Audiophiles proceed at your own risk. Levels are off and there is echo within the audio. This interview was recorded on the fly behind the scene at LA Autoshow.

The MINI Countryman hybrid is the most technically complex product the brand has ever created. So we thought we’d go to the source to better understand what makes the new MINI hybrid both technologically sophisticated and simple to own and operate. Enter Uwe Seitz, MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 project manager and the man who has led a number of BMW hybrid projects (including the i8). He’s gives us insight into how the system was design and developed and why it’s so special.