News of October 17, 2001
Deck The Halls With Gifts From BMW And MINI
WOODCLIFF LAKE, NEW JERSEY - With the holiday season just around the corner, thoughts will soon turn to choosing unique and distinctive gifts for family, friends and business colleagues. Here are a few suggestions for the young and the "young at heart" from the BMW Group.
* BMW 2001 HOLIDAY BALL
Aptly named "Pure Joy," this special edition fine porcelain holiday ornament, designed by BMW and produced by Rosenthal, will add a touch of elegance to any holiday decor. Priced at $38, "Pure Joy" is certain to become the latest collector's item in a treasured set of annual Rosenthal special edition ornaments.
* MINI CUCKOO CLOCK
Waiting anxiously for the stylish new MINI automobile to arrive in dealer showrooms next Spring? From the all-new collection of MotoringGear merchandise from MINI USA, comes a distinctive MINI Cuckoo Clock available just in time for the holidays. Imagine a cuckoo clock without cuckoo. Instead, a miniature MINI pops out on the hour producing the revving sound of a real MINI Cooper's engine. For those who prefer a good night's sleep, a light sensor automatically deactivates the hourly "chime" at night. A silver finish housing surrounds a MINI speedometer clock face design. Priced at $85, the MINI Cuckoo Clock is the perfect gift for those who believe that time doesn't just fly, it revs.
* BATTERY-POWERED Z3 ROADSTER
Now, even BMW aficionados-in-training can experience the thrill of driving a BMW Z3 roadster. Designed for children ages two-and-a-half to five years, this scaled-down version of the real thing is the perfect vehicle for a trip around the backyard, cruising the playground, or traveling to a neighborhood playdate. Its distinctive kidney-shaped grille, enamel logos, alloy "look-alike" wheels, "roll bar," and long, classic hoodline signify that the car is distinctly BMW. Powered by a rechargeable battery, this sporty energy-efficient, one-seat roadster also lives up to BMW's standards for performance (for children's toys, that is), accelerating up to approximately 4 mph in an impressive 15 seconds. A guaranteed playdate magnet, BMW's battery-powered Z3 roadster carries a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $299 and is available in one color -- cobalt blue, of course. Make room in the garage!
* X5 REMOTE CONTROL VEHICLE
Whether you're five or fifty-five, you can now experience the thrill of piloting the BMW X5 Sports Activity Vehicle -- or, at least a 1:12 scale model of it. This miniature luxury SAV combines legendary BMW performance, styling, luxury, and technology to deliver a unique new toy that is nimble, quick and a joy to control -- even over the toughest "terrain." With a seven-function remote (powered by a rechargeable battery, included), the X5 Remote Control Vehicle can be piloted up to a distance of 50 feet at speeds exceeding nine mph. It has a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $113. Warning to parents and kids -- Don't fight over the remote!
These and other BMW gifts and accessories are available through BMW retailers nationwide, and can be found in the BMW Lifestyle Collection, which features a full line of BMW clothing and accessories. For more information, call (888) BMW-ONLINE or visit http://bmwonline.com.
(October 12, 2001)