MINI develops concepts for electric John Cooper Works models.

BMW: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.”


In case of queries, please contact:
Corporate Communications

Matthias Bode, Spokesperson Communication MINI
Tel.:
+49-89-382-61742
E-mail: matthias.bode@mini.com

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


Jennifer Treiber-Ruckenbrod, Head of Communication MINI and BMW
Motorrad
Tel.: +49-89-382-35108
E-mail: jennifer.ruckenbrod@bmwgroup.com

The BMW Group

With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW
Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and
motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services.
The BMW Group production network comprises 31 production and assembly
facilities in 15 countries; the company has a global sales network in
more than 140 countries.

In 2019, the BMW Group sold over 2.5 million automobiles and more
than 175.000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax in the
financial year 2019 was € 7.118 billion on revenues amounting to €
104.210 billion As of 31 December 2019, the BMW Group had a workforce
of 126,016 employees.

The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term
thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established
ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain,
comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to
conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy.

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Fuel consumption, CO2 emission figures and power consumption were
measured using the methods required according to Regulation VO (EC)
2007/715 as amended. The figures are calculated using a vehicle
fitted with basic equipment in Germany, the ranges stated take into
account differences in selected wheel and tyre sizes as well as the
optional equipment. They may change during configuration.

The figures have 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
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 at sales outlets, from Deutsche Automobil
Treuhand GmbH (DAT), Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760
Ostfildern-Scharnhausen and at https://www.dat.de/co2/.

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BMW Group Awards for Social Commitment presented

BMW:BMW Group Awards for Social Commitment presented

Munich. The BMW Group has once again recognised
employees around the world for their outstanding social commitment
this year. The BMW Group Awards for Social Commitment were presented
to five employees, two of whom received special awards from the Vera
and Volker Doppelfeld Foundation. Each award is endowed with 5,000
euros, which benefits the respective service projects directly. This
year’s award-winners come from India, Germany and South Africa. Owing
to the special circumstances this year, five additional finalists will
each receive a financial award of 2,500 euros, which will also benefit
these employees’ service projects.

“Courageous commitment to society is increasingly important,
especially in unprecedented times like the current pandemic.
Encouraging every individual to take responsibility is a priority for
me. Our Employee Awards contribute to this by recognising our
associates’ commitment,” explained Ilka Horstmeier, member of the
Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for Human Resources and
patron of the award.

Many BMW Group employees are involved in volunteering – in their own
region or in international projects. The diversity of this commitment
is also reflected by the candidates for the award: The 111
applications submitted came from 16 different countries. Due to
current hygiene requirements, this year’s award ceremony was held as a
digital event broadcast to different locations worldwide. 

International commitment

After just six months with the BMW Group, Sankar
Sundaralingam
from Chennai, India has been recognised with
the BMW Award for his Ooruni Foundation. As a co-founder and trustee,
Sundaralingam has been involved since 2015 in providing an educational
support programme for AIDS orphans and organising a job market for
people with disabilities, as well as collecting food donations for
people in need and launching various environmental campaigns. He plans
to use the cash prize to finance the studies of 22 young people.

Ludwig Donharl has worked as an energy maintenance
engineer at BMW Group Plant Dingolfing since 1987. He has shown a
selfless dedication to helping young people in Kenya since taking a
holiday there in 2017 – building a school for 200 children and eight
teachers largely on his own initiative. Donharl realises a wide range
of different projects with the donations he collects, including
supporting a young man who had suffered an accident and needed an
operation so he could return to work. Donharl’s colleagues recognised
his outstanding personal commitment with the BMW Group Associate
Award, which was presented for the first time this year. All company
employees had the chance to choose one of the award-winners in an
online vote.

Jörg Kaufmann founded the Children’s Cancer Research
Society. As its chairman, he and the organisation’s 45 members set
themselves the goal of making childhood cancers curable – no matter
how rare the cancer may be. The association has funded research
projects worth more than one million euros over the past ten years.
The organisation’s biggest success so far was in promoting an antibody
therapy that has now become well established. The prize money from the
BMW Group Award will benefit a cancer research project at the Dr. von
Hauner Children’s Hospital in Munich. 

The Vera and Volker Doppelfeld Foundation will present not one, but
two special awards this year. One of these will go to another founder:
Solly Makgatho from South Africa. The production
employee realised there was great need for safe accommodation for
children in his community. While volunteering as a legal advisor, he
submitted his idea for a separate relief organisation to the
government – laying the foundation for the Gauteng Community
Organisation (GCO) in 2011. Since then, the organisation has provided
no fewer than 120 orphans with shelter, care and education. The
children live in so-called “Green Houses” offering safety, meals and
therapy. The financial award will be used to renovate existing accommodation.

The Doppelfeld Foundation’s second special award went to
Sipho Machaka, also from South Africa. In addition
to working in the paint shop at Plant Rosslyn, he also serves as a
mentor, advisor and trainer at the Golden Youth Club (NPO). This
dynamic initiative offers dance, art and music projects so children
and teenagers can occupy their time in a meaningful way. There are
also opportunities for the young people to educate themselves about
environmental topics and human rights. Machaka himself teaches them
how to live a sustainable lifestyle and seeks to boost their
self-esteem. It is already clear what the next project will be: He
wants to use the financial award to set up a youth centre.

Since there can be no official award ceremony this year, due to the
pandemic, the BMW Group has decided to offer all remaining finalists a
financial award. The employees will each receive 2,500 euros for their
efforts to ensure disadvantaged families in Kenya can afford health
insurance; to support people with disabilities in Tunisia; to provide
hospice care; to develop a test system to identify Covid-19
infections; and to give people with Down syndrome in South Africa the
chance of living a fulfilling life. The BMW Group Awards for Social
Commitment have been presented since 2011. Almost 1,000 projects have
been showcased and 38 award-winners honoured to date.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Corporate Communications

Angela Konert, Corporate Communications, Human Resources

Telephone: +49 89 382-50591, Angela.Konert@bmw.de 

Eckhard Wannieck, head of Corporate and Culture Communications

Telephone: +49 89 382-24544, Eckhard.Wannieck@bmwgroup.com 

Media website: www.press.bmwgroup.com

Email: presse@bmwgroup.com

The BMW Group

With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW
Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and
motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services.
The BMW Group production network comprises 31 production and assembly
facilities in 15 countries; the company has a global sales network in
more than 140 countries.

In 2019, the BMW Group sold over 2.5 million passenger vehicles and
more than 175,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax in the
financial year 2019 was € 7.118 billion on revenues amounting to
€ 104.210 billion. As of 31 December 2019, the BMW Group had a
workforce of 126,016 employees.

The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term
thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established
ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain,
comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to
conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy.

www.bmwgroup.com

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A touch of the South: Heading over the Alps to Merano in the MINI Cooper SD Countryman ALL4.

BMW:A touch of the South: Heading over the Alps to Merano in the MINI Cooper SD Countryman ALL4.

Munich. Spring comes earlier, summer stays longer,
and autumn also has its special charm in the South Tyrol region.
Italian lifestyle meets Austrian-German culture before a spectacular
mountain backdrop. Active holidaymakers will find ideal conditions for
cycling and hiking tours between Mediterranean vegetation and
spectacular rock formations, especially in the area around the
traditional spa town of Merano. And after the fruit and wine harvest,
numerous regional folk festivals and culinary specialities turn the
trip to South Tyrol into an journey of culinary delights.

Even Empress Elisabeth “Sisi” of Austria took on the rather
arduous journey at the time across the Alps to seek relaxation in
Merano and enjoy a breath of the South. Today, visitors can reach the
Etsch Valley quite quickly and comfortably via the Brenner motorway
and an express road called “MeBo”, which connects Merano
with Bolzano, the capital of South Tyrol. But the fastest route is
rarely the most beautiful route to reach your destination. When
driving in a car which has been designed for versatile driving fun,
such as the MINI Cooper SD Countryman ALL4 (fuel consumption combined:
4.8 – 4.6 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 127 – 121 g/km)
the desire to take a more scenic route arises almost automatically.

Delivering a top output of 140 kW/190 hp and a maximum torque of 400
Nm generated by its 2.0-litre 4-cylinder diesel engine with MINI
TwinPower Turbo technology, the MINI Cooper SD Countryman ALL4 takes
on steep mountain passes in spirited style. Dirty or wet road
conditions don’t stand in its way since the electronically controlled
ALL4 all-wheel drive system responds to changes in traction conditions
within a few milliseconds. It distributes the power precisely between
the front and rear wheels and always directs it to where it can be
most effectively converted into driving fun. This also applies to
sporty cornering on the hairpin bends, where the ALL4 system is backed
by Performance Control and Electronic Differential Lock Control (EDLC).

There are a number of high alpine roads which cross the border from
Austria to Italy. At a maximum altitude of around 1,500 metres, the
Reschen Pass, which is passable in all seasons, is the lowest Alpine
crossing in this region. From Landeck, the road leads across the Inn
valley and the Nauders plateau to the Reschensee lake. The church
tower of Alt-Graun, which juts out of the water, still reminds us of
the villages that sank into the waters of the dammed lake after the
construction of a storage power station 70 years ago. Anyone leaving
the Brenner motorway near Sterzing can reach Merano via the Jaufen
Pass, which is located at almost 2.100 metres above sea level. This
connection is comparatively short, but with around 20 narrow bends it
offers plenty of opportunity to experience hallmark MINI go-kart
feeling. Even higher up is the Timmelsjoch, which connects the Ötztal
region in Austria with the Italian Passaier valley. Along the route,
at up to 2,500 metres, there are magnificent views of snow-capped
peaks and a landscape of alpine meadows, forests and barren rock.

Once in Merano, visitors immediately become aware of the
Mediterranean climate. This is due to the city’s location in a basin
into which mainly warm air from the south flows. And this is also why
palm trees and other Mediterranean plants thrive, as do the colourful
flowers and plants in the public parks in the city centre. Historical
buildings such as the municipal theatre and the Kurhaus (spa house)
remind us of Merano’s boom as a tourist resort in the late19th and
early 20th century. The extensive spa promenade on the banks of the
river Passer was also built at that time. The centre of the city,
which is closed to car traffic, is characterised by its picturesque
arcades (Lauben). Beneath magnificent arches, it is home to
old-established shops, cafés and restaurants that attract locals and
visitors alike.

You can enjoy plenty of sunshine and mild temperatures until well
into the autumn in South Tyrol. Not long afterwards, the action shifts
from the valley to the mountains. As soon as the first slopes are
covered with snow, numerous ski areas attract winter sports
enthusiasts. The youngest attraction for skiing enthusiasts is located
about 50 kilometres south-east of Merano. In the Carezza ski area, a
new cable car is currently being built featuring a mountain station
which is integrated into the rocky landscape almost invisibly. The
arrival hall is designed in the style of an atmospherically
illuminated cave and is thus reminiscent of the crystal palace from
the legend of the dwarf king Laurin, which is widespread in South
Tyrol. The Carezza ski area covers around 40 km of slopes and is a
popular destination for excursions and holidays, not only in winter.
The tourist area stretches from the high altitudes of the Dolomites to
Lake Carezza, where Empress “Sisi” spent the early summer
days more than 120 years ago.

In case of queries, please contact:

Corporate Communications

Matthias Bode, Spokesperson Communication MINI
Telephone:
+49-89-382-61742
E-mail: matthias.bode@mini.com

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

Jennifer Treiber-Ruckenbrod, Head of Communication MINI and BMW
Motorrad
Telephone: +49-89-382-35108
E-Mail: jennifer.ruckenbrod@bmwgroup.com

The BMW Group

With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW
Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and
motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services.
The BMW Group production network comprises 31 production and assembly
facilities in 15 countries; the company has a global sales network in
more than 140 countries.

In 2019, the BMW Group sold over 2.5 million passenger vehicles and
more than 175,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax in the
financial year 2019 was € 7.118 billion on revenues amounting to €
104.210 billion. As of 31 December 2019, the BMW Group had a workforce
of 126,016 employees.

The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term
thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established
ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain,
comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to
conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy.

www.bmwgroup.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BMWGroup

Twitter: http://twitter.com/BMWGroup

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/BMWGroupView

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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bmw-group/

The figures for fuel consumption, CO2 emissions, power
consumption and range are 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. For these
vehicles, values other than those stated here may apply for
calculating taxes and other vehicle-related duties which are (also)
based on CO2 emissions.

More information about the official fuel consumption figures and
the official specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be
obtained from the “Guideline on fuel consumption, CO2 emissions
and power consumption of new passenger cars”, available free of
charge from all outlets, from Deutschen Automobil Treuhand GmbH
(DAT), Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen, and at
https://www.dat.de/co2/.

Original Press Release

Adventures amid glaciers and volcanoes: A ride in the MINI Cooper S Countryman ALL4 on Iceland’s Ring Road 1.

BMW:

Adventures amid glaciers and volcanoes: A ride in the MINI Cooper S Countryman ALL4 on Iceland’s Ring Road 1.

Munich. Iceland is a country of contrasts on the
north-western edge of Europe. The island state in the North Atlantic
is as famous for its hot springs as it is for its huge ice fields.
Traditional horse breeding is still as successful here as is the
internationally significant aluminium production. Tourism has also
recently become increasingly important as an economic sector. The
pristine natural beauty located near the Arctic Circle, the
fascinating variety of the landscapes and the contrast created by
active volcanoes and snow-covered glaciers attract visitors from all
over the world.

A weekend trip is definitely not enough time for exploring Iceland’s
main attractions. The special charm of the island is only revealed on
a round trip. However, Iceland’s road network is thin. Many places are
only accessible via gravel roads, especially in the interior of the
country. Iceland’s most important road link, Ring Road 1, is no
exception. It has been developed into a multi-lane motorway around the
capital city of Reykjavik, while some other sections of the Hringvegur
are not even asphalted. The MINI Cooper S Countryman ALL4 (combined
fuel consumption: 6.5 – 6.2 l/100 km; combined CO2
emissions: 149 – 142 g/km) is the ideal all-rounder for going on an
Icelandic adventure amid glaciers and volcanoes. Its ALL4 all-wheel
drive system distributes the power of its 131 kW/178 hp 4-cylinder
petrol engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo technology between the front
and rear wheels as required on any surface and in any driving
situation. 16.5 centimetres of ground clearance ensure sufficient
clearance even on rough surfaces. A storage volume of between 450 and
1,390 litres is available under the tailgate of the five-seater so
that the luggage required for a longer tour can be easily accommodated.

Ring Road 1 runs along Iceland’s coast for 1,350 kilometres,
sometimes right on the coast and sometimes a bit further inland. The
starting point is the ferry pier in Seyðisfjörður, where the MINI
Cooper S Countryman ALL4 sets foot on Icelandic soil for the first
time. On the way south, the road follows the coastline, which features
many fjords, for about 200 kilometres. Soon Vatnajökull comes into
view. With a surface area of more than 8,000 square kilometres, it is
the largest glacier in Europe. Vatnajökull is located at the centre of
the national park of the same name, which also includes picturesque
river landscapes, waterfalls and active volcanoes.

Further along the route, detours into the interior lead over unpaved
roads, across gravel deserts and through seemingly unreal landscapes
of cooled lava rock. Near the village of Selfoss, it’s worth leaving
Ring 1 and heading north for about 60 kilometres to see a spectacular
natural spectacle. The two-tier Gullfoss waterfall together with the
neighbouring geysers forms the “Golden Ring”, which is one
of Iceland’s greatest sights.

After returning to the Hringvegur, we soon reach the island’s
capital. More than 60 percent of the 350,000 Icelanders live here and
in the neighbouring region. Reykjavik is a modern metropolis with a
lively art and music scene as well as two special landmarks. The
Perlan geothermal power plant, together with restaurants and leisure
facilities, is located under a large glass dome and uses hot water
from deeper layers of the earth to heat not only the city’s
residential buildings but also the pavements of the main shopping
streets. A similarly spectacular example of Iceland’s modern
architecture is Hallgrímskirkja, built on a hill in the centre of the
city. It was designed in the 1930s, but was not completed until around
50 years later. The concrete pillars on the front side, reminiscent of
basalt columns, are particularly striking. A viewing platform on the
74.5 metre high church tower allows visitors to look far beyond the
city limits into Iceland’s natural landscape.

On the northern section of Ring Road 1 the landscape is also
characterised by the contrast between the icy glacier surfaces and the
hot springs, whose water rises from the volcanic interior of the
earth. Iceland lies on the so-called Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The North
American and Eurasian plates meet directly under the island. That is
the reason why hot thermal water and molten rock rise to the surface
and keep changing the island’s landscape.

The MINI Cooper S Countryman ALL4 makes full use of its four-wheel
drive on a detour to the Vestfirðir peninsula, which features many
rugged fjords. The craggy coastal landscape of this arctic region in
the extreme northwest of Iceland is mostly only accessible via unpaved
gravel roads. The path to the fishing village of Reykhólar, located in
the far west, leads past massive mountain formations of volcanic
origin. After the strenuous tour we relax in one of the natural pools,
which are widely used in this region and are pleasantly warm in all seasons.

Just like its breathtaking natural beauty, the island’s history as a
base for trade and fishing can be seen in almost every village along
Ring Road 1. In Sauðárkrókur it’s worth stopping to refuel at the
Verzlun H. Júlíusson general shop, which still exudes the charm of the
early 20th century. The small town has a fishing port and is also
considered to be the main Icelandic horse breeding centre. Nowhere
else on the island will you find more horse breeding farms than in the
region around Sauðárkrókur.

Iceland’s varied nature has more surprises in store even after having
travelled more than 1,000 kilometres on Ring Road 1 and having gone on
numerous trips across unpaved terrain. Near Reykjahlið, the bluish
shimmering geothermal water in Jarðböð Cave really invites you to take
a dip. Going for a walk on the steaming sulphur gas fields of the
surrounding area is also a great thrill. And Europe’s mightiest
waterfall also awaits in Iceland’s north. The water masses of the
Dettifoss waterfull plunge about 100 metres into a gorge of about the
same depth.

The magnificent landscape and the many ways you can experience nature
at its most pristine, make Iceland such an exceptionally alluring
destination. And in spite of the sporty temperament of the
MINI Cooper S Countryman ALL4, the beauty of the island simply makes
you want to “slow down”. Only on the way back to
Seyðisfjörður’s pier, however, travellers should not trundle along but
should rather get a move on in order to board the ferry on time.
Because the ferry that connects Iceland with the rest of Europe leaves
port only once a week.

In case of queries, please contact:
Corporate Communications

Matthias Bode, Spokesperson Communication MINI
Telephone:
+49-89-382-61742
E-mail: matthias.bode@mini.com

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


Jennifer Treiber-Ruckenbrod, Head of Communication MINI and BMW
Motorrad
Telephone: +49-89-382-35108
E-Mail: jennifer.ruckenbrod@bmwgroup.com

The BMW Group

With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW
Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and
motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services.
The BMW Group production network comprises 31 production and assembly
facilities in 15 countries; the company has a global sales network in
more than 140 countries.

In 2019, the BMW Group sold over 2.5 million passenger vehicles and
more than 175,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax in the
financial year 2019 was € 7.118 billion on revenues amounting to €
104.210 billion. As of 31 December 2019, the BMW Group had a workforce
of 126,016 employees.

The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term
thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established
ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain,
comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to
conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy.

www.bmwgroup.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BMWGroup

Twitter: http://twitter.com/BMWGroup

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/BMWGroupView

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bmwgroup

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bmw-group/

The figures for fuel consumption, CO2 emissions, power
consumption and range are 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. For these
vehicles, values other than those stated here may apply for
calculating taxes and other vehicle-related duties which are (also)
based on CO2 emissions.

Further information about the official fuel consumption figures
and the official specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be
obtained from the “Guideline on fuel consumption, CO2 emissions
and power consumption of new passenger cars”, available free of
charge from all outlets, from Deutschen Automobil Treuhand GmbH
(DAT), Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen, and at
https://www.dat.de/co2/.

Original Press Release

BMW Group founds company: IDEALworks GmbH to develop and distribute innovative robots and management software for logistics solutions

BMW:BMW Group founds company: IDEALworks GmbH to develop and distribute innovative robots and management software for logistics solutions

Munich. The BMW Group breaks new ground in the field
of logistics as it founds IDEALworks GmbH – a fully-owned subsidiary
headquartered in Munich. The aim is to become a leading supplier of
autonomous robotics solutions in the logistics sector. The name
“IDEAL” stands for  Industry
Driven Engineering for
Autonomous Logistics.

“In founding IDEALworks, we are creating a new business segment for
our logistics solutions. In recent years, our logistics innovation
team has been working in depth on the digitalization and
automatization of production logistics and has developed some unique
solutions. The Smart Transport Robot, STR, in particular has met with
great response and has seen demand from both within and outside of the
BMW Group.  Founding IDEALworks GmbH is now the logical next step for
the BMW Group as a driver of innovation,” explained Milan Nedeljković,
the member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for
Production, to mark its foundation.

“We are entering completely new terrain with IDEALworks GmbH.  Up
until now, our development has focused on automotive production and
its logistics,” said Jimmy Nassif, CTO IDEALworks GmbH. He continued:
“Our perspective is changing now. We are becoming a provider of
logistics robotics beyond the automotive industry. We are preparing
some innovations for the coming months.”

Since 2015, the innovations team from BMW Group Logistics has
been working on future-focused industry 4.0 solutions in the fields of
virtual reality, augmented reality, in- and outdoor logistics robots,
paperless logistics and smart devices. Many of these solutions are
already in series production at BMW Group production locations. In
2019, BMW Group Logistics received the prestigious Deutscher Logistik
Preis [German Logistics Award]. The Smart Transport Robot and its
management software were also recognized as part of this award.

IDEALworks GmbH launches its first product with the Smart
Transport Robot

The Smart Transport Robot, STR, was developed in 2015 in
collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute. The flat, autonomous and
mobile robots can transport goods weighing up to one ton to their
destination. They independently calculate the best route and move
freely around the space using the SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and
Mapping) navigation method. The SLAM algorithm does not require
permanent navigation transmitters to be installed in buildings and can
therefore be set up quickly in a new environment without requiring any
structural adjustments. An integrated battery module from the BMW i3
is able to supply the STR with power for at least an entire shift. The
next generation of the STR will be rolled out at the end of 2020.
Currently, more than 130 STRs are already in series production at
several different BMW Group production sites.

Successful pilot projects in the non-automotive sector

“With the Smart Transport Robot, we have launched a highly
competitive product. From October  onwards, we have been carrying out
pilot projects at companies from a wide range of industries. These
trials show just how robust and versatile the STR is,” explained
Markus Bauer, COO IDEALworks GmbH. “The success of the pilot
project and the resulting demand for the STR were decisive in founding
IDEALworks GmbH. We want to develop IDEALworks into a top player among
the providers of industrial logistics robots in the long term,”
Bauer continued.

The new company IDEALworks GmbH is located in Munich.

In its initial phase, the team consists of around 30 experts from a
wide range of fields and nationalities.

Get in touch with IDEALworks here:

www.idealworks.com


Communications at IDEALworks GmbH:

hello@idealworks.com

If you have any questions, please contact:



Corporate Communications

Hanns Huber, Communications Production Network BMW Group

Telephone: + 49 89 382-31181

E-Mail: Hanns.HA.Huber@bmw.de


Julian Friedrich, Head of Communications Production Network BMW
Group
Telephone: + 49 89 382-25885

E-Mail: Julian.Friedrich@bmw.de

Internet: www.press.bmw.de

E-Mail: presse@bmw.de

The BMW Group

With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW
Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and
motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services.
The BMW Group production network comprises 31 production and assembly
facilities in 15 countries; the company has a global sales network in
more than 140 countries.

In 2019, the BMW Group sold over 2.5 million passenger vehicles and
more than 175,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax in the
financial year 2019 was € 7.118 billion on revenues amounting to
€ 104.210 billion. As of 31 December 2019, the BMW Group had a
workforce of 126,016 employees.

The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term
thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established
ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain,
comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to
conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy.

www.bmwgroup.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BMWGroup

Twitter: http://twitter.com/BMWGroup

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/BMWGroupView

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bmwgroup

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bmw-group/

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BMW Group named sector leader in Dow Jones Sustainability Indices 2020.

BMW:BMW Group named sector leader in Dow Jones Sustainability Indices 2020.

Munich. The BMW Group has taken first place in the
“Automobiles” category of the latest rating published by S&P Dow
Jones Indices for the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices World and
Europe (DJSI), earning 80 out of a possible 100 points. The BMW Group
is therefore listed as the most sustainable automotive company in the
world and is the only automobile manufacturer to be consistently named
among the industry leaders since the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
were created.

A total of 39 companies from the automotive industry were evaluated
in 2020. The results showed that the BMW Group has improved in all
three areas of evaluation (Governance & Economic, Environmental,
Social dimensions).

“The fight against climate change and how we use resources will
decide the future of our society – and, also, of the BMW Group. For
this reason, we have made sustainability and resource efficiency the
centre of our business alignment and anchored this approach in all
divisions. We see this as an important building block for successfully
shaping our future, since our business model and sustainability are
inseparable for us,” said Oliver Zipse, Chairman of the Board of
Management of BMW AG.

The BMW Group’s current sector leadership in the Dow Jones
Sustainability Indices reflects the continuous improvements the
company has already implemented in recent years. For example, across
its international production network, the BMW Group has reduced energy
consumption per vehicle produced by 40 percent and CO2 emissions by
about 70 percent since 2006. All production locations obtain their
electricity exclusively from renewable sources. The BMW Group also
reduced CO2 emissions from its new vehicles sold in Europe by around
42 percent between 1995 and 2019. The company has systematically built
high environmental and social standards into its supply chain
management and is a leader in this field.

It is now taking the next step in the fight against climate change
and towards responsible resource management. The BMW Group just
presented its new strategic direction for sustainability in July.

The company is setting itself clear targets for CO2 reduction up to
2030. What is new is that these goals extend for the first time
throughout the entire lifecycle: from the supply chain through
production to the end of the use phase. The aim is to reduce CO2
emissions per vehicle by at least one third overall. For the fleet of
over 2.5 million vehicles produced by the BMW Group in 2019, this
would correspond to a reduction of more than 40 million tonnes of CO2
throughout their lifecycle by 2030.

The BMW Group is now seeking to reduce its emissions from production
(Scope 1+2) by a further 80 percent from 2019 levels by 2030. CO2
emissions will then be less than 10 percent of what they were in 2006.

In addition to sourcing 100-percent green power from 2020 on, the BMW
Group will systematically invest in optimising its energy efficiency.
The remaining CO2 emissions from production worldwide will be offset
using appropriate certificates. This means BMW Group production will
be climate-neutral at all its plant locations from 2021.

The aim is to reduce CO2 emissions from BMW Group vehicles by 40
percent per kilometre driven by 2030. This will be achieved through
massive expansion of e-mobility. In ten years, there should be a total
of more than seven million electrified BMW Group vehicles on the roads
– around two thirds of them with a fully-electric drive train.

The BMW Group will also reduce its supply chain CO2 emissions per
vehicle by 20 percent from 2019 levels. A supplier’s carbon footprint
will be established as a decision criterion in the contract award
processes going forward. The company leads the way as the first
automobile manufacturer to set concrete CO2 targets for its supply chain.

The BMW Group is firmly committed to the Paris Climate Agreement.
These new targets put the company on a course that is significantly
more ambitious than the two-degree goal.

If you have any questions, please contact:

 

BMW Group Corporate Communications

Kai Zöbelein

Press spokesperson Sustainability, Urban Mobility

Telephone: +40-89-382-21170

Mailto: Kai.Zoebelein@bmw.de

Media website: www.press.bmw.de

The BMW Group

With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW
Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and
motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services.
The BMW Group production network comprises 31 production and assembly
facilities in 15 countries; the company has a global sales network in
more than 140 countries.

In 2019, the BMW Group sold over 2.5 million passenger vehicles and
more than 175,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax in the
financial year 2019 was € 7.118 billion on revenues amounting to €
104.210 billion. As of 31 December 2019, the BMW Group had a workforce
of 126,016 employees.

The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term
thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established
ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain,
comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to
conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy.

www.bmwgroup.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BMWGroup

Twitter: http://twitter.com/BMWGroup

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/BMWGroupView

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bmwgroup

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bmw-group/

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Celebrating the festive season in MINI style.

BMW:Celebrating the festive season in MINI style.

Munich. MINI makes your wishes come true. When
looking for gifts for family and friends or additions to your own wish
list, the MINI Lifestyle Collection provides plenty of inspiration.
MINI fans young and old alike will be sure to find what they are
looking for here. Just browsing through the wide range of products
will already put you in a festive mood.

Stylish companions
for every day and on your travels

The bags and cases of the MINI Lifestyle Collection are stylish
companions and look good in every setting:  The MINI Contrast
Zipper Totepack
really proves its worth when you head for
the office or the shops. The black bag made of recycled PET features a
padded laptop compartment on the back, a printed MINI Wing logo and
zips in the contrasting colours white and energetic yellow. An
additional laptop compartment and an interior compartment with zip
fastener ensure orderly conditions inside the bag. The MINI
Contrast Zipper Laptop Bag
is an alternative or supplement
that is consistent in colour, design and material. With compartments
for laptop, documents and pens, it is ideal for making a stylish
appearance at business meetings.

The MINI Tricolour Block Duffle Bag offers enough
space for taking a short break from everyday life. It is made of
white, water-repellent canvas with a rubberised bottom and handles in
black and has a removable shoulder strap and a snap hook for keys
inside.  Unmistakably MINI: The contrast stripes in Energetic Yellow
and the MINI lettering printed on the front.

The hard-shell cases from the MINI Lifestyle Collection, available in
various sizes, provide flexible storage options when travelling with
the whole family. Four wheels, a pull-out handle and a waterproof zip
with TSA combination lock make travelling comfortable and safe. There
is an embossed MINI logo on the front of the cases. The MINI
Trolley
 is a real eye-catcher thanks to its bright
“Chili Red” paintwork and a capacity of 76 litres. Ideal for
shorter trips: The MINI Cabin Trolley in classic
black, with a volume of 36 litres, practical front opening and
removable laptop bag. And for stylishly travelling youngsters, we
recommend the MINI Kids Trolley in Chili Red. Its
interior features numerous compartments and its lining printed with
bulldog and car motifs makes packing and unpacking a pleasure.

Comfortable, sustainable, authentic: New textiles from the

MINI Lifestyle Collection.

Comfort and authentic design make the new textiles from the MINI
Lifestyle Collection popular with MINI fans big and small alike. The
MINI Loop Wing Logo Sweatshirt Women’s made of soft
organic quality cotton in a diagonal fleece structure is very cosy to
wear. It is available in black or Chili Red. A loop-embroidered MINI
Wing logo in white or black and contrasting stripes on the neckline,
sleeve ends and waistband add fashionable accents. The MINI
Loop Wordmark Sweatshirt Kids
is also made of 100 percent
organic quality cotton. The Chili Red version has accents in Icelandic
and black, the green sweatshirt has black and white applications. The
MINI lettering in black or white is also featured.

Great fun for little MINI fans.

Young parents and their offspring will be delighted with the gifts
for children of all ages listed in the MINI Lifestyle Collection. With
the MINI Cars and Stripes Gift Set even the youngest
children are ready for MINI from head to toe. Packed in a gift box,
the set for children aged between six and nine months includes a cap
with a classic stripe design and white MINI lettering and five pairs
of socks in different colours and patterns. The MINI Knitted
Car
is lovingly knitted, cuddly and machine washable. With
its bodywork in Chili Red, a black roof and yellow headlights, it is
characterised by distinctive MINI design. The MINI Bulldog
is an equally stylish and similarly cuddly playmate for the
little ones. Grey corduroy with white front, movable legs and a red
neckerchief with black MINI Wing logo give the MINI mascot
irresistible charm.

Driving fun in the children’s room is guaranteed with the
MINI Pull Toy Car. The speedster painted in classic
red is made of FSC-certified beech wood. It has a white roof and
bonnet stripes, treaded rubber tyres and a solid cord for pulling.
Young drivers aged 18 months and over can switch to the MINI
Baby Racer
. The push car in the latest MINI design features
Chili Red paint finish, white bonnet stripes and large wheels with
low-noise rubber tyres. Standard equipment: A childproof steering
wheel and a removable and washable seat cushion. Fun for the whole
family is guaranteed in classic style with the MINI Pick-up
Sticks
. 41 bamboo sticks with multicoloured stripes challenge
the players’ skills. They are housed in a cylindrical box with the
MINI Wing logo printed on it.

In case of queries, please contact:

Corporate Communications

Sarah Bauer, MINI Lifestyle Collection Communication

Tel.: +49-89-382-94180
E-mail: sarah.bauer@mini.com

Andreas Lampka, Head of Communication MINI

Tel.: +49-89-382-23662
E-mail: andreas.lampka@mini.com

Jennifer Treiber-Ruckenbrod, Head of Communication MINI and BMW Motorrad

Tel.: +49-89-382-35108, Fax: +49-89-70-35108

E-mail: jennifer.ruckenbrod@bmwgroup.com

The BMW Group

With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the
BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles
and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility
services. The BMW Group production network comprises 31 production
and assembly facilities in 15 countries; the company has a global
sales network in more than 140 countries.

In 2019, the BMW Group sold over 2.5 million automobiles and more
than 175.000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax in the
financial year 2019 was € 7.118 billion on revenues amounting to €
104.210 billion As of 31 December 2019, the BMW Group had a
workforce of 126,016 employees.

The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term
thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore
established ecological and social sustainability throughout the
value chain, comprehensive product responsibility and a clear
commitment to conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy.

www.bmwgroup.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BMWGroup

Twitter: http://twitter.com/BMWGroup

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/BMWGroupview

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bmwgroup

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bmw-group/

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BMW Motorrad presents two world premieres.

BMW:BMW Motorrad presents two world premieres.

Munich. On Thursday, 19 November 2020, BMW Motorrad
will reveal two new models from its Roadster world. These world
premieres will take place during an online-presentation at 4.00 pm
(CEST). This will of course be streamed worldwide via the official BMW
Motorrad Facebook page, the BMW Motorrad and BMW Group YouTube
Channels as well as the BMW Group LinkedIn page.

https://www.facebook.com/BMWMotorrad
https://www.youtube.com/BMWMotorrad

Besides the two world premieres, the viewers can also look forward to
seeing exciting guests. Immediately after the unveiling, initial
information about the vehicles including photos, videos and the
configurator will be activated on the BMW Motorrad website
(https://www.bmw-motorrad.com).
And also on our Instagram channel (https//www.instagram.com/bmwmotorrad)
as well as on TikTok you can find interesting and entertaining content
about our new bikes.

You will find press material on BMW motorcycles and BMW Motorrad
rider equipment in the BMW Group PressClub at www.press.bmwgroup.com.

In case of queries, please contact:

Antonia Cecchetti, BMW Motorrad Communications

Tel.: +49 151 601 60757, Antonia.Cecchetti@bmw.de


Gerhard Lindner, BMW Motorrad Communications

Tel.: +49 151 601 53472, Gerhard.la.Lindner@bmw.de


Tim Diehl-Thiele, Head of Communications BMW Motorrad
Tel.:
+49 151 601 57505, Tim.Diehl-Thiele@bmw.de


Jennifer Treiber-Ruckenbrod, Head of Communications MINI and BMW Motorrad

Tel.: +49 151 601 35108, Jennifer.Ruckenbrod@bmwgroup.de

Internet: www.press.bmw.de

E-mail: presse@bmw.de

The BMW Group

With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW
Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and
motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services.
The BMW Group production network comprises 31 production and assembly
facilities in 15 countries; the company has a global sales network in
more than 140 countries.

In 2019, the BMW Group sold over 2.5 million passenger vehicles and
more than 175,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax in the
financial year 2019 was € 7.118 billion on revenues amounting to €
104.210 billion. As of 31 December 2019, the BMW Group had a workforce
of 126,016 employees.

The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term
thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established
ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain,
comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to
conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy.

www.bmwgroup.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BMWGroup

Twitter: http://twitter.com/BMWGroup

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/BMWGroupView

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bmwgroup

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bmwgroup/

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BMW Motorrad recalls motorcycle clothing.

BMW:BMW Motorrad recalls motorcycle clothing.

Munich. Following instructions from the Munich
Regional Administrative Authority, BMW Motorrad recalls  the
Club Leather Men’s Jacket size M, part number 76129899222
and the DownTown glove, part number 76218560843
to 76218560849 in Europe.

The Administrative Authority refers to a random test conducted on the
above-mentioned articles of a supplier by the
Veterinäruntersuchungsamt Rhein-Ruhr-Wupper (Rhine-Ruhr-Wupper
Veterinary Inspection Office), which allegedly detected chromium VI
above the legally standardised limit. Chromium VI can cause allergic
reactions in some persons.

We regret any inconvenience caused to our customers. We regularly
test the leather lifestyle products we sell for chrome VI and have not
detected any abnormalities to date.

Owners are asked to hand the affected items of clothing in at an
authorised BMW Motorrad dealership. Irrespective of their age,
affected items can be exchanged for an equivalent BMW Motorrad product.

You will find press material on BMW motorcycles and BMW Motorrad
rider equipment in the BMW Group PressClub at www.press.bmwgroup.com.

In case of queries, please contact:

Gerhard Lindner, BMW Motorrad Communications

Tel.: +49 151 601 53472, Gerhard.la.Lindner@bmw.de


Tim Diehl-Thiele, Head of Communications BMW Motorrad
Tel.:
+49 151 601 57505, Tim.Diehl-Thiele@bmw.de


Jennifer Treiber-Ruckenbrod, Head of Communications MINI and BMW Motorrad

Tel.: +49 151 601 35108, Jennifer.Ruckenbrod@bmwgroup.de


Internet: www.press.bmw.de

E-mail: presse@bmw.de


The BMW Group

With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW
Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and
motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services.
The BMW Group production network comprises 31 production and assembly
facilities in 15 countries; the company has a global sales network in
more than 140 countries.

In 2019, the BMW Group sold over 2.5 million passenger vehicles and
more than 175,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax in the
financial year 2019 was € 7.118 billion on revenues amounting to €
104.210 billion. As of 31 December 2019, the BMW Group had a workforce
of 126,016 employees.

The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term
thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established
ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain,
comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to
conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy.

www.bmwgroup.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BMWGroup

Twitter: http://twitter.com/BMWGroup

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/BMWGroupView

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bmwgroup

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bmwgroup/

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Stylish, practical, cool: Going on a shopping tour in Copenhagen in the MINI Cooper SD Clubman ALL4.

BMW:Stylish, practical, cool: Going on a shopping tour in Copenhagen in the MINI Cooper SD Clubman ALL4.

Munich. If you want to go in search of the cliché of
the Danes being cool and reserved Scandinavians, visit Copenhagen in
July or August. When the temperatures are high in summer, life in the
Danish capital takes place near and on the water. In the harbour basin
and on the canals of Copenhagen, young Danes are out and about being
loud and cheerful – not only on canoes and motorboats, but also on
floating curiosities such as self-made rafts complete with sofa,
fridge and sound system. On the other hand, confirming the prejudice
about the Danish preference for fashion, culture and design at all
times of the year is very easy. Stylish boutiques, tastefully
decorated cafés and a harmonious combination of traditional and modern
architecture characterise the centre of Copenhagen. So a stylish
individualist on four wheels fits the street scene perfectly.

The MINI Cooper SD Clubman ALL4 (fuel consumption combined: 4.7 – 4.6
l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 124 – 121 g/km) is the
ideal companion for a shopping tour through the trendy districts of
the city. Four doors, the stretched roofline and the two laterally
opening split doors at the rear make it an exceptional phenomenon in
the premium compact segment. As a modern version of the classic
Shooting Brake concept, it combines independent style with a high
degree of variability. And driving fun is a number one priority even
with a generous load in the back. Its 4-cylinder diesel engine with
MINI TwinPower Turbo technology delivers 140 kW/190 hp, which is
always split between the front and rear axles as required via the ALL4
all-wheel drive system.

Copenhagen regularly ranks among the world’s top cities in terms of
quality of life in surveys. In addition to the proximity to the water,
the diverse cultural offerings and the high level of public
infrastructure, careful urban development also contributes to this.
Copenhagen is old and new at the same time. The Tivoli amusement park
was opened in 1843. It is located in the direct vicinity of the town
hall, which was built 50 years later, and the main railway station,
which is also more than 100 years old. Nyhavn is another city tourist
centre. The “new harbour” was built in the 17th century to
connect the city’s central market place to the water. The colourful
gabled houses on either side of the jetty are now a popular photo
motif and house shops as well as cafés, bars and restaurants, which
serve as a popular meeting place for locals and visitors alike.

The Royal Palace Charlottenborg near Nyhavn, which is now used as an
art gallery, also dates from the 17th century. Denmark’s royal family
has resided in Amalienborg Castle a little further north since the
early 19th century. On the palace square, surrounded by four almost
identical city palaces, the changing of the royal guard can be
observed every day at lunchtime.

A particularly impressive example of modern Danish architecture can
be found opposite Amalienborg Castle on the east side of the harbour
basin. The new opera house was inaugurated in 2005 and is one of
Copenhagen’s most impressive buildings, with its round glass façade
and wide metal roof. In the immediate vicinity of the Nyhavn and also
located directly on the water, the new playhouse, completed in 2008,
is one of the buildings that have shaped the cityscape in recent
times. Its façade of flat bricks and large glass surfaces picks up
stylistic elements of the old harbour warehouses and at the same time
forms a charming contrast to the historic buildings in the surrounding
area. The wide wooden footbridge surrounding the theatre building is a
popular starting point for night owls, especially in summer. Other
spectacular examples of the new Danish building culture are the
Concert Hall on the island of Amager, opened in 2009, a 45-metre high
cube with a blue illuminated fibreglass façade, and the “Black
Diamond”, an annex to the Royal National Library built in 1999
with a dark granite façade that slopes conspicuously to the side.

In addition to culture and history, fashion and design are
omnipresent in Copenhagen. The Danish business metropolis is home to
numerous internationally renowned fashion labels. So the city tour in
the MINI Cooper SD Clubman ALL4 almost automatically turns into a
shopping spree. But shoes, shirts and dresses alone are not enough. In
Copenhagen, visitors to many of the shops will encounter the typical
Danish interior design, which is characterised by clear shapes and
natural colours. Now, at the latest, the variability of the MINI
Clubman comes into its own. Its storage capacity is 360 litres when
all seats are used. After a visit to the Fritz Hansen branch, however,
the maximum load volume of 1,250 litres may be called for. Denmark’s
most famous furniture manufacturer also has its origins in Copenhagen.
In 1827 the master carpenter Fritz Hansen founded his workshop in the
immediate vicinity of Amalienborg Castle. Since then, the Fritz Hansen
company has made a name for itself primarily as a manufacturer of
high-quality seating furniture. Once you’ve found what you are looking
for, you can fold down the backrest elements in the rear of the MINI
Clubman and temporarily swap the three back seats for the desired
number of designer chairs.

The figures for fuel consumption, CO2 emissions, power
consumption and range are 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. For these
vehicles, values other than those stated here may apply for
calculating taxes and other vehicle-related duties which are (also)
based on CO2 emissions.

Further information about the official fuel consumption figures
and the official specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be
obtained from the “Guideline on fuel consumption, CO2 emissions
and power consumption of new passenger cars”, available free of
charge from all outlets, from Deutschen Automobil Treuhand GmbH
(DAT), Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen, and at https://www.dat.de/co2/.

In case of queries, please contact:
Corporate Communications

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


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


Jennifer Treiber-Ruckenbrod, Head of Communication MINI and BMW
Motorrad
Telephone: +49-89-382-35108
E-Mail: jennifer.ruckenbrod@bmwgroup.com

The BMW Group

With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW
Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and
motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services.
The BMW Group production network comprises 31 production and assembly
facilities in 15 countries; the company has a global sales network in
more than 140 countries.

In 2019, the BMW Group sold over 2.5 million passenger vehicles and
more than 175,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax in the
financial year 2019 was € 7.118 billion on revenues amounting to €
104.210 billion. As of 31 December 2019, the BMW Group had a workforce
of 126,016 employees.

The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term
thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established
ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain,
comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to
conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy.

www.bmwgroup.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BMWGroup

Twitter: http://twitter.com/BMWGroup

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/BMWGroupView

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bmwgroup

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bmw-group/

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