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The new MINI Clubman Sterling Edition is now available in the MINI range offered in Malaysia. Described as ‘a true expression of a modern gentleman’s car’, it will only be available for booking online, a first in the local automotive industry. A flash sale will go live with a booking function from August 15 to 26, 2017.

Introducing the model, Han Sang Yun, Managing Director & CEO of BMW Group Malaysia said: “The New MINI Clubman Sterling Edition is a modern take on one of the most iconic cars in the world. Limited to only 20 units made available in Malaysia, this MINI is exceptionally well-made with unique versatility to its body concept and individual style. Known as the car for the gentlemen of the modern age, this limited edition MINI is bound to excite and make its mark in the premium compact segment”.

The Sterling Edition, with its emotionally charged design and a sophisticated colour and material mix exude characteristics of ‘a modern gentleman who is chivalrous, sophisticated and confident’. One of its key exterior highlights is its Melting Silver body colour with the subtle Matte Black Jack mirror caps and roof decor.

This is complemented further by Black Union Jack symbols located at the side scuttles to pay homage to its British origins. The bespoke 18-inch MINI Yours Masterpiece wheels are finished in burnish black.

Like a finely tailored jacket, its lining is usually fitted with a more vivid and contrasting tone versus the jacket’s colour as an expression of the owner’s character, class and style. This bold concept is embodied in the Sterling Edition’s interior which has an Indigo Blue and Pure Burgundy theme.

The Pure Burgundy interior is made available with MINI Yours Illuminated Interior, which allows the owner to choose from 12 pre-set colours to the trims, fitting whatever the mood and liking of the driver and passengers.

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The supple seats are upholstered in luxurious Chester Leather with an Indigo Blue shade, crafted to deliver a smooth feel of the leather against the driver’s hand with its diagonal quilting. These new-generation seats are said to evoke the classic Chesterfield sofa. Additionally, the design of the sports seats cites the British heritage of MINI while delivering contemporary interpretations of its characteristic diamond pattern.

The steering wheel also represents the best in British craftsmanship, wrapped in a soft Nappa leather and completed with a hand finished aluminium coloured stitching. At the bottom of the steering wheel, there is also the signature Union Jack insignia.

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A Parking Assist function automatically steers the MINI into any parallel parking spaces. Sensors on either side of the car will detect a suitable parking space and when found, the driver will be notified. If the space available is chosen, then the car will guide itself into the bay with the driver only required to brake and accelerate as needed. If the automatic parking is not used, there’s a rearview camera to aid reverse parking.

Most owners are spending a large majority of their time in their car so MINI Connected offers a state-of-the-art infotainment system. The infotainment interface features a 6.5-inch high resolution LCD mounted in the central speedometer with graphics along its inner circumference. The MINI Connected infotainment itself features over 30 million songs which can stream live into the car. Intuitive Spotify Interface is ever present in the MINI’s screen and all control functions are easily accessed with the controller.

MINI 1Priced at RM268,888 (without  insurance), the Sterling Edition has 4 years of warranty coverage with no limit on mileage. During the first 4 years, scheduled servicing is also provided at no charge.

As with other MINI models sold in Malaysia, the Sterling Edition is also covered a 5-year Roadside Assistance program.

This includes a 24-hour Accident and Help on the Phone and On the Spot Hotline, Free Towing Services and when needed (over 200 kms from residential home), Replacement Vehicle, Accommodation, Mobility Services Solutions as well as Repatriation services.

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