Auto Bavaria, the largest retail and service organisation for BMW, MINI and Motorrad vehicles in Malaysia, recently organised the Auto Bavaria MINI Ride. This by-invitation-only cycling event featured the MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid as a support vehicle to showcase its features and practicality.
The private event was exclusive to current and potential MINI owners to provide them a unique MINI experience. The event began early in the day with participants meeting at various Auto Bavaria showrooms in the Klang Valley and beginning their journey driving the new MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid with their personal bicycles mounted on the roof to the starting location of the ride at Plaza Batai in Damansara Heights.
The city drive provided those who are new to the Countryman a driving impression of its premium ride and handling as well as its comfort, power, premium ambience, and practicality and roominess.
Meanwhile, the cycling event ended at the Yellow Brick Road cafe where the participants got into the Countryman Plug-In Hybrid again to drive back to Auto Bavaria’s showroom for further insights into the features and capabilities of this premium Sport Activity Vehicle (SAV). The locally assembled MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid has an electric driving range of up to 42 km and a total mixed driving range of up to 500 km on a full tank of fuel. The lithium-ion battery is managed by an advanced cooling system to maintain its optimum operating temperature; it can be recharged via a conventional 230-volt household socket or a dedicated electric vehicle charging point.
Encouraged by the positive response, Auto Bavaria will be organising more MINI Ride events in the coming months. To take part in this unique event, please visit your nearest Auto Bavaria showroom to find out more about the event as well as the MINI Countryman.
The Auto Bavaria MINI Ride was also supported by home and car audio specialist, Harman Kardon.