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MINI and SIXT Partner to Promote a Unique Way to Experience a MINI in San Francisco.

With test drives, affordable rentals and inspiring content. 

When it comes to exploring steep hills and crooked streets of San Francisco, there’s no better car than the MINI. So when SIXT opened up its new Mission District location at 475 Van Ness Ave in the heart of downtown SF, they partnered with MINI and stacked their fleet exclusively with the iconic brand. Oh, you’ll have options, many MINI options in fact. There’s the Clubman, the Countryman, the John Cooper Works, the 4 door, the two-door, the convertible and planned later this year the new all-electric MINI Cooper SE. 

The location will offer exclusive rentals at affordable prices, as well as offer qualified customers a limited opportunity to book no-cost one-day test drives on of select MINI vehicles in inventory. 

This SIXT and MINI partnership was made with the customer in mind. “Whether you’re a local looking to escape the city for a weekend or a tourist looking for the freedom to zip around and explore, SIXT’s downtown location is perfectly located and loaded with the crowd-pleasing rentals that make driving fun,” says Sebastian Birkel, CEO, SIXT USA.

SIXT is also appealing to travelers’ and locals’ sense of wanderlust, inspiring them to explore beyond the typical San Francisco tourist sites, with their new virtual tourism web series: SIXTy bucks and a Full Tank of Gas. Each episode of the series features two friends who are given a rental car and challenged to explore a city with just $60 to spend. When the money runs out, they have to come home. In the latest episode, local comedians Monica Loomba and Stephanie Foster were given a MINI John Cooper Works and challenged to hit up San Francisco on a budget. Spoiler alert: There were funny hats and antique video games. 

About Sixt:

SIXT is a leading international provider of car rental services for business and leisure travelers. The company’s strengths are in its high proportion of premium cars in the fleet and its employees’ consistent personalized service. Together these strengths have given SIXT a leading market position. SIXT was founded in 1912 and maintains alliances with world- renowned hotels, leading airlines, and numerous prominent service providers in the tourism sector.

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