Absolutely emission-free: The MINI on two wheels

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Published May 17th, 2011 - 11:59 GMT
The special gimmick of the MINI Bike allows it to be folded so that it fits into the boot of almost every vehicle
The special gimmick of the MINI Bike allows it to be folded so that it fits into the boot of almost every vehicle

MINI presents the eco-friendly solution to the parking in the city. The brand is celebrating the comeback of the folding bike with a modern version of the practical means of mobility. The special gimmick of the MINI Bike allows it to be folded so that it fits into the boot of almost every vehicle – and most definitely into the MINI. When travelling into the city, simply park the car outside the overcrowded city centre, then continue on the bike and relax. Park & Ride with an environmentally conscious understatement!

The bike is also absolutely suitable for commuters and looks impressive on urban travels. When folded, it can be taken free of charge on public transport. The MINI Folding Bike presents itself as a genuine high-tech vehicle: high-quality components, a light-weight aluminium frame and a clever folding mechanism make the trendy bike the ideal companion while travelling. The bike is folded along the crossbar and handlebars and can be folded and unfolded in just a few seconds. In addition the saddle can be retracted and the pedals be folded up making the bike extremely easy to handle whilst saving space.

Fitted in a sleeve under the saddle is a practical transport bag. The MINI Folding Bike can easily match the riding characteristics of a “normal” bike. Weighing less than 11 kilos and equipped with 8 gears and 20-inch wheels, it is quick and versatile. The teflon-coated chain prevents annoying soiling caused by chain oil and reduces the wear and tear on the components while the comfortable gel saddle ensures comfort. Thanks to the front and rear mudguards, you can carry on peddling regardless, even in the occasional Middle East rain. Good visibility on the road is guaranteed by the accompanying reflectors.

Even on two wheels MINI proves its unmistakable design expertise. The bike comes in exquisite matt black. Silver highlights are set by the MINI lettering on the crossbar, the brand logo on the handlebars and the Union Jack motif on the rear forks. The absolute eye-catchers are the bike chain and bell in bold neon yellow.

The MINI Folding Bike is available as of August 2011 for AED2716 (499 Euro/USD$740) on the Internet at www.MINI.de/shop and from selected MINI dealers. The bike comes completely mounted. Additional accessories will soon be available. Printable photos are available from the BMW Group Press Club at www.press.bmwgroup.com.

Background Information


Rooted in our heritage, our mission is to deliver cars and mobility solutions that heighten city life for customers today and tomorrow. Core to all MINI cars is our unique go-kart feeling, our iconic design, and our creative use of space.

BMW Group

The special fascination of the BMW Group not only lies in its products and technology, but also in the company’s history, written by inventors, pioneers and brilliant designers. Today, the BMW Group, with its 30 production and assembly facilities in 14 countries as well as a global sales network, is the world’s leading manufacturer of premium automobiles and motorcycles, and provider of premium financial and mobility services.

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