Unique, Extroverted, Irresistible: The MINI Clubman.
Almost a year after the launch of the new model generation, MINI is enlarging its model range by an equally innovative and irresistible car concept.
The MINI Clubman, through its truly surprising design, stands out clearly from conventional concepts and categories. Unmistakably a MINI from every angle, the MINI Clubman, through its unique rear end and exceptional proportions, captures maximum awareness right from the start.
The MINI Clubman is truly fascinating through its qualities typical of the brand and the many possibilities it has to offer. At the wheel of this unique car the driver will enjoy pure driving pleasure with the same sporting performance and thrilling behaviour as in every MINI. And behind the front seats the passengers at the rear will discover a new MINI experience, with enhanced inner values and extroverted flair. For the combination of that typical MINI feeling with lounge-like seating comfort at the rear, flexible use of space available and a unique door concept makes the MINI Clubman quite unmistakably an unparalleled car in its own right.
Clearly MINI, irresistibly innovative.
The unique character of the MINI Clubman is obvious at first sight.
The roofline of the car extends across all three pillars, merging smoothly into the striking rear section where the innovative, two-piece split-door with its two halves opening to either side sets not only an optical highlight through its frame in contrasting colour.
The generous luggage compartment may be further extended in flexible configuration, offering very easy and convenient loading options thanks to the two rear doors.
A further important point is that the MINI Clubman is entering the market as a five-seater, the passengers at the rear enjoying 80 millimetres or 3.15´´ more legroom than in the “regular” MINI. Access to the rear “lounge” is facilitated by an addi¬tional door, the Clubdoor hinged at the back on the right-hand side of the car.
Through its diversity alone, the MINI Clubman provides an up-to-date interpretation of traditional shooting brake concepts incorporating the smooth flow of the rear section and the steep rear end to highlight both the car’s sportiness and function.
All this makes the MINI Clubman the modern successor to three legendary classics, the Morris Mini Traveller, the Austin Mini Countryman, and the
Mini Clubman Estate, thrilling customers side-by-side with the original Mini, the grandfather of all compact cars, back in the 1960s.
Debut with three engine variants.
Entering the German market on 10 November 2007, the MINI Clubman will be available in three engine variants: Powered by a 1.6-litre four-cylinder with twin-scroll turbocharger, direct gasoline injection and maximum output of 128 kW/175 hp at an engine speed of 5,500 rpm, the MINI Cooper S Clubman will immediately move right up to the top of the new model series. The MINI Cooper Clubman, in turn, benefiting from its 88 kW/120 hp 1.6-litre four-cylinder developing 88 kW/120 hp at 6,600 rpm and featuring fully variable valve management, offers superior driving pleasure and convincing economy at all times.
The MINI Cooper D Clubman stands out as a particularly efficient performer, offering fascinating traction and pulling force as well as extremely low fuel consumption and exemplary emission management.
Accordingly, the MINI Cooper D Clubman also offers average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle of 4.1 litres/100 kilometres (equal to 68.9 mpg imp) and CO2 emissions reduced to just 109 grams per kilometre – record figures unmatched by the competition even throughout the broader segment.
All power units represent the most advanced state-of-the-art in engine technology based on the outstanding competence in development of the BMW Group. And naturally all of these power units benefit from all the improvements introduced in the 2008 model year for further reduction of fuel consumption and emissions, including Brake Energy Regeneration, the Auto Start Stop function, and a gearshift point indicator.