What's not to love about the MINI Dakar All4 prepped by BMW and X Raid? A ride height in the clouds with a turbodiesel six-cylinder mounted in the basement give the MINI Dakar the base it needs to thrash relentlessly in the alien landscapes it will call home.

The factory-backed MINI racer will see its first dune-bashing run in anger next month when the Rally Dakar kicks off in Argentina, January 1, 2011. Until then, we can enjoy the oddly light music, French commentary, and utter insanity of the double-coilover-per-corner MINI in this video.

[X-Raid via 4x4CTA on YouTube]