks to this striking design,
the classic Mini elicited waves of enthusiasm at the IMM in the
surfing paradise of Praia de Mira.

For the first time, BMW Group Classic has also chosen two motorcycles
for the “Creme 21” rally. The BMW K1, which will turn 30 this year, is
considered to be one of the first super sports motorcycles. Its
hallmark is a full fibreglass fairing comprising seven parts. A 100-hp
four-cylinder, 16-valve in-line engine propels the BMW K1 to a top
speed of 240 kph. Almost 7,000 units of this model were built at the
BMW motorcycle plant in Berlin-Spandau.

The second two-wheeled classic in the rally field is the BMW R80 G/S.
It was the first multi-cylinder enduro motorcycle and BMW Motorrad’s
first production model with a single-sided swingarm. Its boxer engine
with a capacity of 797 cubic centimetres delivers 50 hp. The BMW R 80
G/S triggered fresh enthusiasm for enduro sports in the early 1980s.
By 1987 more than 33,000 units of the model had been manufactured. It
set the stage for the GS success story at BMW Motorrad and the
continuing triumphant march of the brand’s touring enduros that
feature outstanding off-road and all-round characteristics,
large-volume boxer engines and single-sided swingarms − a design that,
among other successes, led to four overall victories in the Dakar Rally.

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A glimpse into the future with BMW i. “Silent game watch.”

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The BMW i3 is silent and carries much electricity on board; often even more than what is needed for driving. This video shows what could be done with it. The BMW i engineers are working on it.. (BMW i3 as a electricity dispenser)

The BMW i3 is silent and carries much electricity on board; often
even more than what is needed for driving. This video shows what could
be done with it. The BMW i engineers are working on it.. (BMW i3 as a
electricity dispenser)

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Through death valley in the prototype of the BMW 8 Series Convertible.

BMW:Through death valley in the prototype of the BMW 8 Series Convertible.

Munich. BMW continues its current luxury segment
product offensive with the development of a further model variant of
the new BMW 8 Series. With intensive function trials and test drives
between Las Vegas and Death Valley in the USA, the critical phase in
the series development for the new BMW 8 Series Convertible has now
begun. The results of so-called hot climate testing in the Western
United States provide important insights into the functional safety of
mechanical and electronic components under extreme weather conditions.
Temperatures of more than 50 degrees Celsius, extreme dust formation
on the edge of the desert, stop-and-go traffic on the Las Vegas Strip,
gravel tracks around Mount Whitney and long-distance journeys between
the Pacific coast and the Rocky Mountains characterise the challenging
test programme for the new BMW 8 Series Convertible on its way to
series maturity.

Weather conditions for a convertible definitely do not exist in Death
Valley. However, the heat and the extreme dryness of the national park
in the Mojave Desert do create the ideal conditions for an acid test
of a special kind. Inside a prototype of the BMW 8 Series Convertible
that has previously stood for hours in the blazing sun, BMW engineers
check the onboard electronics, the hi-fi system, sensors and cameras
for the driver assistant systems, displays for the new BMW Operating
System 7.0, connectivity functions, seat adjustment and, at the very
end, the automatic climate control. The camouflaged prototype’s trip
to the Hoover Dam poses an additional challenge to the vehicle’s
electronics. The exceptionally strong electromagnetic waves from the
hydropower plant turbines installed there are the ultimate yardstick
for the insensitivity of the electronic systems to external sources of interference. 

Furthermore, on endless tracks leading across the steppe and through
the legendary Death Valley, the dust-proofness of the multi-layer
soft-top and the roof mechanism are put to the test. The hardships
suffered by testers and vehicle alike create the foundation for a new
form of open-air enjoyment in the luxury segment. The new BMW 8 Series
Convertible combines stylish elegance, exclusiveness and individuality
with cutting edge equipment features in the areas of driver
assistance, operation and networking. Moreover, the car’s fascinating
character is enhanced by high-quality drive and suspension technology
with which the BMW 8 Series Coupe has already redefined sporty driving
pleasure in the luxury segment.

Hot climate testing has a similar level of significance for the
series development of the new BMW 8 Series Convertible as has the
programme at the Winter Testing Centre in Arjeplog, Sweden, as well as
intensive test drives on the BMW Group proving ground in Miramas in
Southern France and on the Nürburgring. Only when thousands of
kilometres have finally been completed can developers rest assured
that with the open-top model of the BMW 8 Series they are putting on
the road a true dream car designed for the luxury segment.

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Motorsport feeling in the style of the fifties and sixties: the BMW Group Classic at the Goodwood Revival 2018.

BMW:Motorsport feeling in the style of the fifties and sixties: the BMW Group Classic at the Goodwood Revival 2018.

Munich. For the past twenty years, fans of historic
motorsports have anticipated and even longed for an event held in the
south of England in late summer. Memories of the spectacular car and
motorcycle races that were regularly held on the local circuit between
1948 and 1966 will be revived in the grounds of Goodwood House, the
estate of the Duke of Richmond. The Goodwood Revival is regarded as a
particularly stylish classic event at which historic racing cars,
often piloted by well-known drivers, are put to the test once again.
Historic backdrops and an authentic ambience − from the starting grid
to the outfits of the drivers and teams − await visitors at the
Goodwood Revival 2018. BMW Group Classic’s appearance is wholly in
keeping with the 1950s and 1960s. Outstanding classics from the BMW,
MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad brands will be presented in
exhibition halls designed in the style of the time on the weekend of 7
to 9 September 2018. In addition, BMW Group Classic will roll out a
flotilla of racing cars to the starting grid, including two
supercharged motorcycles based on the BMW R 57.

Goodwood House is also a great venue and always worth a visit for
Maria Costello. Just a couple of months ago in July, the successful
British motorcycle racer appeared at the Festival of Speed, which was
also organised by the Duke of Richmond. Together with her compatriot
Mark Wilkes, who is currently leading the Sidecar World Championship
ranking as a passenger, she piloted a BMW racing combo at the
legendary Goodwood Hill Climb. However, Maria Costello will be racing
alone at the Goodwood Revival 2018, as she has been doing on
racetracks around the world since the 1990s.

From the Isle of Man to Goodwood: Maria Costello and the
supercharged BMW.

Maria Costello rose to prominence in 1998 as the fastest rider in the
Manx Grand Prix on the Isle of Man. This competition for newcomers is
run on the same circuit as the legendary Tourist Trophy, at which the
Brit already appeared for the first time the following year. In 2004
Maria Costello entered the Guinness Book of Records with a new track
record for women on the Isle of Man. And at the Manx Grand Prix the
following year she was the first woman to secure a place on the
winner’s podium.

Maria Costello has regularly ridden a BMW S 1000 RR in endurance
races since 2015. At the Goodwood Revival, she will switch to a
legendary superbike of yore. The supercharged motorcycle based on the
BMW R 57 marked a milestone in the racing history of BMW Motorrad. Its
history is as firmly linked to the long-distance races on the Isle of
Man as is the career of Maria Costello. In 1939, Georg “Schorsch”
Meier won the Senior TT at the Tourist Trophy on a supercharged BMW.

The winning streak of the charged Boxer engine continued into the
post-war period and only ended with a change in regulations that
banned the use of the supercharger in racing. At the Goodwood Revival,
Maria Costello will be accompanied on her journey through time on the
racetrack by top Australian racer Troy Corser. The two-time Superbike
World Champion will be riding the second supercharged BMW on the
Goodwood House circuit.

Success on the racetrack: the classic Mini and the “New Class”.

Among the four-wheeled classics starring at the Goodwood Revival are
two successful machines from the 1960s. Dating back to 1964, the
Austin Mini Cooper S Competition reminds us that the stellar racing
career of the classic Mini is not limited to its three overall
victories in the Monte Carlo Rally. Later Formula 1 champions such
Niki Lauda, James Hunt and Jackie Stewart garnered their first
competition experience at road races in the classic Mini.

The classic Mini is joined by a particularly sporty representative of
BMW’s “New Class”. With the BMW 1800 TI / SA, the series presented in
1961 also caused a sensation in touring car racing. The special
version (SA) of the four-door model is powered by a four-cylinder
engine that generates a maximum output of 130 HP thanks to twin
carburettors and increased compression. Only 200 units of the
exclusive racing variant of this successful model were ever built.

Rarities from the 1950s: Elvis Presley’s BMW 507 and a
Hollywood-style Rolls-Royce.

BMW Group Classic is presenting fascinating rarities not only on the
racetrack. The exhibition halls in the style of the traditional London
car dealership Kevill-Davies & March, visitors will experience the
glamorous atmosphere that characterised the show and film business of
the 1950s. The main protagonist of the scene is the BMW 507 that Elvis
Presley drove during his military service in Germany. The roadster of
the “King of Rock’n’Roll” was believed lost for decades. After its
rediscovery it was painstakingly restored and presented to the public
for the first time in 2016 at the Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Beach.

Another emblem representing the new enthusiasm for luxurious
locomotion that was ignited in the 1950s is the BMW 503 Convertible
that will be shown at Goodwood. The four-seater appeared just a few
months after the two-seater BMW 507 and, like its stablemate, was
powered by an eight-cylinder engine. The exhibited motorcycles were
developed by BMW Motorrad for much larger target groups and helped the
brand to build quickly on old successes in the young Federal Republic
of Germany as well as in many other countries.

The classic Rolls-Royce and Mini brands also recall the importance of
British cars for the film industry. For example, visitors will be able
to see an open Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud. The fashionable four-seater
played a central role in numerous convertible rides through the
streets of London in the 1966 British film classic Blow-Up.
And the classic Mini, which will be shown at the Goodwood Revival
2008, also has close ties to British film history. The special-edition
Mini that was custom-made to the highest standards both inside and out
by London coachbuilder Harold Radford & Co. testifies to the high
esteem the revolutionary compact car enjoyed among film stars and many
others. Actor Peter Sellers, for example, once gave his fellow actor
and partner Britt Ekland a Radford-modified classic Mini.

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