BMW ActiveHybrid 5 selected as official transport for Royal Trophy Golf Championship 2012

Brunei to host sixth edition of the Royal Trophy – Europe vs Asia Golf Championship.

Brunei Darussalam. The new BMW ActiveHybrid 5 has been appointed as the official transport for the European and Asian Teams for the historic edition of the Royal Trophy – Europe vs Asia Golf Championship to be held at The Empire Hotel & Country Club in the Sultanate of Brunei from 14 to 16 December.

Brunei will be the first country to host the magnificent Championship outside of Thailand after being held there traditionally for the past five occasions. This will be the first time that a major golfing tournament of this magnitude will be held in Brunei.

The Royal Trophy is the vision of the late legendary five-time Major winner, Seve Ballesteros whom passed away in May last year after a long battle with brain cancer. This year’s championship will be held in his honour.

As one of the most prestigious golfi tournaments, the Royal Trophy showcases eight top professional golfers from Europe and Asia respectively, in a continent-team tournament. The new BMW ActiveHybrid 5 will be used to transport the professional golfers and their respective Team Captains.

“The BMW brand has always been synonymous with major golfing events, and our involvement in it extends to the pinnacle of the sport at the professional level. At BMW, we pride ourselves to provide sheer driving pleasure both on and off the course, and are delighted to be chosen as the official car to transport the Captains and Team Members for the first Royal Trophy Golf Championship that will be held in Brunei,” said Mr Neil Fiorentinos, Managing Director of BMW Group Asia.

Mr Roger Fletcher, General Manager of QAF Auto said: “With our vast experience in managing high-level government and international events in Brunei such as the APEC 2000 and BRIDEX 2009/2011, BMW has become the de facto choice of the official fleet for the Royal Trophy Golf. We are pleased to accord the participating golfers with the luxurious style and comfort they deserve, so as to ensure that they reach the pitch feeling fresh and ready to tee-off!”

“We welcome BMW as the Official Transport Provider for the Royal Trophy. Both Europe and Asia will feature very strong teams and a selection of fantastic players. The matches promise to be a great success and leave a magnificent legacy for golf and sports in Brunei,” stated Lincoln Venancio, Managing Director of the Royal Trophy.

The New BMW ActiveHybrid 5
The BMW ActiveHybrid 5, is another series-produced model in which a combustion engine and electric motor join forces to enhance both efficiency and the brand’s hallmark driving pleasure. It will be retailing at QAF Auto Sdn Bhd.

The BMW ActiveHybrid 5 brings together a BMW TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder in-line engine, an electric drive system and an eight-speed automatic gearbox for the first time. The latest generation of BMW ActiveHybrid technology also adds precisely controlled – and therefore extremely effective – intelligent energy management to the mix. All of which gives the BMW ActiveHybrid 5 an exceptional balance of performance and fuel economy for the premium executive car class.

The drive system generates combined output of 340hp, allows the car to be driven on electric power alone up to 60km/h, accelerates the BMW ActiveHybrid 5 from 0-100km/h in 5.9 seconds, cuts average fuel consumption to 6.4litres per 100 kilometres and has CO2 emissions of just 149g/km.

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