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Contents

Welcome...

Page 4 - 5 The new BMW 3 Series Saloon

I am delighted to welcome you to our latest issue of Sandal Living, a publication that promises to deliver a world of quality and value to you.

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BMW & MINI Business Partnership MotorSport Vision (MSV)

2012 is a very exciting year for both Sandal and BMW / MINI.

Page 8 - 9 The new Sandal Huddersfield Dealership

Our fantastic, new state of the art Huddersfield dealership is under construction on Leeds Road. We have a full feature on pages eight and nine which will give Jason Carter, Operations Director you an insight into the wonderful facilities that will be coming soon. This facility will represent the BMW and MINI brands in a manner that reflects our business and we look forward to representing the most youthful brand model line up, with the finest Motor Dealer premises in the area. This Dealership will be headed up by Richard Avery, Dealer Principal and a big thank you must go to Tim Simons our Finance Director who has burnt the midnight oil to bring this project to conclusion. This development represents a significant multi million pound long term investment in Huddersfield which will also provide a wonderful working environment and a facility of which Sandal and Huddersfield will be proud. This facility, in addition to our Wakefield dealership, will then result in Sandal having the finest representation of the brands not only in West Yorkshire but in the UK. 2012 is also the year of the Olympic games to be held in the UK (of which BMW Group is the Official Automotive Partner) and we will ensure we are maximising our links with our local athletes to bring the spirit of the biggest event in 2012 to the local community and our dealerships. Since the last edition of Sandal Living back in 2009, the country has seen some very challenging times but I am pleased to report that we have had a great start to the year in BMW New Car sales. A large part of this success is attributable to the extremely competitive finance packages that are available throughout the range, offering incredible value. You will be able to see more detail later on in the magazine, but one example is a BMW 116i Sport for £299 per month, with only a £299 deposit! (see page 12 for more detail) I would encourage you to contact our sales teams in Huddersfield or Wakefield to get a personal quotation for your specific requirements. In addition this year has seen an increase in the numbers of customers buying our competitively priced Ex management and Approved Used BMW and MINI Cherished models. As always, we are on the lookout for more used cars to purchase. If you are considering selling your BMW then please contact James Whitefield on Huddersfield 515 515 or Mathew Crowhurst on Wakefield 433500. For MINI please ring Paul Hartley on 01484 416000. As a privately owned business, our customers’ satisfaction is of paramount importance. You can see on our websites our Customer Star Ratings across the sales and service departments of our business. Whist this provides valuable feedback on how we have interacted with our customers, I would personally welcome your thoughts on how we can improve on what we do. If you have any suggestions please send an email to: jasoncarter@sandalbmw.net The objective of this magazine is not only to inform you about Sandal and the world of BMW and MINI but also to provide a publication that opens the doors to all sorts of interesting articles, stories and offers. We have produced this magazine once before and I thank all the companies that join us on this occasion. If you do use these companies as a direct response to seeing them in this publication, please let them know where you saw their advert. In a similar vein, if you would like to promote your business through Sandal Living please contact Greg Stainton (who has created this lifestyle magazine) to discuss the opportunity further. I really do hope you enjoy this publication and I look forward to welcoming you into the Dealerships soon. Kind regards Jason Carter Operations Director

Page 10 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Page 11 Sandal Living Recipe Page 12 - 13 The new BMW 1 Series Page 15 BMW Motorsport news Sandal’s BMW Golf Day Page 17 Restaurant review Page 18 The BMW 5 Series Family Page 19 Welcome to Sandal Living...MINI The new MINI Roadster Page 20 MINI JCW Countryman MINI Clubvan Page 21 MINI Paceman Marvellous MINI Facts Page 22 Our BMW 328i SE Demonstrator Going the extra mile Page 24 - 25 A Drive to.... Page 26 Our BMW 328i SE Demonstrator Going the extra mile Page 28 London 2012 Getting behind our British Athletes Page 29 Introducing Emily Freeman Page 31 Sandal BMW Value Service Page 33 Sandal Bodyshop Page 34 Gift Ideas Page 35 2012 Athlete Collection Page 36 - 37 Fashion Page 39 The BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé

Sandal Living Dewsbury Road, Wakefield West Yorkshire WF2 9BE For sales and enquiries Telephone: 01924 433515 e: mail@sandalliving.co.uk

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Sandal Living....

the new standard

a world of quality, innovation and value!

The latest face of the ‘ultimate sports saloon’ launched in February 2012. Here Sandal Living takes a look at what’s on offer. Now in its sixth-generation, the new BMW 3 Series Saloon is a winning combination of both ‘lean and mean’. BMW EfficientDynamics technologies bring class-leading fuel economy and low emissions while the athletic appearance and outstanding performance knocks the competition for six. The BMW 3 Series has dominated its segment for over 30 years so BMW has concentrated on enhancing features that will make the biggest difference. For example, the sporty new design incorporates energy-saving air inlets and the larger windows and low shoulder line make for a brighter interior. The dimensions of the car have been increased, yet the overall weight remains the same. Rear passengers now benefit from increased head and leg room, the boot offers 480 litres of storage space, that’s an additional 20 litres over the outgoing model, plus the front door pockets are large enough to hold a 1-litre bottle of water. The generosity continues across the range with an exceptionally high standard specification that includes Bluetooth, Cruise Control, USB, iDrive Controller and a 6.5” colour screen. The impressive list of optional features now includes full colour Head-up Display, Park Assist, Surroundview, Real Time Traffic Information with BMW ConnectedDrive

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and Comfort Access with clever hands-free opening of the boot via a sensor under the rear bumper. New BMW TwinPower turbocharged engines across the range, plus Auto Start-Stop and selectable ECO PRO mode as standard, mean both petrol and diesel models deliver significantly reduced emissions and fuel consumption. The 320d EfficientDynamics model, for example, reaches 62mph in 8.0 seconds yet it achieves 109g/km and 68.9mpg combined. Already renowned for its unrivalled agility, the 3 Series now benefits from a completely new chassis to enhance the driving experience even further. Moreover, with Drive Performance Control providing ECO PRO, Comfort, Sport and optional Sport+ settings, the drive can be tailored to suit different preferences. More choice to express your individuality is a key feature of the new BMW 3 Series Saloon with three new character models Sport, Modern and Luxury joining the popular ES, SE and M Sport variants. Each model features different design highlights including exterior colours, interior trims and wheels unique to that model. The Sport model is undeniably dramatic. Upholstery with red contrast stitching, black High-gloss detail on the bumpers and bespoke air intakes reflect its dynamic performance and athletic agility.


Official fuel economy figures for the new BMW 3 Series Saloon range: Urban 25.4-56.5mpg (11.1-5.0l/100km). Extra Urban 46.380.7mpg (6.1-3.5l/100km). Combined 35.8-68.9mpg (7.9-4.1l/100km). CO2 emissions 186-109g/km. Offer available on selected BMW 3 Series Saloon models, subject to availability. Finance example is based on a BMW Select agreement for the model stated, a 320d Sport Saloon with optional metallic paint, with a contract mileage of 32,000 miles and an excess mileage charge of 7.35p per mile. *On the road cash price is based on manufacturer’s recommended retail price and includes 3 year BMW Dealer Warranty, BMW Emergency Service, 12 months’ road fund licence, vehicle first registration fee, delivery, number plates and VAT. ^Option to purchase fee and optional final payment payable at the end of the agreement if you decide to purchase the vehicle. Excess mileage charges and vehicle condition charges may be payable if you return the vehicle. Prices are correct at time of publication (March 2012) and are subject to change without notice. Retail customers only. Finance is subject to credit acceptance and available to over 18s in the UK only (excluding the Channel Islands). Guarantees and indemnities may be required. Advertised finance is provided by BMW Financial Services (BMW FS). Whilst we have close links with BMW FS and commonly introduce customers to BMW FS, we do not work exclusively with BMW FS.

BMW Select representative example for the new BMW 320d Sport Saloon (with optional metallic paint). Term of agreement

47 monthly payments

On the road cash price*

Customer deposit

48 months

£349.00

£29,690.00

£5,000.00

Dealer deposit contribution

Total deposit

Total amount of credit

Option to purchase fee^

£835.84

£5,835.84

£23,854.16

£10.00

Optional final payment

Total amount payable

Rate of interest

Representative

£11,588.50

£33,827.34

5.9% Fixed

5.9% APR

Whereas the Modern model provides a more natural colour palette and elegant feel, with exclusive alloy wheels and subtle use of Matt Chrome on exterior features. The Luxury model features standard 18” alloy wheels, luxurious Dakota leather upholstery with exclusive stitching, fine wood interior trim and Chrome exterior detailing. Want to know more about the new BMW 3 Series Saloon or receive a personal quotation? Call into or phone your local Sandal dealership.

Sandal Huddersfield Wakefield Road, Huddersfield HD5 9AJ Tel: 01484 515515

Sandal Wakefield Dewsbury Road, Wakefield WF2 9BE Tel: 01924 433500 Sandal Living 5


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Sandal BMW I MINI Business Partnership YOUR COMPANY BENEFITS.

If you manage a fleet of fewer than 50 company cars, the BMW | MINI Business Partnership has been designed specifically for you. The full range of BMW and MINI vehicles is available to order, offering compelling contract hire rates as well as complimentary specification upgrades on most models. Choosing any model in the BMW Group range as a Business Partnership customer delivers more; from complimentary electric folding mirrors, to integrated Bluetooth telephone preparation with telematics, and driver comfort packages, that won’t cost your business a penny more. Extra features that make driving your BMW even more of a pleasure – even when on business. The Business Partnership programme also provides a Local Business Manager to help you through all aspects of fleet management; including weighing up the options and choosing the vehicles that make sense for you and your business. What’s more, you’ll be the first to know of new model launches and receive exclusive Corporate Sales event invitations at your local dealership. Listed below is a selection of current offers available through the BMW MINI Business Partnership.

Compelling contract hire rates • Complimentary specification upgrades • Dedicated Local Business Manager • Opportunity to attend exclusive events and previews B M W 1 1 8 d E S 3 - d o o r BMW EfficientDynamics F O R 116d J U ST £ 2 9 9 P E R M5-door ONTH (Plus Deposit)* FOR JUST £258 PER MONTH (Pluspackage. Deposit)* Includes complimentary driver comfort Includes complimentary driver comfort package. New model BMW 320d Efficient Dynamics Saloon FOR JUST New model BMW 320d Efficient Dynamics Saloon £355 PER MONTH (Plus Deposit)* - Includes complimentary FOR JUST £337camera. PER MONTH (Plus Deposit)* Reversing Assist Includes complimentary Reversing Assist camera. BMW 318d Exclusive Edition Touring FOR JUST £389 PER MONTH (Plus Deposit)* SpecialTouring Edition model. BMW 318d Sport Plus -Edition FOR JUST £307 PER MONTH (Plus Deposit)* MINI Cooper D Hatch FOR JUST £199 PER MONTH (Plus Special Edition model. Deposit)* - Includes complimentary Bluetooth with USB. MINI Cooper D Hatch FOR JUST £189 PER MONTH (Plus Deposit)* Includes complimentary Bluetooth with USB.

To find out how we can help you manage your fleet, contact either Gary Beard or Adam Hartley on 01924 433500 for more information. *Offers available to business users only, figures exclude VAT. Hiring example is based on a 36 month BMW Corporate Finance agreement followed by 35 monthly rentals, mileage charge in excess of contract mileage are applicable. All agreements are based on a contract mileage of 30000 miles. Vehicle condition charges may apply at the end of your agreement. Figures are correct at time of publishing and are subject to change without notice.

BMW and MotorSport Vision extend partnership. Following three successful years BMW UK has renewed its partnership with MotorSport Vision (MSV), and will continue to offer high octane ‘M’ car thrills on some of Europe’s best circuits for the next three years. BMW’s class-leading M3 Coupé features as part of the everpopular RaceMaster driving experience at Brands Hatch in Kent and Oulton Park in Cheshire. Thrill-seekers on this package also get the opportunity to drive some flying laps in an F1-style singleseat race car. Additionally MSV will continue to offer M3 Master, an exclusive M3-only experience at Bedford Autodrome, Brands Hatch and Oulton Park allowing drivers even more time behind the wheel. The BMW M3 Coupé will also continue to feature in MSV’s adrenaline-fuelled PalmerSport corporate driving events at Bedford Autodrome. The renewed partnership will see BMW provide race meeting safety vehicles located at five MSV circuits – Brands Hatch, Oulton Park, Snetterton, Cadwell Park and Bedford Autodrome. Six M3 safety cars, four X5 medical cars and four X6 course vehicles will be utilised across more than 120 events each season. Jonathan Palmer, Chief Executive of MotorSport Vision, said: “I am delighted that MSV is continuing its long term partnership with BMW. Through sustained commitment to engineering

excellence, BMW had an outstanding product range of worldleading performance and efficiency, which makes the perfect partner for MSV.” “The BMW M3 is one of the most exciting cars in the world and to drive it at one of our circuits is an experience of a lifetime for our customers. We are extremely proud of our range of superb BMWs used across MSV circuits and these reflect our values of unrivalled performance and quality.” For further information on MotorSport Vision driving experiences, visit www.msvdrivinggifts.com. Information on the latest BMW M products can be found at www.sandalbmw.co.uk.

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Sandal Living....

the new dealership

a world of quality, innovation and value!

Spring heralds the dawning of a new era for both Sandal and Huddersfield, with work now well underway on the stunning new, BMW and MINI dealership. Clues to the unique styling of the building are already evident, as illustrated in the pictures, but some innovative customer facilities still wait to be unveiled. Occupying a prime location on Leeds Road, the state of the art facility will create an outstanding gateway into Huddersfield. Situated within easy access to the M62 motorway, town centre and adjacent to the Great Northern retail park, the dealership also sits proudly near to the Galpharm Stadium, home of Huddersfield Town Football Club and Huddersfield Giants, which can be seen from the site. Due for completion in June 2012 the opening will close one chapter in the progress and development of Sandal BMW and MINI in Huddersfield and will open a new and exciting story for customers and staff alike. 8 Sandal Living

Since Sandal acquired the BMW and MINI business for Huddersfield and the surrounding areas from JCT 600, back in September 2008, it was the explicit objective of the Directors to relocate to new premises. Keen to provide customer focussed and friendly facilities in keeping with the Sandal culture and the BMW and MINI brands, careful attention has been paid not only to location but, as importantly, on how to serve and accommodate the needs of our customers. Building on the success of the impressive dealership at Wakefield and drawing upon customer feedback and comments regarding the old site, significant time and attention to detail has been invested, striving to provide outstanding facilities that BMW and MINI customers will enjoy for years to come. Managing Director, David Bosomworth and Finance Director Tim Simons managed to secure the former 'Jewsons' site, which extends to over three acres, at the end of 2009. Tim commented “We spent several months looking for the ideal location which would provide sufficient, appropriate space for all areas of the business. Whilst location, visibility and presence


and visibility of the showroom. The most challenging part of the negotiations were concluding the acquisition from the owners, being part of a major group that entered into administration during the process!” The customer facilities on offer will be of the highest standard including a two floor BMW Showroom displaying over 50 New and Approved Used Cars. A further 70 BMW Approved Used Cars will be displayed externally. Whilst integral to the building, MINI has its own dedicated 12 internal car showroom with an external space to display over 30 MINI Cherished Used Cars. For Customers picking up their new vehicles, dedicated BMW and MINI Internal Handover Bays will provide customers the chance to get to know their new car, without the outside elements hindering the 'Sandal' experience. Within the dealership customers will have a choice of where to relax with three separate café areas available. A large central lounge area with entertainment and refreshments including free WiFi internet access along with internet access terminals will be provided, whilst children can enjoy driving their own

were important factors, easy access to the site and ample parking were also key considerations. Upon identifying the land at Leeds Road we knew instantly that it met all of our essential criteria”. After negotiations for the land were completed, Sandal appointed PDR Construction to complete the work. David Bosomworth told Sandal Living “PDR Construction was the natural choice to complete this project as they built the Wakefield dealership back in 2005. It's great to work with the same Site Foreman, Nick Jessop, who understands just how we operate and the high standards we aim for.” The surrounding area continues to benefit from significant regeneration, with a new Hotel, Public House and a Costa Café now located opposite the new site. Further regeneration is proposed in the future with leisure and retail facilities situated behind Sandal and the Galpharm Stadium. The new dealership will sit perfectly with the 'new' surroundings, bringing a much needed boost to the area of Huddersfield. Sandal are very keen to work with local companies, suppliers and workforce and have encouraged the main contractor to do so.

BMW on the Xbox located in this café area. For those wanting the best view a Sports Café Bar is situated at the mezzanine level on your way to the first floor, with panoramic views across the whole dealership. MINI lends its own special ambiance with further internet, free WiFi access and Xbox facilities. Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to discuss your vehicle requirement in the luxury and privacy of our consulting lounge, whilst your children are safe and kept entertained within a dedicated children's area that is accessed exclusively from that lounge area. Behind the scenes, the new dealership will also be fitted with 18 Service work bays, five computer coding / diagnostic bays, and MOT and KDS Wheel Alignment Bays. This facility being complemented by an onsite Bodyshop and Smart repair facility. It's important to remember whilst the build is being carried out, our current dealership on Wakefield Road is fully operational and can take care of all your requirements. When it comes to the 'Big Move' we will keep any disruption to a minimum and will

As part of the land acquisition Sandal also acquired a Public House that occupied a prominent part of the frontage. Tim told Sandal Living “The acquisition of the Public House secured a vital piece of the jigsaw, ensuring that the site could operate efficiently. Moreover, it has greatly enhanced the aesthetics

strive to provide a seamless transition to our new site. We look forward to introducing you to our new home. We will of course keep you fully up to date via our websites:sandalhuddersfieldbmw.co.uk and thenewdealership.co.uk. Sandal Living 9


Sandal Living.... a world of quality, innovation and value!

ActiveHybrid 5 The launch of the new BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Series Saloon in February, followed by the visionary BMW i3 and BMW i8 in 2013, represents an enormous step towards achieving BMW’s long-term goal of sustainable emission-free mobility. The first ever ActiveHybrid BMW model to be launched in the UK, the new ActiveHybrid 5 Saloon is fitted with the same powerful six-cylinder petrol engine as the BMW 535i coupled with a 40kW electric motor. An intelligent energy management system uses sensors to analyse how the car has been driven so it can calculate the most efficient way for the hybrid system to operate. For example, if you have a long, downhill stretch of motorway coming up, the car primes itself to regenerate as much energy as possible and feed electricity back to the battery. Elsewhere, the new ActiveHybrid 5 features the generous standard equipment we’ve come to expect on the multi awardwinning BMW 5 Series with the added advantage of an impressive 44.1mpg (combined) and only 149g/km CO2 emissions. For more information, call our sales team on 01484 515515 or 01924 433500.

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For the carrot puree:- Place the carrots into a pan of seasoned boiling water and cook until soft. When cooked drain and place into a food processor with the fennel seeds and 50g of the butter and blend until smooth. Place into a pan to reheat when needed. For the lamb:- Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees c or gas mark 6. First season the meat with salt and pepper and then in a hot

Yorkshire spring lamb with crushed minted peas, carrot and fennel seed puree, baby leeks and pan roast jus Ingredients:

pan sear the lamb fat side first until golden brown and then the rest of the meat, add a knob of butter then add the baby leeks. Place in the oven for 15- 20 for the lamb to be pink. Check the leeks after 10 minutes, when cooked a knife will penetrate with no

1kg rack of lamb, french trimmed 300g peas frozen 300g carrots, peeled and sliced 8 baby leeks washed 1 teaspoon of fennel seeds lightly toast under a grill 100g butter half a bunch of mint finely chopped half a glass of red wine half a litre of beef stock salt and pepper

For the peas:- Cook in a pan of boiling water when cooked drain and place back in the pan add the remaining butter and lightly crush

This dish is well suited with a glass of Montepuliciao D'Abruzzo

to taste. Carve the lamb and serve.

Our thanks to Rob Royd Farm Shop for providing this recipe

resistance. When the lamb is cooked remove from the pan and rest. To make the jus, pour away the fat and return to a high heat add the wine and reduce by half then follow with the stock and reduce by half again. Place to one side and keep hot ready to serve.

with a potato masher add mint and seasoning

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THE NEW BMW 1 SERIES. ONE ORIGIN. The new BMW 1 Series Sports Hatch range continues

London Congestion Charge discount (after the initial registration

to expand in 2012 with the introduction of new M

fee).

Sport models on all engine variants, as well as the

This outstanding economy comes without compromise.

remarkable new 116d EfficientDynamics model.

Performance is on par with the 116d SE and standard equipment includes Bluetooth preparation, USB audio interface and iDrive

For many people, the mental image of a low emission, low fuel consumption car is one of a small, two-seater – ideal for lone urban driving but unsuitable as a practical family car. But when the new BMW 116d EfficientDynamics model launches in March, you’ll not

controller with 6.5" display. For company car drivers, this new model also brings the advantage of 13% BIK tax rating, the lowest possible bracket for diesel engines, even with the new tighter limits. Like all models in the new BMW 1 Series Sports Hatch range, the latest

only enjoy 74.3mpg (combined) and £0 Road Tax every year due to

edition also gives you more room, comfort and storage space. In fact,

only 99g/km CO2 emissions, you’ll also have the pleasure of 100%

the new range has already scooped its first ‘award’.

IT’S GOING TO TAKE SOME BEATING. So said ‘AutoExpress’ on reviewing the exciting new BMW 1

stop-start, while SE versions get a 6.5-inch flatscreen monitor

Series Sports Hatch. The new line-up has more than exceeded

and Bluetooth hands-free with USB connectivity.”

expectations. But don’t just take our (or the media’s) word for it book a test drive and experience for yourself the car everyone’s talking about.

AutoExpress “For buyers looking for a compact car that rivals luxury models for goodies – particularly those downsizing from expensive-to-run

On its generous high specification: “A really impressive small car… The new 1 Series is going to take some beating… Step inside and the cabin certainly ticks the quality box… Even entry-level ES models come with aircon and 12 Sandal Living

larger cars – it’s certainly the car to beat.”


TWO ORIGINALS. Last October, Auto Express reviewed the new Sports Hatch against the competition, the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus and

BMW Select example for the new BMW 116i Sport.

awarded the new model ‘first class honours’. Calling it 'Britain's

Term of agreement

47 monthly payments

On the road cash price*

Customer deposit

Best Hatchback', Auto Express further reported: “With a bigger

48 months

£299.00

£21,335.00

£299.00

boot and more passenger space than before, plus a much improved ride, the 1 Series is better than ever, while buyers opting

Dealer deposit contribution

Total deposit

Total amount of credit

Option to purchase fee^

for BMW’s entry-level engine will no longer feel short-changed,

£716.49

£1,015.49

£20,319.51

£10.00

because the 1.6 litre [petrol engine] turbo is excellent. See for

Optional final payment

Total amount payable

Rate of interest

Representative

£9,100.00

£24,168.49

4.9% Fixed

4.9% APR

yourself at Sandal Huddersfield or Wakefield?

Official fuel economy figures for the BMW 116i Sport 5dr: Extra Urban 58.9 (4.8 1/100km). Urban 39.2 (7.2 1/100km). Combined 49.6 (5.7 1/100km). CO2 emissions 132 g/km.

Offer available on BMW 116i Sport 5dr models ordered before 31 March 2012 and delivered by 30 April 2012, subject to availability. Finance example is based on a BMW Select agreement for the model stated, a BMW 116i Sport with optional no cost black mirror caps, with a contract mileage of 32,000 miles and excess mileage charge of 6p per mile. ^Option to purchase fee and optional final payment payable at the end of the agreement if you decide to purchase the vehicle. Excess mileage charges and vehicle condition charges may be payable if you return the vehicle. *On the road cash price is based is based on manufacturers recommended retail price and includes 3 year BMW dealer warranty, BMW Emergency services, 12 months road fund licence, vehicle first registration fee, delivery, number plates and VAT. Prices are correct at time of publication March 2012 and are subject to change without notice. Retail customers only. Finance is subject to credit acceptance and available to over 18s in the UK only (excluding the Channel Islands). Guarantees and indemnities may be required. Advertised finance is provided by BMW Financial Services (BMW FS). Whilst we have close links with BMW FS and commonly introduce customers to BMW FS, we do not work exclusively with BMW FS. †Test drive subject to status and availability. BMW EfficientDynamics reduces emissions without compromising performance developments and is standard across the model range..

Which?Car

AutoExpress

On its class-leading properties:

On its suitability for fleets:

“The new 1 Series continues to compete brilliantly in its class as a

“All-round improvements make this an even more worthy fleet car… It’s

good all-rounder. For instance, the 120d SE beats its premium rivals on

definitely a car to keep both drivers and fleet managers happy.”

whole-life costs at 52.0 pence per mile compared with 53.4ppm for the Audi A3 Sportback 2.0 TDI 170 SE.”

Business Car STOP PRESS: New 99g/km model launches in March

Business Car On its outstanding performance: “BMW’s engineers have learnt how to tune an electric steering system to give the driver real feedback – no car in the class tells you as much

The 116d EfficientDynamics sets a new benchmark for BMW. Expected emissions of only 99g/km CO2 and 74.3mpg combined means £NIL road tax every year and 13% BIK for company car drivers even after April 2012.

about what the front wheels are doing.” Sandal Living 13


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Sandal’s Annual Golf Day 2012 Each year Sandal hold an exclusive customer complimentary golfing day. This is your chance to join us, in what can only be described as a most enjoyable golfing experience. Huddersfield customers are invited to the wonderful Course at Meltham on Thursday 28 June 2012 and Wakefield customers to Normanton Golf Course on Thursday 5 July 2012.

Dirk Werner completes BMW driver line-up for the DTM. All seats are now taken for BMW’s return to the DTM: Dirk Werner (DE) has been confirmed as the sixth BMW Motorsport driver and will contest the 2012 DTM season at the wheel of a BMW M3 DTM. The 30 year old is switching from GT racing to the DTM project. Last season, Werner successfully raced in the colours of BMW Team RLL in the American Le Mans Series, finishing third in the GT Drivers’ Championship. Werner joins Andy Priaulx (GB), Augusto Farfus (BR), Bruno Spengler (CA), reigning DTM champion Martin Tomczyk (DE), and Joey Hand (US) at BMW. “As the sixth driver, Dirk Werner is the ideal way to complete our driving line-up,” said BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt. “Dirk convinced us he was the right man during the tests. The result of our efforts over the past few months is a line-up that we believe will achieve great things in the DTM. It boasts speed, experience and a host of international titles. I am pleased that our line-up has such an international feel to it. Two drivers from North America, a South American, a Brit, and two German drivers: our team also offers fans a lot of variety. Over the coming weeks we will be deciding exactly how the six drivers will be divided between our three teams.” Werner, who won the GT class in the American GRAND-AM series in 2007 and 2009, said: “I really enjoyed the last two seasons as a BMW works driver and have continued to develop as a racing driver. To take the step into DTM with BMW is fantastic. The immense strength in depth makes this series a big challenge for any driver, but it is precisely this kind of competition that I love. I instantly felt at home in the BMW M3 DTM at the first test, and obviously can’t wait for the first race with this car. We have a lot of work ahead of us before then, however, and I am highly motivated to get started.”

We play an individual based competition rather than a team event and the six best scoring players from each day will be invited to compete in one of a series of Regional Qualifiers at the Royal Birkdale Golf Course in Merseyside on Wednesday 25 July 2012 for the BMW Golf Cup International. The day starts with registration, bacon sandwiches and drinks before a shotgun start of 18 holes. Players have the chance to relax after changing with complimentary drinks before the prize giving ceremony. A wonderful three course meal completes the day. If you are a Sandal Sales or Service customer and would like to put your name down on our golf list please complete the online form at www.sandalbmw.info/golf or call Greg Stainton on 01924 433500.

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Restaurant Review

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by Greg Stainton, Marketing Manager

Tuscan Bean Crostini

The children’s point of view! This is my review of Bar Biccari... Roast Pork on Garlic and Chilli Kale with Crispy Pancetta and a Brandy and Cream reduction

Bar Biccari 2 Highfield Road, Horbury, Wakefield WF4 5LU Tel: 01924 263 626 web: www.barbiccari.co.uk Open: Tuesday-Thursday 4.30pm-10.00pm - Friday & Saturday 4.30pm-10.00pm - Sunday 2.00pm-9.00pm. Free parking adjacent at Nettletons from 5.30pm

Bar Biccari takes its name from a town and commune in the province of Foggia in the Apulia region of southeast Italy. The decor with this stunning building in Horbury’s towns centre creates an extremely warm and ‘real’ Italian authentic feel, which welcomes everyone from romantic couples, friends and families with children of all ages to that ‘special occasion’ evening out. It’s as a family we called to try the delights that were on offer. The four of us, Tracey (my wife), Lana and Mason (my lovely children) and myself booked in for a late Sunday Afternoon Lunch and headed to a restaurant that we had never stumbled upon before. Thoughts were running through my head of the last, and only time, I did a review of a restaurant for a magazine which was a paid for review, but ‘had’ to be written in a positive light, something that proved incredibly hard as it wasn’t at all inspiring. Fortunately, I can write this honestly. So, on with the review. As mentioned the building had a very ‘rustic’ and pleasant feel. The welcome from the staff was genuine, warm and sincere. As a family we all like eating out together, the children are lucky and regularly go to different restaurants with us. When the children’s menu arrived it was nice to see that a lot of care had been taken with the menu. A Starter, Main Course and Dessert followed by a Bambino-Cino (a warm milk with a dusting of chocolate) all for £5.50. What was more impressive was the ‘Grown-up’ feel of the dishes, no frozen potato smiles but a wonderful choice of starters, including freshly made Chicken Liver Pate served with Mustard Fruits and Toast, slowly cooked homemade Meatballs in a Tomato 'Ragu' along with Tuna Bean Salad. Main course choices included Steamed Fish of the Day served with Vegetables. Children being children they probably wouldn’t think twice about the names of the dishes and unlike the adults in this party, chose very quickly. Bar Biccari’s choice of drinks is, as you would expect, extensive. I chose a Peroni, a lager that was introduced to me by Sandal’s Operation Director, Jason Carter before it became available in ‘mainstream’ pubs. In my mind it did taste better in these surroundings and slipped down nicely. A nice fresh glass of Chardonnay and two Tangos were also delivered in a timely fashion to the table. After much to and fro with the extensive menu, Tracey picked Involtini Di Salmone Affumicato, a starter of

Smoked Salmon slices filled with Prawns on a Cucumber Carpaccio for £6.95. I chose to have the Roast Pork on Garlic and Chilli Kale with Crispy Pancetta and a Brandy and Cream reduction from the set Sunday Lunch Menu (two courses for £14.95 with a choice of three starters and three main courses). My choice was decided by the Pork. It can be hard to choose from the set menu and usually I just ‘pick one’ - this was my dilemma, the Tuscan Bean Crostini wouldn’t be my usual choice but hey ho. They say you first eat with your eyes. The beans looked great but my first bite was a surprise, it was cold! Then the flavours came through and all was well, in fact, very well and an empty plate followed. Tracey’s starter was also beautifully presented, tasting as good as it looked. Lana chose the Creamy Garlic Mushrooms which were without fault and again very well presented in a modern sloping bowl. Mason chose to save himself for his “Create your own Special Pizza”. Main courses arrived and once again all were presented superbly. My pork was so soft, nearly melting on the tongue and went so well with the strips of crispy Pancetta. The Supreme of Chicken with Paprika Onions, Chorizo and Tomato ordered from the Speciali menu was succulent and tender. The Chorizo complimented the dish which was well balanced with flavours. A couple of side dishes of perfectly cooked vegetables made it a filling and enjoyable meal. All was going so well here at this little piece of ‘Italy’ in Horbury that dessert couldn’t be fitted in, or could it? With a Speciali’s dessert menu that had delights of Sicilian Oranges seeped in Brandy and Caramel served with Vanilla Ice Cream or Almond and Cherry Panna Cotta Served with Cinnamon Shortbread, how could we refuse? I had the Pear and Ricotta Tart from the board (£4.50) and Tracey picked the Tiramisu (£4.45) from the main menu. Both were delicious and fortunately for us, incredibly light. The children’s ice cream was in Lana’s words “the best vanilla ice cream I have tasted”.

After we got shown to our table, we were given a variety of menu's, including the children's menu, adults and special menu. The waiter brought us a complimentary dish, which was bread that could be dipped in oil, also with some olives on the side. The atmosphere was friendly and welcoming. It was hard choosing what to eat, I liked how there was a starter on the children’s meal, which I do not usually have. For my starter I choose creamy mushrooms, when it came it was in a fancy bowl, the presentation of the dish was very good. For my main meal I ordered Creamy Ham and Mushroom Pasta, I thought it was very nice. It was very filling. For the pudding I ordered Vanilla Ice cream which was the best vanilla ice cream I have tasted, I don’t know how they did it. The staff were extremely nice. The toilets were clean, as I was to expect. Lana Stainton (Aged 12)

Reading this review back I have to say it all sounds too good, but is was. Will we be going back? You bet. It’s an hour’s round drive from home, but for us it was all worth it. So if you decide to venture to this stylish restaurant, please mention that you have read this review in Sandal Living.

Supreme of Chicken with Paprika Onions, Chorizo and Tomato

The kids verdict... A big thumbs UP!

Pear and Ricotta Tart

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The arrival of the BMW 5 Series Touring in September last year completed the BMW 5 Series family. While each model - Saloon, Touring and Gran Turismo - is distinctly different, all three share high levels of standard specification, luxurious interiors and a range of revolutionary innovations. “The BMW 5 Series strikes just the right balance between comfort, refinement and dynamic excellence.” WhatCar? The perfect balance With strong, sweeping contour lines, deep bumpers, a long bonnet and defined wheel arches, the BMW 5 Series is the epitome of elegance and sporting appeal.

Class-leading efficiency Integral to each of the three BMW 5 Series models, EfficientDynamics was born from a simple desire to make driving more pleasurable and, at the same time, more economical. If it’s been possible to save even another millilitre of fuel, BMW has found a way to do so. For example, Auto Start-Stop switches off the engine when stationary and low-friction fluids minimise wear and wasted energy. Driving also creates a whole host of fuelsaving opportunities. With Brake Energy Regeneration, the energy that would usually be wasted when coasting or slowing down is instead recycled and used to recharge the battery. “The [manual] 520d’s 57.6mpg combined and 184hp is stunning and the most fuel efficient... With an output of just 129g/km, the 520d falls into a lowly 18% tax band.” WhatCar? Group test: BMW 520d SE Saloon, Audi A6 2.0 TDI 170 SE, Mercedes E220 CDI Blue Efficiency SE and Saab 9-5 2.0 TiD 160 Vector SE. The BMW 5 Series Touring has a more sporty looking exterior, 60 litres more boot space than its predecessor yet still delivers 18 Sandal Living

class leading performance and efficiency. The Extended Storage option frees up a further 30 litres of boot space behind the flexible 40:20:40 split-folding rear seats. The automatically retracting and lowering load cover and unique self-opening tailgate window provide maximum flexibility and effortless practicality. Capacity is now up to 1,670 litres with the back seats down. The BMW 5 Series Saloon is a combination of true elegance and signature BMW driving dynamics. The classic styling epitomises powerful refinement so that it looks dynamic even when it’s stationary as well as making a dramatic impression on the road. Inside, every detail has been painstakingly honed and refined. The driver-focused, spacious interior complements

BMW’s trademark rear-wheel drive and together they deliver the ultimate driving experience. The BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo unites the elegance of a luxury saloon and the functionality of an estate vehicle. With modern design and spacious interior, the Gran Turismo features an elevated driving position with impressive head and legroom, while the standard panoramic sunroof floods the cabin with light. The dual tailgate and adjustable rear seats make it exceptionally versatile and endlessly accommodating. If you’d like to find out more about any of the BMW 5 Series models, or arrange a test drive contact your local Sandal Dealership.

Sandal Huddersfield Wakefield Road, Huddersfield HD5 9AJ Tel: 01484 515515

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WELCOME. I am delighted to welcome you to our MINI area of Sandal Living.

HALF THE SEATS. TWICE THE FUN.

In this section we bring you news of some exciting new models that will be joining the MINI family soon, along with some new car offers. We have reviewed the manufactures latest deals and increased them by offering even more support to customers through bigger Sandal Deposit contributions on MINI Select. As you can see this results in LOW PAYMENTS and LOW DEPOSITS to you the customer. In addition to this we have included MINI’s Service Pack TLC, in the price, thus saving you the first 5 Years / 50,000 miles of servicing costs, when you buy a new MINI from Sandal. If you require any further information, or your own personalised finance quotation please contact us. What more could you ask for? Well, in addition to these New Car offers we carry a large stock of MINI Cherished Used Cars, please visit www.sandalmini.co.uk for our full stock list. It is our policy to provide every MINI Cherished Used car at the very best price, we continually price check so you can be confident that you are going to get the very best deal at Sandal. Plus every MINI Cherished Car benefits from a Minimum of 12 months MINI Warranty, MINI Emergency Service Cover across the UK and Continental Europe, 12 months MOT and MOT Cover. In addition all our vehicles have Full service history and Independent vehicle history and mileage checks. Kind regards Jason Carter Operations Director 32

MINI’s first ever open top two seater, the new MINI Roadster, has joined the MINI line up. Expressing unadulterated sportiness and spontaneous urban driving fun under the open sky, the MINI Roadster has plenty of attitude. The MINI Roadster’s sporting nature is obvious as soon as you lay eyes on it, with its raked windscreen, clearly stepped boot and the deliberately low slung silhouette. The classical soft top roof of the MINI Roadster is semiautomatic, opening and closing in a matter of seconds to ensure open top driving pleasure can be lapped up at every opportunity. Powerful engines and cutting edge chassis technology see to it that the characteristic driving enjoyment of MINI is always on tap. The MINI Roadster benefits from the same innovative active rear spoiler as featured on the MINI Coupé, deployed at 50mph to further enhance the handling. Find out more or arrange a test drive at

SANDAL HUDDERSFIELD Wakefield Road, Huddersfield HD5 9AJ Tel: 01484 416000

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MINI COUNTRYMAN GETS THE JOHN COOPER WORKS TREATMENT MINI’s exciting new model launch programme continues apace – literally – with the arrival of the MINI John Cooper Works Countryman. The performance oriented flagship four-door Countryman is now the sixth member of the JCW family. But it’s the first to combine the brand’s motorsport pedigree with the critically acclaimed ALL4 all-wheel drive system. The debut of MINI’s six speed automatic transmission as an optional extra is another unique feature on this car. Standard features include an advanced aerodynamic kit, lowered sport suspension, 18inch light alloy wheels, sports stripes and exclusive design features. It will go on sale in the autumn priced at £27,800. It takes the current MINI range beyond 40 variants for the first time, with still more to come. The MINI John Cooper Works Countryman is powered by a newly developed 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine. It boasts a twin-scroll turbocharger, direct injection and variable valve control based on Group’s VALVETRONIC technology. The power plant reaches its maximum output of 218 hp at 6,100 rpm and generates peak torque of 280 Nm between 2,000 and 5,600 rpm. The Overboost function briefly pushes this up to 300 Nm. Performance will not disappoint JCW fans. The Countryman accelerates from 0-62mph in 7.0 seconds with either the manual or automatic transmission. Top speed is 140mph, or 139mph on the auto. The MINI JCW Countryman is the most powerful MINI production model ever. The ALL4 all-wheel-drive system uses an electromagnetic centre differential to distribute drive seamlessly between the front and rear axles. In normal conditions ALL4 allows 50 per cent of power to the rear wheels, rising to anything up to 100 per cent when the going gets tough. The chassis has been developed on the back of MINI and JCW’s motorsport expertise. It includes a front axle with MacPherson

struts, central-arm rear axle, electric power steering and a model specific, high performance braking system. John Cooper Works sports suspension is standard, with stiffened spring and damper settings, strengthened anti-roll bars and a 10-millimetre drop in ride height over the standard Countryman. DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) with DTC (Dynamic Traction Control) is also on every car. It means the Countryman provides outstanding agility and driving fun on any terrain. A Sport Button is also fitted, sharpening the engine’s responses, retuning the exhaust note and adjusting the steering’s power assistance. MINIMALISM technology – including Brake Energy Regeneration, Shift Point Display and Auto Start/Stop for models with a manual gearbox – means maximum efficiency. The result is fuel economy and CO2 emissions figures of 39.2mpg and 167g/km respectively (35.3mpg and 187g/km on the auto). As with all MINIs, a wide range of comfort, convenience, design and technology options are available for the John Cooper Works Countryman. For more details please speak with a member of our MINI team.

MORE SPACE FOR STYLE: THE MINI CLUBVAN CONCEPT The MINI Clubvan Concept proves that style can also be practical, and that practicality can be attractive. The MINI Clubman-based concept car combines all of the driving fun and distinctive design for which MINI is renowned, with an increased load-carrying capability. The Clubvan concept opens the door to a completely new market for MINI, premium small businesses who want to combine sharp driving dynamics with low cost of ownership, whilst also making a style statement with their company van. The ability to adapt goes back to the heart of MINI’s heritage. Calls for maximising the load capacity of the classic Mini began as early as 1960, just a year after the car’s birth, and so the Morris Mini Van was born. With its 10-centimetre-longer wheelbase, separate load compartment and split rear doors, it was perfectly equipped for commercial use. It also provided the basis for the fully glazed, four-seat Morris Mini Traveller, one of the precursors of today’s successful MINI Clubman. And so, more than 50 years on, the MINI Clubvan Concept sees history repeating itself. Two seats, five doors, endless usage potential. 32


MINI SETS THE PACE. The new MINI Paceman Concept establishes a totally new category of car. It combines the sporty, masculine appearance of the MINI Coupé with the dimensions and versatility of the four door MINI Countryman. MINI’s latest concept takes the key things that people know and love about MINI and gives them a fresh twist with the help of cutting edge technology and an innovative body style. With the MINI Paceman Concept having been confirmed for production, it won’t be long before MINI’s latest innovation is grabbing attention out on the roads. For more information please contact a member of our MINI team.

MINI ONE D COUNTRYMAN FOUR DOORS AND A’FOUR’DABLE PAYMENTS Not only does the MINI Countryman have four doors and five seats, this journey slayer has a boot big enough for your rocket pack. A flexible, spacious interior, teamed with outstanding performance, makes the MINI Countryman perfect for a quick getaway for you and four sidekicks.

MINI Select finance example: MINI One D Countryman with Pepper pack and Free TLC Term of agreement

47 monthly payments

On the road cash price*

Customer deposit

Sandal deposit contribution

Total deposit

Total amount of credit

£99.00

£1,184.77

£1,283.77

£17,721.23

48 months

£295.00

£19,005.00

Option to purchase fee ^^

Optional final payment

Total amount Rate of payable interest

£10.00

£7,570.45

£22,719.22

7.5% Fixed

Representative 7.5% APR

Call • Huddersfield 01484 416000 • Wakefield 01924 202299 Official fuel economy figures for the MINI One D Countryman: Extra Urban 67.3mpg (4.2l/100km). Urban 60.1mpg (4.7l/100km). Combined 64.2mpg (4.4l/100km). CO2 emissions 115g/km. Offer available on selected MINI One Countryman Models orders placed from 14 February 2012 to 31 March 2012 and registered by 31 May 2012, subject to availability. Retail customers only. Finance example is based on a MINI Select agreement for a MINI One Countryman, with a contract mileage of 32,000 and an excess mileage charge of 4.50p (per mile). ^^Option to purchase fee and optional final payment payable at the end of the agreement if you decide to purchase the vehicle. Excess mileage charges and vehicle condition charges may be payable if you return the vehicle. ^On the road cash price is based on manufacturers recommended retail price and include 3 year MINI Dealer Warranty, MINI Emergency Service, 12 months road fund licence, vehicle first registration fee, delivery, number plates and VAT. Prices are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice. All finance is subject to status. Guarantees and indemnities may be required. We can arrange finance and hiring facilities for you.


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MINI GOLF DAY.... Wit Free Mh IN TLC I Service (5 Years P / 50,00 ack 0 mil On this MINI

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Sandal’s annual golf day is open to all our customers and we really would like to see more MINI customers come and have a great day with us. For our Huddersfield customers it’s on Thursday 28 June 2012 at Meltham and Wakefield customers at Normanton Golf Course on Thursday 5 July 2012. Qualifiers from the day then get to play in the BMW Golf Cup International at the Royal Birkdale Golf on Wednesday 25 July 2012. Our day starts with registration, bacon sandwiches and drinks before a shotgun start of the full 18 holes. Players have the chance to relax after changing with complimentary drinks before the prize giving ceremony. You will have the chance to mingle with other MINI drivers and a three course meal completes the day. If you are a Sandal MINI Sales or Service customer and would like to put your name down on our golf list please complete the online form at www.sandalbmw.info/golf or call Greg Stainton on 01924 202299

MINI COOPER S ‘S’ FOR SUPER VALUE

With Free MIN I TLC Service P ac (5 Years / 50,000 m k ile

An adrenaline-booster: 142 mph top speed, a 184 hp powerplant and 0 to 62 mph in 7.0 seconds. Just as impressive is the twin-scroll turbocharger, with an Overboost function producing up to 240 Nm torque. The MINI Cooper S, Fun as standard. Personalisation as shown.

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MINI Select finance example: MINI Cooper S with Chili pack and TLC

Term of agreement

47 monthly payments

On the road cash price*

Customer deposit

48 months

£299.00

£20,095.00

£999.00

IT’S ALL HIGHS AND LOWS.

Sandal deposit contribution

Total deposit

Total amount of credit

Credit arrangement fee ^

HIGH MILES PER GALLON - LOW ROAD TAX £0 LOW DEPOSIT - LOW RATE FINANCE HIGH VALUE WITH FREE TLC SERVICE PACK

£1,230.09

£2,229.09

£17,865.91

£290.00

Option to purchase fee ^^

Optional final payment

Total amount Rate of payable interest

Limitless fun, uncompromising design: the MINI One D has a black grille with a chrome surround, with equally distinctive black side scuttles with integrated orange indicators. Along with the body-coloured roof and the black matt exterior mirror caps, this ensures an unmistakable appearance. Bringing up the rear: the innovative LED rear lights.

£10.00

£8,404.13

£24,836.22

MINI ONE D.

9.3% Fixed

MINI Select finance example: MINI ONE D with Pepper Pack and TLC Term of agreement

47 monthly payments

On the road cash price*

Customer deposit

Sandal deposit contribution

48 months

£239.00

£15,820.00

£99.00

£942.07

Total deposit

Total amount of credit

Option to purchase fee ^^

Optional final payment

Total amount payable

Wakefield Road, Huddersfield HD5 9AJ Tel: 01484 416000

£1,041.07

£14,778.93

£10.00

£6,697.36

£18,971.43

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Rate of interest

Representative 9.3% APR

SANDAL HUDDERSFIELD Dewsbury Road, Wakefield WF2 9BE Tel: 01924 202299 7.5% Fixed Official fuel economy figures for the MINI Cooper S: Extra Urban 56.5mpg (5.0l/100km). Urban 38.7mpg (7.3l/100km). Combined 48.7mpg (5.8l/100km). CO2 emissions 136g/km. Offer available on selected MINI Cooper S Models orders placed from 14 February 2012 to 31 March 2012 and registered by 31 May 2012, subject to availability. Retail customers only. Finance example is based on a MINI Select agreement for a MINI Cooper S, with a contract mileage of 32,000 and an excess mileage charge of 4.50p (per mile). ^Credit Arrangement fee payable with first monthly payment. ^^Option to purchase fee and optional final payment payable at the end of the agreement if you decide to purchase the vehicle. Excess mileage charges and vehicle condition charges may be payable if you return the vehicle. *On the road cash price is based on manufacturers recommended retail price and include 3 year MINI Dealer Warranty, MINI Emergency Service, 12 months road fund licence, vehicle first registration fee, delivery, number plates and VAT. Prices are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice. All finance is subject to status. Guarantees and indemnities may be required. We can arrange finance and hiring facilities for you. Picture shows additional accessories available at additional cost.

Representative 7.5% APR

Official fuel economy figures for the MINI One D Hatch: Extra Urban 80.7mpg (3.5l/100km). Urban 67.3mpg (4.2l/100km). Combined 74.3mpg (3.8l/100km). CO2 emissions 99g/km. Offer available on selected MINI One D Models orders placed from 14 February 2012 to 31 March 2012

and registered by 31 May 2012, subject to availability. Retail customers only. Finance example is based on a MINI Select agreement for a MINI One D, with a contract mileage of 32,000 and an excess mileage charge of 4.20p (per mile). ^^Option to purchase fee and optional final payment payable at the end of the agreement if you decide to purchase the vehicle. Excess mileage charges and vehicle condition charges may be payable if you return the vehicle. *On the road cash price is based on manufacturers recommended retail price and include 3 year MINI Dealer Warranty, MINI Emergency Service, 12 months road fund licence, vehicle first registration fee, delivery, number plates and VAT. Prices are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice. All finance is subject to status. Guarantees and indemnities may be required. We can arrange finance and hiring facilities for you.


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A drive to Cawthorne, South Yorkshire with Greg Stainton

Cawthorne is a rural parish in South Yorkshire, three miles to the west of Barnsley, which is the local district council. Our trip, in the new model 3 Series on a glorious cold but sunny March day provided some wonderful scenery and some country smells! This was my first opportunity to drive the new BMW 3 Series since its launch in February. I have been lucky enough to run a previous 318d Performance Edition model for the last six months (this was a 318d ES with the full M Sport Body Kit and Sports Seats. It was badged with London 2012 emblems as a Special Edition) so I was keen to find out how much better the new model is. Don't get me wrong the 'old' model still ticks all the boxes but the BMW engineers have to keep making strides forward to keep BMW at the forefront. The question is, have they managed to do this? Let's start with the key. Keyless start - no need to insert the key into the car? This isn't brand new, introduced in the latest BMW 5 Series but it is my first experience of this new technology. So what do you do with the key? It felt strange to start off with, but I quickly found that keeping the key in my pocket worked for me, then simply press the button to unlock the doors. All you need to do then is put your foot on the brake (automatic) or clutch (manual) and press the start button. With the option of comfort access you don't even have to use the key to unlock the doors, just walk up with the key in your pocket and the car knows to unlock when you get close. It also locks when you walk away. Another advantage with comfort access is the ability to open the boot without touching the key or pressing the boot release. If you walk up with both hands full of shopping all you need to do is move your foot under a sensor at the back of the car and hey presto! The boot opens. Such a simple idea, but then it's the simple ones that can be the most useful. OK, so now we know how to unlock the car, upon opening the door I noticed that it feels lighter, quite a lot lighter. That will be the clever use of lightweight materials which retains all the

strength. When closing the door with the wonderfully sculptured door handle I couldn't help but notice the quality, the back felt smooth but with a soft quality rubber feel and the front, a smooth metallic feel. My goodness, should a door handle feel this good? I haven't started the car yet, so much to talk about and so different to the previous model. BMW certainly have upped the game of quality inside and out. They have designed some wonderful detailed lines that give the car a real sense of quality. The dial and new iDrive controller are all very easy on the eye and as always very functional. The iDrive can be programmed in a number of ways and each driver can save their preferred profiles for the next time they use the car, that is, if you let anyone else use it. Very clever! This particular flavour of 3 Series was the 328i which is powered by a four cylinder TwinPower turbo producing 245bhp and 44mpg on the combined cycle. It's truly astonishing that a car that can sprint from 0-62mph in 5.9 seconds can be so frugal, so much so, I decided to put it to the test by monitoring the mpg throughout the journey, but more about that later. Fuel economy on hold for a second, I'd like to briefly discuss the other side of the 328i's charms, its pace. You can extract what seems like every horsepower from a ridiculously low amount of revs. With pretty much no lag you plough through the rev band with ease, whilst looking in amazement as the speedometer needle escapes to the other side of the dial. The accompanying soundtrack is quiet enough as to not distract or annoy you but just the right level as to remind you that this engine is one that can pack a punch. With the engine set in Sport mode and a mixture of motorway and country road driving the 328i on its first outing achieved 41mpg. Considering the tank was full and there was a lot of uturns (I didn't setup the sat nav) and traffic along the way the result is nothing less than remarkable. The drive up to Cawthorne was noticeably better than in the previous 3 Series that I had got used to, the car has evolved, everything feels slightly better, the suspension with its


'Comfort' and 'Sport' setting was great to play with. I preferred the Sport mode as I have become more used to a firmer ride. Driving through Cawthorne our first port of call was Cannon Hall Farm, a very popular working farm which must be one of the best farm attractions in the country. There are animals in abundance and always something new and exciting around the next corner. At the farm they are expecting around 750 lambs this year and various baby animals are born every week. They keep several breeds of cattle including Highland cattle with their huge horns and shaggy coats along with all sorts of other animals including New Shetland Foals, Llamas, Rex Rabbits and rare Kunekune Pigs from New Zealand. As I am definitely a 'City Boy' I need to warn those of you who have a sensitive nose that this is a working farm, and with that comes the 'countryside smell'. You have been warned! Children can have a blast in the climbing forest, an innovative new tube maze and pyramid towers that add another dimension to their already impressive playground areas. They also have a Tea Room so you can easily spend a full morning or afternoon here. Admission prices are £4.95 for adults and children and £3.95 for senior citizens. Children under 3 go free and car parking is £3.00 including a voucher worth £3 that can be redeemed in the Tea Room when you spend £10 or more. A stone's throw from Cannon Hall Farm is Cannon Hall itself. A country house museum set in 70 acres of beautiful historic parkland. For almost 300 years Cannon Hall was home to the Spencer-Stanhope family who made their fortune in the local iron industry.

In the 1790's the architect John Carr of York enlarged the hall and redesigned the interior. In 1957 the Hall opened as a museum, and is home to a collection of art including ceramics, glass, furniture and Old Master paintings, displayed in the Hall's Georgian and Victorian rooms. Highlights include Mrs Tuder by John Constable, Wheelback Chairs by George Hepplewhite and stunning ceramics by William de Morgan and Moorcroft. The Hall also houses 'Charge', the Regimental Museum of the 13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own) and the Light Dragoons which is a must for anyone interested in military history. Refurbished with assistance from the Heritage Lottery Fund, it illustrates the part played by the Regiment in many major battles such as the Charge of the Light Brigade and includes memorabilia dedicated to Lord Baden Powell.

One of Cannon Hall Farm’s Children’s play areas

Admission to the museum and grounds is free and is well worth a look. Before heading back we stopped off in Cawthrone Village and found the most wonderful independent Gift Shop, Gallery 2. I know where I am now going when I need to find that special and unusual gift in the future. Contact details: Cannon Hall Farm: www.cannonhallfarm.co.uk Telephone 01226 790427 Cannon Hall Museum: www.barnsley.gov.uk/cannon-hall-museum Telephone: 01226 790270 Crafts & Gift Shop: www.gallery2cawthorne.co.uk Telephone: 01226 790353

Outside Gallery 2

Inside Cannon Hall.

Inside one of the many rooms of Gallery 2

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THE REAL STAR OF THE ‘DRIVE TO’ The car that features in our ‘drive to’ is a new Model BMW 328i SE Saloon in Glacier Silver with Black Dakota Leather Upholstery. Options fitted to our demonstrator vehicle are:• Brushed Aluminum Trim • High Gloss Interior Trim Finisher • Electric Folding Auto Dimming Door Mirrors • Electric Front Seats with Driver Memory

• Full Black Panel Display • Anthracite Headlining • Advanced Parking Package including Reversing Camera and Park Assist If you would like to arrange a test drive in this or any other BMW model please contact Sandal Huddersfield on 01484 515515 or Sandal Wakefield on 01924 433500.

• BMW Business Advanced Media Package including Business Navigation, Enhanced Bluetooth and Online Portal The new BMW 3 Series Saloon is available from £24,880.

Going the extra mile... Here at Sandal, we make it our mission to go the extra mile for our customers. That's why all of our team follow our ten point Customer Promise, ensuring you receive first class customer service each and every time you visit the dealership. OUR TEN PROMISES TO YOU: • We will make sure that you are able to park when you visit our dealership.

• We will endeavour to resolve your issue, question or concern correctly first time, every time. • After we service your car, we will ensure all charges are clearly explained to you. • We will always offer you a test drive.

We are dedicated to giving you reasons to award us five stars so if you receive a request to complete a customer survey from BMW, we hope you will give your valuable feedback. If in the meantime you have any concerns, please call us. New and Used Car Sales: Huddersfield BMW -

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• We will ensure we keep you informed of delays, changes and any information you may find of interest.

• When you bring your car in for a service or repairs, if it's impractical for you to wait, we won't leave you stranded. • When you contact us, we will respond promptly.

• We will contact you after your visit to make sure you were happy with the experience. We constantly strive to improve our standards of customer service and need your feedback to tell us

• We know your time is valuable, so we won't keep you waiting unnecessarily when you drop your car off for a service or when you return to collect it. • We will return your car to you after a service, washed and vacuumed.

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The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be the biggest event the country has ever seen and here at Sandal we’re delighted to be involved. As the Official Automotive Partner to the 2012 Games, BMW and its dealers are supporting over 140 British athletes on their quest for the ultimate performance. The athletes are known collectively as the BMW

London 2012 Performance Team and several members have already reached qualifying standard. You can now follow the BMW London 2012 Performance Team on your tablet device. The new BMW iMagazine App brings you exclusive content about the athletes. To find out more and download the App for free, visit www.bmw.co.uk.

Let’s all get behind our British Athletes. 2012 is set to be a year to remember for British athletes. Some will become legends; others will experience near misses and heartbreak. BMW recently created a unique message to wish all British athletes good luck for what will be a monumental year. Filmed on the picturesque beach at Pendine Sands in South Wales, the film captures a series of dynamic high performance shots of the BMW M5 powering over the sand, drifting in circles and arcing at high speed – a never ending symmetry of circles and curves. The film culminates by revealing a stunning mural, created by the car tracks, showing an athlete hitting the finishing line. The car was driven by precision driver Wolfgang Weber from Germany, a European Rally champion. You can watch the full film and a documentary on the making of the film on BMW’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/bmwuk. If you would like to discover more about how BMW is supporting the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games visit www.bmw.co.uk/London2012.

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Sandal is proud to be supporting local sprinter Emily Freeman as she attempts to qualify for the London 2012 Olympic Games. The announcement follows the appointment last year of BMW Group as the Official Automotive Partner of the 2012 Games. As well as supplying over 4,000 fuel-efficient vehicles to athletes and officials throughout the 2012 Games, BMW is also actively supporting British athletes, such as Ellie Simmonds and Louis Smith, via the BMW London 2012 Performance Team. Meanwhile, in line with the Performance Team initiative, BMW dealers, such as Sandal, are working with local athletes, supporting their endeavours to qualify for Team GB or ParalympicsGB. Emily has firmly established herself as one of Team GB & NI's top women's sprinters, and has competed for her country at numerous global events including the Olympic Games, World Championships and European Team Championships. Emily is currently 4th on the all time list for her event, and in 2009 retained her 200m UK National title, winning by the largest margin in the race's history. Emily also topped the UK Power of 10 rankings for both 100m and 200m in 2009. “We're really grateful to Sandal BMW for their support,” said Emily. “It's tough trying to qualify for an Olympic team place and it's a big help knowing that Sandal are behind us, helping to raise funds and awareness. It's also fantastic having a brand new BMW 1 Series which I picked up recently. There's a lot of travelling to heats, competitions and promotional events so it's great being able to arrive there in style.” Jason Carter, Operations Director at Sandal, said: “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get really involved with the Games. Our staff and customers are keen to support London 2012 so we're really happy to be backing Emily.” Anyone interested in following Emily and the BMW London 2012 Performance Team, should visit www.sandalbmw.co.uk

Emily Freeman is seen here receiving the key to her new BMW 118d Sport from Jason Carter, Operations Director.

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BMW VALUE SERVICE.

BMW M.

CARS THAT RAISE THE PULSE. SERVICE BILLS THAT DON’T. BMW VALUE SERVICE NOW AVAILABLE FOR M3 AND M5 MODELS. You didn’t compromise on your choice of car, so why compromise over servicing? Especially now that BMW Value Service is open to M cars for the first time with all-inclusive, highly-competitive servicing costs available for the E46 M3 and E39 M5 models. † As you would expect, all work is carried out by BMW Technicians using only BMW Approved Consumables and Genuine BMW Parts which come with a two-year warranty. Even better, a complimentary wash and vac is all part of the service. Where else could you possibly be assured of the very best care for your M car at such an outstanding price? For more information, please visit www.sandalbmw.co.uk or contact your local Sandal Dealer.

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THE SANDAL BMW VALUE SERVICE PROGRAMME You and your BMW deserve the very best level of service available, yet no-one wants to pay over the odds when it comes to regular servicing and maintenance. So Mike Pace, our Group Aftersales Manager is pleased to detail below Sandal BMW Value Service, an all-inclusive and highly competitively priced programme for selected BMW models over 4 years old. All BMW Value Service inspections and maintenance are carried out by our BMW Trained Technicians, using only Genuine BMW Parts, which are covered by a two-year warranty.

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Offers exclude all M Power models, X5 4.6 and 4.8 V8 models and 135i models. Sandal reserve the right to withdraw these offers without prior notice. London 2012 umbrella only while stocks last.

Once your BMW is three years old, you are legally

Your BMW is made up of 20,000 different

required to have an annual MOT test carried out: an

components, each designed to deliver ultimate

official government test of safety related items and

performance and ensure reliability, and the

emission systems, including lights, steering,

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brakes and suspension. And, thanks to BMW's

replacing them, should they require it, with

high engineering standards and the quality of our

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cars, passing should be a formality. But there's always a chance that something could have

At Sandal we provide only Genuine BMW Parts to ensure that your BMW’s components operate

been damaged without your knowledge, which is why the

harmoniously, providing you with guaranteed accuracy,

MOT test is also a useful annual safety check. As your

quality and durability. Every Genuine BMW Part

BMW Dealer, we at Sandal are the ideal people to take

undergoes rigorous testing during manufacture to

care of the MOT and any repair work. We have a team of

ensure function and reliability are second to none, and

highly skilled BMW Approved Technicians to carry out the

each has a two year Unlimited Mileage Fitted Parts

work, and if any parts need replacing we will only use

warranty.

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investment to ensure your BMW continues to perform

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For most of us, vehicle accident repair is not something we want to consider. Numerous BMW safety features and improved driver awareness have significantly reduced road traffic accidents. However, in the unfortunate event of an accident, or if you incur minor damage to your vehicle, our BMW / MINI Approved Bodyshop can undertake the repair and return your vehicle to you in excellent condition.

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Bodyshop can repair the unsightly damage to help keep your vehicle in great condition. We offer a range of expert repair services at sensible prices. Options include scratch rectification, stone chip and bumper scuff repairs, exterior or interior trim repairs, Paintless Dent Removal, as well as

If your vehicle is damaged, most insurance companies allow you to specify where it is to be repaired – even if the insurance company operates its own approved repairer scheme. By insisting that your vehicle is repaired at our BMW / MINI Approved Bodyshop, you can be sure that it will receive the best quality repair available. Keith Bailey, Bodyshop Manager at Sandal, advises: “While your vehicle is in for repair with us, you can relax in the knowledge that you have the best experts on hand. All our technicians are highly trained and use advanced BMW and MINI repair techniques, equipment, paint, ovens and specialist alignment jigs. We use only Genuine Parts and BMW / MINI ColourSystem paint to ensure an exact fit and match with your vehicle.”

Major and minor repairs

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Quality assured All repairs at our BMW / MINI Approved Bodyshop come with a Certificate of Repair to endorse the high standard of work carried out on your vehicle. And, all workmanship associated with the repair is guaranteed for three years from the date of the repair. Additionally, the anti-corrosion warranty on your vehicle will remain valid after the repair - underlining the unquestionable standards that our BMW / MINI Approved Bodyshop maintains. From minor repairs to accident damage, let our Approved Bodyshop restore your vehicle to perfection. For more information on the range of

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Gifts from Sandal that stand the test of time. The seconds pass stylishly. He receives his gift at precisely 7:34pm. The exact time appears on the face of the sporty stainless-steel M chronograph, which is revealed after opening the high quality gift box. The tips of the hands and hour markers are luminous white, and below them, inside the watch, a Swiss Ronda movement runs with a stopwatch function, date indicator, and a small seconds dial. This watch is water-resistant to ten atm and he is delighted. Many more gifts are available at Sandal and through our Sandal BMW Lifestyle catalogues or online at w w w. b m w- s h o p . c o m , i n c l u d i n g clothing, sporting goods, children’s products, miniatures, luggage, and accessories. Watch shown: M Chronograph. Part number 80 26 2 220 01 £255.00

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New 2012 BMW Collection. BMW Athletics: high class sports gear. Sportsmen and women of many disciplines will be united under one symbol: the BMW logo. The Munich based global brand is launching its new BMW Athletics Collection for ambitious amateur athletes. BMW Athletics features running shoes, performance clothing and accessories. The new range will join the ranks of BMW’s other collections: Golfsport, Yachtsport and Motorsport. The running shoes by BMW Athletics are designed for any kind of wear. They provide optimal comfort and support whether you’re working out in the gym or running in one of the many city races sponsored by BMW. Their features include breathable sandwich mesh, duoCell shock absorbers and comfortlast technology for a perfect fit. The collection also includes retro lifestyle sneakers, which convey a love of sport away from the training ground too. PUMA and OGIO – high-performance partners for BMW Athletics. BMW Athletics’ sport shoes were created in partnership with PUMA. The same goes for the performance clothing, which includes shirts, hoodies, jackets and trousers that wearers can combine and team with fashionable accessories to reflect their individual style. The ladies V-neck T-shirt in berry paired with a cap in the same colour is just one of the many outfits that can’t fail to impress. Every item in the collection also features silver reflectors to provide greater safety when training at dusk.

sleeve pockets for MP3 players. The hoodies are designed to offer maximum comfort during training and are ideal for couples who like to train together in style, with a royal blue hoodie for men and a light blue version for women. As well as hats, wristbands, drinks bottles and sunglasses, BMW Athletics accessories focus heavily on sports bags. These were designed in cooperation with bag specialist OGIO. The versatile duffle bag, practical rucksack and innovative triathlon bag provide plenty of room for everything indoor and outdoor athletes might need. The large triathlon bag has clever details such as ventilated compartments for shoes and damp clothing, insulated pockets for drinks bottles, and a cushioned compartment for safely storing items such as mobile phones. The triathlon bag can also be quickly transformed into a rucksack. Selected items of The BMW Athletics Collection are available to order from our Parts Department please call 01484 515515 or 01924 433500 for full details.

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Natural Sharkskin Jacket £249 Natural Sharkskin Skirt £135 Ivory Grosgrain Jersey £45

Urban Riveria is a metropolitan take on the ever popular nautical trend. The traditional red, white and navy palette is made edgier through the use of architectural blocky stripes. This structural and angular look is carried through to the uneven polka dot print . Finish this sophisticated and p re m i u m l o o k w i t h t h e gorgeous summer tweed jacket. Natural Beauty is a soft take on the Scandinavian movement . Pretty and floating lines are presented in different levels of off-white. Layering stones and beiges with unstructured jackets creates an urban air. The animal print shirt dress and tribal jerseys keeps the look close to nature. The Signature range focuses on electric blue in both the butterfly print and midi pleated skirt.

Fashion Look as stylish as your BMW or MINI. Lets face it, BMW and MINI drivers are extremely fashion conscious, your vehicle makes a bold statement and so should your dress code. Here to whet your appetite is a small selection of what on offer in the Spring / Summer collection from Austin Reed. If you own or work for a reputable fashion company and would like your imagery appearing in future editions please contact Greg Stainton on 01924 433515 or by emailing: gregstainton@sandalliving.co.uk

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Navy/Ivory Twist Baseball Shawl Collar Knit £69 Longsleeve White Dobby Shirt £60 Dark Blue Washed Dobby Chino £70.

Back to Campus sees blazers and chinos residing in a palette of bright blue, red and slate grey. Exploding pixels carry the classic check shirt to the digital world. Layer contrasting colours to achieve a distinguished preppy look. Ru g g e d E l e g a n c e ta ke s a masculine stance on the vintage trend with washed blazers, chambray fabrics and check shirting. A collection of rugby shirts in Olympic colours nod to the summer’s biggest sporting event . Textured knits continue to feature. Cotton yarns and finer gauges provide a summer twist on the chunky trend. Summer Romance takes inspiration from the elegant yet free and easy mood of the season’s events. Layer the gingham seersucker jacket with either the cobalt blue or berry red chino. Refined European clothes are used throughout the collection for a fresher, crisper summer look. Linen jackets and polo shirts are summer essentials.

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INTRODUCING FIRST CLASS COUPÉ TRAVEL. The new BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé. Like a rare solar eclipse, every now and then we see something so spectacular we gaze at it in wonder. When the new BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé launches in the UK on 2 June 2012, people will be amazed. Not just because it is a thing of beauty but because the first ever four door BMW coupé successfully blends the elegance and driving dynamics of the new 6 Series Coupé with a superior level of standard specification and a host of optional class leading driver assistance technologies. Inherent sportiness From the first glimpse, there is no denying the car’s sporting performance with its wide, athletic stance; low, prominent kidney grille, LED foglights and its 18” alloy wheels as standard (19” for 650i models). What’s more it delivers BMW’s trademark exhilarating driving dynamics thanks to a responsive and agile chassis, and signature BMW rear wheel drive with near perfect 50:50 weight distribution. Power and performance From launch two enviable 640i and 640d engines will be available, in both SE and M Sport variants. All models feature a host of EfficientDynamics technologies as standard, including an eight speed Sport automatic transmission and Auto Start-Stop, ensuring both power and efficiency. To put this into perspective, the 640d delivers 313hp and 630Nm torque, yet still achieves 50.4mpg (combined) and CO2 emissions of just 148g/km. From July 2012 a brand new 650i engine will be available, taking the new Gran Coupé into performance car territory and delivering 0-62mph in just 4.6 seconds.

Luxurious interior Inside, the lavishly-appointed and spacious cabin is totally orientated around the driver, with the sweeping dashboard angled towards the driver. The standard specification has been carefully matched to customers’ needs with desirable features, including Dakota leather upholstery, Bluetooth telephone preparation, Xenon headlights, 18” alloy wheels (19” for 650i models) and Professional Multimedia Navigation with high-resolution 10.2” display screen. Desirable driver-assistance options In keeping with BMW’s reputation for innovation, you’ll find a long list of technological driver-assistance options available, many of which are unique to BMW. These include a full colour Head-Up Display, Reversing Assist, Surround-View cameras, Park Assist, Adaptive Drive and Adaptive LED headlights. For more discerning tastes, bespoke customisation options include a full leather dashboard with contrast stitching and a Bang and Olufsen Advanced audio system. Unique practicality While this high level of comfort and individuality is only to be expected from this pinnacle 6 Series model, the surprising element is that the Gran Coupé is as practical as it is beautiful. This is the first BMW coupé to feature four doors for ease of access and a cleverly designed 60:40 split-folding rear seat configuration allows items, such as skis and other sports equipment to be easily transported. To be among one of the first to discover the beauty and practicality of the new BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé, call us on 01484 515515 / 01924 433500 or visit www.sandalbmw.co.uk to register your interest. Sandal Living 39



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