Press Release | 2021.03.17


  • All-new BMW M4 Competition Coupé arrives ready to delight M purists with incredible power and daringly expressive looks
  • Experience the sensations of the most powerful letter in the world through
    new M Performance Editions of the BMW 330e M Sport, BMW X3 xDrive20d
    M Sport, and BMW X4 xDrive20d M Sport X
  • Extreme performance unleashed once again from MINI with the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman
  • The next step up in digital mobility arrives March 29th from 16:00 hrs onwards with the new My BMW App and the new MINI App
  • Special offers from BMW Financial Services Thailand at the Motor Show 2021 – free upgraded BSI Ultimate Package and many more
  • A range of exclusive offers for MINI customers at the Motor Show 2021, including free MINI Protect first-class insurance up to 2 years and many more

Bangkok. BMW Group Thailand is bringing fans and customers along for the next chapter of its journey with an exciting roster of new arrivals that embody an unwavering focus on performance, style, and innovation for the 2021 Bangkok International Motor Show, which will run from March 24 to April 4 at Challenger Halls 1-3, IMPACT Muang Thong Thani. Making its debut in ready-to-thrill fashion is the all-new BMW M4 Competition Coupé and its bar-raising sporty performance, setting the tone for the other three newcomers – M Performance Editions for the BMW 330e M Sport, BMW X3 xDrive20d M Sport, and BMW X4 xDrive20d M Sport X – in a line-up designed to inject another jolt of motoring passion into the Thai market. In addition, MINI Thailand is also unleashing extreme performance with the latest member in the racetrack-inspired MINI John Cooper Works family – the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman. These latest additions came hot on heels of the new BMW X7 xDrive30d M Sport, BMW 330Li M Sport and BMW M340i xDrive which landed on Thai shores in February.


Mr. Alexander Baraka, President, BMW Group Thailand, said, “The main theme of the 42nd Motor Show, ‘Shaping the Next Chapter’, is a great way to describe the transitional stage that the world of mobility is going through. Here at BMW Group Thailand, we are definitely not resting on our laurels as the premium segment leader, and as the start of this new year has made clear, excitement is a big part of this new chapter that we are writing.


“With enthusiasm for high-performance vehicles still very apparent in the Thai market, we have brought the all-new BMW M4 Competition Coupé here to double down on our dedication to this passionate motoring audience after a highly successful reception for the BMW M340i xDrive. We are also bringing this sense of M-inspired excitement to a wider section of the market with spruced-up, sportier looks in the M Performance Editions of the BMW 330e, X3, and X4. For us, premium mobility is all about the challenge in capturing both luxury and dynamism in each and every vehicle, and this Motor Show is a great reminder that we have never lost sight of this critical balance.”


Also announced today are My BMW App and the MINI App – the new-generation mobile apps engineered to deliver effortless connectivity between BMW and MINI vehicles and smartphones. The new apps will offer an even simpler, more intuitive way to remotely view information on the vehicle and activate certain functions to get your next drive started just the way you want it.


“Of course, our quest to digitalise the motoring experience continues with the same forward-looking mindset that we have always had, and the My BMW App and the MINI App are perfect testament to this. In addition to capabilities our customers know and love, such as remotely pre-conditioning the vehicle to ensure a comfortable temperature at the start of the drive, we have made major improvements to the electrified driving experience, and vehicles in a multi-driver situation can even have each individual driver preferences set up in an instant. We look forward to delighting our customers with the new apps’ enhancements as they roll out on iOS and Android later this month.”


Apart from the M-inspired additions, customers booking vehicles with BMW Financial Services Thailand at the BMW and MINI booths in the 2021 Motor Show will enjoy exclusive offers and privileges – ranging from free upgraded BSI Ultimate Package covering 5 years/100,000 km (which ever comes first) to free first-class insurance up to 2 years and special offers for SME business owners and many more.

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BMW Group Thailand will soon offer its customers a revamped experience of effortless connectivity between their smartphone and vehicle. Both My BMW App and the MINI App feature a new-look design, intuitive and simplified user experience, and new services to support individual electromobility. They are the new universal interface to the vehicle. The two apps display information on the status of the vehicle and, depending on the equipment, allow functions to be activated remotely such as to locate the vehicle, lock and unlock the doors, or monitor the vehicle surroundings (Remote 3D View) for My BMW App.


With My BMW App, destinations are easy to find via the integrated search function and can be sent directly from the app to the vehicle’s navigation system. It is also possible to transmit destinations from third-party apps. The map shows the current traffic situation, filling stations and charging stations, as well as parking options. Customers are informed of available Remote Software Upgrades via the My BMW App and can easily download these upgrades at home before transferring them to and installing them in the vehicle. With Remote Software Upgrades, BMW Thailand offers customers with BMW Operating System 7 new and improved digital features on a regular basis and the ability to ensure that their vehicle software is always up to date.


The BMW Digital Key, which turns an iPhone into a vehicle key, offers convenient set-up via the My BMW App in just a few steps (the necessary hardware needs to be available in the vehicle). The BMW can then be used without a physical key and this access can be shared with up to five other people. If desired, restricted rights, such as a reduced maximum speed, can also be applied when sending a key – perfect for novice drivers. The app also offers additional features for electrified BMW vehicles, including an improved overview of the electric range, charging status, and charging history. Customers can use the charge and climate timer to optimise the charging process by defining specific time slots for charging and set departure times. Pre-conditioning is also available to cool the vehicle for enhanced comfort.


Once linked with a personal BMW ID, individual preferences can be set in any current BMW vehicle quickly and automatically. Thanks to the My BMW App, logging in is now even easier – instead of manually entering a username and password, customers can simply scan a QR code to securely transfer their user settings. Users can also choose a profile picture via the app, which is now automatically transferred to the vehicle.


The My BMW App offers easy access to the BMW ecosystem. It can be used to contact BMW Service Partners directly, and customers can keep an eye on their vehicle’s service requirements in the app. Service appointments can be made directly from the app if needed. BMW Roadside Assistance can also be contacted via the app in the event of problems with the vehicle. If consent is given, the service personnel will see the location of the vehicle and its status so that immediate over-the-air assistance can be provided. At the same time, customers can track the service vehicle’s journey. The app also offers easy access to the BMW ConnectedDrive Store and the BMW Online Shop.


Meanwhile, the MINI App offers a simplified interface with all content arranged in three main tabs: Vehicle tab, Map tab, and Profile tab. With this enhanced user experience, the new MINI App enables smoother navigation features such as sending a destination from the app to the vehicle’s navigation system. The status of the vehicle – ranging from locking/unlocking the door to tyre pressure and service dates – is displayed through the app. If the vehicle is in need of maintenance, the app can enable the user to schedule service with a MINI authorized dealer and receive push notifications on necessary services like engine oil and brake pads to ensure full visibility over vehicle maintenance. Users can also take control of their MINI’s climatization remotely through the app before starting their journey.  


BMW and MINI customers can experience demonstrations of the My BMW App and the MINI App at BMW and MNI booth in the 42nd Bangkok International Motor Show. The full application, which will soon replace the previous Connected App, can be downloaded free of charge from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store from 29th March 2021, 16:00 hrs onward.

New BMW and MINI vehicle highlights


Price: THB 9,999,000 (with BSI Standard package)



The all-new BMW M4 Competition Coupé embodies all the power, agility, and excitement of expert BMW M engineering. With unmistakable combination of track-optimised performance and supreme everyday usability elevated to a whole new level, the new BMW M4 Competition Coupé races with emotions sparked by their powertrain and chassis, visually expressive design and new, M-specific operation system.


The engine powering the new high-performance BMW M4 Competition Coupé blends the high-revving tendencies for which M models are renowned with the latest version of M TwinPower Turbo technology. The 3.0-litre six-cylinder in-line petrol powerhouse serves up peak torque of 650 Nm all the way from 2,750 to 5,500 rpm. Its maximum output of 375 kW/510 hp is available at 6,250 rpm, sending the new BMW M4 Competition Coupé from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds. Sitting alongside this engine is the latest generation of the eight‑speed M Steptronic Sport transmission with Drivelogic, enabling both fully automatic gear changes and manual shifts with the M-specific selector lever or shift paddles on the steering wheel.


The extremely high torsional rigidity of the body and chassis mounting is a key factor in providing the combination of dynamism, agility and precision for which BMW M models are renowned. Adaptive M suspension with electronically controlled shock absorbers and M-specific kinematics and elastokinematics for the front and rear axles are standard features of the all-new BMW M4 Competition Coupé. M Servotronic steering with a variable ratio and an M-specific version of the integrated braking system present the driver with two different brake response and pedal feel settings. Plus, the standard inclusion of M Dynamic Mode opens the door to a particularly sporty driving experience, complete with controlled drifting ability.


M Drive Professional, a feature conceived specifically for track driving, is also making its debut for the first time in the M4 Competition Coupé. This new addition includes the innovative new M Traction Control, which allows the new integrated wheel slip limitation function of the DSC system to be adjusted (through ten stages) to the driver’s personal preferences and needs, along with M Drift Analyser, which records and rates driving stats posted in dynamic cornering manoeuvres, and the M Laptimer, which supplies lap times and other information generated during track sessions. The new BMW M4 Competition Coupé is geared up with M Sport differential and forged Double-spoke M light-alloy wheels in bicolour – in 19-inch format at the front axle and
20-inch at the rear.


The distinctive body design of the all-new BMW M4 Competition Coupé sends out a bolder statement than ever of the performance supremacy and emotionally engaging driving experience at hand. Contributors to the visually striking appearance include the M-specific version of the large, vertical BMW kidney grille with horizontal bars, the powerfully sculpted wheel arches with
eye-catching M gills and the prominently extended side sills with attachment parts for the front and rear aprons. The coupé also sports M Carbon exterior package which features a roof made from carbon fibre (CFRP) roof with aerodynamically optimised fins, mirror caps, side gills and rear spoiler, along with two pairs of exhaust tailpipes. Adaptive LED Headlights with BMW Laserlight are fitted as standard in the M4 Competition Coupé.


Inside the all-new BMW M4 Competition Coupé, clearly structured surfaces and an ergonomically impeccable cockpit design ensure the driver’s focus remains one hundred per cent on the intense driving experience. A standout highlight for the interior is the new M Carbon bucket seats with a structure-based design, which combine racing functionality with a lightweight construction, comfort over long distances and sumptuous workmanship. These innovative seats have integral head restraints which can be dismantled for track driving, an illuminated model badge and electric adjustment. Their racing-car-inspired structure also enables the use of multi-point seat belts.The control panel on the centre console also houses the M Mode button as standard. This can be used to adjust the responses and characteristics of the driver assistance systems and the displays in the instrument cluster and Head-Up Display to deliver a driving experience suited to the situation at hand and worthy of the M badge. The driver can choose from ROAD and SPORT settings, with the TRACK mode developed for outings on race circuits added to the armoury.


Cutting-edge driver assistance systems ease the driver’s workload in monotonous or unclear situations on the road. The new BMW M4 Competition Coupé comes with Park Distance Control with sensors at the front and rear, surround view camera, Front Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning, plus the Driving Assistant and Parking Assistant Plus. BMW Live Cockpit Professional – with its fully digital display grouping, cloud-based navigation system BMW Maps and the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant – also comes as standard for the all-new BMW M4 Competition Coupé.


The selection of exterior paint finishes includes the new and exclusive shades Sao Paulo Yellow non-metallic, Toronto Red metallic and Isle of Man Green metallic.


Price: THB 3,859,000 (with BSI Standard package)


Joining the ranks of racetrack-inspired models this year is the third-generation X3, now fitted with M Performance parts to deliver an uncompromisingly sporty style. The BMW X3 xDrive20d M Sport (M Performance Edition) comes with 21-inch M Performance alloy wheels in Y-spoke style. The exterior design stands out with an upscaled sportiness from carbon fibre mirror caps and illuminated door sill trim along with black high gloss rear spoiler. The eye-catching M Performance sticker on the front bumper and another striking BMW M tri-colour sticker along the sides further enhance the X3’s athletic character.


On top of the M Performance parts, the new X3 also exudes the exclusive look from M Sport components featuring the M Aerodynamics package and BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line around the windows and roof rails. The interior, meanwhile, delivers a premium finish with Aluminium Rhombicle trim finishers and Pearl Chrome highlights, plus an M Sport Leather steering wheel with gearshift paddles and M Performance floor mats. The BMW X3 xDrive20d M Sport (M Performance Edition) also offers enhanced convenience with the parking assistant feature and a rear-view camera that ensures greater confidence and safety in everyday driving.


The BMW X3 xDrive20d M Sport (M Performance Edition) impresses with its M Sport suspension and the economical yet powerful 4-cylinder diesel engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. Operating alongside the eight-speed Steptronic transmission with gearshift paddles, the engine produces 140 kW/190 hp, providing a peak torque of 400 Nm, allowing the BMW X3 xDrive20d M Sport (M Performance Edition) to race from 0 to 100 km/h in 8 seconds before hitting a top speed of 213 km/h, with a fuel consumption of 17.6 km/l and combined CO2 emission of 150 g/km. Meanwhile, the Performance Control creates a more dynamic driving experience by controlling each wheel individually ensuring maximum traction and a stable, yet nimble ride.


The BMW X3 xDrive20d M Sport (M Performance Edition) comes with BMW Live Cockpit Professional with the iDrive Touch Controller and 10.25-inch high-resolution control display. BMW Gesture Control allows various navigation and infotainment system functions to be operated intuitively using finger and hand gestures. Meanwhile, the Intelligent Voice Control Assistance lets drivers use everyday language to have their requests turned into the appropriate actions instead of having to use set spoken commands. Driver and passengers alike will discover a more immersive entertainment experience with the HiFi Loudspeaker Sound system with richer sounds to match the driving pleasure.


Price: THB 4,199,000 (with BSI Standard package)


Renowned for its unique low-slung roofline, the BMW X4 is now offered with a sportier appearance than ever with retrofitted M Performance parts. Inspired by the world of motorsports, the BMW X4 xDrive20d M Sport X (M Performance Edition) features new carbon fibre mirror caps and door sill trim. The tail fins are now in high-gloss black for extra sportiness. Sitting above the 21-inch M Performance alloy wheels in Y-spoke style are the M tri-color sticker on the sides, providing exclusive racing-inspired aesthetics in the X4 xDrive20d M Sport X (M Performance Edition).


The M Performance parts are complemented by an M Sport X package that fuses off-road capabilities with sporty flair. The package features design elements such as skirts and wheel arches in Frozen Grey, plus M Sport brakes for sharper control. The sporty appearance of the BMW X4 xDrive20d M Sport X is further emphasised with adaptive LED headlights with high-beam assistant and panorama glass roof. The exterior design elements in Frozen Grey creates a striking contrast with BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line.


The BMW X4 xDrive20d M Sport X (M Performance Edition) is powered by a powerful BMW TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder diesel engine that provides a power output of 140kW / 190hp with the torque topping out at 400 Nm at 1,750-2,500 rpm. This catapults the Sports Activity Coupe from a standstill to 100 km/h in 8 seconds all the way to a top speed of 213 km/h. The BMW X4 is equipped with an 8-speed Steptronic transmission, which operates alongside the BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive system. Thanks to BMW EfficientLightweight measures, the BMW X4 offers the most efficient aerodynamics in its segment with a drag coefficient (Cd) of 0.30.


The new profile of the BMW X4 is equipped with the latest driving innovations from BMW for greater on-road and off-road capabilities, ranging from Active Cruise Control with Stop&Go and Driving Assistant to Hill Descent Control and Parking Assistant Plus. A range of safety systems is equipped to ensure peace of mind for drivers, such as Crash Sensor, Side Impact Protection, Attentiveness Assistant, and Park Distance Control (PDC).


The interior reflects the combination of athletic stance and high-class elegance, fitted with M Performance floor mats, Vernasca leather seats, M Sport leather multifunction steering wheel with paddle shift, Sensatec instrument panel and interior trim finishers in Aluminium Rhombicle Dark with highlight trim finishers Pearl Chrome. The elegant atmosphere is sparked up with Ambient Light while comfort is delivered with 3-Zone Automatic air conditioning and storage compartment with 525 – 1,430-litre luggage capacity.


The BMW X4 xDrive20d M Sport X (M Performance Edition) also sports state-of-the-art entertainment and communication systems, all based on the latest BMW Operating System 7.0. These include BMW Live Cockpit Professional, BMW ConnectedDrive for seamless connectivity, the iDrive infotainment system, BMW Gesture Control, 12-inch instrument panel, 10.25-inch touch Control Display, along with full-colour BMW Head-up Display.


Price: THB 2,999,000 (with BSI Standard package)


Available in a limited run of 15 units, this plug-in hybrid variant of the BMW 3 Series is not only engineered for a more sustainable future but also imparts pure racing passion from the M Performance accessories. The front of the BMW 330e M Sport (M Performance Edition) radiates uniqueness from the M Performance kidney grilles Iconic Glow, which illuminates from the moment of opening to starting off and from switching off the ignition to locking the vehicle. Meanwhile,
the LED door projector makes entering and exiting the vehicle a unique experience. Carbon fibre components, including mirror caps, left and right front splitter, rear spoiler, and rear diffuser, emphasize both the premium-quality and enable even more athletic driving characteristics.


The BMW 330e M Sport (M Performance Edition) continues to express the modern and dynamic character of the new BMW 3 Series Sedan with precisely drawn lines and strikingly contoured surfaces. The large BMW kidney grill up front, framed by a single surround and split up by wide bars that link to the visually smaller interpretation of LED headlights, lends the car an air of sporty elegance that is heightened by the trademark Hofmeister kink – BMW’s unique window frame that is now integrated into the C-pillar. The slim, stylishly darkened light units housing L-shaped LED taillights combine with the twin-pipe exhaust system to give the rear a wide and athletic stance. The M Performance Edition comes with 19-inch M light alloy wheels in Double-spoke style.


In the BMW 330e M Sport (M Performance Edition), impressive driving dynamics of the BMW 3 Series Sedan are enhanced further with the introduction of XtraBoost – a feature that reveals the car at its most dynamic. Its powertrain – comprising a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology and an electric motor for a combined power output of 215 kW / 292 hp – is now capable of delivering even more intense acceleration in SPORT mode with a vigorous stamp of the accelerator, which activates XtraBoost and unleashes an additional 30 kW / 40 hp of power for 10 seconds. This gives the new BMW 330e M Sport a 0-100 km/h sprint time of just 5.9 seconds, en route to a top speed of 230 km/h. The Adaptive M Suspension combines excellent handling with the highest levels of driving safety while Variable Sport Steering ensures a direct and agile steering response.


In the HYBRID driving mode, the BMW 330e M Sport (M Performance Edition) can hit speeds of up to 110 km/h on electric power alone before switching to combustion engine power – an increase of 30 km/h over its predecessor. ELECTRIC mode, meanwhile, opens the door to locally emission-free driving at 140 km/h, up from 120 km/h. The BMW 330e M Sport (M Performance Edition) also improves on its predecessor’s electric range, extending emission-free journeys by 50 percent to approximately 55-68 kilometers while also reducing fuel consumption and emissions in other driving modes by more than 15 percent. Acoustic pedestrian protection is activated when driving on electric power to provide a bespoke aural presence that alerts on-foot passers-by through an exterior speaker system.


The M Sport trim lends the BMW 330e M Sport (M Performance Edition) a sleeker impression on the road with an M Aerodynamics package comprising the front apron, side sills, and rear apron. The sporty look is backed up with sportier handling through the Adaptive M suspension with variable sport steering and M Sport brake – all of which can be enjoyed from the comfort and luxury of the interior with M leather steering wheel, door sill finishers and pedals, BMW Individual headliner in anthracite, and more.


The new MINI Cooper S Countryman Entry
Price: THB 1,999,000 (VAT incl. with MSI Standard Package)


The new MINI Cooper S Countryman Hightrim
Price: THB 2,529,000 (VAT incl. with MSI Standard Package)


Precisely refined design, attractive additions to the equipment range and innovative technology in the areas of operation and networking underpin the exceptional status of the new MINI Cooper S Countryman within the premium compact segment. Its robust vehicle concept and an ample, versatile interior with five fully-fledged seats make it an unmistakable all-round talent that inspires typical MINI enthusiasm not just in day-to-day traffic but also on long-distance trips and even when venturing into unsurfaced terrain.


The design of the new MINI Cooper S Countryman lends even more intense emphasis to the powerful charisma of the brand’s largest model. The new structure of the bumper covering, now entirely in body finish, ensures a particularly clear-cut and high-quality appearance. The redesigned radiator grille has the hexagonal contours that are typical of MINI and is surrounded by a slim, one-piece chrome frame. The radiator grille is characterised by a hexagonal grid pattern with a red “S” and a single chrome strut. The redesign of the front section adds LED headlamps with distinctive rounded contours, accentuated by a continuous band of light that takes on the function of both daytime driving light and turn indicator. The standard trim of the new MINI Cooper S Countryman also includes LED fog lights, with a light band in the upper semicircle of each fog light serving as a parking light.


With its redesigned bumper trim, the rear apron also contributes to the particularly powerful and contemporary look of the new MINI Cooper S Countryman. The upright rear lights with chrome frame provide an exclusive, unmistakable accentuation that evokes the origins of the British brand. All lighting functions now feature high-quality LED technology as standard, while the graphic structure of the light source traces the pattern of the Union Jack. The new MINI Cooper S Countryman Entry is fitted with 18-inch Pair Spoke alloy wheels in silver while the new MINI Cooper S Countryman Hightrim comes with 18-inch Black Pin Spoke wheels.


Powered by the 4-cylinder, 2-liter petrol engine, both variants generate up to 141 kW/192 hp and reaches a maximum torque of 280 Nm at 1,350 - 4,600 rpm. Stylish driving fun is guaranteed with the inclusion of an automatic 7-speed Steptronic transmission with double clutch and, for the Hightrim version, gearshift paddles. The engine now includes an exhaust manifold integrated in the cylinder head along with turbo charging. This ensures highly effective cooling of the exhaust gases and the turbocharging system. In addition, petrol engine direct injection operates at a maximum pressure that has been increased from 200 to 350 bar.


The new MINI Cooper S Countryman also combines versatile driving characteristics with a versatile interior. Three fully-fledged seats are available at the rear. Alternatively, the second row of seats can also be used to expand transport capacity. By folding down the rear seat with a 40:20:40 split, storage space can be extended from 450 to up to 1,390 litres. The interior is decked out in Piano Black interior surface, and an addition of Chrome Line for the Hightrim variant, while the MINI Excitement Package with MINI logo projection adds extra exclusivity to the new Countryman.


Inspired by the cockpit of a jet plane, the MINI Head-Up display projects key driving information such as the vehicle’s speed into the driver’s line of sight without obstructing the view of the road. The 8.8-inch touchscreen in the central instrument of both variants will also come equipped with MINI Connected, a personal assistant that supports you on the road with navigation and information supplied via connection with a smartphone for a greater convenience for every journey.


Price: THB 3,448,000 (VAT incl. with MSI Standard Package)


Following the launch of the fastest road-legal MINI John Cooper Works GP last year, Thai customers can now experience the inspiringly sporty GP characteristics with the new MINI John Cooper Works GP Inspired Edition. Available in a limited run of 19 units, the John Cooper Works GP Inspired is geared with the exclusive design and equipment attributes that had been reserved exclusively for the coachwork livery of the MINI John Cooper Works GP.


Derived directly from the development process for MINI John Cooper Works GP, the new GP Inspired Edition package features racing Grey metallic for the body, the contrast colour Melting Silver metallic for the roof, John Cooper Works rear spoiler and mirror caps. Together with the black engine bonnet scoop, black door handles and black fuel lid, the MINI John Cooper Works GP Inspired makes clear its relationship with the extreme original model. The 18-inch lightweight alloy wheels in the design John Cooper Works Cup Spoke are emblazoned with the “GP” badge on the centre caps. The Piano Black headlight surrounds and the blackened inner parts for the headlights and rear lights, the black MINI logo on the bonnet and tailgate, as well as the entry strips, which also bear the “GP” logo to match other exterior and interior “GP” Inspired logos, additionally highlight the impressive appearance of the vehicles fitted with the new John Cooper Works GP Inspired Edition.


The new John Cooper Works GP Inspired Edition also includes John Cooper Works sports seats in a Leather Dinamica finish with the “GP” badge. The logo is also featured in the floor mats for the driver and front passenger, and both front and rear mats are finished in red stitching. The John Cooper Works leather steering wheel, which is also part of the new GP Inspired Edition, has been designed in a unique concept. The steering wheel is covered in Walknappa Leather, features red stitching and 3D printed metal centre marking for the 12 o’clock position. The metal shift paddles on the steering wheel and the key cap with the “GP” logo are also produced in a 3D printing process.


Fitted with the same powerhouse as the MINI John Cooper Works Hatch 3-door and coupled with Intelligent lightweight construction and 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission, the 4-cylinder in-line engine in the John Cooper Works GP Inspired produces an impressive power output of 170 kW / 231 hp and up to 320 Nm torque, giving a dazzling 0-100 km/h time of just 6.1 seconds on its way to a top speed of 246 km/h.


All 19 units of the new MINI John Cooper Works GP Inspired Edition will be made available for online bookings exclusively at on Monday, March 15 at 15:15 hrs.


Price: THB 3,648,000 (VAT incl. with MSI Standard Package)


Fresh design features and refined equipment emphasise the exclusive racing character of the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman even more intensively. The top athlete channels its power from the 4-cylinder turbo engine with 225 kW/306 hp and maximum torque of 450 Nm. The spontaneous power delivery, which is sustained into high load ranges, enables the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.1 seconds. The 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission, ALL4 all-wheel drive and suspension technology designed using the racetrack expertise of John Cooper Works guarantee outstanding driving fun and inspiring versatility. In addition, the expressive exterior has now been refined and fresh accents have been added to the high-quality interior.


With four doors and a large tailgate, five full-size seats, a variable-use interior and a luggage compartment volume that can be expanded up to 1,390 litres, the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman can not only master daily transport tasks in city traffic, but also meet all comfort demands on longer journeys.


In order to ensure not only hallmark agility but also particularly high steering precision and handling that can be masterfully controlled even in highly dynamic driving situations, the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman features a body structure and a connection with the chassis, which is characterised by high rigidity. Its standard equipment includes a sports brake system with 4-piston fixed caliper disc brakes on the front wheels and single-piston floating-caliper disc brakes on the rear wheels, as well as 19-inch John Cooper Works Circuit Spoke 2-tone, with brake callipers painted in Chili Red. The powerful charisma of the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman is now even more intensively emphasised with the redesign of the radiator grille. The standard LED headlights and the rear lights have been newly designed. At the front, the high-quality lighting technology is now even more recognisable, while at the back the Union Jack light design is an irresistible eye-catcher.


The interior also features new accents. The sports car flair of the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman is now combined even more extensively with a modern premium ambience. The digital instrument display behind the steering wheel with a diameter of 5.0 inches is a new equipment component. An 8.8-inch colour display with touchscreen function in the characteristic central instrument panel now features even higher quality design. The new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman also sports a bezel and touch-sensitive control panels with high-gloss Piano Black surfaces.

Special offers at the 42nd Bangkok International Motor Show

Customers booking a BMW or MINI vehicle at the Motor Show 2021 with vehicle handover by 30th April 2021 will be able to take advantage of the following offers*:

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  • For all new cars purchase with BMW Financial Services Thailand will receive free upgrade BSI Ultimate Package (5 years or 100,000 km, whichever comes first).
  • Customers purchasing the following BMW models in the hire-purchase with balloon program with BMW Financial Services Thailand will be able to take advantage of the following additional offers for each model.
  • Existing BMW owners can purchase a diesel variant of BMW X3 with BMW Financial Services Thailand under exclusive 0% interest offer up to 5 years* 
  • SME business owners with existing ownership of BMW and are interested in purchasing BMW 330e M Sport, 530e Elite, 530e M Sport, X3 xDrive30e xLine, X3 xDrive30e M Sport (Pro) and X5 xDrive45e M Sport, will receive benefits as follows
    • Monthly payment starts from 1% of the total vehicle price
    • Tax-exempted expenditure up to 36,000 baht/ month

*applied for 25% down payment, 60 months installment

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*The above monthly payments are calculated from vehicle price including BSI Standard Package in the hire-purchase with balloon program with 35% down payment, 35% final balloon payment and 60 months installment

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  • Customers booking selected MINI models will receive MINI Protect first-class insurance up to 2 years
  • Customers purchasing any MINI John Cooper Works models will receive an upgraded MINI Service Inclusive (MSI) package covering 10 years / 100,000 kilometres
  • Customers booking any MINI models* will receive a 19,800 THB voucher for a staycation at Waldorf Astoria Hotel

*Except MINI Cooper S Countryman Entry

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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 2020, the BMW Group sold over 2.3 million passenger vehicles and more than 169,000 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.  

BMW Group Thailand  

BMW Group Thailand, a subsidiary of BMW AG, Germany, was established on the 3rd October 1998. The three entities of BMW Group Thailand are BMW (Thailand) Co., Ltd. with responsibility for wholesales & marketing of BMW Group products, BMW Manufacturing (Thailand) Co., Ltd. with responsibility for BMW and BMW Motorrad local production, and BMW Leasing (Thailand) Co., Ltd. with responsibility for financial services offerings to both wholesale and retail customers.  


In 2020, BMW Group Thailand recorded a stable performance with 12,426 BMW and MINI deliveries. A total of 11,242 BMW vehicles were delivered to Thai customers, a slight 4.3% decrease from 2019, while a total 1,184 MINI vehicles were delivered in Thailand, reflecting a small dip of only 1.7% drop year-on-year. BMW Motorrad Thailand maintained its performance despite difficult conditions in 2020 with 1,224 motorcycles delivered.


On the production side, the BMW Group Manufacturing Thailand plant was founded on BMW Group’s strong belief in the growth potential of Asian markets and Thailand in particular with its unique location, strong manufacturing base, and ready supply of skilled automotive labor, being an automotive hub for ASEAN. On-going investment has been put into the expansion of plant Rayong in terms of assembling processes, aiming to meet growing customer demand. In addition, with approximately 4 billion Thai Baht representing the amount of annual purchasing in Thailand, the BMW Global Purchasing office has been established in Thailand. This is to source various components from local suppliers in Thailand and the broader ASEAN region, in order to supply the entire BMW production network of 31 production and assembly facilities, located in 15 countries worldwide.  


BMW Group Manufacturing Thailand produces the following 17 models: BMW 2 Series, BMW 3 Series, BMW 5 Series, BMW 7 Series, BMW X1, BMW X3, BMW X5, and BMW X7. For BMW Motorrad, the BMW F 900 R, BMW F 900 XR, BMW F 750 GS, BMW F 850 GS, BMW F 850 GS Adventure, BMW R 1250 GS, BMW R 1250 GS Adventure, BMW S 1000 R and BMW S 1000 RR are also locally assembled at the plant. In addition, BMW Group Manufacturing Thailand now assembles five BMW plug-in hybrid models; BMW 330e, BMW 530e, BMW X3 xDrive30e, BMW X5 xDrive45e and BMW 745Le xDrive.

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BMW Group Thailand  



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