The new Mini Clubman is the newest member of Mini’s modern family which has a larger and more family friendly appearances while losing storage door layout. Available on sales in October 2015 however, we have started taking orders on our website here!
This is not Mini in size, the new Mini Clubman has grown up as a new practical family friendly car with increased storage capacity and cabin room. The new Clubman is going to make its firm public debut at next month’s Frankfurt Motor Show where the world will see the latest Mini addition.
The largest Mini yet
For those who normally argue for the Mini’s size, the new Clubman is destined to be the largest Mini model ever making it even larger than the old model and promising more storage capacity and room.
At a total of 4252mm in length, the new Clubman comes in at 293mm (millimetres) longer than its predecessor. The height and width are also increased by 16mm and 115mm at 1441mm and 1800mm respectively. Despite increase in size, this new generation of Clubman is just 155 kilograms heavier than the old model in the Cooper form, weighing in at 1300kg, which shares its lightweight platform with the latest BMW 2 Series Active & Gran Tourer.
The design and styling remains the same as the rest of the Mini family where you will get the same front-end, oval shaped headlamps with both LED graphics and a heavily rounded clamshell-style bonnet off the new Mini with a clear family resemblance to its smaller hatch models.
More space inside
The new Clubman now offers more interior space; where it allows you to access the boot via its pair of barn-style doors, similar to the old model, but now offering a total space of 360 litres which is almost 100 litres more than before. A 60:40 split when folding the rear seats extends this to 1250 litres.
It gets the same control layout and an electronic handbrake similar to other models in the Mini range, including the same central infotainment screen with the touch-sensitive iDrive controller mounted within easy reach of the centre console.
Plenty of standard kit
All the Clubman models now come with 16 inch alloy wheels, satellite navigation; Bluetooth and LED lightning as standard. The Cooper S versions get 17 inch alloy wheels, twin exhausts, and sport seats in the front.
Other options include Mini’s Driving Modes function, which allow drivers to choose from economy or performance based driving modes via a ‘collar’ shifter around the base of the gearlever.
Engine family: Diesel leads for the UK
There are three engines available in the UK however the 2.0 litre diesel Cooper D is expected to be the biggest-seller; it produces 148bhp (brake horse power) and returns up to 68.9 mpg (miles per gallon) fuel efficiency with CO2 emissions of 109 grams per kilometre only.
The 2.0 litre petrol engine in the Cooper S comes with 189 brake horse power, accelerating from 0 to 62 miles per hour in just 7.2 seconds with a top speed of 142 miles per hour. Plus the 1.5 litre petrol engine in Cooper version returns the fuel economy of 55.4 miles per gallon with CO2 emissions of 118 grams per kilometre.
All the Clubman’s engines come with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard but six and eight speed automatic transmissions are available as options..
We have started taking orders for the new family-friendly Mini Clubman that you can get on either business or personal contract hire. To register your interest, take a look at our dedicated Mini Clubman Business and Personal contract hire page here or simply, call one of our friendly sales team on 0118 920 5130.