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Source: BMW Group Munich. The countdown is running in secret. But as soon as the starting signal is given, hundreds of helpers swarm out. The grape harvest at Lake Constance is a spectacular event every year. When the degree of ripeness of the grapes and the outside temperatures are a perfect match, it is important to hurry. Because the late summer weather rarely remains stable for long. Small-format heavy-duty transporters now shape the streetscape in the wine-growing areas until late at night. With the specially designed tractors – narrow enough to be able to drive through the closely planted rows of vines and powerful enough to pull the long, always fully loaded trailers – the precious grapes are brought to the wineries as quickly as possible – agile, agile, powerfully motorized and the MINI Cooper S 3-door (combined fuel consumption: 6.4 – 6.1 l / 100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 147 – 139 g / km) on its tour of the Lake Constance region has impressive loading capacities . With the roof and rear rack systems from the MINI Original range of accessories, the premium small car can be turned into a versatile transport talent in just a few simple steps. The stowage volume of its luggage compartment can be expanded from 211 to 731 liters by simply folding down the rear seat backrest, which can be divided into a 60:40 ratio as standard. The MINI roof box with a capacity of 320 liters offers space for additional luggage. The lockable box has embossed stripes and MINI logos. It can be opened on both long sides and can be mounted on the MINI base carrier, which is also available in the MINI Original Accessories range. Alternatively, a railing rack is available for selection in conjunction with the optional roof rails for the MINI 3-door. The model-specific rear rack preparation is also available ex works. It can be used to use the MINI rear bike rack specially designed for the brand’s small car models. It can be used to transport two bicycles reliably and safely. A fold-down function makes it possible to open the luggage compartment lid of the vehicle even when the rear rack is loaded.With the MINI roof box and the MINI rear bicycle rack, the creative use of space typical of the brand reaches an additional dimension – and creates ideal conditions for a varied travel experience. The entire Lake Constance region has a well-signposted network of hiking trails and bicycle routes, which often lead close to the shore, through tranquil villages or across the fruit and wine-growing areas. In addition, the dense route network of Lake Constance shipping ensures cross-border connections between the places on the German, Austrian and Swiss banks of the water. You can take your bike with you on the passenger ferries, and car ferries are on the shuttles between Meersburg and Konstanz and between Friedrichshafen and Romanshorn in Switzerland. Visitors can enjoy Lake Constance on tailor-made day trips – sometimes sporty on foot or on a bike, sometimes completely relaxed on the water and while cruising along the shore in a MINI Cooper S 3-door East of the region. Your old town is located on an offshore island in Lake Constance. This is also where the ferries start and pass the lighthouse and a marble sculpture of the Bavarian lion when they leave the port. Narrow streets, shops, cafes, the old town hall built in 1422 and carefully tended town houses from the 16th and 17th centuries make up the charm of Lindau’s old town. Parts of the historical fortifications even date back to the 11th century. The Mangturm with its colorfully glazed tile roof marks the end of the city wall at the harbor. It served as a lighthouse from 1180 to 1856, before the significantly higher successor was put into operation in the port entrance. On the way from Lindau to the wine-growing region of Immenstaad, Hagnau and Meersburg, the MINI Cooper S 3-door passes the traditional industrial city of Friedrichshafen. Airships have been taking off there for 120 years, and in the Zeppelin Museum, the history of the “flying cigars” is documented in a revealing way by means of numerous historical exhibits and modern installations. In addition, the museum houses an extensive art collection. In Friedrichshafen, visitors also have the opportunity to set off on a sightseeing flight over Lake Constance in the latest generation of the Zeppelin. Flights are offered with a duration between 30 and 90 minutes. The low cruising altitude of around 300 meters guarantees the best view of what is happening on the ground and on the water.

If you have any questions, please contact: Press and Public RelationsMatthias Bode, Press Spokesman for Product Communication MINI Telephone: + 49-89-382-61742E-mail: Andreas Lampka, Head of Communications MINI Telephone: + 49-89-382-23662E -Mail: andreas.lampka@mini.comJenniferreiber-Ruckenbrod, Head of Communication MINI and BMW MotorradTelephone: + 49-89-382-35108E-Mail: jennifer.ruckenbrod@bmwgroup.comThe BMW GroupThe BMW Group is with its brands BMW, MINI , Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and 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 stewardship and a clear commitment to conserving resources in its strategy. Www.bmwgroup.comFacebook: http: //

The information on fuel consumption, CO2 emissions, power consumption and range are determined according to 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 fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and electricity consumption in 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


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