“Best Cars 2019”: MINI wins readers’ vote once again.

BMW:

“Best Cars 2019”: MINI wins readers’ vote once again.

British premium brand once again wins a title in the public vote
held by the car magazine “auto, motor und sport” – Clear success in
the import category for the original in the small car segment.

Munich. The MINI anniversary year has started with a
title win. MINI is among the winners in this year’s “Best Cars 2019”
competition. The class victory in the readers’ vote held by car
magazine “auto, motor und sport” once again demonstrates the high
level of popularity still enjoyed by the original in the premium small
car segment in its 60th year. With characteristic driving fun, clever
use of space and individual style, the current model generation
embodies the authentic values of the brand – familiar worldwide ever
since the classic Mini – in their most contemporary form.

The readers’ vote organised by “auto, motor und sport” magazine is
one of the longest-standing public surveys in the automotive sector,
having been carried out this year for the 43rd time. From a total of
385 models, participants voted for their favourites in eleven vehicle
classes. In doing so they chose the “Best Cars 2019”, both overall and
in the import category. The winners of the latest vote received their
awards today at a festive prize-giving ceremony held at the
International Congress Center Stuttgart (ICS).

MINI won the title in the import category of its class. Attracting
30.1 per cent of the votes cast, the success-crowned British model
secured a clear lead within its vehicle class. In fact the current
winner was even able to improve on the excellent results achieved by
MINI in previous years. Ever since the relaunch of the brand in 2001,
MINI has maintained a regular presence among the winners of the “auto,
motor und sport” reader survey. It was initially the serial winner in
the import category of the “Mini Cars” class, and since 2015 it has
now won the title in the “Small Cars” category five times in succession.

The success of MINI in the latest public vote also reflects the
brand’s enhanced appeal due to the latest model update. The MINI 3
door, MINI 5 door and MINI Convertible all convey their unmistakable
style by means of a precisely modified design, new LED headlamps, LED
rear lights with Union Jack graphic, a refined interior and new
customisation options. MINI also presents a particularly striking
design model to mark the 60th anniversary of the brand. The
MINI 60 Years Edition highlights the British origins and agile
character of the premium small car by means of exclusive design
features and fittings for both the exterior and interior. The special
edition will be available from March 2019 onwards as a MINI 3 door and
MINI 5 door, each with four engine variants.

Fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and power consumption were
measured using the methods required according to Regulation (EC)
2007/715 as amended. The information is based on a vehicle with basic
equipment in Germany; ranges take into account differences in wheel
and tyre size selected as well as optional equipment and can change
during configuration.

The information has already been calculated based on the new WLTP
test cycle and adapted to NEDC for comparison purposes. In these
vehicles, different figures than those published here may apply for
the assessment of taxes and other vehicle-related duties which are
(also) based on CO2 emissions.

For further details of the official fuel consumption figures and the
official specific CO2 emissions of new cars, please refer
to the “Manual on the fuel consumption, CO2 emissions
and power consumption of new cars” available free of charge at
all sales outlets, from Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH (DAT),
Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen and at https://www.dat.de/co2/.

In case of queries, please contact:

Press and PR

Matthias Bode, Press Officer Production Communication
MINI
Telephone: +49-89-382-61742, Fax:
+49-89-382-28567
E-mail: matthias.bode@mini.com

Andreas Lampka, Head of Communication MINI
Telephone: +49-
89-382-23662, Fax: +49 89-382-28567
E-mail: andreas.lampka@mini.com

Original Press Release