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Source: BMW Group Munich. The MINI Countryman awakens the desire for adventure. The largest model from the British premium brand, with its five doors and variable interior space, is a true all-round talent, and not just in everyday traffic. Its robust vehicle concept, powerful engines and the optional ALL4 all-wheel drive ensure unbridled driving pleasure even off the beaten track. And not only that: As the support vehicle in the entourage of the reigning Dakar rally winning team X-raid, the MINI Countryman has already impressed several times under extreme conditions with its forward thrust and versatility. MINI fans can now benefit from the experience of the successful off-road specialists. Chassis modifications derived directly from rallying turn the standard five-door into a MINI Countryman Powered by X-raid. A significant increase in ground clearance, particularly resistant rims and tires with higher flanks are the components of the retrofitting for driving in demanding terrain, which are now supported by the X- raid team in Trebur, Hesse. They were specially developed for the MINI Countryman and for excursions on unpaved terrain. MINI, the X-raid Team and the Dakar Rally – this triad has stood for extraordinary successes in motorsport for a decade. From 2012 to 2015, the X-raid team for MINI won four times in a row at the editions of the classic rally held in South America. Another overall success followed in 2020. This time the marathon rally ran through Saudi Arabia for thousands of kilometers. In the MINI Countryman Powered by X-raid, not only does the flair of five Dakar rally victories come into its own, but also the technology that contributed to them authentically. The X-raid Team is just as familiar with the model-specific features of the MINI Countryman as with the loads that are equally high for people and material during long-distance rallies on desert sand, gravel, mud and rubble. His know-how not only flows into the development and construction of Dakar rally winners such as the MINI ALL4 Racing or the MINI John Cooper Works Buggy, but is also used to continuously optimize the preparation of the service vehicles. This resulted in extensive modifications to the chassis and body that made the MINI Countryman a particularly reliable companion on the often hundreds of kilometers of competition stages. Extended ground clearance and measures to avoid flat tires made the service vehicles of the X-raid team easier Progress on the narrow, potholed slopes lined with sharp-edged rocks in the Andean highlands between Argentina and Chile as well as in the impassable terrain of the Saudi Arabian desert. Accordingly, the MINI Countryman Powered by X-raid is now equipped for individual challenges off the beaten track. A vehicle lift and the large size of the rims and tires increase the ground clearance of the MINI Countryman by up to 40 millimeters. This significantly optimizes the vehicle’s fording depth and ramp angle. The wheels specially developed for rally use offer effective protection against tire damage. A robust rim ring ensures that the entire wheel does not have to be replaced in the event of damage on rocky ground. In addition, it conveys a decidedly powerful impression and optically conceals the high flanks of the tire. The scope of the retrofitting as well as prices and availability can be requested at offroad @ x-raid.

If you have any questions, please contact: Stefanie Szlapka, Press Officer X-raid, Telephone: +49 6147 20 46-73, E-Mail: press@x-raid.de

The BMW Group With its brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and a provider of premium financial and mobility services. The BMW Group production network comprises 31 production and assembly sites in 15 countries; The company has a global sales network with representatives in over 140 countries. In 2019, the BMW Group achieved worldwide sales of more than 2.5 million automobiles and over 175,000 motorcycles. Earnings before taxes in the 2019 financial year amounted to € 7.118 billion and sales to € 104.210 billion. As of December 31, 2019, the company employed 126,016 people worldwide, and long-term thinking and responsible action have always been the basis of the BMW Group’s economic success. The company has firmly anchored ecological and social sustainability along the entire value chain, comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to conserving resources in its strategy. Www.bmwgroup.comFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/BMWGroupTwitter: http: // twitter.com/BMWGroupYouTube: http://www.youtube.com/BMWGroupviewInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/bmwgroupLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bmw-group/

The information on fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and electricity consumption is determined in accordance with the prescribed measuring method VO (EU) 2007/715 in the currently applicable version. The information relates to a vehicle with basic equipment in Germany, the ranges take into account differences in the selected wheel and tire size and the optional special equipment and can change during configuration. The information has already been determined on the basis of the new WLTP test cycle and for comparability calculated back to NEDC. For these vehicles, other values ​​than those given here may apply to the assessment of taxes and other vehicle-related charges that are (also) based on CO2 emissions. Guide to the fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and electricity consumption of new passenger vehicles’, which is available at all sales outlets at Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH (DAT), Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen, and is available free of charge at https://www.dat.de/co2/.

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