MINI USA Offers SIRIUS as Standard Equipment on New Model Year 2011 MINI Vehicles

Dec 22, 2010, 10:00 ET from SIRIUS XM Radio

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. and NEW YORK, Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- MINI USA and SIRIUS XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) today announced that MINI will offer SIRIUS as standard equipment on new Model Year 2011 MINI vehicles.  

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MINI will include an introductory one-year subscription to the "SIRIUS Everything" package with the purchase of every new 2011 MINI vehicle.

"We are very excited to offer SIRIUS as standard equipment on 2011 MINI vehicles, as it ensures that every MINI includes a well-rounded selection of in-car entertainment options," said Jim McDowell, Vice President, MINI USA.  "SIRIUS is fully integrated into all three of the MINI infotainment options, and allows MINI owners to further personalize their MINI driving experience at the push of a button."

"MINI drivers appreciate efficient performance and value, and now all new MINI owners will be able to enjoy SIRIUS with its broad range of diverse content," said Steve Cook, Group Vice President and General Manager, Automotive Division, SIRIUS XM Radio. "By including a one-year introductory subscription, MINI drivers can enjoy the best in-vehicle audio entertainment beginning with the first time they start-up their new vehicles."

The "SIRIUS Everything" package delivers more than 135 channels, including 100% commercial-free music, plus premier sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic and weather information. 

All new Model Year 2011 MINI Hardtop, Convertible, Clubman and Countryman vehicles will include a factory-equipped satellite radio and a one-year introductory subscription to the "SIRIUS Everything" package.  After the introductory one-year subscription, the SIRIUS service will be subject to the standard rates.

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MINI is an independent brand of the BMW Group. In the United States, MINI USA operates as a business unit of BMW of North America, LLC which has been present in the United States since 1975.  Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003.  The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and the Rolls-Royce brand of Motor Cars; DesignworksUSA, a strategic design consultancy in California; a technology office in Silicon Valley and various other operations throughout the country.  BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group's global manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant for all X5 and X3 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 Sports Activity Coupes.  The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 338 BMW passenger car centers, 336 BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 143 BMW motorcycle retailers, 100 MINI passenger car dealers, and 31 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers.  BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group's sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.

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