New MINI Clubman revealed
Available to order now priced from £19,995, the new model is built on the same platform as the hatch but has an overall length of 4,253 mm, width of 1,800 mm and a height of 1,441 mm, making it 270mm longer and 73mm wider than the hatch, with a wheelbase which is 100mm larger.
Boot volume is 360 litres, which can be extended to 1,250 litres by folding the rear seats flat. The Clubman also retains the previous split rear doors – with optional automatic operation – but now also adopts four full-sized side doors.
The new MINI Clubman is offered with the choice of two petrol engines, plus one diesel. All come with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology and meet EU6 exhaust emission standards.
The Cooper Clubman features a 134bhp 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol, which offers a 0-62mph time of 9.1s, top speed of 127mph plus official combined fuel consumption of 55.4mpg and CO2 emissions of 118g/km
The new MINI Cooper D Clubman features a 148bhp four-cylinder 2.0-litre diesel – installed in a MINI for the first time and offers a 0.62mph time of 8.6s, top speed of 132mph and official combined fuel consumption of 68.9mpg with 109g/km with manual gearbox.
The Cooper S Clubman brings an 189bhp four-cylinder petrol that dispatches the 0-62mph sprint in 7.2s for the manual, with a top speed of 142mph, official combined fuel consumption of 45.6mpg and CO2 of 144g/km for the manual version.
Six-speed manual transmissions are standard on all versions of the MINI Clubman while for the new MINI Cooper Clubman, an optional six-speed Steptronic transmission is available. The four-cylinder engines in the MINI Cooper S Clubman and MINI Cooper D Clubman can also be specified with an eight-speed Steptronic transmission.
New features include an electric parking brake, full electric seat adjustment and the optional MINI Yours Interior Styles with backlit door bezels. The new MINI Clubman also includes MINI's Navigation System as standard on all models.
Prices start at £19,995 OTR for the new MINI Cooper Clubman, with standard kit including 16-inch alloy wheels, MINI Navigation, Bluetooth handsfree, interior lights pack, central display with LED ring, MINI Excitement pack, start/stop with keyless start among many other features.
Cooper D gains MINI's 2.0-litre diesel engine with OTR pricing from £22,265. MINI Cooper S Clubman adds 17-inch alloy wheels, twin exhausts, sports seats for the driver and front passenger and Performance Control from £22,755.
Over 50% of MINI Clubman customers are expected to choose the Chili pack which includes cloth/leather upholstery with heated sports seats, MINI's comfort access system, park distance control, automatic air conditioning, LED headlights and LED fog lights and is priced at £2,785 across all models.
The new MINI Clubman is available to order this week at MINI dealerships nationwide, with the first customer deliveries scheduled for autumn 2015.